Breaking to the Bottom: A Strange Circuit to Coyhaique

2/20/2017. Futaleufú, Chile. I’ve been pedaling, pushing and grunting my way South for 14 straight days now. Having landed in the beautiful and inspiring rafting mecca of Futaleufú I decided to take advantage of the floor space at Guillermo’s house, … Read More

Battle of the Brush: A Funky Border Crossing, Then Back Again

2/15/2017. Valle de Cochamo, Chilean Patagonia.  Today was my first morning waking up on my own in over a week, after riding with Brendan for one of the longest continuous sections of shared riding I’d done so far on this … Read More

Bikepacking with Brendan, Part 3: Volcan Osorno

2/13/17. Entre Lagos, Chile. Brendan and I had just descended from the fantastically challenging experience of the Puyehue Traverse, and noticed the next potential debacle in our sights: Volcan Osorno. Given our track record of drastically underestimating the terrain challenges … Read More

Bikepacking with Brendan, Part 2: Puyehue!

 2/9/2017. Llica, Chile. I’d been traveling with Brendan James for 3 days so far. We’d laughed, spoken in strange accents to mask the frustration at non-existent trails, and on occasion even ridden our bikes. After our river fording and bike-dragging … Read More

Bikepacking with Brendan Part 1: Pucon through the Huilo Huilo Reserve

2/6/2017. Pucon, Chile.  Leaving Pucon was a joy. Don’t get me wrong, it’s in a beautiful place and I met great people there. Just not my vibe. Too much hyper-wealthy tourism. Too many pre-packaged adventures. Not enough silence. So when … Read More

Digging into Peruvian Dirt: Cajamarca to Huaraz

7/24/2016. Cajamarca, Peru. I’d been riding within Peru for around 2 weeks, and despite the famed dirt routes throughout the country most of my riding thus far had been on paved roads. It was at last time to shift the … Read More