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

 

The World's Friendliest People!
Sra. Glady preparing freshly caught trout and salmon from Rio Blanco, Chile!
Sra. Glady preparing freshly caught trout and salmon from Rio Blanco, Chile!
With Carmen and Lidia at Hostel Valentina in La Serena, Chile
With Carmen and Lidia at Hostel Valentina in La Serena, Chile
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).
Terry and us in Sebastian, FL
Terry and us in Sebastian, FL
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.
Erek, Candice, and BJ in Gainesville, Florida
Erek, Candice, and BJ in Gainesville, Florida
With Lindsay, Joe, Megs, and Cara near Mossel Bay, South Africa!!
With Lindsay, Joe, Megs, and Cara near Mossel Bay, South Africa!!
Wonderful family friends at Mariner Sands in Stuart, Florida
Wonderful family friends at Mariner Sands in Stuart, Florida
With Magdelena, near George, South Africa!
With Magdelena, near George, South Africa!
With Trevor & Judy Hampson in Wartburg, South Africa.
With Trevor & Judy Hampson in Wartburg, South Africa.
With a local in El Bordo, Colombia
With a local in El Bordo, Colombia
With a family in Norte de Santander, Colombia.
With a family in Norte de Santander, Colombia.
Candice and Joscelina in ILave Peru
Candice and Joscelina in ILave Peru
With O Sibanda (overlook of the city of George), South Africa.
With O Sibanda (overlook of the city of George), South Africa.
A fellow from Argentina and his traveling partner from Ecuador.
A fellow from Argentina and his traveling partner from Ecuador.
In Nuro, Peru.
In Nuro, Peru.
Candice with Marta and Javi from Espana, just outside of Cunco, Chile
Candice with Marta and Javi from Espana, just outside of Cunco, Chile
With Yoselina and Rodrigo in Coquimbo, Chile
With Yoselina and Rodrigo in Coquimbo, Chile
With Gustavo and Rosanna in Malargue, Argentina
With Gustavo and Rosanna in Malargue, Argentina
Leaving Timbio, Colombia. Even the older generations work hard here!!
Leaving Timbio, Colombia. Even the older generations work hard here!!
With Charmaine at Ostrich Safari, Oudtshoorn, South Africa.
With Charmaine at Ostrich Safari, Oudtshoorn, South Africa.
Little tike in Salcedo, Ecuador.
Little tike in Salcedo, Ecuador.
A Friendly Resident of Las Lajas, Argentina!
A Friendly Resident of Las Lajas, Argentina!
The real cyclists! These guys work hard everyday in Vallenar, Chile!
The real cyclists! These guys work hard everyday in Vallenar, Chile!
With Nelson Antonio Lizama Marti, in Copiapo, Chile!
With Nelson Antonio Lizama Marti, in Copiapo, Chile!
With our new found friend in Otavalo, Ecuador.
With our new found friend in Otavalo, Ecuador.
With curious friends in Nuro, Peru!!
With curious friends in Nuro, Peru!!
With Carmen, Lidia and Elsa in La Serena, Chile.
With Carmen, Lidia and Elsa in La Serena, Chile.
Erek and Miguel in Sabanalargo, Colombia
Erek and Miguel in Sabanalargo, Colombia
Roberto and us at Luna’s Castle in Panama City, Panama
Roberto and us at Luna’s Castle in Panama City, Panama
In Ica, Peru, with some locals!
In Ica, Peru, with some locals!
Tallahassee’s most adorable, Addy Zapata, in her Halloween costume!
Tallahassee’s most adorable, Addy Zapata, in her Halloween costume!
With Juan Carlos Veliz in La Serena, Chile.
With Juan Carlos Veliz in La Serena, Chile.
With A.J. Robb at Morgan Bay, South Africa
With A.J. Robb at Morgan Bay, South Africa
With a resident in the Miraflores district of Lima, Peru
With a resident in the Miraflores district of Lima, Peru
A stop and chat with a motorcyclist in Cartagena, Colombia
A stop and chat with a motorcyclist in Cartagena, Colombia
With Bernie in Burlington, Vermont
With Bernie in Burlington, Vermont
Breakfast with Sherry and Pastor Nathan (KOA – Monticello)
Breakfast with Sherry and Pastor Nathan (KOA – Monticello)
In Yuaca, Peru, with a chap cycling from Brazil!
In Yuaca, Peru, with a chap cycling from Brazil!
With Vusi in Wartburg, South Africa.
With Vusi in Wartburg, South Africa.
With Pedro Torres in Flamenco, Chile
With Pedro Torres in Flamenco, Chile
With Wilhem near George, South Africa.
With Wilhem near George, South Africa.
Boris Jelves Gallardo in La Junta, Chile
Boris Jelves Gallardo in La Junta, Chile
With Luis Rojas (Chile’s Gene Wilder!) in Taltal, Chile!
With Luis Rojas (Chile’s Gene Wilder!) in Taltal, Chile!
In Howick with Pia, Kech, and Raul.
In Howick with Pia, Kech, and Raul.
With Michael and Elizabeth in Vergennes, Vermont
With Michael and Elizabeth in Vergennes, Vermont
A great Zulu welcome! (Ozwathini, South Africa)
A great Zulu welcome! (Ozwathini, South Africa)
With Miguel from Italy. On our way to Lago Desierto, Argentina
With Miguel from Italy. On our way to Lago Desierto, Argentina
With Marco from Holland. Going into San Juan, Colombia.
With Marco from Holland. Going into San Juan, Colombia.
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!
Little girl playing in the sand in Nuro, Peru.
Little girl playing in the sand in Nuro, Peru.
With Vusi in Wartburg, South Africa.
With Vusi in Wartburg, South Africa.
With Lucho in Chos Malal, Argentina
With Lucho in Chos Malal, Argentina
Chincha Alta, Peru
Chincha Alta, Peru
Southern Peru, with the hotel owners!
Southern Peru, with the hotel owners!
An amazing Christian couple we met in Albertinia, South Africa.
An amazing Christian couple we met in Albertinia, South Africa.
La Roca, Colombia
La Roca, Colombia
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 Nando Padros in Llica, Bolivia
With Nando Padros in Llica, Bolivia
With Raul, Pia, and Kech in Howick, South Africa.
With Raul, Pia, and Kech in Howick, South Africa.
With Allen from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
With Allen from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
Fruit Stand Friends in Las Cumbres, Panama.
Fruit Stand Friends in Las Cumbres, Panama.
With a traveler in Uspallata, Chile. He is from Colombia!
With a traveler in Uspallata, Chile. He is from Colombia!
With Marle and Sagren (from Port Elizabeth)
With Marle and Sagren (from Port Elizabeth)
Santander, Colombia
Santander, Colombia
Candice and our friend Ryan outside of Live Oak, Florida
Candice and our friend Ryan outside of Live Oak, Florida
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!!
A friendly Chilean practicing the guitar in Coquimbo!
A friendly Chilean practicing the guitar in Coquimbo!
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).
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!
With Nando Padros in the rough countryside of Bolivia!
With Nando Padros in the rough countryside of Bolivia!
A local in Imata, Peru.
A local in Imata, Peru.
With Ryan and Gilmore at Jeffrey’s Bay.
With Ryan and Gilmore at Jeffrey’s Bay.
We met a fellow traveler here in La Llana, Colombia.
We met a fellow traveler here in La Llana, Colombia.
With Eduardo Canto between Paposo and Taltal, Chile!
With Eduardo Canto between Paposo and Taltal, Chile!
With a Officer from the Colombian Military, Santander, Colombia.
With a Officer from the Colombian Military, Santander, Colombia.
At Khomeestrif Campsite with Esther (and her husband) and Cansius (white shirt).
At Khomeestrif Campsite with Esther (and her husband) and Cansius (white shirt).
Pedaling through Quito, Ecuador.
Pedaling through Quito, Ecuador.
Us with Eric in Sebastian, FL
Us with Eric in Sebastian, FL
With fellow cyclists on our way to Popayan, Colombia
With fellow cyclists on our way to Popayan, Colombia
Candice’s buddies in Nuro, Peru.
Candice’s buddies in Nuro, Peru.
Us in La Serena, Chile
Us in La Serena, Chile
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 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.
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 Ravioli (ha!) near Villa Cerro Castillo, Chile.
With Mario Ravioli (ha!) near Villa Cerro Castillo, Chile.
With Kobus Steyn (left) and Peter (right)
With Kobus Steyn (left) and Peter (right)
A Wonderful Family in Oudtshoorn, South Africa!
A Wonderful Family in Oudtshoorn, South Africa!
In San Clemente, Peru, with the cooks!
In San Clemente, Peru, with the cooks!
With Fellow Travelers in Londres, Costa Rica
With Fellow Travelers in Londres, Costa Rica
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
With Nelson and Edison in Los Hornos, Chile
With Nelson and Edison in Los Hornos, Chile
Tim & Gang with Erek & Candice
Tim & Gang with Erek & Candice
Edison (Left) Nelson (Right) brothers in Los Hornos, Chile
Edison (Left) Nelson (Right) brothers in Los Hornos, Chile
In Chala, Peru with some friendly miners!
In Chala, Peru with some friendly miners!
Leaving El Bordo / towards La Roca, Colombia.
Leaving El Bordo / towards La Roca, Colombia.
Vusi taking my bike for a ride!
Vusi taking my bike for a ride!
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.
In Talara, Peru.
In Talara, Peru.
Debra & Harris at their lovely home in New Smyrna Beach, FL
Debra & Harris at their lovely home in New Smyrna Beach, FL
In Calafate, Argentina, with Alan and Cami (from Switzerland).
In Calafate, Argentina, with Alan and Cami (from Switzerland).
With Marc Profitlich (from Germany), on our way to Alausi, Ecuador.
With Marc Profitlich (from Germany), on our way to Alausi, Ecuador.
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.
With Omar at Cycles Aquea in La Serena, Chile.
With Omar at Cycles Aquea in La Serena, Chile.
Erek keeping it real in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Erek keeping it real in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
In Tangua, Colombia, with the owner of the hotel.
In Tangua, Colombia, with the owner of the hotel.
Candice and her Colombian friend in Cartgena!
Candice and her Colombian friend in Cartgena!
With Gill Duggan from Bushman’s River, South Africa
With Gill Duggan from Bushman’s River, South Africa
In Howick, South Africa.
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!
Ladies working in the sugarcane fields, Wartburg, South Africa.
Ladies working in the sugarcane fields, Wartburg, South Africa.
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 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)!
With Matthew Hampson in Wartburg, South Africa.
With Matthew Hampson in Wartburg, South Africa.
With Pablo Araya in Calama, Chile!
With Pablo Araya in Calama, Chile!
With the Eljuri family in the historic section of Quito, Ecuador!
With the Eljuri family in the historic section of Quito, Ecuador!
In Tangua, Ecuador.
In Tangua, Ecuador.
A cyclist we met from Tunja, Colombia
A cyclist we met from Tunja, Colombia
With Tim at Little City Cycles in Vergennes
With Tim at Little City Cycles in Vergennes
In Pisco, Peru. A worker poses for a picture!
In Pisco, Peru. A worker poses for a picture!
Some cool guys just South of Curumani, Colombia!
Some cool guys just South of Curumani, Colombia!
With Miguel in Arequipa, Peru.
With Miguel in Arequipa, Peru.
Basilias and her daughter Esther in ILave, Peru!! Love those cheeks!!
Basilias and her daughter Esther in ILave, Peru!! Love those cheeks!!
Good Old Gustavo in Norte de Santander, Colombia
Good Old Gustavo in Norte de Santander, Colombia
With a motorcyclist traveling North from Brazil.
With a motorcyclist traveling North from Brazil.
In Howik, South Africa, with Lona and Ela from Germany.
In Howik, South Africa, with Lona and Ela from Germany.
With Wiam from Pretoria.
With Wiam from Pretoria.
In Portillo, Chile, with Chilean tourists!
In Portillo, Chile, with Chilean tourists!
With tour guides: Adrien, Joshua, and Stanley at the Cango Wildlife Ranch!
With tour guides: Adrien, Joshua, and Stanley at the Cango Wildlife Ranch!
Fellow neighbors we met near Tole, Panama! They were from Atlanta, GA!
Fellow neighbors we met near Tole, Panama! They were from Atlanta, GA!
Bebo and the Kids in Malibu Beach Panama!
Bebo and the Kids in Malibu Beach Panama!
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.

 

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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