Altitude: The VeloTramp in Gansu

The ride out of Lanzhou was a silky smooth transition of leg over leg as I pushed my way up the gradual but insistent incline. I felt strong as I pushed my heavy laden bike up the narrow byway to… Read More

Cycling Vietnam: The Last Days

Vietnam Cycling

Cycling as an activity can be filled with emotions. From the first push of the pedal to the last on any given day on the bike there can be any number of emotions that run through me, around me, and… Read More

Riding the Ho Chi Minh Trail

Ho Chi Minh Trail

The ride from Da Nang to Khe Sanh had been an incredibly satisfying journey, but the most anticipated part of my tour was still to come: The Ho Chi Minh Trail. My plan for the Trail would cover three days… Read More

Vietnam: The Road to Khe Sanh

The road to Khe Sanh

Sometimes when I travel I go out of my way to visit places that some would say have a limited tourist appeal. My visit to Khe Sanh during my recent Vietnam cycle trip was just such a stop. If you… Read More

Tet Festival: Celebrating the New Year in Vietnam

Tet Festival

On January 30, 1968, just a little more than three weeks after my birth, large numbers of Viet-Cong soldiers, South Vietnamese loyal to the North, with well placed support form the North Vietnamese Regular Army, orchestrated a sweeping series of… Read More

1 Day in Hue: A Motorbike Tour Story

After the first day of my bike tour, I found myself 110 kilometers down the highway from Da Nang in Vietnam’s old imperial capital city of Hue. Hue is a lovely city situated about 15 kilometers inland from the South… Read More

I Went for a Ride on a Sunny Afternoon

It was a pleasant 14 degrees and sunny when I headed out for a ride this afternoon. It was precisely for this kind of winter weather that I was drawn to live here in southern China. In recent years I… Read More