"This is not a race. It is an adventure." I revisited Samuel's words over and over again. Samuel is the guy who mapped the 2200km (about 1370 miles) of blisteringly hot gravel roads, muddy singletrack descents and soul-crushing tarmac ascents that form the French Divide.
We had started out in Vancouver, Canada. Rough destination Los Angeles. We had taken in some hikes in the rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula and hung around in forlorn fishing villages. Between these discoveries, long days on pavement unfolded. After two weeks, we had enough of it.
A short video about the biggest microadventure of the Summer by Marc Fehr. Involving a mountain pass, shooting stars and an early-morning, breezy descent from 2000 meters above sea level. All between 4pm and 9am.