🇹🇭 THAILAND PART 2 🇹🇭 - Ep5 #Cyclolenti in | 🚴+⛵ around 🗺️ "Used as tractors or as an attraction for tourists, elephants are actually as delicate as they are big. Luckly, there are those who, like at @ElephantJungleSanctuary, protect them from human exploitation and guarantee them a kind of pre-retirement. I cycle smoothly through the Thai roads, which unlike the neighboring countries, are in good shape and free of garbage, apparently it is thanks to the King, who studied in England. Sea, beach and more sea, I enjoy it as much as I can!" Next Episode: CycloLenti in MALAYSIA 🇲🇾 & SINGAPORE 🇸🇬
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🚴♀️💪🇦🇷@becca_foss disfrutando del Parque Nacional Los Alerces🏞!!!Chubut🇦🇷.
Mirá su aventura!!⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️Seguila!!
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Parque Nacional Los Alerces, Chubut, Argentina
SWEDEN - CHİNA! MİSSİON COMPLETED! No trains or buses or planes! We are both happy and exhausted!
We've past 16 countries, taken off roads through European forest, crossed the Alps on gravel and thick snow, eaten us through ltaly, ridden endless stretchs of deserts in the middle of the boiling summer, waved to camels in İran, raced through mystical Turkmenistan, followed the Afgan border for weeks, and conquared the high Pamirian plateau in winter, with blizzards and _20°C nights! And , even though we are happy to have arrived, we've somehow realised that reaching China wasn't our goal as much as the road, the nature and the people leading us here!
A big, big, huge thanks to everyone who've made our journey to what it is. And - big hugs to all of you, who are reading this.💗
All your pepp, your kind comments and support makes us so grateful.
Autumn shred sled. Can’t wait to get it out in the remote wilds of Morocco in the New Year. #marinbikes
1 902 hours ago
Brooks — це якість перевірена часом! За більш ніж 100 років на ринку, британський виробник започаткував свою, особливу філософію велосипедних аксесуарів. 💂🏻♂️
В17 — флагманська модель, яка чудово підійде для кросових та міських велосипедів. Має мідні заклепки, що значно збільшує термін експлуатації сiдла.👌🏻
Більше інформації дивись на сторінці інтернет-магазину VeloGO! Посилання в шапці профілю. 😉
Tempo di #regali e tempo di #suggerimenti . Sappiamo che siete bombaradti e quest'anno siamo sati molto didascalici. Per ora eccovi i suggerimenti per far felice il #cicloturista di ogni età e #sesso .
𝐄𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 ⤵️
⠀⠀Продолжение аховой дороги 🏞️. Ахалцихе, крепость Рабат 🏰.
⠀⠀Утро выдалось прохладным, но солнечным 🌄. Завтрак, сборы и в путь, переезд через мост 🌉 и продолжение этой незабываемой дороги окруженной горами, усеянными пожелтевшими деревьями, в этом регионе осень берет свое.. 🍁🍂
⠀⠀Добрались до Ахалцихе, где возвышается крепость Рабат 🏰, неоднократно подверженная набегам турков в ходе русско-турецкой и крымской войн ⚔️🏹, и каждый раз эти набеги были отбиты русскими войсками 🙌. В 2011 году крепость начали реставрировать и там действительно есть что посмотреть ⚠️, несколько часов мы наслаждались величием этих сооружений 😊.
⠀⠀Перед ночевкой нам предстояло немного попотеть 🤦🏻♂️😅. Заранее приметив, что лес для комфортого ночлега расположен только слева от реки, мы перебрались через мост у д. Адыгени, начали подниматься к лесу через деревню с говорящим названием Горгули 😏, (таких градиентов я давно не встречал зашкаливало за 20% ↗️😰), спасало одно, что в деревне был асфальт, но дальше закончился и он и начался песок с камнями 🤦🏻♂️😅. Добравшись до верха мы поняли что это тупик, и мы не выйдем этой тропой к следующей деревне, но что делать, уже зашло солнце и мы остановились на ночлег 🏕️🌄.
This was the final route, each pin being a location I slept. Of 138 different spots (stayed in some spots for up to a week), there were 101 outdoors and 37 indoors. Particularly happy with over 80 nights spent wild camping.
We are serious about safety! Wear your lumo on the main roads!
1 244 hours ago
Sugar sugar sugar!
1 234 hours ago
After a long cycle down Africa we finally made it to Jess's parents Guy and Claire perfectly timed for a weekend packed with fun. Guy took us on single track back through the sugar cane to arrive in Salt Rock to a welcome party bigger than we had ever dreamed of. Jess's extended family and friends were waiting with balloons and smoothies and @mi_acai_ acai and it was smiles and joy all around. Most importantly we were reunited with our Jess, who had left the trip a couple months ago after coming down with typhoid. We spent the weekend in the warm Indian Ocean surfing borrowed boards spending all our time with Jessie and our second mama @claire_mcc0 who constantly dotted on us. We even got invited to the annual McCormack Christmas do. Sunday midday we were dragged out of the ocean and once again guy led the charge on another wonderfully spectacular trail to umtloti. All seemed right in the world with Jess by our side again, like she never left. We followed eagerly shouting our catch phrase for the day "guy is the real deal" to evening full of pizzas and friends.
1 414 hours ago
It's more than a hobby.
It's more than a passion.
In India, biking has achieved a new state. It's wild.
We stayed with the Van Raaltes in Zinkwazi and they surprised us with inviting thier good friend Kingsley and Sheila Holgate to dinner.. We were startruck and raptured by some of the stories they told us and humbled that they listened to ours. A big shout out to the two young Americans we got to know who where also staying with the Van Raaltes aswell! cheers @fjsafaris and @amandaleeshay.
3 697 December, 2019
We stayed just outside Isimangaliso reserve with the most wonderful family and shared a morning dance! 🇿🇦
1 797 December, 2019
Xolani! We started our second day of riding from Kosi Bay Mouth and were headed south. After a coffee stop by the road in Manguzi we rolled out of town, disco tunes pumping from the group’s newly acquired speaker. A cyclist was rolling along and started cruising with us, drawn in by the gees and the music. Xolani was his name. He quickly began to set a blazing pace out the front of the group, slicing through the headwind on his fixed-gear bike. He rang his bell at everyone we passed, dancing to the funky bass of CHIC and Bee Gees, inciting roadside discos and smiles in the groups of bystanders we passed. Xolani told us about his life as we left Manguzi (and passed by his home)... a builder with a seven year old boy, he had grown up in the area. He loved riding his bike, so much so that he broke wind and danced along in front of us for a good 15km, only to stop for a few photos with us and then ride home again. Legend!
1 416 December, 2019
Wheels rolling once again on South African soil🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦😎😎😎
1 326 December, 2019
Back in SA with a bigger and better crew🇿🇦
3 866 December, 2019
Dreamy downhills, newly tarred roads, breathtaking scenery and the promise of a swim in the ocean helped us through the 169 k day from Mhlumeni bush camp in Eswatini to Ponte de Ouro in Mozambique. We can also vouch for our cool down/ post ride recovery session which included a couple of R&R’s and some questionable dance moves at one of Ponte’s finest establishments. Big thanks to those who made our rest day in Ponte by lending us their Kitesurfing kit and surfboards🤙🏼
1 796 December, 2019
Our 1.8 days in Eswatini (Swaziland) was jam packed. Mike (in full cycling gear) and Tracy Ogg (who would have been in full cycling gear save her recently broken hand) met us at the border. They brought with them two new friends, Laura and Ali, who have been travelling down africa via public transport. Lucky us as they decided to swop out buses for bikes and joined us for our Swazi leg. First off we got a tour of some of the co-operative sugarcane farms that Mike's company (RMI) has done incredible work with. We were quickly back on our bikes and cycled through Tcheneni which Mike, himself, has nominated as capital of the world and we can now say with 100 percent conviction after visiting the bustling metropolis, we wouldn't have thought twice before voting for it. We arrived at Mbuluzi game reserve for an evening stay with having cycled with us the whole day. The next morning we cycled through more bush and braved a vertical hill legendary to the Swazi cycling community known as MAGADZAVANE. That night we stayed at a beautiful community camp near the border and watched as our magical Eswatini chapter flashed before our eyes. We said farewell to the Oggs, one of the most adventurous families you'll ever meet, taking with us only memories and ofcoarse thier daughter, Lauren, who was gracing us with her good vibes for the next couple days.
What's better than the tour de France? "Ahh but ofcoarse ZE TOUR DE all Michie's friends from high schools' families." It's quite a mouth full but we're sure it'll catch on. For most of Mpumalanga into Swaziland we were taken in by the MOZPOD squad, six girls (including michie) became the best of friends and so then did thier families. It so happened our route aligned in a fashion that we got to see all six families. Thank-you thank-you for the good times and good vibes.
4 854 December, 2019
On our way to White River (Robbie and Michie's old home) we were joined by what seemed like the whole mountain biking community of Mpumalanga. This level of popularity seemed quite suspect and the rest of us have a hunch the Rorich siblings rented the crowd. The day was spectacular and we cycled from Sabie in true polepole fashion (very slowly) and got to share our fun with family and friends. Thanks everyone for joining:)
1 643 December, 2019
A beautiful afternoon cycle along the flat tar out of Hoedspruit with the mountain growing larger in front of us brought us to the gate of Unifruti, a citrus corporation. The mountain would be for tomorrow. 10 minutes later Elson, the head supervisor on the farm, returned and waved us in with a smile. He showed us to the green patch of grass in front of his house. Showed us his shower kitchen and lounge and told us that his home was ours. That’s where we met his lovely wife, Irene. She was sitting at her sewing table, pinning dresses and mending shirts. She sews for an organization that supports a local clinic with its profits as her day job. But it is her dream to start her own business. She’s already made beautiful business cards. As we begin to prepare dinner for all of us, Elson puts on some familiar Zimbabwean music. Irene is Zimbabwean and there is lovely comfort about being able to dance with them and then share a meal and good conversation while Zimbwean music played in the background. Elson showed us the many certificates he has earned over the years – enough to be a doctor in agriculture; there is nothing anyone can teach him about farming, he jokingly told us. He loves his plants so much. It gives him joy to plant them and see them grow. He has a vegetable garden. And if someone comes and asks for food, he gives because he has. If you have been blessed with talents you should spend them well. If you do good for others, you will receive in return. He describes his Christian belief, saying, “yes – just like Ubuntu”. Irene spoke about her family at home in Zimbabwe. That is why she is hesitant to give up her day job to start a business – risking a dip in income that her family relies on. Elson teased her a bit for her hesitation. She’s got no excuse he said. Look how good these elephants are that Irene has made! Anyone can make a business work. When we’d packed up our things in the morning, Irene brought us big pot of porridge. We all sat and shared overnight oats, peanut butter and Irene’s porridge before she had to run down the farm lane to catch the 6:49 bus to work.
1 913 December, 2019
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CAT: Ha arribat l'hora d'acomiadar-nos d'un altre país. La Xina és un país difícil per viatjar amb bicicleta. Si algú té ganes de provar què és el cicloturisme que no comenci amb la Xina.
Després de dos mesos de pedalar per aquest país començàvem a notar que ja teníem unes rutines massa establertes. Això vol dir que és hora de canvis, de tornar a sortir de la zona de confort i descobrir un altre país. JA VENIM VIETNAM! 🚴🏼♂️🌏🚴🏼♀️
EN: It's time so farwell another country. China is not an easy country for cicletourists. So if anyone wants to start traveling by bicycle don't start with China.
After two months of cycling in this country we started to feel that we already had some routines. This meant that it was time to change, discover another country and get out of our confort zone once again. VIETNAM HERE WE GO! 🚴🏼♀️🌏🚴🏼♂️
Ya boy @cyclingabout broke his foot and will be out of action for a while!! 😭😭😭 Unfortunately, there is no cool story attached to this one, I just twisted my foot in a weird angle. The good news is that I now have tonnes of time to create new information about bikes and equipment, so you guys win, after all! I’m also a quick bone healer. 🦴 Make sure to keep ya eyes on the CyclingAbout website and YouTube channel to benefit from my misfortune. 🤗