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Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Jul 17, 2013 - 07:52am PT

Cheers from the cubicle farm!!


rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 22, 2013 - 11:26am PT
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Credit: rockermike


Crossing the equator! <br/>
Crossing the equator!

Credit: rockermike
craig mo

Trad climber
L.A. Ca.
Jul 22, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
It looks like A tough gig. good luck and go go go.
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 23, 2013 - 08:19am PT
“So the journey is over and I am back again, richer by much experience and poorer by many exploded convictions, many perished certainties. For convictions and certainties are too often the concomitants of ignorance… I set out on my travels knowing, or thinking I knew, how men should live, how to be governed, how educated, what they should believe. I had my views on every activity of life. Now, on my return, I find myself without any of these pleasing certainties… The better you understand the significance of any question, the more difficult it becomes to answer it. Those who attach high importance to their own opinion should stay at home. When one is traveling, convictions are mislaid as easily as spectacles, but unlike spectacles, they are not easily replaced.”

 Aldous Huxley, 1926, following a trip around the world

(no, not back yet, but quote pilfered from a fellow crazy cyclist´s web site.) :)
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 5, 2013 - 02:50pm PT

Credit: colorado Ron
Long rainy day

Credit: colorado Ron
camp at last

Credit: colorado Ron
Back on the PanAmerican Highway
micronut

Trad climber
Aug 5, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
Nice! Way to go grab the Adventure Bull by the horns! You're makin' our day with these updates! keep pedalin hard and soaking up life at a snail's pace, the way it was meant to be enjoyed.

Scott
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 5, 2013 - 03:27pm PT
I think that equator marker was mis-spelled.
I think it supposed to be

Ay Caramba!

Hope you're having fun. Godspeed!
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 11, 2013 - 04:02pm PT
Rode my bike to 16,000 feet elevation this morning on the shoulder of Chamborazo (highest mountain in Ecuador). (since my camera was stolen, and my tablet c#m camera broke, I am resorting to stealing images off the internet. lol That and asking complete strangers to take a picture of me and email it to me. The results of this second tactic are yet to be realized. ha ha)

Credit: Salazar
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Aug 11, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
Some good basalt splitters up on Cayambe...

thanks for posting! We're diggin it.
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 11, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
photos a few weeks old. taken by a friendly tourist. :) and finally forwarded....

this is the end of the road at about 16,000 feet on the shoulder of Chimborazo in central Ecuador.

I'm in Peru now. Heading up and down over a hell of a lot of steep and rocky mountain roads. ha

Credit: rockermike
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Sep 11, 2013 - 08:51pm PT
Wish you had a camera, maybe not as much as you.
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
Just ask before you camp.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Sep 12, 2013 - 05:22am PT
Awesome Mike!!! Inspirational for me, thanks and keep posting!

Safe travels,

Charlie D.
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2013 - 06:52am PT
met two 20 something girls last night, who are biking northward on basically my route. We exchanged maps and tips and stories. ha They've been on the road for 4 months, starting in southern Bolivia. No big troubles to date, though I do worry about them. And they are both riding old beater bikes. I admire that. I'm on a $1200 Surly which is a beautiful and dependable bike, but is also always a worry. But then my bike is cheap compared to what some of the Euros are riding on this trip. Like $5000 plus custom touring bikes. I couldn't sleep with that much bling on my neck. ha
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Sep 12, 2013 - 07:48am PT
great adventure... wonderful, "just go," and you are...

best of luck, looking forward to more dispatches from your journey.
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Sep 12, 2013 - 08:14am PT
Sure would be nice to have one a them Rohloffs, though.
Thanks for posting up! More pictures when you get a chance.
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 27, 2013 - 08:28am PT
Rolhoffs are overrated according to those who actually use them. A seal blows out and you are stuck for three weeks while you send your wheel back to Germany for rebuild. Ha

Credit: rockermike

Road side camp at 11,000 feet. Getting close to the Cordillera Blanca.

le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
Sep 27, 2013 - 09:41am PT
Love it.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Sep 27, 2013 - 10:12am PT
Whooooohoooo, just caught this thread, may all your roads bring fun and adventure!
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Sep 27, 2013 - 10:17am PT
awesome man!

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