Riding down Bolivia's famed "Ruta de la Muerta " aka the "Death road" has a tick box beside it on most lists of those visiting Bolivia. So much so that well over a hundred of tourist rides down the road on mountain bikes on the daily.
Adventurer, Ultimate Frisbee enthusiast and beard lover. Born and raised in Calgary, Canada, Phil lived in Vancouver for eight years where he worked as an Emergency Room nurse. Phil is currently travelling by motorcycle with his sister Jayne from the top of Alaska down to the bottom of South America. Phil has been riding motorcycles since he was 16 years old. He departed on this latest adventure on the 25th July, 2012. Read all about it at www.ultimateride.ca
I rode a turtle... and met lots of crabs.
01/10/2014 03:28 EST
There was much debate about which way to go leaving the Amazon. Completing the loop and returning to Quito via some hot springs was the initial plan.
01/06/2014 05:45 EST
The hunt to catch up with Jayne continues, but not before we encounter wheelies, thefts, many escorts and of course the most amazing swingset in the world.
01/03/2014 03:26 EST
Sometimes part of spending time together, is spending time apart. After 14 months together, it appeared time to part ways. I wanted to head to Bogota to visit friends of my buddy Pacho and play some ultimate, and Jayne did not. Bogota is known to be cold, and Jayne wasn't interested.
01/02/2014 05:27 EST
First off, thank you to all for the well wishes and kind messages we have received since my crash. I am out of hospital and healing in Pisaq, Peru.
12/09/2013 05:08 EST
Hindsight hurts. But sometimes it would really be nice to have some hindsight beforehand.
11/26/2013 01:41 EST
Scenery changes, people come and go, things break or wear out, the language switches from time to time... but there has been one constant this trip: my front tire. My Kenda K761, has lasted me through the good times, the bad, and over 42,000 kilometres.
11/12/2013 12:40 EST
Crossing the Darien gap was a pleasure. Sure getting to this point was a touch stressful at times, but the actual voyage was a delight. Getting the bikes OFF the boat, however, was another story.
11/07/2013 04:36 EST
Crossing the Darien Gap isn't easy. There's no road, (I double checked) so you can't ride, thus the options are to fly or to sail. Flying costs about 700$ per bike, plus whatever it costs for you. There are many sailboats that take bikes, but they cost over 1000$. Each. To travel about 200 nautical miles.
10/24/2013 03:51 EDT
The Pan American Highway stretches from the north of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina... almost. The road network ends twice, once in Panama at the notorious Darien jungle (aka Darien Gap), then once more at the true end in Ushuaia, Argentina. I really wanted to ride to the "first" end of the road.
10/04/2013 06:10 EDT
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