Neslon, Wisconsin. They had ice cream. We stopped.. Naturally

3,500 And Rising

ME FIRST! Marcus here, breaking the order of things. I’ve got to say, this isn’t my usual voice and I’m trying a more concrete approach so bear with me, as I smash out a quick description of the infinite things I could talk about. Alot has happened since Winnipeg, although we have long since settled…

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Ohhh Canada!!

A day in the life of. Alarm goes off. Snooze. Alarm goes off again. Snooze. The attempt to wake up early, like 7am or 7.30 or even 8 or 8.30 or sometimes even 9, usually is an attempt that we fail at. The tent has no windows of course so now that we have to…

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1200 Miles and 26 Days of Perspective

  “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road: The Original Scroll On 1200 miles, meeting people along the way and the ever changing landscape Our first leg of cycling, eating and sleeping is over. Marcus and I arrived a few days…

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A Whole New Hill (to the tune of Aladdin)

Hills. Heat. I would climb 5000 hills. Bike to the hills. And more and more hills. Bakersfield to Bridgeport via Fresno and Yosemite to mono lake was tough. Weather over 100 degrees. Several flat tires. Exhausting. Exhilarating. Outrageous. We pick up christian in fresno, he joins us for 10 days. And together the three of…

Hitting the Ground Spinning

24 hour flight from Rome to LAX, picked up by Christina and my father, arrive in Bakersfield at 8pm, unpack bags, do laundry, unload SD cards, pack bags, bed, alarm, hugs, pedaling. I have a feeling I’ll need that second wind just to greet the sun that morning, not to mention pedal for a good…

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packing and panic

    Days to go. Giddiness has overtaken daily sensations, already for weeks. While the tingling feelings in fingertips, toes and head can be pleasurable and happy and fun, the racing thoughts, heart and nervousness can be a bit much. Too much, it hurts,we both agreed. Calm down, I tell myself, take your time, step…

Children playing in clean water for the first time at the Couloubade borehole

Amman Imman – Water is Life

Just about a week to go. Time to introduce another charity. Meet Amman Imman: Water is Life Back in 2009, I had the good fortune of meeting the father of Amman Imman’s founder, Ariane Kirtley, Michael, through my parents as I was visiting my parents in Washington DC for a few days. He told me about…