Viajando en bici por el mundo. Aquí vamos llegando a Barcelona a lo largo del mediterráneo en nuestro viaje épico en bicicleta (checa los videos previos) y después de pasar unos días increíbles en esta hermosa ciudad seguimos nuestro camino hacia Aqua Viva, Vila Bella, L’Estartit y después de una gran aventura, cruzando los montes pirineos llegamos a Banyuls Sur Mer en Francia.
Traveling by bike around the world. Here we are arriving in Barcelona along the Mediterranean on our epic bike trip (check the previous videos) and after spending some amazing days in this beautiful city we continue our way to Aqua Viva, Vila Bella, L’Estartit and after a great adventure, crossing the Pyrenees mountains we arrive at Banyuls Sur Mer in France.
Después de adquirir una bicicleta Tandem, es decir para dos personas, durante nuestra estancia en Edinburgo, mi pareja y yo decidimos hacer un viaje largo recorriendo una gran parte de este hermoso mundo en el que vivimos. Yo no tenía ninguna experiencia previa, pero Quinn había hecho varios viajes en California donde además fue guía de grupos a los que llevaba a dar recorridos de varios días en bicicleta. Lo primero que hicimos fue comprar cascos, guantes y unas bolsas muy útiles que se adjuntan a las ruedas de la bicicleta y a las que se les llama panniers que en francés significa cestas o canastas. Lo siguiente fue llenar estas cestas con solo lo indispensable para viajar y vivir. Aquí fue cuando aprendí lo que implicaba ser minimalista.
Dejamos las maletas con todo lo demás en casa de un amigo en Londres, y volamos con la bicicleta a Málaga en el sur de España. Ahí comenzó este recorrido que nos llevó a lo largo del Mediterráneo por 2 y medio meses hasta la Isla de Santorini en Grecia, después de varios meses de descanso y retiro de meditación, continuamos hacia la isla de Creta y de ahí a Roma, Francia y Marruecos. Un viaje que duró alrededor de un año, donde nuestro medio principale de transporte era Argos, nuestra bicicleta dorada y nuestras únicas posesiones estas cuatro bolsas y una tienda de acampar.
Les dejo un video donde pueden aprender cómo preparamos este viaje en bicicleta de larga duración, cómo lo organizamos, qué empacamos y que no. Espero que les guste. Viajando en bici por el mundo | Parte 1 |Preparativos
After acquiring a Tandem bicycle, that is, for two people, during our stay in Edinburgh, my partner and I decided to take a long trip touring a large part of this beautiful world in which we live. I didn’t have any previous experience, but Quinn had done several trips in California where he was also a guide for groups that he took on multi-day bike tours. The first thing we did was buy helmets, gloves and some very useful bags that are attached to the wheels of the bicycle and which are called panniers, which in French means baskets. The next thing was to fill these baskets with only the essentials to travel and live. This was when I learned what it meant to be a minimalist.
We left the bags with everything else at a friend’s house in London, and flew the bike to Malaga in the south of Spain. There, we began this journey that took us along the Mediterranean for 2 and a half months to the Island of Santorini in Greece, after several months of rest and meditation retreat, we continued to the island of Crete and from there to Rome, France and Morocco. A trip that lasted about a year, where our main means of transport was Argos, our golden bicycle and our only possessions these four bags and a camping tent. Here´s a video where you can learn how we prepared this long-term bike trip, how we organized it, what we packed and what not. Hope you like it.
We’ve spent the past six years traveling, studying and taking retreat in Colombia, India, Nepal, Thailand, the UK and recently, traveled by bicycle, from Málaga, Spain to the island of Santorini, Greece. Then we were destined for North Africa before we flew back to the Americas.
We both have work we can do over the internet, and travel with laptops and other things that talk to the internet. Quinn operates Strangecode, a company offering website programming and server management, and Alma is the founder of ContemplArte where she teaches meditation, yoga and contemplative art through online courses, blog and youtube channel, she also works on different projects as a contemplative artist, illustrator, architect and graphic designer click here to see her portfolio.
We are currently on our way to become certified teachers of “Cultivating Emotional Balance” and we’ll continue traveling around the world offering workshops and developing an online community of students.
We’re certainly aware we are socially advantaged compared to most of the world. We have compassion for people suffering from political oppression or lacking basic human needs and know the freedoms we enjoy really are only a dream for some. For others, freedom is obtained by choosing it: by releasing attachment to comforts, redefining your role in life, being open to others’ graciousness. History provides many examples of travelers circling the world, village by village, before the days of ATMs and travel insurance.
Some people think we must return to a normal way of life someday. Our bodies will become old and broken eventually, regardless of our way of life. It would be foolish not to benefit from society’s support networks, and invest in finding pleasant places to wind down. This leaves many options beyond the quotidian: a monastery in Nepal, communal farm in Thailand, a little fisherman’s hut on a Greek isle. Why be normal?
We like to motivate people to consider a life lived freely, to go and do and be and feel as one chooses. What would it take to succeed in this? Many presume living a materialistic lifestyle will provide the ultimate basis for freedom. Certainly there are many levels which support a flourishing existence, each an area for growth and development. If you would like to learn more about living lucidly, with freedom and more time for your dreams and your loved ones, please subscribe to our newsletter and youtube channel.
Two atoms of Al grasping to each other with theoretical forces as the vacuum of energy between them lengthens. Once their gap expands to a certain distance their relationship changes, and the possibility for new relationships opens. A stray molecule of NaCl winks shyly as he passes. Bond. The failed Al relationship causes a schism in the community; neighboring Al families likewise begin to unwed, first a few, then thousands, billions. A threshold is reached and the microcosm instantly becomes macroscopic, and a sound emits into the calm morning air.
The 18-year-old Edco hubs of our Argos tandem spontaneously disintegrated with help—it has been suggested—from the salt air. These failings could have occurred at any point during our 3000km journey, but mysteriously failed post-trip, while the bike was resting. Are aged hubs and salt air suspect enough—or should we think ghosts?
We have new hubs and are in search of a wheel builder in the Greek arcipelago.
Update: Everything was fixed. We are very happy and ready for our next trip.