Sunday, July 20, 2008
Two very unusual bikes
We've seen quite a few bikes on this trip. But unfortunately most of them have sped past us at 100 km/h, attached to a car or caravan. It seems that biking is something that people like to do in the evenings after they've found a nice spot to park the car.
But today we met a couple of bikes that actually had people on them, and not just tourists like ourselves! Alexandra and William are on an amazing eleven-year journey with their bikes, a tent and a guitar. They sing and play at hospitals, retirement homes, schools etc. and have covered about 40 000 km by now.
You can check out their website at:
This must be one of the coolest aspects of slow travel: meeting people you'd never ever bump into in your ordinary safe life. My brain's still trying to digest the thought of eleven years on a bike. (Their saddles did look much more comfortable than ours...)
Good luck! At least today you had the tail wind! :)
Posted by Kaisa & Christoffer Leka at 2:02 PM