CA to Patagonia by Bike Book

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Raised by 71 people in 37 months
On my 35th Birthday I sold my belongings to live on a bicycle and ride from California through Mexico, Guatemala,El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Argentina where I am now,..1 year and 9 months later. 

This dream lead to another and I am writing a book of stories from my travel experiences camping in the wild, riding remote mountain passes and the remarkable people who treated like family along the way. 

I took this trip in the hope of opening minds to see beyond borders,  challenge biased media, encourage women to travel by bike, travel solo, and follow their adventure without fear.

I had anticipated and saved for a year long trip which has become so much more as a bicycle opened to me extraordinary, unique places off any path I knew existed.  Experiencing the stories of strangers who became friends has inspired me tremendously to share and to keep riding. I have been been so lucky thanks to my family & friends & readers of my blog www.cyclesouthchica.wordpress.com  as well as teaching English in cities along the way. $5 a day keeps me going, often less. 

If you are a dreamer, an adventurer at heart, and this is a book you would like to read or know someone who would like to be a part of my journey in writing this book, please spread the word to help me reach the end of Patagonia, I will then return to Peru to teach and live for the next year, writing the story of this journey.

Thank you for following and believing in me, it means the world.!
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Yesterday I arrived in Ushuaia, the tip of South America. 1 day before my 2 year anniversary of leaving California. My journey is far from over as I will be riding Bolivia now (had skipped for seasonal timing) and continuing to write my book. Thank you for being a part of it!
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I am 189 miles away from Ushuaia. Thank you for getting me this far!!
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I am 1,619 kilometers 1,005 miles away from Ushuaia & the end of South America. Thank you will all my heart for your amazing encouragement!
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Brook Albrigo
37 months ago

everyone loves a Leah story! Can't wait sis- So proud of you!!! xoxoxoxox

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$4,015 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 71 people in 37 months
Created January 9, 2015
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MC
$40
Melissa Clark
19 months ago

Best Wishes Leah! I look forward to reading your book one day!

BK
$50
Brent Knepper
20 months ago

Here's to you and your endless inspiration.

SO
$40
Siobhan O'Reilly
33 months ago

Inspiring and hilarious a winning combo! Thank you! Can't wait to read your book... Yeeeewww :)

CS
$50
Carol Scofield
33 months ago

Happy Birthday Leah! 2 full years on the cycling road and growing youngerand wiser!!

$30
Anonymous
33 months ago
AN
$25
Amanda Newcomb
33 months ago

You are an amazing inspiration!

$75
Anonymous
33 months ago
JG
$5
Jake Grondin
33 months ago

Don't know if you'll see this but it was wonderful meeting you in Puerto Rio Tranquilo back in March, your a kick ass girl. Keep following your dreams and I hope to see you one day somewhere else on this big wide world.

Brook Albrigo
37 months ago

everyone loves a Leah story! Can't wait sis- So proud of you!!! xoxoxoxox

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