Photo of Mike on Bike in 2013.


I’m a 32-year-old slacker raised under the porch lights of the Canadian prairies. I don’t have a real job or a driver’s license. All I can claim is a sturdy bike and an itch to travel that runs right down to the bottom of my shoes.

Since 2009 I have cycled more than 55,000 km through 38 countries. This blog follows my journey – what it means, where it’s going and when (or if) it will end.

I am not promoting myself as an athlete or adventurer and I certainly don’t pretend to be an expert on cycle touring. I write because I always have, and because I want to share my passion for pushing pedals. Nothing more.


There is no grand mission for this trek and no point on the map (or calendar) that guides my travels. I’m not doing this for charity or to raise any awareness beyond my own. I pedal because I love it, selfishly and completely.

Every day on the road is a gift, a precious flash of something sublime, and if I had any goal at all, it was only to experience that beauty firsthand.


If you have questions or comments about my expedition, or if you just want to say hello, please feel free to drop me a line. I would love to hear from you.


4 responses to “about

  1. Reading your blog, I can feel your passion in your words. A passion I share. Cycling is amazing – an amazing way to see the planet. Keep it up!!

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