about

Feature image of Mike on Bike in Kununurra, Australia, in 2013.

Profile

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.

Mission

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.

Questions?

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.

 

13 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!!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I’m looking forward to following along with your adventures too. I wish you the best of luck as you save up for the next leg of your trip and in the meantime I will enjoy all the flashback stories :)

    • What can I say? I’m a sucker for someone with their head in the clouds. Here’s to many happy years of poking your nose in every corner of this wonderful world. :D

  3. Love your attitude and approach, especially the itch that runs down to the bottom of your shoes! I look forward to reading more. Thanks for choosing to follow my blog earlier because it means I have found another great blog to read and enjoy. Happy peddling.

    • Your “Night in a Multi Star Hotel” article about camping is what sold me. It made me think that all those folks who spend hundreds of dollars on five-star accommodation are really selling themselves short. Always good to be reminded of these things!

      • Know what you mean. It struck me that I always write about what I am doing/where I am and overlooked to write about the simple joy in camping, which I was up to most nights. Its a great big playground out there to explore :)

  4. Oh, so excited to find yet another crazy global cyclist to get vicarious pleasure from. Can’t wait to read back and follow your future trips. Keep pedaling!

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