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A short roadtrip through the National Parks in the great wild West

After being away from friends and family for almost 22 months we are cycling hand in hand towards my mom and dad, who are welcoming us in South Fork. Hugs, kisses, a few tears and a good feeling. The next week we will park our loyal Santos bicycles in a shed at Ute Bluff Lodge and Campground with the most friendly owners and we will hit the road by car!

GDMBR: from Pie Town to Del Norte - searching for water

As we cycle into Pie Town (sounds a lot bigger than it actually is with just 60 souls) we run into Chris and Alex again; father and son bikepacking the Great Divide. They are just about to leave the famous Toaster House and Chris shows us around. We pick ourselves a room, drop all our stuff and run to the nearest pie restaurant, which was about to close. Lucky us, we are able to treat ourselves to a 8 dollar (!!) a piece blueberry pie. I guess you have to be here to really appreciate it...

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  • Cordillera Blanca, Peru

    Cordillera Blanca, Peru

    I love the mountains and I curse them. They make me happy and then again they suck the energy right out of me. But, there's something inside me that wants to concur them. Something inside me that tells me to go for it, to cross passes above 4500 meter altitude. I am the happiest person in the world once I've reached the top; yes, it's all worth it.

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  • Laguna route, Bolivia

    Laguna route, Bolivia

    "Isn't it beautiful?"
    "Hmmmm...."
    The icy winds are slamming into my face, my lips are split, my toes are freezing cold and at over 4600 meter I am pushing my heavily loaded bicycle through deep sand.. I can't see the beauty anymore. I'm alone with my thoughts...

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  • Pamir Highway, Tajikistan

    Pamir Highway, Tajikistan

    I find myself deeply tucked away into my coat. My hat almost hiding my eyes, only the tip of my nose is visible and facing the cold air. In front of me is Elmar cycling exactly in the same way. The snow is blowing horizontally, straigth into our faces. I feel the flocks melt on my cheeks.

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  • Sossusvlei, Namibia

    Sossusvlei, Namibia

    It's still dark as we wait at the entrance of Sossusvlei. We've arranged a ride with the 4x4 drivers working at the famous dunes, since we cannot enter with our bicycles. It's a bit chilly, but we know it will be blazing hot again once the sun rises.

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  • Ladakh, India

    Ladakh, India

    Jeezzz, this is too much! It hurts.. I'm nackered. I lift myself up from the saddle and use my own weight to push the pedals round. With a last effort I manage to keep the cranks turning and I crawl further up into thin air. I can see the pass.., I saw it this morning for that matter! It's still 20 painful kilometers away from me. In the distance; the Tachlang La with no less than 5331 meter one of the highest motorable passes in the world. It would be so much easier to just turn around and quit, but I just won't...

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