Morten On Tour: Cycle Across America Part IIII

Since we last caught-up with Morten, he’s cycled through Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and the State of New York, and he’s fast approaching the end of his Fast Ride America adventure. But he’s not quite there yet!

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During the past 9 days, he’s experienced changeable weather conditions, blustery headwinds, and more than a few over-friendly dogs, but he and his team mates remain in good spirits as they continue making their way east to their final destination Massachusetts.

Yesterday, Morten and a fellow rider decided to add another 65km to their journey with a detour to Canada to see Niagara Falls, where he managed to take the magnificent photos below. Here’s his Strava stats since we last caught up:

Day 20: Quincy IL – Springfield IL

Distance: 170.65km

Elevation: 794m

Moving Time: 5:36:50

Day 21: Springfield IL – Rest Day

Distance: 34.20km

Elevation: 160m

Moving Time: 1:34:02

Day 22: Springfield IL – Tuscola IL

Distance: 125.69km

Elevation: 387m

Moving Time: 3:48:20

Day 23: Tuscola IL – Lebanon IN

Distance: 192.56km

Elevation: 659m

Moving Time: 6:25:56

Day 24: Lebanon IN – Richmond IN

Distance: 179.18km

Elevation: 720m

Moving Time: 7:44:55

Day 25: Richmond IN – Marysville OH

Distance: 168.52km

Elevation: 781m

Moving Time: 5:49:18

Day 26: Marysville OH – Wooster OH

Distance: 165.63km

Elevation: 1,519m

Moving Time: 5:32:35

Day 27: Wooster OH – Warren OH

Distance: 153.70km

Elevation: 1,096m

Moving Time: 5:56:19

Day 28: Warren OH – Dunkirk NY – 3 State Day with Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York!

Distance: 222.75km

Elevation: 942m

Moving Time: 7:14:04

Day 29: Dunkirk NY – Batavia NY – Via Niagara Falls

Distance: 197.42km

Elevation: 804m

Moving Time: 7:27:01

Day 30: Batavia NY – Liverpool NY

Distance: 199.06km

Elevation: 1,466m

Moving Time: 7:00:18

Here are a few words from the man himself:

26th May 2019: Day 28 done now. Did 222km today, left Ohio in the morning, had lunch in Pennsylvania, and finished the day in the state of New York. Last 3-days have been great. Ohio is great for biking and weather has been nice with 20 – 25 degrees and less wind. Only 5 days to go now. Tomorrow I will take a detour, adding 65km to the route to visit Canada and Niagara Falls. It’s so close, I cannot miss this opportunity!

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With just three days to go, we cannot wait to see Morten cross the finish line after what we’re sure has been a cycling holiday of a lifetime! Check back soon to find out how the last 3-days went!  Good luck Morten and cycle safe!

 

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Road Cycling Holidays Patagonia: Off the Beaten Track and into Nature

Patagonia remains a Bucket List destination for many, and rightly so. It is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, and while most cycling activities have been strictly limited to off road Mountain Bike Trails in the past, the road networks in Chile are improving by the day, so much so, that Road Cycling Holidays in Patagonia are now possible.

Shared by Argentina and Chile, Patagonia is the perfect place for a multi-destination holiday, but due to the sheer size of it, and the logistics involved in combining the two, most organised cycling tours stick to one country or the other. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. After cycling to your heart’s content, you can extend your stay with a trip to Ushuaia, the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier, or even go hiking in Torres del Paine National Park.

Flying between Argentina and Chile is very easy and providing you don’t have to ship your bike between destinations, it’s very affordable too. Most recommended cycling companies in Patagonia will give you the option to rent a good quality road bike for the duration of your cycling holiday, which definitely makes travelling easier if you plan to move around.

Budget wise, Chile is the most economical option for a cycling holiday at the moment, and with endless National Parks, rainforests, fjords, and snow-capped mountains to keep you entertained, there really is something for everyone. Cycling around Chile’s Lake District remains a popular choice, as does cycling the Carretera Austral, and there are more than a few knee-trembling volcanoes and mountain passes to climb – perfect for those who are looking for a challenge!

Available from October to March each year, Patagonia Cycling Holidays are perfect for those who are looking to combine great cycling with stunning landscapes, great food, and exceptional Chilean wines. It really is a destination quiet unlike any other, and one of just a few places in the world where you can really bicycle beyond…