Could you live permanently on the road, powered by nothing but your own two legs? When all your belongings fit in a few bags, your office is a roadside diner, and your home is a meandering route from Canada to the southern tip of Argentina? Pedaling through wind, rain and blistering sun until you reach the mythical Tierra del Fuego? In Two Years on a Bike, photographer and travel writer Martijn Doolaard puts it to the test.Strapping the necessities onto his bicycle, he ventures into desolate wastelands and sojourns in vast cities, documenting life on one of the world’s most breathtaking—and notorious—routes.
Here, his stunning photography takes us to the Californian coast, to the impenetrable jungles of Mexico, and to the ever-higher passes of the Andes. Chronicling the life of a bicycle nomad, Doolaard packs his necessities into a couple of panniers, and explores what it means to be at home in the world while embracing a life of minimalism and long-term travel. With tips along the way, Two Years on a Bike is for those who are inspired by impressive feats, and for those preparing their own bikepacking adventures.
ABOUT THE EDITOR Martijn Doolaard is a dutch photographer, designer and travel writer. In 2015 he paused as a graphic designer and packed his bicycle to ride to China. This journey became the gestalten bestseller One Year on a Bikeand also a documentary that won various awards.
Editor: Martijn Doolaard Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 416 pages Format: 24 × 32 cm