Final words from the other half of fatcycling

Like with whatever else you do day in day out, this trip had a bit of everything; excitement, joy and routine, as well as times of boredom, frustration and anger.

Summarising 20.000k…

It’s been almost two years since we landed in Cancún, Mexico, all happy-go-lucky, no clue what was actually awaiting us. Heat and humidity, long days on flat highways, food poisoning, popusas, taking boats across estuaries, camping and cycling on beaches, in churches, firestations and schools, and yacht-ing to bypass the Darian gap (which we probably would’ve tried with our current experience). After taking five months off in Canada to avoid rainy season we headed back to the Andes; dirt roads, insane climbs, elevation sickness, wind, rain, mud, heat, thirst, sickness, teaching at a local school, hike a bikes, deserts and salt flats, illnesses, robberies, sand, corrugations, green forests and lakes, almost drowning in an attempted river crossing, volcanos, blackberries, glaciers and the cold. We had so many experiences, the memories will last for the rest of our lives. Continue reading


Expenses in Central America

Here a summary of our expenses whilst touring through Central America, might come handy if you’re trying to figure out a budget.
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Playa Del Carmen (We still haven’t seen the sea…)

Our first day of cycling in the sweltering heat of a Mexican summer. Thankfully we were blessed with some clouds and rain to keep body temperatures down. My odometer says 68km, google maps says 73 so we’ll split the difference. It’s been a long time since I’ve done anything longer than a work commute or short afternoon ride, and Gina has never done anything alike. Continue reading