Empowering The Bicycle Traveler

Bike Touring to South America and Across Siberia

Canada to Argentina on Surly Long Haul Truckers
Randy and Cheryl had been living their dream for two weeks when they arrived in Boise to stay with us for the night. Starting at the Canadian border they pointed the handlebars south and started riding, with the aim of eventually making it to Argentina. When I mentioned that I would have difficulty wrapping my head around a trip of that length and duration their response was reassuring. Before taking on the breathtakingly empty, desolate and beautiful Nevada desert they took time to let me record this rambling, background noise filled, (put the mic on a tripod, Mr. Hermit) interview.

Randy and Cheryl stopped at Bike Touring News on their way to Argentina.

Cycling Home From Siberia
A reader sent a link to a video of this talk by Rob Lilwall recounting his three year trip by bicycle across Siberia and Eastern and Central Asia. Rob’s an entertaining speaker and his tale is inspiring. Thanks for the link Yanyan!

4 comments… add one
  • Sky King October 9, 2012, 3:21 pm

    Check in with Randy and Cheryl at http://www.crworld.ca

  • Barbara October 15, 2012, 4:41 pm

    Makes me dream…..step out and take the chance.
    Live simply…..and do your passion.

  • Mark October 30, 2012, 3:28 am

    I noticed you’re using Wordpress for your Blog and were a fellow Cyclist. I also use Wordpress and have developed a Plugin that you may find useful (it’s free btw).

    The WP-Routes Plugin allows you to embed Cycle Routes into Wordpress posts.

    I’ve set the following page up for more info and a link to download the Plugin.


    I hope you find it useful.



    Ps. Sorry to contact you via your Comments but I couldn’t see a Contact page.

    • Bike Hermit November 3, 2012, 11:02 am

      Hi Mark,
      Thanks for the comment. We’ve been looking for a way for readers to share their routes with others. Eventually we would like to have an interactive map of Idaho or the Northwest which shows all the submitted routes which are clickable to highlight and see detailed descriptions. Will be checking out your plugin.


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