Right on Time

The Vitals Dates: December 5 – 17, 2018 Location: Vientiane to Thakhek (bus) then to Don Det (bicycle) Distance: 543 km cycled Photos by Brittany Total Route The Trip We’ve ridden 80 days since leaving Almaty on August 12 but without the benefit of rail, steamer, or hot air balloon, we have yet to circumnavigate the […]

Tea for Two

The Vitals Dates: October 23 – November 4, 2018 Location: Kunming, China to Jiangcheng, China Distance: ~615 km cycled (8 cycling days) Partners: Brittany Activities: Cycle touring/bikepacking Photos by Brittany Downloadable GPS tracks and interactive maps for each day are at the bottom of the post. The Trip I’m sure you’ve heard of a “Chinatown” before, […]

Guapo Greg and the Four Seasons ft. Bonita Brittany

The Vitals Dates: September 12 – 29, 2018 Location: Osh, Kyrgyzstan to Dushanbe, Tajikistan Distance: ~1067 km cycled Partners: Brittany Activities: Cycle touring/bikepacking Resources: bikepacking.com amongst various blogs Photos by Brittany Downloadable GPS tracks and interactive maps for each day are at the bottom of the post. A note on Apricots The featured photo I used […]

Sleeping Beauties

The Vitals Dates: August 30, 2018 – September 7, 2018 Location: Naryn, Kyrgyzstan to Osh, Kyrgyzstan Distance: ~316 km cycled Partners: Brittany Activities: Cycle touring/bikepacking Resources: Tian Shan Traverse Photos by Brittany Downloadable GPS tracks and interactive maps for each day are at the bottom of the post. The Trip A good one word synopsis of our […]

Let’s go Hike-a-Bike, up to the Highest Height

The Vitals Dates: August 22, 2018 – August 27, 2018 Location: Karakol, Kyrgyzstan to Naryn, Kyrgyzstan Distance: ~325 km Partners: Brittany Activities: Cycle touring/bikepacking Resources: Tian Shan Traverse Photos by Brittany Downloadable GPS tracks and interactive maps for each day are at the bottom of the post. Sidenote on the Kyrgyz flag We just realized when we […]

Coast Encounters of the Guard Kind

The Vitals Dates: June 29 – July 2, 2018 Location: Broken Group Islands, BC Partners: Brittany, Dawn, Nikki, AT, Tom, Nicole, Jeet, Christian Time: Four days Photos by Brittany The Trip July long weekend of the year of 30th birthdays in my 1988 cohort. Tom’s June birthday falls close enough to the weekend that his wife […]

Oregon Bikepacking – Hart Sheldon Hot Springs Route

The Vitals Dates: May 6 – 10, 2018 Location: Southeast Oregon Partner: Brittany Distance: ~400 km, ~2700 meters Time: Five days Photos: Brittany GPS Tracks: see bottom of post Resources: Bikepacking.com, USGS maps, Printed maps (below)  The Trip We drove down to Frenchglen, OR from Vancouver over two days, doing about 8 hours on Saturday travelling through […]

Indonesia

The Vitals Date: April 2 – 9, 2018 Location: Surabaya, Indonesia (and Bali) Purpose: Work, but with time to be a tourist Trip In the past two years it seems that every few months there is a sudden, immediate need for me to travel somewhere international for work. This time around it was to the […]