11/11 Make A Wish

11/11 Make A Wish

Imagine your dream is to go to America, to have the same opportunities I've been granted and given my whole life. This is Emmanuel's reality. He prays every day that by the grace of God he might get the chance to go to America or Europe. He prays to have less harsh circumstances and to [...]

Imam

Imam

When we touched down at Cairo International at 12:06AM, we had not slept in over thirty hours. Russian airplane food, a blur of movies, and an absurd amount of excitement got us through our travel from LA to Egypt. We assembled our bikes in a corner of the airport into the wee hours of the [...]

Riding the Red Sea

Riding the Red Sea

Riding a bicycle down the coast with the ocean on the East is a tad different than California. The Red Sea makes up the Eastern coast of Egypt and provides stunning seaside road one would expect from Malibu. (Just change to ocean to the other side of the road and read from right to left) [...]

The Great Pyramids

The Great Pyramids

Could not ask for a better first ride! Sleep deprived at the airport, we assembled our bicycles and rode across the city to the West Bank of the Nile, only to be greeted by the only ancient wonder of the world still standing--The Great Pyramids of Giza.  Where the Nile fans into the Mediterranean, at [...]

Being a Bike Messenger

Being a Bike Messenger

A bike messenger carries stories with them as they ride. The bicycle is a common experience to most people, and the idea of riding down the street, using your own power to push yourself forward, is commonplace in a child's upbringing. The bike messenger relates to that inner child within us when he ecstatically cheers [...]

Bajada de La Muerte

Bajada de La Muerte

Without a doubt the most adrenaline ever pushed through my body. In just a little over 6 miles, the road bends over Loma de Coyas and drops down to the river valley a full 5,000 feet below. At least a hundred hair bend turns along a narrow ridge. Every second requires an intense amount of [...]

Fresh Fruit

Fresh Fruit

Today I woke up in a hammock strung between a mango tree and a coconut palm. In these relaxing hangout spots of Costa Rica, I have learned that being conscious of the food we eat is a grand part of being aware of where you are. The family from Uvita that is hosting me has [...]

Maybe…

Maybe…

Maybe someone will come along with some ice cream... Maybe I'll get a flat tire on Christmas Eve Maybe someone will rob my bags while I'm not looking Maybe this hill will end around the next bend Maybe someone will be able to weld this pannier back together Maybe this food will make us sick [...]