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Branding day at a ranch in Oregon

Branding day at a ranch in Oregon

“What are you guys doing out here in this heat? I saw you two in Burns a few days ago. I was the woman who sent you in the wrong direction when you asked for the post office,” Mary said, while her husband Wes looked on anxiously at Butch, who was huddled...
Nr.99 – Walk Across America * Fundraiser * Sea to Sea for Trees  * a dog * beach house

Nr.99 – Walk Across America * Fundraiser * Sea to Sea for Trees * a dog * beach house

New ideas from the beach house I’ve been in my tiny beach house down on the Baja California in Mexico for almost four months now. I never thought I would last this long here; after all, staying in one place for four months is half an eternity. But I have to say,...
No.97 USA Canoe Adventure – Northern Forest Canoe Trail

No.97 USA Canoe Adventure – Northern Forest Canoe Trail

    The Northern Forest Canoe Trail starts in Old Forge, New York State, connecting lakes, rivers, and streams for eleven hundred and ninety kilometers, finally ending at Fort Kent, Main. A signposted old waterway with wild camping sites. Harry came up...
Tales and encounters from seven years cycling the world

Tales and encounters from seven years cycling the world

Actually, I did not intend to write about my seven year anniversary. Somehow, I didn’t find the number all that groundbreaking. But then I posted this anniversary picture on my social media channels and received so many nice and loving comments that I decided to write...
Nr.77 USA – The American West is simply sensational

Nr.77 USA – The American West is simply sensational

It felt like coming home, even if the real home was still to come. I was really looking forward to my nature and all the friendly Americans I would most certainly meet and was just happy to be back. For me, the American West continues to be one of the most marvelous...
No.76 Nicaragua – Not an easy decision

No.76 Nicaragua – Not an easy decision

This blog post is already 4 months overdue. It’s hard for me to describe my time in Nicaragua in a fair and constructive way. But I have pushed this article away from me long enough and now it is finally time to post it. Even with the great distance I have now,...
N0.74 – Belize – the land of colorful smiles

N0.74 – Belize – the land of colorful smiles

Why colorful? Because you can find all the skin colors of the world here, a country with an extremely large number of ethnic groups who, as it seemed to me, live together in a vivid and joyful way while still keeping their own cultures. Such extremely friendly people...
Nr.72 Bicycle touring Mexico – The long way to Guatemala

Nr.72 Bicycle touring Mexico – The long way to Guatemala

Let’s make it short. I don’t like Mexico, although the cities are really worth seeing and therefore it actually is unfair to come to this negative conclusion, especially since I had a brilliant time on the Baja California. But I simply can’t get used to the...
No.69 Mexico – The Street Life – Bikepacking Baja Divide Trail IIII

No.69 Mexico – The Street Life – Bikepacking Baja Divide Trail IIII

I sometimes stayed in towns for almost a week to enjoy being among others. Cute little towns and tons of barking dogs. Somehow the street life is not really what I expected from Mexico. Latest at 8 PM the streets are dead and almost pitch dark. But what I tremendously...
No.68 Mexico – The Beach life – Bikepacking Baja Divide Trail III

No.68 Mexico – The Beach life – Bikepacking Baja Divide Trail III

        I am pretty sure everyone of you has seen those beaches where people are lying like sardines and trying to get a glimpse of the ocean for themselves. I remember those times when I had to go on holiday with my parents at the age of nine or...
No.67 Mexico – Garden of Eden – Baja Divide Trail II

No.67 Mexico – Garden of Eden – Baja Divide Trail II

The light is different on the Baja California. Softer, not as colorful and less contrast as in other parts of the world. The low light gives the desert a somehow mystical feeling. Warm and cozy. I could easily write a love letter to this long and narrow Peninsula...
No.66 – Mexico – Taking on Baja Divide

No.66 – Mexico – Taking on Baja Divide

The Baja Divide is a brand-new trail which crosses Baja California on rough and sandy trails. Always away from the tarmac and busy roads. 1700 miles to La Paz at the Southern end of the Baja. I wasn’t super excited to follow another red line someone else had created....
No.65 USA – Great cycling destination

No.65 USA – Great cycling destination

My last kilometers in a beautiful country. But first a short resume. With the title super cycling destination I am saying goodbye to the land of unlimited possibilities. The American West is a bewitchingly beautiful area, where cycling is simply fun. The vastness, the...
No.64 – USA – Great Divide MTB Route

No.64 – USA – Great Divide MTB Route

The new bike rolled fine. But soon I had pain in my neck and therefore I was constantly busy changing my saddle position. But it did not help much at all.

No.63 – USA – Accident, insurance drama, new bike

No.63 – USA – Accident, insurance drama, new bike

My bike – this stupid lady, with her big truck is sitting on top of my bike. She didn’t make a move. Not a single inch and she sat in her truck as if she wasn’t involved in what just happened. I shouted at her, “Good job – lady! Just in case you...
No.62 – Canada – Great Divide – What a gigantic trail

No.62 – Canada – Great Divide – What a gigantic trail

The longest MTB route in the world – Great Divide – Part 1 – Banff to Eureka –the Canadian Section. Many years ago I added this trail to my bucket list. There are 4500 KM (2774 miles) and 60,000 vertical meters from Banff, always along the...
Nr.59 – Canada – A crisis caught up with me

Nr.59 – Canada – A crisis caught up with me

    What had suddenly gone wrong with me? Or had I felt that way perhaps for quite a while and just didn’t want to admit it to myself? I was no longer the Heike, who was cheerful and gladly torturing herself while struggling to reach the pass of the...
No.58 – USA – A fantastic time in the American West

No.58 – USA – A fantastic time in the American West

Who or what are Americans really?   This question has occupied me now for months. The only answer I have, however, is very limited, because Americans are as different and as divided in their way of thinking as you can possibly imagine.   The conservatives...
No.57 – USA – Nevada – Winter cycling in Never Never Land

No.57 – USA – Nevada – Winter cycling in Never Never Land

Cathedral Gorge Valley State Park offers beautiful views of rock formations like almost everywhere I’ve been recently. You would think these kinds of views would have to end, but in fact around each bend comes yet another fantastic outlook. Dawn, the Park...
No.56 – USA – Utah – Adventure Among Gigantic Rock Formations

No.56 – USA – Utah – Adventure Among Gigantic Rock Formations

So now I was back in the United States again and was wondering how I should continue. The next major goal on my long journey is Alaska, but getting there is a long and cold trail. After I had already cycled all the way through Arizona, I came to the conclusion that I...
No.55 – USA – Arizona – Biking in cactus country

No.55 – USA – Arizona – Biking in cactus country

Payson received me with a night at the cinema. I stayed at Warmshower hosts and they had their own cinema in the house. There were leftovers from “Thanks Giving”, along with a nice chat about the world. Cosmopolitan, wealthy Americans who...
No.54 – USA – Arizona Trail with a loaded bike

No.54 – USA – Arizona Trail with a loaded bike

I stood at the starting point of the Arizona Trail. Or to be more precise, at my starting point, because the trail actually starts on the border with Utah and crosses the entire length of the state of Arizona all the way to the Mexican border. Eight...
No.52 – USA – Biking in the California desert

No.52 – USA – Biking in the California desert

What a spectacular experience !   The sky was breathtaking! There was thunder and lightning and the world appeared to be coming to an end. In the desert it was like a match going on between the forces of the elements and I was smack-dab in the...

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