Family on Bikes rides through Mexico
Checking in on Nancy, John, Davy, Daryl Vogel on their 20,000-mile bike trek
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
January 27, 2009
Here is the latest report from the Vogel family, the family that was stranded in Pinedale passed last October when an early season snow storm halted progress on their bicycle trip. This family isnít just on a leisurely jaunt. They on eight months into a two-1/2 year, 20,000-mile bicycle trek from Alaska to the southern tip of South America. Nancy and John, and their ten-year old twin sons, Davy and Daryl, began their trip in Boise, Idaho in June, 2008.
The family left the United States and crossed into Mexico in early January. "In contrast with the United States where we tended to camp off in the woods where nobody could see us, in Mexico we decided to seek out people for the night. All day we cycled remote roads, passing ranch house after ranch house. An occasional "ejida" (very small pueblo) came and went. As nighttime neared, we found a house and asked permission to camp near it. Always, the owners have been more than accommodating. One night we camped next to a small rancho. Chickens and roosters slept in the tree next to us and kept us awake all night. The six people in the house apparently were used to the raucous as they didnít say a word about it."
Click on the links below to read more about their adventure.