Cape Loop XI

Baja California Sur

Wrapping up a kayak trip on the Missouri River this fall, my friend Sam Gause said he reached a point where his biggest fear was that the trip wouldn’t be enough.

After Todos Santos, we turned north back to La Paz, and I began to finally feel that the weight of our time on bikes was behind us. There were so many unknowns on this tour that I imagined my cup to be much smaller than it was. I thought I would fill it neatly with the challenges and rewards of hundreds of miles of mountain biking in a foreign country, and when I neared the expected capacity, there was still so much more room for living.