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Category: Deep Thoughts

The places I have actually peed

At this point we’ve been on the road for nine months.  Try to explain to people that you’re cycling from Alaska to Argentina and you’re generally probed with various articulations of the same interrogatory prattle. “How do you pay for it?” “Why?” “Isn’t Argentina in Africa?” “Can’t you just fly?” And my personal favorite: “You Read More

Oaxaca: Where hipsters rule Mexico

Hey there, are you reading this in your email?  If so, you might be missing some extra content such as photos and videos.  For the best experience you should hop onto the website. 3/6/19 – 3/10/19 By the time we rolled into Oaxaca I felt like I had a knife in my gut.  We were Read More

Tetela del Volcan to Atlixco: Ultralight travel diapers

Hey there, are you reading this in your email?  If so, you might be missing some extra content such as photos and videos.  For the best experience you should hop onto the website. 2/28/19 A mild August day in Southern Utah is about one hundred and five degrees.  Generally if you want to do something Read More

Legal Advice

Hey there, are you reading this in your email?  If so, you might be missing some extra content such as photos and videos.  For the best experience you should hop onto the website. 2/25/19 – 2/27/19 We’re sitting on a rooftop in Tepotzlán.  The man in front of us, Yoy, is standing silhouetted by the Read More

Mexico City Part 3: The Gauntlet

Hey there, are you reading this in your email?  If so, you might be missing some extra content such as photos and videos.  For the best experience you should hop onto the website. There exists a limitless amount of inquiry one can engage in with regard to equipment before setting out to cycle to the Read More

Mexico City Part 1: Getting Stabbed for the first time

Hey there, are you reading this in your email?  If so, you might be missing some extra content such as photos and videos.  For the best experience you should hop onto the website. 12/14/19 You never forget the first time you get stabbed.  I was in my early twenties.  The events leading up to it Read More

(Sombrerete to Zacatecas)

*Authors note:  It has been brought to my attention that sometimes I make sweeping generalizations about large swaths of people and that this is often considered offensive.  This is going to be one of those posts.  I would like to point out that I make a conscious effort to indiscriminately insult people.  If you were Read More

La Paz to Todos Los Santos

12/18 – 12/23 “What is time?” “I don’t know Alex.” “Well it ends when you die.” “That’s great.” “Have you thought much about it? About time?” “Honestly Alex, it’s a bit early for metaphysics, don’t you think?” Stay in a few hostels in Latin America, and you will meet a guy like Alex. Always smoking, Read More

Sinaloa

12/11 – 12/16 Everyone tells you to stay out of Sinoloa. Supposedly, it is one of the major cartel havens. For various reasons we found ourselves in Mazatlan, the largest city in the state. There, on Saturday morning, I sat with a cold blade held up against my throat. The man in front of me Read More

Ya lo chupo el diablo

12/5 – 12/10 “A jijue…..” “A jijue……” “No.  Is more in your throat.  Ah jijue.” “Ah jijue.”  It sounded like I was coercing phlegm. “Ahhh mui bien, now try it all.  A jijue su chigada madre.” “A jijue su chigada madre.” “Mui bien, now you know Hermosillo slang.” “What does it mean?” “It’s kind of Read More

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