Bike touring is awesome, don’t get me wrong. But living simply isn’t always easy. I have been thinking for quite a while if I should even write about the not so awesome parts. But I think it's fair to tell you about the times when it's not all rainbows and unicorns on and off the saddle…
After spending a few days on a major trucking route we’ve become less sensitive to loud large vehicles flying past us at arms reach. There are still moments of “holy sh*t that was a little too close” but for the most part it seems that people don’t want to turn us into hood ornaments. And with that, let me tell you about being scared.
This stretch of the road was full of everything. Lots of hills and amazing mountain valleys with turquoise lakes, giant blue winding rivers, wild woodland bison herds and hordes of black bears, giant bath tubs in the woods (Liard River hot springs) northern lights (we missed them but they were out there), snuggly kittens and cute dogglings and the worlds best (so far) cinnamon buns at the Center of the Galactic Cinnamon Bun Cluster (Tetsa River Lodge). Oh and Watson Lake's amazing sign forest made up of about 82.000 signs (and growing) that people from all over the world have put up there. So cool!