After Denver we headed over to Eugene to pick up our Bike Friday bikes and some camping bits and pieces from Backcountry Gear. Unfortunately, this meant another run through LAX airport. We thought that at least it was domestic travel and we were physically in the right time zone this time … but no better […]

‘The Husband’ has joined the creative endeavour that is this blog. Below is his inaugural post … Mere days away from departure on Cyclopolitans Trip 2.0 I managed to complete knitting my very first jumper! This had been 18 months in the making – but spurred on by the Etsy-like industry of The Wife who was frenziedly sewing […]

Get Trello – this is an indispensable app for list making and staying on track. I mentioned this app in my last post but I have put it in again here as it has been so core to our bicycle travel preparations. Start early – as regular readers will know, we started preparations over a […]

As promised, here are the apps that we have either found invaluable to planning so far or have loaded up on the phone for use while away. Trello – this is a really handy list making tool that has completely overseen our preparation and kept us on track. “Trello is a free web-based project management […]

Christmas was a very busy time for these particular cyclopolitans. Pre-Christmas was the usual frenzy of Chrissy prep, but that was nothing to the post-Christmas activity. Boxing Day kicked off the big spend … purchasing the final items on our list: The camera, The phone, and The wardrobe. The camera A couple of months ago, […]

Talking of Christmas, we ordered our Christmas presents to ourselves last week … his and her matching Kobo Auras. I think it’s really cool that you can now take a room full of books along with you without any additional weight. I remember regularly culling travel guides and novels to keep the weight limit manageable […]

The website You might have noticed that the website looks a little different this week. This is because I have moved it. I decided that I didn’t want to be bothered with techy website headaches while we are away as I will probably be pretty occupied with coming to grips with our new ‘footloose and fancy free’ […]