Sights and Sounds: Time For a Break

September 22, 2017 - Willie Weir has contributed his Sights and Sounds blog to Adventure Cycling since October 2009.

Back in 2009, I wrote my first Sights and Sounds blog post. It was about going to a baseball game in Cuba during our three-month bike trip there. That was over 250 posts ago.

Every bike journey is packed with hundreds of little travel moments. Just a few of them end up in a feature article or make the arc of a story line. The rest are often lost over time. Sights and Sounds has allowed me to revisit some of those unique, silly, scenic, horrifying, wonderful, inspirational moments from the road.

I hope my stories have entertained and inspired you to seek your own adventures.

Now it’s time for me to take a break. Thanks for coming along for the ride.

Dream. Pedal. Travel. Repeat.

Photos by Willie Weir and Kat Marriner




Editor’s note: Since October 2009, Willie Weir has posted to his Sights and Sounds blog 254 times. That’s a lot of blogging and Willie has decided to step back for a bit. Willie, we’ve loved riding along with you! Your stories, photos, sights and sounds have been an inspiration. Thank you!


SIGHTS AND SOUNDS is posted every other Friday.

Willie Weir is a contributor for Adventure Cyclist magazine. His books, Travels with Willie and Spokesongs, will inspire you to hit the road and might change the way you approach bicycle travel. He lives in Seattle with his wife Kat. You can also find him at, Facebook, and Instagram.  


NH Don October 16, 2017, 4:11 PM

Oh No, say it ain't so! I've read both of your books and many of your stories. Anytime I need a little reminder or a push I read a few of your short stories - then i start planning my next cycling adventure. Willie come baaaaaaack! ;-(

Bob Gong October 13, 2017, 8:18 PM

The travel stories you've shared over the years in your books and blogs have been incredibly inspirational. Thanks for getting me to think about what my "Eight Wanders of the World" would be! Best wishes to you and Kat and your next adventures.

Todd Young September 22, 2017, 10:31 AM

Your adventures and words will be missed. Thank you for your contributions.

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