An overview of our crossing of the Americas
in pictures, stories and videos.
Last update: March 23rd, 2020
Distance traveled: 9938 km (how frustrating is that?)
Puncture: Jérémie 2 – Daisy 19
Broken speedometer: 1
New chains: Jérémie 1 -Daisy 1
New brake pads: Jérémie 2 – Daisy 1
New crankset: Jérémie 1
New cassette: Jérémie 1
We reach Jasper on September 9th. It’s the entry point to Route 93, also known as “Icefields Parkway”. Funny name for this stretch of road, located in the heart of Jasper and Banff National parks. 230km long for 2300m of elevation gain. A beautiful realisation of perspective.
Known for the diversity of its landscape and its abundant wildlife, it is in Alaska that begins our journey. One month and 2000 kms of hide-and-seek with the sun, but first of all, a lot of fun.
It’s under the clouds, but with enthusiasm we hit the road again. Unfortunately, the rain seems to follow us. It will take us 2 days from Denali National Park to reach Fairbanks, the second largest city in Alaska after Anchorage. We don’t stick around and actually...
July 17th, 2019. 14 hours flight: Montreal => Calgary => Seattle => Anchorage. It is 2am, we are exhausted from such a long journey, but luckily had no problem crossing the border; the bikes arrived in good condition, but more importantly, we are here… We are in Alaska.
Life is made of opportunities that sometimes need to be grasped. After 2 years living in Canada, Jérémie 🇨🇵, 31, can’t stay still and despite all the efforts of the world, Daisy 🇧🇪, 27, is nearing the end of her work visa. A sign, maybe … Anyway; it’s time to leave.
After analyzing a lot of possibilities, a route begins to emerge: a crossing of the Americas, from north to south. From Alaska to La Tierra del Fuego.