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Colin Angus R2AK Day 10

Race to Alaska

Colin finally got out of the Grenville Channel. Yesterday he had 20 knot winds against him so he had to pull into an anchorage early and this morning the current and winds were still against him. Finally, when the current slackened in the late morning he left his shelter and continued rowing north through the channel.

It’s been another soggy slog of a day and he rowed for the entire day except for half an hour when the wind puffed. All day, he’s had light head winds and weather that alternates between drizzle and downpour. He described as monsoon rains but without the warmth.

Colin passed the mouth of the Skeena River without any issue, voyaged along the west side of Kennedy Island and crossed over to Porcher Island, where he is now anchored. He’s about 180 km from Ketchikan and he’d like to reach the end within 2 days. If not, he’ll run out of food and have to start fishing.


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.


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


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


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


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.


Tom Allen and Leon McCarron walk heroically again through the mountains of Iran

Karun River, Iran. From Source to Sea.

We’ve heard a lot of great things about traveling Iran — history, hospitality, cuisine — and Tom Allen’s unique journey traveling the Karun River from source to sea proves that and more. Be sure to watch the trailer to his film below, a successful Kickstarter project and “Official selection of the Kendal Mountain Festival 2015.


Andy Graham Hobo Traveler

Thoughts on being American in the age of terrorism

Article written by Andy Graham the Hobo Traveler. Read more of Andy’s tips for Making a living while traveling or visit his website hobotraveler.com. Editor’s Note: It’s been about 16 years since we first featured Andy’s adventures on The Argonauts. We’ve been long over due for an update. So we, checked in with Andy and… Continue Reading


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For Those Who Want More From Life

Mark Jason explains his motivation for riding a bicycle around the world and gives some advice for living life to the fullest.


Matthias kite bike Mongolian Tour

Trans-Mongolian Kite-Trike Tour

Being pulled by a kite on a recumbent trike across Mongolia!? A kite-trike tour! That’s the vision about an adventure from Matthias Ramsel! His next adventure will be a tricycle powered by a kite. His amazing trip will starts in Novosibirsk (Russia), crossing Mongolia with tailwinds from west to east and ends with a bit… Continue Reading


Martina Gee's Velobotóns Earrings

Bicycle Buttons

Editor’s Note: This world cyclists supports her travels with handmade bicycle button jewelery or velobotóns! Velobotones By Martina Gees I’m Martina from Switzerland and since 2009 you can find me most of the time on a bicycle seat somewhere on this world. As a very creative person I wanted to add something to my travels… Continue Reading



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