How I FAILED at the Everesting Cycling Challenge

For most people, attempting the Everesting Cycling Challenge will be the hardest ride they have ever done. I was no different. I attempted an "Everesting" for the first time in 2017 and failed miserably. I attempted one again later that same year, but failed again. This is the story of my first TWO unsuccessful Everesting … Continue reading How I FAILED at the Everesting Cycling Challenge

Bikepacking Bags VS Panniers: WHAT TO BUY and WHY?

The most important part of your bicycle touring equipment is your bicycle touring bags! After all, what good is the rest of your bicycle touring gear if you have no place to put it in? When choosing your bicycle touring bags, you will have to decide between bikepacking bags and panniers. Bikepacking bags vs panniers … Continue reading Bikepacking Bags VS Panniers: WHAT TO BUY and WHY?

Cherry Tomato Pasta Recipe

You should be able to guess by now that my favorite staple dishes involve rice, potatoes or PASTA! Here is another delicious high carb low fat vegan pasta dish. It only has 5 ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to prepare! It is perfect for when you are too busy to cook a fancy … Continue reading Cherry Tomato Pasta Recipe

Why I stopped making New Year’s Resolutions

It is the 2nd of January. If you are like most people, you are still following your New Year's Resolutions to a T. I hate New Year's Resolutions. I think it was 5 years ago when I officially decided to stop making any new New Year’s Resolutions. I used to write them down religiously, until … Continue reading Why I stopped making New Year’s Resolutions

How to take a bicycle on a bus in Europe

Traveling by bicycle is an incredible way to see the world, but sometimes it is just too slow! There might come a time when you need to get to where you want to go faster than what you can pedal. That is when a bus trip can come in handy. I took my bicycle on … Continue reading How to take a bicycle on a bus in Europe

Looking back at 2020 and what lies ahead

2020 was a turbulent year for all of us, myself included. There were a lot of ups and downs. Unfortunately, there were more downs than ups, but it did have its moments. A highlight for me this year was getting to do my first stage race with the Elite category at the Tour of Good … Continue reading Looking back at 2020 and what lies ahead

Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

I can not think of an easier breakfast than this banana peanut butter smoothie recipe! This is just proof that a healthy breakfast with a sufficient amount of calories, does not have to be difficult to prepare. This bananas and dates in this smoothie recipe is loaded with the carbohydrates you need to completely your … Continue reading Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

Gravel cycling from Plettenberg Bay to Knysna and back

I continue to be blown away by the incredible variety of gravel cycling routes in Plettenberg Bay. I am taking full advantage of the riding here before I need to return home. On Sunday I did a 137km ride from Plettenberg Bay to Knysna. The ride starts out on the same road as the gravel … Continue reading Gravel cycling from Plettenberg Bay to Knysna and back

18 Bicycle Touring MUST HAVE Items for Bikepacking

If you are reading this it probably means you are thinking about conducting your next bicycle tour. It might even be that you are planning your first ever bicycle tour! If that is the case, let me start by saying congratulations! Bicycle Touring is incredible. Wherever you may be heading, whether that be around the … Continue reading 18 Bicycle Touring MUST HAVE Items for Bikepacking