Current Place: Tallahassee, Florida (USA).
Days Peddled: 757 (2 years and 27 Days!).
Miles Peddled: 12,562 (20,217 Kilometers)

Countries Cycled: Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Canada.

The first leg of our Journey has been complete. We have cycled parts of Central America, the entire length of South America (Colombia to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina), and a large portion of Sub-Saharan Africa! This experience was amazing and has only been solidified by the people we have met along the way!

The journeys that follow for the present will be at home! Some ideas are: The Continental Divide, The Appalachian Trail, and others routes that are just as challenging! In the future, we look forward to more expeditions overseas!

Animals of South Africa
The infamous Black Widow spider (possibly a bit hard to see)!
The infamous Black Widow spider (possibly a bit hard to see)!
The Evil Twins!
The Evil Twins!
Mia’s Powerful Purrrrr!
Mia’s Powerful Purrrrr!
White Bengal Tiger
White Bengal Tiger
An Ostrich Race!
An Ostrich Race!
The Monitor Lizard
The Monitor Lizard
Blue Crane, the South African national bird.
Blue Crane, the South African national bird.
African Penguins.
African Penguins.
The White Lion
The White Lion
Butterfly
Butterfly
Mandarin Duck
Mandarin Duck
Lazy Lion Rollover Part 4
Lazy Lion Rollover Part 4
A withered leaf, the Holy Grail for Squirrel Monkeys!
A withered leaf, the Holy Grail for Squirrel Monkeys!
A mother and her baby!
A mother and her baby!
Candice size comparison
Candice size comparison
A Crocodile!
A Crocodile!
The Infamous Black Mamba
The Infamous Black Mamba
The Emerald Tree Boa
The Emerald Tree Boa
Toucan
Toucan
The Sheep Fields.
The Sheep Fields.
Cottontop Tamarin Monkey
Cottontop Tamarin Monkey
Candice and her followers!
Candice and her followers!
Leopards Resting!
Leopards Resting!
Candice’s Blue Eyed Bird.
Candice’s Blue Eyed Bird.
Lazy Lion Rollover Part 3
Lazy Lion Rollover Part 3
Snow Tiger
Snow Tiger
Porquipine Needle
Porquipine Needle
The Hangout!
The Hangout!
African Weaver
African Weaver
A Rock Hyrax
A Rock Hyrax
The Masked Caper!
The Masked Caper!
Small Spotted Genet.
Small Spotted Genet.
Great White Storks
Great White Storks
Lazy Lion Rollover Part 2
Lazy Lion Rollover Part 2
Mia the Cheetah, born July 15, 2011. (B&W)
Mia the Cheetah, born July 15, 2011. (B&W)
Candice’s Ostrich Egg. The equivalent of ~ 24 chicken eggs!
Candice’s Ostrich Egg. The equivalent of ~ 24 chicken eggs!
Lazy Lion Rollover Part 1
Lazy Lion Rollover Part 1
Malaysian Flying Fox
Malaysian Flying Fox
Cockatoo
Cockatoo
The Green Mamba
The Green Mamba
Baby White Bengal Tiger (Six months old).
Baby White Bengal Tiger (Six months old).
Sheep at the watering hole.
Sheep at the watering hole.
Pigmy Hippo
Pigmy Hippo
Ostrich
Ostrich
Hippo at Mpongo Park
Hippo at Mpongo Park
The Malaysian Flying Fox
The Malaysian Flying Fox
The Giant Hog Nose Snake
The Giant Hog Nose Snake
A Chubby Meerkat.
A Chubby Meerkat.
Baboon X-ing!
Baboon  X-ing!
The Lioness!
The Lioness!
A bird through the branches.
A bird through the branches.
The Cape Vulture
The Cape Vulture

 

The World's Friendliest People!
Little tike in Salcedo, Ecuador.
Little tike in Salcedo, Ecuador.
A Friendly Resident of Las Lajas, Argentina!
A Friendly Resident of Las Lajas, Argentina!
A cyclist we met from Tunja, Colombia
A cyclist we met from Tunja, Colombia
Chincha Alta, Peru
Chincha Alta, Peru
In San Clemente, Peru, with the cooks!
In San Clemente, Peru, with the cooks!
Fellow neighbors we met near Tole, Panama! They were from Atlanta, GA!
Fellow neighbors we met near Tole, Panama! They were from Atlanta, GA!
With Raul, Pia, and Kech in Howick, South Africa.
With Raul, Pia, and Kech in Howick, South Africa.
The Best Bicycle Mechanics in Panama CIty: Abdiel Del Cid & Franc Cano!
The Best Bicycle Mechanics in Panama CIty: Abdiel Del Cid & Franc Cano!
In Yuaca, Peru, with a chap cycling from Brazil!
In Yuaca, Peru, with a chap cycling from Brazil!
With Gill Duggan from Bushman’s River, South Africa
With Gill Duggan from Bushman’s River, South Africa
With Marco from Holland. Going into San Juan, Colombia.
With Marco from Holland. Going into San Juan, Colombia.
With Nando Padros in Llica, Bolivia
With Nando Padros in Llica, Bolivia
Vusi taking my bike for a ride!
Vusi taking my bike for a ride!
A stop and chat with a motorcyclist in Cartagena, Colombia
A stop and chat with a motorcyclist in Cartagena, Colombia
With a family in Norte de Santander, Colombia.
With a family in Norte de Santander, Colombia.
This man worked in the U.S. and used the money to build his vineyard in Peru!
This man worked in the U.S. and used the money to build his vineyard in Peru!
With Mario in La Serena, Chile. He saw us from the other side of the road and gave us some free oranges!
With Mario in La Serena, Chile. He saw us from the other side of the road and gave us some free oranges!
With a traveler in Uspallata, Chile. He is from Colombia!
With a traveler in Uspallata, Chile. He is from Colombia!
With Nando Padros in the rough countryside of Bolivia!
With Nando Padros in the rough countryside of Bolivia!
With Carmen and Lidia at Hostel Valentina in La Serena, Chile
With Carmen and Lidia at Hostel Valentina in La Serena, Chile
Edison (Left) Nelson (Right) brothers in Los Hornos, Chile
Edison (Left) Nelson (Right) brothers in Los Hornos, Chile
In Nuro, Peru.
In Nuro, Peru.
With Lucho in Chos Malal, Argentina
With Lucho in Chos Malal, Argentina
With Gustavo and Rosanna in Malargue, Argentina
With Gustavo and Rosanna in Malargue, Argentina
Gentlemen of Southern Chile (in Pucon)! We spent two days with them in the mountains near RIo Blanco!!
Gentlemen of Southern Chile (in Pucon)! We spent two days with them in the mountains near RIo Blanco!!
Wonderful family friends at Mariner Sands in Stuart, Florida
Wonderful family friends at Mariner Sands in Stuart, Florida
With Dallas from Australia, has the same bicycle as Candice (on our way to Villa O’Higgins, Chile)!
With Dallas from Australia, has the same bicycle as Candice (on our way to Villa O’Higgins, Chile)!
Chris, the owner of Premium Bikes in Panama City, taking time to help us!
Chris, the owner of Premium Bikes in Panama City, taking time to help us!
With Miguel in Arequipa, Peru.
With Miguel in Arequipa, Peru.
Little girl playing in the sand in Nuro, Peru.
Little girl playing in the sand in Nuro, Peru.
With Ryan and Gilmore at Jeffrey’s Bay.
With Ryan and Gilmore at Jeffrey’s Bay.
Us in La Serena, Chile
Us in La Serena, Chile
With Matthew Hampson in Wartburg, South Africa.
With Matthew Hampson in Wartburg, South Africa.
A great Zulu welcome! (Ozwathini, South Africa)
A great Zulu welcome! (Ozwathini, South Africa)
We met a fellow traveler here in La Llana, Colombia.
We met a fellow traveler here in La Llana, Colombia.
Basilias and her daughter Esther in ILave, Peru!! Love those cheeks!!
Basilias and her daughter Esther in ILave, Peru!! Love those cheeks!!
With Nelson and Edison in Los Hornos, Chile
With Nelson and Edison in Los Hornos, Chile
Debra & Harris at their lovely home in New Smyrna Beach, FL
Debra & Harris at their lovely home in New Smyrna Beach, FL
Breakfast with Sherry and Pastor Nathan (KOA – Monticello)
Breakfast with Sherry and Pastor Nathan (KOA – Monticello)
Good Old Gustavo in Norte de Santander, Colombia
Good Old Gustavo in Norte de Santander, Colombia
In Ica, Peru, with some locals!
In Ica, Peru, with some locals!
Erek and Miguel in Sabanalargo, Colombia
Erek and Miguel in Sabanalargo, Colombia
Tallahassee’s most adorable, Addy Zapata, in her Halloween costume!
Tallahassee’s most adorable, Addy Zapata, in her Halloween costume!
With Nelson Antonio Lizama Marti, in Copiapo, Chile!
With Nelson Antonio Lizama Marti, in Copiapo, Chile!
With Carmen, Lidia and Elsa in La Serena, Chile.
With Carmen, Lidia and Elsa in La Serena, Chile.
Us with Eric in Sebastian, FL
Us with Eric in Sebastian, FL
With Allen from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
With Allen from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
With Pedro Torres in Flamenco, Chile
With Pedro Torres in Flamenco, Chile
With Marc Profitlich (from Germany), on our way to Alausi, Ecuador.
With Marc Profitlich (from Germany), on our way to Alausi, Ecuador.
With a David, an elementary school teacher, in Imata, Peru (~ 14,500 feet’!).
With a David, an elementary school teacher, in Imata, Peru (~ 14,500 feet’!).
With Mike (manager) and Henry (owner) at the Portillo Hotel Ski Resort in Chile.
With Mike (manager) and Henry (owner) at the Portillo Hotel Ski Resort in Chile.
Southern Peru, with the hotel owners!
Southern Peru, with the hotel owners!
With Michael and Elizabeth in Vergennes, Vermont
With Michael and Elizabeth in Vergennes, Vermont
Candice and her Colombian friend in Cartgena!
Candice and her Colombian friend in Cartgena!
With the Eljuri family in the historic section of Quito, Ecuador!
With the Eljuri family in the historic section of Quito, Ecuador!
With curious friends in Nuro, Peru!!
With curious friends in Nuro, Peru!!
Terry and us in Sebastian, FL
Terry and us in Sebastian, FL
With Tim at Little City Cycles in Vergennes
With Tim at Little City Cycles in Vergennes
A friendly Chilean practicing the guitar in Coquimbo!
A friendly Chilean practicing the guitar in Coquimbo!
With Mario Ravioli (ha!) near Villa Cerro Castillo, Chile.
With Mario Ravioli (ha!) near Villa Cerro Castillo, Chile.
With Pablo Araya in Calama, Chile!
With Pablo Araya in Calama, Chile!
At Khomeestrif Campsite with Esther (and her husband) and Cansius (white shirt).
At Khomeestrif Campsite with Esther (and her husband) and Cansius (white shirt).
In Portillo, Chile with Reynaldo Villegas (blue shirt), Rodrigo Vega (left) and two other very friendly border guards!
In Portillo, Chile with Reynaldo Villegas (blue shirt), Rodrigo Vega (left) and two other very friendly border guards!
Bebo and the Kids in Malibu Beach Panama!
Bebo and the Kids in Malibu Beach Panama!
Fruit Stand Friends in Las Cumbres, Panama.
Fruit Stand Friends in Las Cumbres, Panama.
With Omar at Cycles Aquea in La Serena, Chile.
With Omar at Cycles Aquea in La Serena, Chile.
La Roca, Colombia
La Roca, Colombia
With a motorcyclist traveling North from Brazil.
With a motorcyclist traveling North from Brazil.
In Portillo, Chile, with Chilean tourists!
In Portillo, Chile, with Chilean tourists!
Candice’s buddies in Nuro, Peru.
Candice’s buddies in Nuro, Peru.
Some cool guys just South of Curumani, Colombia!
Some cool guys just South of Curumani, Colombia!
With our new found friend in Otavalo, Ecuador.
With our new found friend in Otavalo, Ecuador.
With tour guides: Adrien, Joshua, and Stanley at the Cango Wildlife Ranch!
With tour guides: Adrien, Joshua, and Stanley at the Cango Wildlife Ranch!
In Calafate, Argentina, with Alan and Cami (from Switzerland).
In Calafate, Argentina, with Alan and Cami (from Switzerland).
With Eduardo Canto between Paposo and Taltal, Chile!
With Eduardo Canto between Paposo and Taltal, Chile!
With Lindsay, Joe, Megs, and Cara near Mossel Bay, South Africa!!
With Lindsay, Joe, Megs, and Cara near Mossel Bay, South Africa!!
With Fellow Travelers in Londres, Costa Rica
With Fellow Travelers in Londres, Costa Rica
With A.J. Robb at Morgan Bay, South Africa
With A.J. Robb at Morgan Bay, South Africa
Pedaling through Quito, Ecuador.
Pedaling through Quito, Ecuador.
With Trevor & Judy Hampson in Wartburg, South Africa.
With Trevor & Judy Hampson in Wartburg, South Africa.
With Bernie in Burlington, Vermont
With Bernie in Burlington, Vermont
We met these wonderful cyclists on the Southern Coast of Peru. They are from Brazil (hardbiketour.com).
We met these wonderful cyclists on the Southern Coast of Peru. They are from Brazil (hardbiketour.com).
A super friendly taxi driver we met on the the outskirts of Panama City, Panama.
A super friendly taxi driver we met on the the outskirts of Panama City, Panama.
With Kobus Steyn (left) and Peter (right)
With Kobus Steyn (left) and Peter (right)
In Howick with Pia, Kech, and Raul.
In Howick with Pia, Kech, and Raul.
In Tangua, Ecuador.
In Tangua, Ecuador.
The real cyclists! These guys work hard everyday in Vallenar, Chile!
The real cyclists! These guys work hard everyday in Vallenar, Chile!
With a local in El Bordo, Colombia
With a local in El Bordo, Colombia
With Maria from Colombia. We ran into her three times on the Carretera Austral, this was the other side of the Puerto Yungay.
With Maria from Colombia. We ran into her three times on the Carretera Austral, this was the other side of the Puerto Yungay.
Boris Jelves Gallardo in La Junta, Chile
Boris Jelves Gallardo in La Junta, Chile
Santander, Colombia
Santander, Colombia
In Chala, Peru with some friendly miners!
In Chala, Peru with some friendly miners!
Roberto and us at Luna’s Castle in Panama City, Panama
Roberto and us at Luna’s Castle in Panama City, Panama
Erek, Candice, and BJ in Gainesville, Florida
Erek, Candice, and BJ in Gainesville, Florida
Ladies working in the sugarcane fields, Wartburg, South Africa.
Ladies working in the sugarcane fields, Wartburg, South Africa.
A Wonderful Family in Oudtshoorn, South Africa!
A Wonderful Family in Oudtshoorn, South Africa!
In Pisco, Peru. A worker poses for a picture!
In Pisco, Peru. A worker poses for a picture!
With Yoselina and Rodrigo in Coquimbo, Chile
With Yoselina and Rodrigo in Coquimbo, Chile
With Juan Carlos Veliz in La Serena, Chile.
With Juan Carlos Veliz in La Serena, Chile.
Tim & Gang with Erek & Candice
Tim & Gang with Erek & Candice
With O Sibanda (overlook of the city of George), South Africa.
With O Sibanda (overlook of the city of George), South Africa.
With Vusi in Wartburg, South Africa.
With Vusi in Wartburg, South Africa.
With Nick (and his KLR 650) who is from NY, but lives with his wife in Santiago! We are in Portillo, Chile.
With Nick (and his KLR 650) who is from NY, but lives with his wife in Santiago! We are in Portillo, Chile.
Franz and Veronica! A great couple we met in (Casco Viejo) Panama City
Franz and Veronica! A great couple we met in (Casco Viejo) Panama City
With Wiam from Pretoria.
With Wiam from Pretoria.
Leaving Timbio, Colombia. Even the older generations work hard here!!
Leaving Timbio, Colombia. Even the older generations work hard here!!
With fellow cyclists on our way to Popayan, Colombia
With fellow cyclists on our way to Popayan, Colombia
With Charmaine at Ostrich Safari, Oudtshoorn, South Africa.
With Charmaine at Ostrich Safari, Oudtshoorn, South Africa.
With Magdelena, near George, South Africa!
With Magdelena, near George, South Africa!
With Marle and Sagren (from Port Elizabeth)
With Marle and Sagren (from Port Elizabeth)
With Guy Van Gool from Belgium! Just north of Bahia Murta, Chile. His website is: stillaliveandcycling.blogspot.com
With Guy Van Gool from Belgium! Just north of Bahia Murta, Chile. His website is: stillaliveandcycling.blogspot.com
In Tangua, Colombia, with the owner of the hotel.
In Tangua, Colombia, with the owner of the hotel.
In Howik, South Africa, with Lona and Ela from Germany.
In Howik, South Africa, with Lona and Ela from Germany.
With Wilhem near George, South Africa.
With Wilhem near George, South Africa.
With a resident in the Miraflores district of Lima, Peru
With a resident in the Miraflores district of Lima, Peru
An amazing Christian couple we met in Albertinia, South Africa.
An amazing Christian couple we met in Albertinia, South Africa.
In Howick, South Africa.
In Howick, South Africa.
A local in Imata, Peru.
A local in Imata, Peru.
With Vusi in Wartburg, South Africa.
With Vusi in Wartburg, South Africa.
A fellow from Argentina and his traveling partner from Ecuador.
A fellow from Argentina and his traveling partner from Ecuador.
Candice with Marta and Javi from Espana, just outside of Cunco, Chile
Candice with Marta and Javi from Espana, just outside of Cunco, Chile
At Clemente’s famous restaurant in Peru (Located at Km 500 north of Lima).
At Clemente’s famous restaurant in Peru (Located at Km 500 north of Lima).
With Miguel from Italy. On our way to Lago Desierto, Argentina
With Miguel from Italy. On our way to Lago Desierto, Argentina
Leaving El Bordo / towards La Roca, Colombia.
Leaving El Bordo / towards La Roca, Colombia.
With a Officer from the Colombian Military, Santander, Colombia.
With a Officer from the Colombian Military, Santander, Colombia.
With Luis Rojas (Chile’s Gene Wilder!) in Taltal, Chile!
With Luis Rojas (Chile’s Gene Wilder!) in Taltal, Chile!
With Edward Bell on the Ecuador/Peruvian border. He is from Langholm, Scotland.
With Edward Bell on the Ecuador/Peruvian border. He is from Langholm, Scotland.
Candice and our friend Ryan outside of Live Oak, Florida
Candice and our friend Ryan outside of Live Oak, Florida
Sra. Glady preparing freshly caught trout and salmon from Rio Blanco, Chile!
Sra. Glady preparing freshly caught trout and salmon from Rio Blanco, Chile!
Candice and Pedro Torres in Flamenco, Chile. Pedro gave us some precious stones to remember him by!
Candice and Pedro Torres in Flamenco, Chile. Pedro gave us some precious stones to remember him by!
Candice and Joscelina in ILave Peru
Candice and Joscelina in ILave Peru
Erek keeping it real in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Erek keeping it real in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
In Talara, Peru.
In Talara, Peru.

 

Media Clips

This is a video about our journey through Southwestern Bolivia. A very difficult but memorable experience!

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As a result of our journey, I have a newfound respect for the North American; Quechuan, Aymara and Mapuche Native Americans.

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