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Tough Miles Blog 23: Argentina & Chile

Tough Miles Blog 23: Argentina & Chile

  Jon here: The final stint, with only 21 days till Christmas. By this stage we had ridden through 24 countries, covering over 25,000 miles. The question remains…..did we make it to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the...
Tough Miles Blog 22: Bolivia

Tough Miles Blog 22: Bolivia

Pete here. Despite slightly tainted from 6 years of absence, the memories of my first exposure to Bolivia’s carnage were still as potent as it’s locally distilled rum. I left the first time feeling like, well, like nothing really works all that well. We’d spent more...
Tough Miles Blog 21: Ecuador & Peru

Tough Miles Blog 21: Ecuador & Peru

  Jon here: Day 216, Friday 23rd November, it felt great to be back on the road. After the miraculous repair job performed by Meastro and his boys in Pasto, Tough Miles set sail towards Ecuador. Petes bike had undergone some serious surgery, so we proceeded with...
Tough Miles Blog 20: Colombia

Tough Miles Blog 20: Colombia

Pete here: With every new city comes a new objective. Bogotá, Colombia’s capital brought two. The first of which was to regain possession of our bikes from Colombian customs. The second, remain focused and do not get trapped in Colombia’s outstanding party scene....
Tough Miles Blog 17: Mainland Mexico

Tough Miles Blog 17: Mainland Mexico

Jon here: For our route through Mainland Mexico we decided to head inland from Mazatlan, stopping at San Blas, Guanajuato, Teotihuacan, Minatitlan and finally San Cristobal. The 250km ride down the coast from Mazatlan to San Blas should have been a straight forward...
Tough Miles Blog 15: San Fran to San Diego

Tough Miles Blog 15: San Fran to San Diego

  Pete here: After leaving San Fran, Los Angeles was the next major stop but not before a nights camp in Big Sur. We’d heard rumors of there being some decent off road tracks around this region so we spoke to everybody we could trying to plan the best route for...
Whistler to Seattle

Whistler to Seattle

Pete here: Returning to a place for the second time on the same trip is the closest we get to the feeling of returning home. With the exceptional hospitality on offer at Jo’s place in Whistler, this experience was not going to be an exception to the rule. Our last...
The Anatoly Experience

The Anatoly Experience

Jon here: Anatoly is an ex Russian speedway champion living in Novosibirsk, Western Siberia. At the age of 20 he had a severe accident and broke his back, leaving him in a coma for over 6 months. Whilst in hospital his friends gave him some radio equipment to follow...