800 words 1000 words 2013 arrival Aydin Beach bicycle bicycle tour budgeting bicycle touring budget biking Bob Yak budget Bulgaria Burma burma bicycle tour Burma Myanmar update camping Chiavari Chinnaturai Ciampino communication communion Cookies crossroads Cycle log cycle tour schedule Cycling Dennis dreams Durukan Ecology Edirne faith FBR philosophy Fethiye flights followyourdreams food France Freiburg French Rivera Friends friendship fueled by rice future Gael gear Geneva Germany grace Greece Happiness hills Hippies Home homestay home stays hospitality hosting hotel Ichenheim India Istanbul Italy Johannes and Ute Kerala kindness Kitesurfing Kostas lidl Lifestyle Lifestyle choice living cheaply Love Madurai Magic Hat media Michigan Miki mission money Mugla Myanmar Myanmar bicycle tour myanmar bicycle touring myanmar bicycle travel nature News Newspaper New York Nice Nudity nuns ouch packing people petroleum Phil's pizza philosophy Photo pollution position prayer Rain Rainbows re-entry reflections relax religion responsibility review road sharing Rome route sea Selcuk sewage shepherds showers simple living simplicity sleep southeast asia bicycle touring Storm Warning sustainability sustainable development Switzerland Tandem team technology Thailand Thessaloniki Tips toilet touring tourism Traffic Trailer travel travel tips trucks Turkey update velo Video visa Visas water wildlife work Worms worship

  • Andrew Spidahl (30)
  • Kallie Spidahl (20)
  • Peter Ehresmann (12)
  • Tori Williams (11)
  • Lindsey Law (2)

  • May 2013
  • March 2013
  • February 2013
  • January 2013
  • December 2012
  • November 2012
  • October 2012
  • September 2012
  • August 2012
  • April 2012
  • Freiburg / 04.09.12


    Trains, Planes, and Automobiles / 23.08.12

    Our journey from Michigan proved three things for us – traveling together with all our stuff for 5 months takes patience, perseverance, and prayer. First, we managed to break down our tandem and get it packed up with other gear, and still keep each full sized suitcase under 50 lbs. (Thanks Rod for help and […]


    An Overture to the Commencement of a Very Random Journey. / 07.08.12

    While sipping coffee in one of my favorite coffee shops in Saugatuck Michigan, it finally hit me- I’m leaving the country in 16 days! I will be homeless, jobless, penniless, and showerless for the next four months which is a state I have never experienced. My brownie suddenly tastes so much richer, this wooden chair […]


    Being Outside – Earth Day 2012 / 22.04.12

    At church this morning Kallie and I found ourselves in a discussion about hope and sight. A friend said something that ignited in me thoughts about Fueled By Rice: he said according to statistics we* spend between 60 and 90 percent of our time indoors. Indoors is a world of our own construction. We build […]


    How it all began (again) / 15.04.12

    I saw Andrew working on his bike one sunny afternoon in May outside of our apartment complex in Holland, Michigan. I had always wanted to strike up a conversation with Andrew, but was usually too shy and just settled for a quick “hi.” This time was different. “Hey! Where did you learn to fix bikes?” […]


    Welcome to Fueled By Rice / 15.04.12

    Left to right: Andrew, Devin, Tori, and Kallie. Welcome to Fueled By Rice. This is the journal / scrapbook for our journey that includes Andrew, Devin, Kallie, Lindsey, Peter, and Tori. Our trip will begin in August 2012 from Frankfurt, Germany. We are starting with Andrew, Kallie, Devin, and Tori. Peter and Lindsey will be […]