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Warmshowers Guest: Yeachan Leo

While Cara was a galavanting around the globe (hanging out in the beautiful Tagong), I had the pleasure of hosting another very interesting Warmshowers guest. It is always enjoyable to host new people, to learn their story, how they make the trip happen, and what their future plans are. Do we all...

Travel Slow, Travel Cheap, Travel Forever

Why do so many people feel they need to rest when they get back from vacation? The problem with vacation and travel in general is we are going about it all wrong. We have a set amount of time, say one week, and we try to jam as many activities and as much sightseeing as possible into our limited ...

How to Pack a Tandem Bike for Travel

* This post contains some affiliate links. By purchasing a product or service through these links you are helping to support this blog at no extra cost to you. We only recommend products we personally use and love! We love to travel by tandem bike, both for transportation and simply for the joy o...

20+ Tips for Bike Touring in China

China used to be home to the largest population of cyclists in the world, but now the car has arrived. Touring is still a popular activity in China with the most popular route, Chengdu to Lhasa on G318. China is a wonderful place to go bike touring and has many things to offer, from outstanding s...

Warmshowers Guest: Regula and Johannes Malin

We had the pleasure of hosting another touring couple this past weekend from the warmshowers website.  Warmshowers is a great community, very similar to couchsurfing, but for touring cyclists. Cara and I always enjoy hosting new people because it gives us a chance to meet wonderful people fr...

Warmshowers Guest: Nick Kennedy

As some of you may know, we host touring cyclists from warmshowers. This is a wonderful website where touring cyclists can sign up and find people along there route to stay with. For those of us that are hosts, it allows us to meet new people that almost certainly have the same interests as ...

2016 Himalayan Tandem Bike Tour Gear List

We went on a beautiful tandem bike tour from Lijiang to Chengdu over 1200 km of open countryside.  To facilitate such a trip we had an abundance of gear for every possibility. As I grew up in the Boy Scouts, I follow the Boy Scout motto “Be prepared”. This led to our detailed gear lis...

Zunyi Chishui River Valley International Cycling Race

On April 22, I started the epic trip to Maotai for the start of the 1st Annual Zunyi Chishui River Valley International Cycling Race. I got the call in the morning to find out my flight was cancelled, so I returned the call and after several attempts got a flight out of Guangzhou instead of Zhuha...

Colorful Gran Fondo China from Yunnan Province

My racing team in China mentioned this race in Yunnan 云南省 in passing. I am very glad I looked into it and we made it out for some fantastic riding and racing in Yunnan, which is a neighboring province to Tibet (Xizang 西藏省). Cara and I packed up our new coupled tandem into my single bike bag and ...

Tangjia Zhuhai Monthly Night ITT

Individual Time Trials are not something I normally participate in or look forward to racing in as they hurt, and I have never really done that well in them anyways. My teammate and friend Steve has been really getting into them and wanted me to come out and do this one that is on the same c...