Margit and James are intrepid travelers. James has ridden through 22 countries on three continents, has crossed the United States twice and has ridden through 27 states. He has nearly two years saddle time in Europe and in 1999 and 2000 he rode from Chicago Illinois to Buenos Aries.
Margit has hitch hiked extensively throughout the United States and Mexico, backpacked India and Thailand and trekked to 18,500′ in the Nepalese Himalayas. Margit has been an avid mountain biker and bicycle commuter for a decade and has not owned a vehicle for years.
They met in November of 2009 and soon discovered they not only shared the travel passion but they had independently been planning a major bicycle expedition to South America. It took two years to finalize the plans, equip and provision the trip and sever the North American umbilical cord before they departed on the adventure May 6, 2012.