© 2014 by Bored of Borders

February 7, 2014

So boys and girls, we have another story for you now. The last day of the “Pedal for no Medal” adventure. The date was February 7, time was 8:15, the temperature was -1 degrees and the four bikes got on the last stretch of this legendary ride. Up and down they went, fo...

February 6, 2014

Who knows how Russians get up in the morning, but for us the 8 o’clock wake up call came like a cold shower in a dark cave. The contrast of which with the warm and sunny days was just mind freezing. This was the most challenging morning of our trip, because the guys ha...

February 3, 2014

After 13 days of constant freezing and trembling this morning came like a spring in February. The sun was generously pouring warmth over the mountains of Crimea and soon the temperature raised above the zero point, lifting our spirits and thawing our hearts, so to spea...

February 1, 2014

Some of us were restless and others got the time wrong, so our camp started to bustle an hour earlier than planned. When we woke up the last sleeping beauty Karlis B. and offered him the morning porridge, Karlis didn’t look very happy about loosing an hour of sleep. Ot...

January 31, 2014

Yesterday’s hardcore chill-out has left it’s marks - this morning Kaspars was complaining about a muscle ache in his leg. But other than that everybody was feeling great mainly because of the bright sunlight dancing on the white sheets of snow. While changing the inner...

January 30, 2014

This morning started with encouraging news. According to the weather forecast the temperature outside was -18 degrees with a wind chill of -32. We got goosebumps just thinking about the freezing day to come. Karlis B. was especially indignant and announced that 10 days...

January 29, 2014

There is time for rest and time for doing, and this morning our rest time was over. The bike of Karlis B. tried to disagree by puffing out air in the hotel lobby, but we bribed it with a new inner tube and off we went. Over the nightKiev got covered by a fresh coat of...

January 27, 2014

This morning the cyclists strapped their bikes on the roof of our van and we headed in the direction of Latvia. “Ok, at last they had enough of this madness,” you might think, but you would be wrong. The reason for this retreat in the dim light of the wintery sunrise w...

January 26, 2014

Because of the time difference between Poland and Ukraine this morning we can afford to sleep half an hour longer than yesterday. Under normal circumstances these extra 30 minutes would seem irrelevant, but after 11 hours bike ride every minute of rest counts. While th...

January 25, 2014

Yesterday evening we had a late meeting and decided that we should make a better use of the limited daylight by starting the ride earlier. Nobody was particularly excited about the prospects of getting up even earlier and being grumpy all day, so we agreed upon shorten...

January 24, 2014

To avoid cycling after sunset we started early this morning - at 6 o’clock the camp was up and preparing for the ride. However, despite the early wake up call, we hit the road only after 8 o’clock, because somehow taking showers, making oatmeal breakfasts and preparing...

January 23, 2014

The hotel receptionist was a bit shocked to hear about our project and noted that this is a totally crazy and unrealizable idea. We could agree with the first allegation, but the latter is definitely unreasoned, because you can realize anything if you put your mind and...

January 22, 2014

A dose of reality: -19 degrees Celsius and approx. 220km to the hotel we are planning to rest our bones at. Of course there’s the possibility to finish some miles before the hotel and drive there with our van (and, without a doubt, return back to the finish line next m...

January 21, 2014

So our new adventure is on and we are back on the road - have to say, it feels almost like visiting a good friend after being away for a while. After a short press conference and warm farewell from our friends and supporters eight bikes took off from Radisson Blu hotel...

January 5, 2014

And so the life long adventure of BOB continues. On January 21st, Karlis and his three friends - Kaspars, Roberts, Karlis P. will mount their bicycles and set the course to Sochi in Russia, home to the XXII Winter Olympic Games. The four cyclists will not only sweat, f...

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