The climbs will make you scream but the scenes are incredible!
A little selection of views around Kygrystan, you've got to visit this place and make sure you do it by bicycle, it's by far the best way to travel!
414109:06 AM Oct 14, 2018
Chilling at over 4000m, holding back the floods of tears as I leave Tajikistan.
My favourite country so far, absolutely love this place, both the mountains and the people.
I say I'll go back to loads of places, but this is one place I'll definitely come back to.
I'm now in Kyrgyzstan and it is getting coldddd.
See you later Tajikistan!
I'm starting to really like Thailand. First I tought it is way too touristy but there are also areas with super friendly people, barely any tourists and stunning landscapes.
221621 hours ago
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This isn’t what we planned on sharing today, and it’s crazy late now, but if you guys have been hanging out with us for a while hopefully you know we like to keep it real around these little squares.⠀
Today was amazing and really hard. ⠀
We started our day with one of the most beautiful days on the mountain. We had an awesome work meeting about some projects we’re really excited about. And it was a warm sunny day, so we figured it was the perfect time to finally install our new converter and fix our fridge issues once and for all...⠀
Until it didn’t work. ⠀
Even with a new converter the fridge and lights didn’t turn on. And while we were working on it, our one valve decided it was bored of staying closed and opened up niagra falls with our grey tank. We have inches of water frozen under our skirted RV, and we spent the rest of the afternoon thawing and dumping a frozen black tank (we’ll spare you the details 🤢)⠀
And I’m not gonna lie, I cried. We started the day saying THESE are the days we love living here in an RV. And by 6 pm I was overwhelmed and at my limit, praying for peace and answers. ⠀
RV life isn’t all rainbows and butterflies. There are some really hard days - especially with winter RVing. But as crazy as I may sound saying this after what we just shared... it’s still worth it. ⠀
RV life is what brought us to Breck. RV life is what led us to our church community here. RV life is what stirred our hearts for stepping out more in our faith. RV life is what allowed us to lead our first bible study tonight - to spend time gathering and worshiping and praising God, even in the midst of everything feeling like it’s going wrong in the RV. ⠀
And so tonight we’re choosing to rest in the knowledge that along with these temporary difficulties, RV life has brought us some pretty incredible blessings 💛
When racing, and sometimes during training, too, I’m often surrounded by a bunch of amazingly talented photographers who generously let me use their pictures. So far this has been great, because it has helped me to share my cycling life while giving me the freedom to concentrate on my performance on the bike.
However, over time, I’ve become insecure about sharing the photographs I took myself because I felt they couldn’t compete with the professional ones, and didn’t fit in with the rest of my profile. My personal photographs have more of a documentary character, and are probably not the typical “look at me“ Insta material, but I feel that you might enjoy them, too. They will show you more individual parts of my journeys and enable you to see this from my perspective.
I will start with a selection of my Transcontinental Race pics today and I invite you to share this beautiful view we had during climbing the most unpleasant gravel parcours of the whole race: CP4 in Bjelaśnica, Sarajewo.
Big thanks to my friend @tm_kaiser who helped me editing them 🙏
Massacre of nature at the border between Laos and China. The jungle seems to bleed when the army of excavators dig in the red soil.
It is a special economic area where Chinese investment are massive, mostly for building casinos and big hotels for Chinese tourists which are illegal in China. Not the nicest place of Laos, with trucks, damaged roads and dust everywhere.
Sometimes all of the crazy work travel sorts itself out so perfectly, and you and your husband find yourself overlapping in another state for just one night. ❤️Goodnight, Phoenix. You’re always so good to me.
Aside from the story updates, we haven’t shared a ton of our RV renovation on here. Truth be told, we were working on our renovation up to the last night before we left to drive out to Breck! 😬 ⠀
Once we got out here and things started breaking, the renovation took a back seat. The paint touch ups, the finishing decor touches, the bathrooms and desk area.. it’s all still a bit under construction 🛠⠀
And while it may not be “perfect”, we really do love our little home on wheels. It’s crazy to look back at some of the Before photos to see how far it’s come. And while it may not be totally “done” in our eyes, the transformation is still pretty amazing! ⠀
This daybed nook went from a dark space with a yucky old couch to one of our favorite spots in the RV 😍 (that is, if we can Russ to stop hogging all of the pillows...)
177292 days ago
🇱🇦 20TH COUNTRY LAOS 🇱🇦 - 89 days of cycling through China and I'm finally in Laos! I haven't been too active on social media as my phone died. It did well to make it this far as I put it through hell. Can't believe I've actually cycled this far haha, I'M IN SOUTH EAST ASIA BITCH. It's been a warm 24 degrees since we arrived, not bad for January. What's the plan now then? I'm headed for the capital of Laos, Vientiane. From there I'll ride east until I hit the Vietnamese coast. Then down to Ho Chi Minh. I'll be taking it easy as I ride down the coast of Vietnam, I'm sure I'll find the time to relax on a beach somewhere too.
I’m cycling in support of CALM (Campaign, Against, Living, Miserably), please check out my website to support the cause www.wisemanstour.com
I can’t go anywhere...
It happens all the time, probably because no one forgets the armless guy they meet. For example, I was in Fayetteville, NC this weekend to preach and the pastor took me to a hockey game Saturday night. During which, a man comes up to me because he was our neighbor for a week this summer on our family vacation at Topsail Island! 🤯
Or the next morning when I am leaving my hotel room and at the same time, the people in the room next to me exit their room and they are church members of MY church back in Huntersville. They were in town for their daughter’s cheer competition. Small world.
You never know who you will meet. And for me, that is especially true! This is part of a new series I’m starting today- #storiesfromtheroad - I’ll share each Monday a glimpse behind the scenes of my life on the road. The good, the bad, the funny.
(📷 cred: @theedgeoftaylor )
12233 days ago
Some women fear the fire, some women simply become it..
The next day we rolled out for the Danakil Depression tour ✌🏻 Ethiopia has nine regions, each with its own language and culture. I was in Tigray, the northernmost region, to explore the rock churches. Now, we headed into the Afar region, where 99% of the people are Muslim and some of the most interesting and unique landscapes can be found. One of the biggest differences in crossing the informal but manned border was that you were just as, if not more than, likely to see camels as pack animals (or wild!) as donkeys. All the buildings in every village we passed were painted in the brightest colors. We were a caravan of 5 cars, and it felt truly like an expedition, driving through the country in a loose line. #storiesfromtheroad#afar#ethiopia#history#facts#color#expedition#tour#donkeys#camels
Morning after a raging storm through the night.
I'm enjoying setting up my tent under these little huts in the rice fields, usually no one around and in this case in some real nice surroundings.
Even more thankful in this case because of the rain. However, I did wake up with a few puddles in the tent due to the holes in the roof.
Vang Vieng is a terrible place.
Hey, I'm @cortmuller and I had the pleasure of taking one of ROAMERICA’s Sportsmobiles out for a spin after submitting to their #storiesfromtheroad contest last year. I've always wanted to explore in a Sportsmobile and kinda thrive traveling, so to say I was excited to hear I'd won a trip is an understatement! Check back with us this week for a peek at just a few of the many places I explored and some of my favorite sights along the way." Day 1! The folks at ROAMERICA scooped me up after an easy flight to #PDX and before I knew it, I was northbound in one of the sweetest vans I've had the opportunity to roll in. Fully stocked with all the luxuries of home on the road, first stop was the #legendarybankedslalom@mtbakerskiarea, just a few hours north. Baker is always a treat, but the Banked Slalom is one of the greatest events in snowboarding!
After a healthy couple of days playing in the snow, it was time to journey down the hill through Glacier and on to Bellingham for a quick rip around some of my favorite mountainbike trails with @jjbham and @blaine_russian . . . plenty of room in the van for all the toys!
Who would get the invite if you were touring the PNW in a #Sportsmobile?
Words & Photos: @cortmuller
410114:13 PM Jan 10, 2019
I'm super excited to explore some islands in the next few days - waiting for the night ferry🏝
You might think that I relax all the tim but check out my story to see what it takes to get to those nice places.
245710:59 AM Jan 10, 2019
The road conditions in Thailand are extremely good and there are even bike lanes. I didn't think that I would miss muddy and bumpy road like this one, but I do! It's a bigger adventure.