We wake up early in Yosemite National Park as we got up at 7am. A big day awaits with a hike to nature's wonders on our schedule. After porridge it is packing again. Then we start off to the Half Dome Mountain (8800ft / 2600m). Despite the early hour, the trail that is paved in the lower margins is lined with masses. The further we climbed the less people we shared the trail with. On top, our efforts were rewarded with an amazing surround view of the Half Dome, its surroundin
Yosemite is on our mind and now in our reach, almost. This morning, we started preparing ourselves and the pedelecs for the wilderness in the morning. Panniers had to be repacked because we are approaching heights that will require warm clothing. Connectivity will be impaired as well so we turned on our InReach devices, small satellite communicators that can send text messages and have a red button that hails a helicopter - in extreme circumstances only of course. We started
What a great riding day! It started off in lovely sunshine, a refreshing wind and a rich breakfast at the Turtle Beach campground, followed by the longest riding day we had to face so far: over 100 km. The first 50 km were mostly flat and on paved roads that trailed through orchards, where peaches, almonds, cherries, walnuts, and apples grow.
Then suddenly the countryside changed. Large plantations turned into hills and we could spot the Sierra Nevada mountains in the backg
We settled in for the night right at the Lake del Valle after a dinner of pumpkin roasted over an open fire. The feeling of adventure lasted until the next morning when our spot turned into a romantic playground - for its native inhabitants, not us. There were lots of animals like prairie dogs, birds of all kinds, a dear, and a turkey around our camp site that did not mind us nor our electric bikes. As usual, breakfast but most of all packing took its time and at exactly the
Our days in the urban sprawl that is the Bay area are over. We are turning towards the wild, destined for the first National Park on our list. We got four days to reach Yosemite. Day one: Fremont to Lake del Valle We woke up well rested in a motel in Fremont. It is the last we will see for many days and opt for a breakfast of carbohydrates and protein in the form or muesli and eggs, which we prepared on the motel’s parking lot. This time, it was three of us cycling as Sue de
The Silicon Valley probably has the densest concentration of geniuses in tech and internet businesses in the world. It is home to Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Google, or Tesla but also Stanford University and NASA. We took a day of touring to scan the different campuses of those ruling the digital world. Only we must learn the hard way, that while the internet may be free and open to most, the headquarters of its "kings" are not. First stop: Apple Microsoft's successor is in the pr
To understand an electric bicycle, it is best to test one. While one would think that the tech guys of the Silicon Valley would know all about pedelecs, in fact they are a novelty in the technology mecca. Hence why the E-Bike Expo stopped over in Palo Alto, where we joined them. We got there by pedelec with Joe Witherspoon from the Motostrano e-bike store as our guide. The route was great, leading through forest and the lower Redwoods, and despite the rain the ride was most e
Thinking of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge is the first icon that springs to mind. It spans the Bay and marks the border to the open ocean. When we took our tour on John Travolta's jolly, we were not allowed to cross underneath. We were thus all the more keen to cross over on our Haibikes. Yet, cycling the city during the day trying to take pictures while taking all the beauty in as well, had costs us precious time. We thus found us racing towards the sunset. Yet, the
"Awesome" is a word most often used in California but when describing San Francisco “a-mazing” is the term of the day. Imagine a city built on steep hills, located at the sea, sheltered in a big bay but sitting on the rims of two tectonic plates. It is sunny, it is windy, it is foggy and just never still. And it is colourful with its painted often wooden houses, green palm trees and lush gardens.
Looking at those houses with often beautiful views over the Pacific, we kept th
We took a different mode of transport today, very different. We took the bikes with us, too, on a boat, a jolly boat to be precise. Legend has it that it once belonged to John Travolta and served as dinghy for the Hollywood actor's yacht. We wondered how big that yacht must have been as the jolly boat fit our crew of five and two bikes rather easily. Sue, our filmer, who just made her boats license served as our captain. The boat was fast and the scenery even more stunning.
We set up a brand new video channel for you. Here, our Susanne Bruesch will post her personal journal while touring the USA. Check out the first episode with many more to come. Susanne plans to post daily but as we go ever deeper into the wild West on our pedelecs, internet might be scarce at times. So please be patient and best subscribe to our YouTube channel to get the latest video posts first. We will also have interviews with e-bike professionals and cycling industry ins
The Pacific coast is cliffs, sand, and ocean. But in car-centric America, it is also the Highway 1, easily one of the most scenic roads in the States. As its other name, Pacific Coast Highway suggests, it hugs the Californian shoreline. It opens up to reveal the silent sea’s wide panorama with occasional coastal access to sometimes sandy, sometimes rocky, and always breezy but most beautiful beaches. Do not be misled by its name - the highway is not a German Autobahn or Briti
It feels so good to be on the road again! The Sand to Snow tour kicked-off with a press conference at the Haibike booth at Sea Otter Classic, where the sun was shining. Everything was super organised and went so very quick. After all this months of preparation, it is an overwhelming feeling to finally start this adventure in just the perfect surroundings. Accompanied by lots of good wishes for the journey from the Haibike team, we set off at 1:30 to hit the road for some 60 k
We are officially on tour! The Sand to Snow adventure from California to Colorado is en route. We have been sent out beautifully by Haibike and had a great audience of press and bike enthusiasts at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey. First on stage was Susanne Puello. She leads the Winora Group of which Haibike is a part of. The brand's approach, esp. in the U.S. market is daring. Here, they push ePerformance only, that means every Haibike sold in the States is electric. Mrs.
News on our latest adventures are just out. The Sand to Snow tour leads from California to Colorado over 3.500 kilometres. We will pass along the most scenic sites of the States but before the electric pedalling we have got a lot of work to do. Loads, really. Base camp We were based in Redwood City at the Motostrano e-bike shop. Owner Joe Witherspoon, a trusted Haibike dealer himself, has kindly allowed us to literally set up shop and we transformed his courtyard into our bas
Powered by Haibike and Yamaha • Electric mountainbike expedition by Pedelec Adventures leads Susanne Brüsch and a new team 3,500 km (2,200 mi) across the most iconic scenery of western U.S. and through climatic extremes. • Sand to Snow tour runs from coastal California to rocky Colorado and is the world’s rst long-distance ride on Haibike SDURO ePerfomance bikes powered exclusively by Yamaha. • Tour kick-off is at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California with the nal t
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