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About cyclinggypsies

A dog loving mad hatter with a zest for travel and all things yummy.

Rock ‘n’ Roll

Woooooo Hoooooooooo! We rolled into the state of Utah and were blown away with the beauty of red rock country. Arches National Park (below) provided a collection of dramatic sandstone arches created by the patient process of erosion. Dead Horse … Continue reading

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A Visit to Chaco Canyon

Deep in the desert of New Mexico is a place called Chaco Canyon. Although it is in ruins today, if you wind the clock back around 1000 years, it was the home of a bustling civilization. The Chacoan Indians collected … Continue reading

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It’s Not All Hard Work…

There is still plenty of time for the stars of the Dog Detectives to rest…

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Hello Snow

Goodbye desert, hello trees! The state of Colorado welcomed us with some beautiful mountain roads and a healthy serving of SNOW. Jack was loving it! Finally he was given a break from the desert heat. Paco, meanwhile, was rugged up … Continue reading

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A Home Away from Home

New Mexico is windy!!! VERY WINDY! At first this was wonderful, as it pushed us north at incredible speeds. Unfortunately the winds soon changed direction and we struggled our way through the desert at a snail’s pace. By the time … Continue reading

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The Carlsbad Caverns

We rode into New Mexico at full tilt, a cracking tailwind raging behind us. But before we could cover much ground we were lured into an amazing National Park – The Carlsbad Caverns. The Carlsbad Caverns sink 750 feet/230 metres below the … Continue reading

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Into the Desert: Javelinas and Jalapenos

Welcome to West Texas. A land of wide open spaces, desert cactus and javelinas (a pig like animal with a squashed face – pronounced Have-a-leaner). Tacos , a burrito style wrap, are a favourite meal out here. The food is … Continue reading

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Heavy Metal Art

Howdy y’all. We wanted to share some fine sculptures from our time in Texas. Isn’t it amazing what can be done with some scrap metal and a bit of creativity?

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Texas Ranch Dressings

Texas is BIG. It is the second biggest state in America (behind Alaska) and outsizes many countries including the United Kingdom, France and Japan. In Texas the cars are big, the meals are big, and the bellies are even bigger. … Continue reading

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What’s for Lunch?

Have you ever eaten Alligator before? How about Turtle? Frogs Legs? Squirrels? Or how about Raccoon? Well if you ever feel the need, you should head to ‘Cajun Country’ in Louisiana, which is wedged between Mississippi and Texas in the … Continue reading

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