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

 

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

 

Media Clips
Show Me the Way Home

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

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Chirapaq (with phonetic lyrics)

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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Six Secrets to Success – Arnold