If you’re interested in finding out what it takes to make the dream of a round the world bicycle tour reality, Two Wheeled Wanderers is the site for you. Canadians Karen and Michael haven’t hit the road yet, but they’re busy documenting all their tour preparations.
The Two Wheeled Wanderers are a ‘husband and wife team with a passion for life, a will to travel, a will to learn and a will to experience this wonderful earth.’ They have put together a beautiful site which highlights photography from previous trips.
Although the trip has yet to get underway, there’s already a lot of helpful information. Karen and Michael are real outdoors people and know gear and bikes inside out. Their Gear Page is particularly informative and will be of special interest to cyclists interested in building their own touring bikes.
I think Karen sums up the spirit of the Two Wheeled Wanderers best when she says:
Both of us were working full time jobs, had great careers but found ourselves unsatisfied with our lifestyle, with the rat race, the consumerism of western life, the ‘Alberta’ mentality. Both of us were at a breaking point and wanted out.
My husband and I have always talked about exploring the world– that we have so much to see and do before we even consider having a family. We both have good jobs, but something seems missing. In recent years we have traveled here and there, but really only for a maximum of three weeks in each place. We haven’t been able to really experience a place since we had the time to travel when we wee in university.
So the question begs, how can we travel where we won’t feel like tourists, where we can take our time, experience the local food and culture and travel sustainably? The answer hit us right away, bike touring. The idea festered in both our minds for a couple weeks, but with not a lot of debate we decided. Yup, this is the answer.. so now where do we start?
Now’s the time to get in on the ground floor and tag along on the adventure of a lifetime. Have a look at the Two Wheeled Wanderers.