Stewart/Hyder

On our way down the Cassiar Highway, we took the scenic side trip to Stewart and Hyder, passing myriad waterfalls and glaciers all the way to the coast. Stewart is a friendly little town, blink and you’ll miss the few quirky shops and cafes in the centre of town, we stopped in at the toaster…

The art of bicycle maintenance

We are often asked if we have cycled the whole way on the same bikes. We usually just say ‘yes’, but after all our recent bicycle maintenance, we thought it might be interesting to work out how much of our bikes are original components, and how much we’ve replaced along the way: One day we…

Bulging tyres and cranky drivetrains

On our way down the Alaska Highway, Jules’ tyre began bulging slightly along the sidewall. Hopeful that it would last out for a couple of weeks, we thought we’d save ourselves some money and order replacements on chainreaction. While we were at it we also ordered replacement chains. As we cycled on, the tyre bulges…

King’s Throne

If you have 24 hours to spare in Haines Junction, this is a great hike just 30km or so down the (beautifully smooth – American paved) road towards Haines. We decided at 5pm after lazing around at the Village Bakery all afternoon that we would quite like a day off the bikes, so blasted down…

Top of the World vs AlCan?

As we headed East along the AlCan, yet again we had a decision to make, whether to go the longer, much hillier, wilder route over the Top of the World Highway, or continue along the AlCan towards Whitehorse. After far too long deliberating we decided to flip a coin, heads TotW, tails Alcan. Well, heads…