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Darina Farrell

Born in Ireland and grew up on a farm in Moydow, Co. Longford. Graduated with a B. Ed. in ’92 and have been happily working my way around the world ever since. Previous trips and contracts brought me to continental Europe, North America, Australasia and the Middle East. Met Kurt in China and it’s he who’s responsible for giving me the bike bug. Many mountain passes later, I’m still smiling!

Kurt Baehler

Born and raised in Switzerland. Did an apprenticeship as a laboratory assistant and soon developed a taste for leaving the country. Travelled Europe, Asia and Australia, before hopping on a bike for 3.5 years to see Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Yes, I do take the blame for Darina’s bike bug, but I also carry the bulk of the luggage. Once she is faster than me, I’ll be packing bricks in her panniers!

Darina's bike

Tout-Terrain Silkroad Xplore

Gears: Pinion 

Saddle: Brooks B17S Imperial 

Saddle suspension: Cane Creek Thudbuster ST

Light: Supernova E3 & Tail light

Front suspension fork: Manitou

Kurt's bike

Tout-terrain Silkroad Xplore

Gears: Pinion 

Saddle:  Fabrik 

Saddle suspension: Cane Creek Thudbuster LT

Light: Supernova E3 & Tail light

TO THE ANDES & BACK, 2005 - 2007

 27 countries  26 months  25,283 km

Part 1

July - Sept 2005​​

Part 2

Oct 2005 - Dec 2006​​

Part 3

Jan - May 2007

Part 4

May - Sept 2007


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