Author Archives: Dirk Spits

One year down the road, how is Dirk doing?

It’s been a year since Dirk arrived in Ushuaia, Argentina. He came through 16 countries, supported… [more]

One year down the road, how is Dirk doing? One year down the road, how is Dirk doing?

WEEK #99 How are we doing? 99 weeks, a short recap.

It started in 2012. There was an idea, just a small one. Like a small seed just planted in fresh soil… [more]

WEEK #99 How are we doing? 99 weeks, a short recap. WEEK #99 How are we doing? 99 weeks, a short recap.

WEEK #98 HOW ARE WE DOING? Fin del Mundo!!!

The last week was an emotional rollercoaster. So many thoughts and feelings were running through my mind.… [more]

WEEK #98 HOW ARE WE DOING? Fin del Mundo!!! WEEK #98 HOW ARE WE DOING? Fin del Mundo!!!

WEEK #97 HOW ARE WE DOING? Old shoes, cold feet…

I've forgotten what real cold is.  The last time my feet were this frozen was in Alaska. Back then I… [more]

WEEK #97 HOW ARE WE DOING? Old shoes, cold feet… WEEK #97 HOW ARE WE DOING? Old shoes, cold feet...

WEEK #96 How are we doing? The unknown animal…

There was a loud scream. He was going crazy and was now shouting "Go away!!!". The strange screeching… [more]

WEEK #96 How are we doing? The unknown animal… WEEK #96 How are we doing? The unknown animal...
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WEEK #90 HOW ARE WE DOING? a restless heart…

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A restless heart, that’s the translation for “Corazon Inquieto”, the foundation I visited a few weeks ago in La Paz, Read More →

WEEK #89 HOW ARE WE DOING? Just a few more kilometers…

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And then? I’ll reach Ushuaia, Argentina. The end of the world. The most southern tip of South America. 30.000km in Read More →

WEEK #88 HOW ARE WE DOING? High altitudes, Argentina & Carnaval

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Feels like butterflies in your stomach when you’re in love. Sometimes I get that nervous feeling. What’s going to happen? Read More →

WEEK #87 HOW ARE WE DOING? Accidents happen, plans change…

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Things never really go as planned. Never. Whatever you plan or want to do, it’s always going to change. This Read More →

GUEST RIDER ENTRY: Dogs, diarrhea & cobblestones…

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The next three weeks I am fortunate enough to have two friends of mine joining me on the road. The Read More →

WEEK #86 GUEST ENTRY: THE ONE ON HAWK HILL, SAN FRANCISCO…

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A few weeks ago a good man attempted, no, achieved, something great. Chris Douglas is, to some people, maybe a Read More →

WEEK #85 HOW ARE WE DOING? The first days with Guest Riders!

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Whenever I see another tour cyclist (or more) heading my way, I stop for the talk that is going to Read More →

WEEK #84 How are we doing? 99%RIDE DONATES TO MANOS UNIDAS!

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It was a difficult ride to Cusco, Peru. The mountains were high, the air thin and the temperatures low. But Read More →

WEEK #83 HOW ARE WE DOING? One man, on a raft..?

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After cycling just over 24,000 km in 15 months I arrive in La Paz, Bolivia. Peru had taken its toll, Read More →

WEEK #82 The ending of a year, the beginning of a new one.

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After being on the bicycle for about 11 hours at 4000 meters elevation with a viral infection in my airways Read More →