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Brian the Vancouver bicycle angle

Angels on every corner

Editor’s Note: This is an amazing story of faith, trust, intuition and a bicycle angle all framed in the adventure of losing a bicycle and having it miraculously returned.

My bike got nicked while I was running the door for PattiPow’s choir concert, at the Korean Hall at Hastings & Clark. The ol’ slippery pole trick got me. I locked my bike to a sign post with not-one-but-two heavy-duty U-locks, and even gave the pole a firm tug to ensure that it was solid before I walked away. The thief simply pulled out the bolt at the bottom of the post and slid it out. Bike vanished, U-locks and all.


Marcia Clark (aka the Lead Prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson Trial) with her new book "Blood Defense".

Welcome Book Expo Friends

Welcome to all our new friends from the Bookexpo America. My partner, Dr Sara Williams, and I had a great time participating as both educators and authors. Pictured above is myself with Marcia Clark, infamous for being the lead prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trials. I actually watched these trials live long ago while I… Continue Reading


Fan Links and More Useful Travel Resources

Resources for the traveller, adventurer and bicyclists. These are links back to our friends. If you link to us or promote our website on social media, we’ll add a link here. It’s one of the best ways to maximize SEO and get found on the web. Please send us your recommendations but only if it… Continue Reading


Andrej Berlec and his Solar-Powered Bicycle.

Solar-Powered Bicycle

Editor’s Note: After suffering knee pains, Andrej Berlec invented his own solar bicycle. Now he can ride up to 250 km per day. He doesn’t have a lot of money left after building his prototype so he hopes to launch a Kickstarter Project to fund mass production. By Andrej Berlec Location: Slovenia Invention of a… Continue Reading


The war versus peace dilemma.

The American Dilemma

What is the Better Survival Strategy: Cooperation or Competition In this article, I will attempt to explain one of the modern problems of the United States: the growing discontent between the upper, middle and lower classes and the battle between greed and altruism. It seems greed always wins. So, how does the good guy win… Continue Reading


Explore Venice the City of Water

The Digital Nomad Part 2 By Jacob Laukaitis I’m Jacob Laukaitis, a 21–year-old digital nomad who’s already been to more than 35 countries in the last almost 3 years. I enjoy making travel videos and sharing them with the world. Here’s my newest one from my trip to Venice. Before coming to Venice, I’ve heard… Continue Reading


Nicolai Bangsgaard Kick Scooter Adventure

Caribbean kick scooter adventure

Editor’s Note: If you think riding a bicycle around the world is crazy, try kick pushing a scooter. The locals think it’s crazy too. Don’t miss this inspirational documentary by Danish anthropologist and adventure Nicolai Bangsgaard. By Nicolai Bangsgaard. Location: Carribean Don’t call it a holiday As far as I remember, I never had a… Continue Reading


The Wheels of Chance by H.G. Wells

The First Bicycle Touring Author H.G. Wells wasn’t just a visionary when it came to time machines or men walking on the moon, he also wrote the very first book about bicycle touring, which also helped give rise to the female emancipation movement. The Wheels of Chance features a story about a man and a… Continue Reading


Albert Einstein bicycle quote: Life is like riding a bicycle.

Life is like riding a bicycle ~ Einstein

The number one bicycle quote of all time. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein letter to his son Eduard, 1930. I thought of that while riding my bicycle. ~ Einstein in reference to the Theory of Relativity. These are some of my favorite quotes… Continue Reading


Rob Lilwall

Tandem bicycle ride across America

Editor’s Note: I want to try this. And your guaranteed not to lose your partner.   By Christin Lilwall Location: United States A Chinese girl and a British guy ride a tandem bicycle from coast to coast After 5 months in America, riding from LA to New York, I wondered whether the experience had changed… Continue Reading


Cycling the Shimanami Kaido Route

Editor’s Note: Our guest argonaut cycled the Shimanami Kaido Route, which stretches for 160 kilometers across 6 islands in Japan. He used a GoPro Hero 4 with a head mount and a tripod to film his adventure. It makes we want to do it too. Jacob also has a lot of other fun adventures in… Continue Reading


Imagine standing on Mars

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to stand on Mars? Now you don’t have to thanks to this month’s featured argonaut, the Curiosity Rover. NASA has created an image from Mars unlike anything you’ve seen. It’s a 360-degree virtual panorama that you can control. Just click and grab to look all around,… Continue Reading


Bicycle Touring Infographic

121 Bicycle touring experts share the details of their trip. I’m honored to be one of them. You can see below that bicycle touring is sport that almost anyone can do.


The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell. New World Library; Third edition.

What is a hero?

I often hear something like this: “The only people who achieve great things are the ones who take risks and reach for the impossible.” Is that true? Is that what it means to be a hero? Society seems to convince us that we all must be a hero and shoot for the moon. But what if we aim for that moon and miss, are we failures? And another definition of a hero is someone who lives their dream despite all odds. But the pitfall of a dream is that our imagination is limited. What if there is something greater than our dream? What if we dream to be an actor, but what if we could change the world as a philanthropist? So, what exactly is a hero?


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