encounters-2500At the start of this trip, we decided that we’d stop, chat to and photograph every touring cyclist we met, and that we’d write a little here about them, their bikes and their various routes through the Americas. A daft notion, perhaps, but we thought it would be an interesting project. Touring cyclists are a disparate bunch, independent minded and not always terribly clubbable. However, there’s a fellowship and community peculiar to those of us who travel long distances on two wheels, and this is our modest attempt to reflect it.

We started writing about our fellow riders on our blog. But when the trickle of riders we met on the road became an avalanche on Ruta 40 in Argentina, we moved all the profiles to this corner of the website. Each time we met a rider, we wrote about them here, with the most recent encounters posted at the top of each page.

 


 

USA 9
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Jason, Brian & Hagen (USA) | Bob & Shawn (USA) | Flynn (USA) | Bethany & Steve (USA) | Tori (UK)

Mexico 19
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Syo (Japan) | Benoît, again (Canada) | Moisés (Mexico) | Tyler (USA) | Andy & Rob (UK) | Álvaro, Mario, Óscar, Roberto & Sebastián (Mexico) | Alex (USA) & Tom (Germany/USA) | Dave & Sarah (UK) | Benoît (Canada) | Alejandro & Sandra (Spain/Canada) | H (USA) & Leroy (France)

Guatemala 1
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Lorenzo (Spain)

Honduras 1
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Brett (UK)

Panama 4
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Cédric (Canada) | Felix (Germany) | Rei (Japan) | Justin (UK/Spain/Mexico)

Colombia 3
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Fiona (UK) | Sam (USA) | Álvaro (Spain)

Ecuador 1
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Gavin (Ireland)

Peru 25
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León (Colombia) | Luciano & Sol (Argentina) | Dominik & Peter (Germany) | Victor (Spain) | Ian & Kate (UK) | Marcel (France) | Juerg & Sabina (Switzerland/New Zealand) | Edwin (Netherlands) | Nathan (UK) | Alex (Austria) | Cherry (UK) & Johanne (Belgium) | Jukka (Finland) | Gaëtan (France) & Sara (Spain) | Nathan (France) | Danja (USA) | Dan & Eva (UK) | Jorge (Colombia) | Jun (Japan)

Bolivia 3
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Angèle (France/Canada) | Rob & Amy (Canada)

Chile 3
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Helge (Germany) | Roman (USA) | Naoto (Japan/USA)

Argentina 29
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Clément, Thomas & Alexandre (France) | Isabel & Florencia (Argentina) | Horacio (Argentina) | Chichichi (Argentina) | Omar & Trish (Australia) | Sebastián (Argentina) | Sandrine & Didier (France) | Juan (Argentina) | Anon & Anon (France) | Eric & Al (Canada) | Joaquín (Argentina) | Alfonso (Chile) | Monika & Robi (Switzerland), with Winnie (Germany) | Anthony (France) | Michael (USA) | Simon (Germany) | Răzvan & Cristi (Romania) | Tommy & Joris (France)

Brazil 2
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Christoph & Sonja (Switzerland)

Uruguay, Paraguay, Costa Rica, Nicaragua & El Salvador 0
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