While suffering from the failure to acclimate my ass to the saddle prior to cycling across the country with Bike and Build, I swore I'd never do another bike tour. As I wrote in my journal at the time, it felt like someone was beating my taint with a multi-tool. Every. Single. Pedal. And there's no denying that bike tours are inevitably full of discomforts. But the meditative rhythm of the road was equally undeniable. Not to mention the mountains.
So two years later I found myself pedaling north through the Mojave Desert with a good friend, Jen, both of us fully loaded and again feeling the desperate ache of an under-acclimated ass. During the brutally hot days and soul-crushing climbs, we dreamed of ways to productively utilize her masters degree in Geographic Information Systems, my passion for mythmaking, and our shared love of adventure cycling.
Two years later, in 2014, I again found myself forgetting the long days of climbing, the wallowing in unwashed clothing, the accumulation of personal filth, forgetting the night I woke up in a cow field above a road just outside a sketchy ghost town, so thirsty that I stumbled over to my bike and carelessly guzzled my so carefully saved 4 or so ounces of water, the panic that ensues when you realize you haven't urinated all day and have even stopped sweating even though you're cycling strenuously...
And I decided to adventure cycle Patagonia. But where to turn to for guidance? Where could I find information on elevation and road conditions and good camping spots and food sources, etc.? There are sources out there, sure, but it was difficult to string together accurate information. Bike touring is already difficult without making you spend hours scouring the internet for information. And so our mission was born...
Our mission is to provide an accurate, comprehensive start-to-finish guide for your adventure cycling trip to Patagonia. We will provide a resource for your preparation, training, packing, and planning, as well as information on where to sleep, eat, ride, and get off the bike once you are in Patagonia.
life moves fast. travel slow.