Profile of Martin Lobigs

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  • Caught up in red tape

    New stories from the road - I had been minding my own business - cycling a dangerous trail from Peru back to Cobija - Bolivia because that's the ...

  • Trouble on the trail

    I am 2,000 kilometres from Manaus on the Amazon, in Brazil - the halfway point of the bicycle journey I began in October 2007 in Salta, ...

  • Backtracking to Bolivia

    New stories from the road - In October 2007, I started a 4,000-kilometre bicycle trek from Salta, Argentina to Manaus, the metropolis on the ...

  • Pausing in Peru

    New stories from the road - On Feb. 8, I pedalled into Puerto Maldonado, a town in the southern Amazon region of Peru with spectacular parks, ...

  • A different kind of road hazard

    The turbid, brown Rio Tahuamanu did not subside in the three days I spent at the Bolivian naval base at Extrema, foiled by a flooded gully in my ...

  • Life in Extrema

    New stories from the road - In February, my plan to cycle from Cobija, Bolivia, to Puerto Maldonado in Peru via an isolated dirt road said to be ...

  • Running out of road

    New stories from the road - I'm about to leave Cobija, a town in the Amazonian region of Bolivia, headed for Puerto Maldonado in Peru. Since ...

  • Off-road invitation

    By 2015, the population of Cobija is expected to double. The capital of Pando, one of Bolivia's nine departments, it is full of young people from ...

  • Mixed blessings in Bolivia

    After crossing the Orthon river in Bolivia, the road loses its red tone. It becomes brownish-grey and sticks to bike tires when wet. I had to ...

  • Through coco country

    In Riberalta, Bolivia I couldn't find a hotel that the noise from motorcycles couldn't reach. So, I went to the church where the priest directed ...