Tag Archives: Bike Touring

Our Best Bicycle Crashes (Scientifically Rated on a 10 Point Scale)

Last week Morgan and I got into a pretty bad tumble on the way from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh – one of those types of crashes you wish was filmed because it would have looked awesome in slow motion. … Continue reading

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Off-Roading on Burmese Highways

We left Yangon through its industrial zone, on a smoothly paved two lane highway.  We were cycling West, to reach the Southern pass over the Arakan Mountains. Our plan was to meet up with the coast and cycle until we … Continue reading

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Cracking Small Talk: A Couchsurfer’s Guide

Every Couchsurfer in the world knows the routine.  Some stranger has just pulled you off the foreign chaos of the streets and planted you into their equally alien home.  They’ve given you the tour, showed you where to put your … Continue reading

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My Body is a Machine

“Ready. Set. Go.” I dug my heels into the loose gravel, feeling the small pebbles fleck up against the back of my calves like tiny rain pellets. I hadn’t gone ten steps before there was a blur of movement to … Continue reading

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Being Treated Like a Celebrity

“Chris, Morgan, get in the car.” “Oh, I’m sure that won’t be necessary” I replied. As soon as I glanced outside towards the masses of shouting students, I wasn’t so sure. They did look pretty riled up. Morgan and I … Continue reading

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