Since we last heard from the Vogel Family their lives on the road have been dominated by the nasty Patagonian wind. And, as seems to be the rule for every cyclist touring the world, there´s always a headwind. Never a tailwind. But to the amazement of the family, one day they had 71 km/hour tailwind. Image by Vogel Family courtesy Vogel Family, SOURCE
Since we heard from the Vogel Family last October, they have gone through extreme heat, rain, howling winds and more accidents. Image by Vogel Family courtesy Vogel Family, SOURCE
Resting at a road side café in Patagonia.... Image by Vogel Family courtesy Vogel Family, SOURCE
Nancy Vogel: "My challenge for myself when I get back home is to banish the cants. Cant will no longer be used in our home well find a way to make them cans. They may end up being cans of a vile, foul-smelling soup, but only then will we truly deem them cants. Until then, we can." Image by Vogel Family courtesy Vogel Family, SOURCE
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(By Mikael Strandberg) The last time we heard from the intrepid Vogel Family, back in the middle of October 2010, Nancy Vogel was suffering from pneumonia. She was at that stage of their Alaska to Argentina trip extremely worried. She had doubts if the family consisting of two grown ups and their twins, Daryl and Davy, ever would reach their final goal, Ushuaia, at the end of the American continent. Four months later they´re slowly closing in on their goal. But, as always, they have to fight for it.Disaster strikes...