Featured Adventures

Chameleon encounter

Cycling Africa Solo

I always recommend people keep their stories short and sweet. Here is the shortest and sweetest so far. Congratulations on taking life into your own hands.

My first bicycle tour in India

Here is a a resourceful microadventure in India by bicycle. I like the reference to a “A philosophical experience”.

A 400-mile detour in Bolivia

This is an excerpt from Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World by Nancy Sathre-Vogel. Together with her husband and children, Nancy rode her bicycle from Alaska to Argentina. Changing Gears is her travel memoir from her time on the road.

Reflections on a Self-Propelled Summer

With winter weather the current reality it is a natural time to reflect on the past summer and it’s warmth. My past summer was spent walking across the US on the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2660-mile footpath from Mexico to Canada.

Challenging Oneself

This recent guest post arrived just days ahead of a news story about Lance Armstrong full of controversy, upset and — maybe — inspiration.

Spirit of Adventure

The following was contributed by Frosty Wooldridge. It is one of his “Spirit of Adventure” bicycle greeting cards.

Skydiving Astronaut

I’ve been posting stories about adventurers (argonauts or in this case an astronaut) for about 13 years, despite many people saying there is nothing left to explore.

Along the Mekong

There is no better way to explore a country than by bicycle. And if you’re going to be cycling the length of a country, why not do it for charity?

Pole to Pole Run

It seems being an adventurer is getting more and more extreme. Pictured here is Pat Farmer. He has begun a ultra endurance run from the North Pole to the South Pole.

Taming the Bicycle by Mark Twain

This humorous essay by one of America’s greatest authors gave birth to many famous quotes about riding a bicycle. And it was written in 1884 shortly before women suffragists.

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