Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 29

The End of a Continent!

Tony poses in front of the Bridge of the Americas

The Bridge of the Americas. In the end, it took Tony and I five days to ride the 440km from David to Panama City.  It was a journey that in our minds was a blend of raw perseverance, blissful satisfaction, and triumphant nostalgia, as we were very aware that this was the final push and …

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Jan 06

The Final Push

Final push

We got NO brakes. On the 2 of January, exactly 1 year after crossing the US/Mexican Border, I loaded up Tony for the first time since his accident, said my goodbyes to the boys at Mamallena and set out on the easiest ride of the entire trip.  I was going 40 km to the city …

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Jan 05

Volcano for New Years

The sun makes it first appearance of 2013 in Panama.

The lead up to New Years We arrived in Boquete in shambles, I was scraped and bruised and slightly shredded, Tony was in pieces and not worth much more than scrap aluminium.  It was raining.  I checked into Mamallena’s, a hostel in central Boquete that I had been hearing about by word of mouth for …

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Jan 05

Third Blood on the Tour

The end of my board shorts after 4 years and over 15 countries...

After Christmas Tony and I left the Lost and Found Hostel and headed off towards Boquete, but we didn’t make it very far before we had the second bike crash of the trip. We had been going down a fast winding descent on good quality road, when suddenly we came around a corner to find …

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Jan 05

Christmas on the road.

Getting festive for the lead up to Christmas.

Pig for Christmas I put down my book Cascabel by Arturo Arias and got up from my perch which had been carefully positioned to be sheltered from both the rain whipping around the corner and the smoke coming up from the fire.  I moved over to the fire, on top of with was a gigantic …

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