Week 145. >+40°C

“It will be much colder day tomorrow! Only +34°C!”. I challenge ya’ll to tell me the last time you used this sentence, because it was a first for us. Back in Argentina, we used to call +30°C “okay weather” and +35°C “too hot to cycle weather”. Due to our marathon of illnesses in Northern Mexico we missed our chance to cross the desert before summer begins. And now we’re here and summer is here and it’s hot. Believe me, +45°C measured in the shade is hot, especially once you realize that there is no shade in the desert! We adjusted our daily schedule in order to survive these temperatures, but it’s still not easy. Good news: we’re almost done with the hot region! Bad news: the region we’re cycling into currently has record breaking high temperatures and wild fires and stuff…

Quiz: Tulkus Texan Name

Quiz Friday! Here is Sven showing off our new business cards. They are a helpful tool in communication: turns out our names are still very exotic. In Latin America we were known as Quira, Esben and Turco. Here in Texas Kira became Cara, Sven became Sam and Tulku… Question: How people call Tulku in Texas?
A: Turco
B: Twinkle
C: Twocup
The winner will get a personal kilometer as well as a place in our Hall of Fame (http://on.fb.me/1JAdFTC). The quiz ends on Monday (00:00 GMT). The winner will be announced on Tuesday(ish). The winner will be drawn at random from all the correct entries.

Week 144: Don’t Mess with Texans

Week 144. Don’t mess with Texas! Texan people are the friendliest and most helpful people that we ever met anywhere. At the same time, they’re the craziest (and dangerous!) people that we have ever met. This week was yet another roller-coaster week. The road was rolling up and down and adventures led us from feeling on top of the world at one moment to falling down the cliff at another. From guns to rainbows, this week had it all! The desert is not for the lighthearted, they say. Distances between town are long and the summer heat is strong. And while the wild west is now a distant past, it’s legends here are still alive. We also may have left our imprint on history by accidentally starting some legends of our own.

Week 144. Don’t mess with Texas!

Texan people are the friendliest and most helpful people that we ever met anywhere. At the same time, they’re the craziest (and dangerous!) people that we have ever met. This week was yet another roller-coaster week. The road was rolling up and down and adventures led us from feeling on top of the world at one moment to falling down the cliff at another. From guns to rainbows, this week had it all! The desert is not for the lighthearted, they say. Distances between town are long and the summer heat is strong. And while the wild west is now a distant past, it’s legends here are still alive. We also may have left our imprint on history by accidentally starting some legends of our own.

Quiz: Seminole Canyon State Park

Quiz Friday! Here is our selfie from Seminole Canyons State Park in Texas. We’re not the only ones who had the urge to leave some traces for memory in this park. Question: besides the nature, what is this park famous for?
A petroglyphs made on the rocks 7000 years ago
B petroglyphs made on the rocks 700 years ago
C graffiti made on the rocks 70 years ago
The winner will get a personal kilometer as well as a place in our Hall of Fame (http://on.fb.me/1JAdFTC). The quiz ends on Monday (00:00 GMT). The winner will be announced on Tuesday(ish). The winner will be drawn at random from all the correct entries.

Week 143: Cycling Texas

Week 143. Cycling Texas. This week started slowly: we were waiting for the rain and floods to stop. In the meantime, we were getting stuff done. More precisely we were trying to get stuff done and failing miserably, as usual. Once the thunderstorms were finally over, we dusted our bikes and hit the road. This week’s agenda: one National Park and one State Park. Oh, and Mexico too, to finish fixing Kira’s tooth.