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Alex Howes diary: Teenagers on motorcycles

Greetings from down under. After my annual New Year’s Eve/birthday party in Boulder, Colorado, I promptly jumped on an airplane aimed for...

Alex Howes diary: Bikepacking 101

So, it has been about a month since my last entry, and what a month it has been. My girlfriend and I put a solid 3000 miles on our little...

Alex Howes diary: Freedom

We marched with heads down and eyes forward. The butterflies in our stomachs did all the heavy lifting as they carried us and our loaded ...

Alex Howes diary: You could just feel the fear

The caws of the ravens echoed off the canyon walls before finally bouncing off into the rich blue sky. Once they escaped, there was nothi...

Alex Howes diary: Racing on 'home roads'

Have you seen the start list for Volta a Catalunya? Chris Froome, Nairo Quintana, Fabio Aru, Dan Martin, Tejay van Garderen, Richie Porte...

Alex Howes diary: Lost, then found

When you think of Europe, what's the first thought that crosses your mind? If you're from Australia or North America, once you get past t...

Alex Howes diary: Purple tights and a splash of bourbon

“How can it be this damn cold?” She looked back at me, a bit nervous about witnessing my slight loss of composure. I rarely lose composur...