By plane and by train. Across the Ocean and Under the River

Along the way, people asked us why we had chosen Scotland for a summer holiday. I can't recall the initial reasons, but journeying by bike across the country brought new reasons into focus – specifically the awesome beauty of the country, the accommodating people, and the infrastructure designed to accommodate bikes. At times, the difficulty …

First Aid Kit: essential gear or unneccesary comfort?

Three days until departure on the next segment of our bikepacking saga. I’m pondering what, if anything, to pack in a first aid kit. Adventure travel necessitates first aid supplies. But bikepacking necessitates a ruthlessly lightweight kit. Every item must be pedalled up 52,000 feet of rugged ascending Scottish terrain.  My packing for the Colorado …