The Cycling Life with Ryan van Duzer and Nick Albini


I was very fortunate (and Thankful) to spend three days with a couple incredible guys who are currently cycling their way across the United States.  I’ve been online buddies with Ryan van Duzer for over a year now and have enjoyed following his amazing adventures.  I watched the Out of the Wild television series last year only because Ryan was one of the cast members, but so glad I did because it was a very interesting show.  Nick Albini was also on Out of the Wild and has joined Ryan on his latest cycling endeavour.

Nick and Ryan should arrive in Florida around December 12th and you can follow their wild escapade at  These guys are super fun, positive, and inspirational…..before they took off, we sat down together and talked about “The Cycling Life”.


There was so much great information and wisdom that flowed from Ryan and Nick that I decided to put together an extended version of this video with much more footage.  To view the longer version of the video, check it out right here.

Nick Albini: Nick can do it all. He is an avid Crossfit and Strongman competitor. He is also a Cessna pilot. He spends his free time spear fishing and hunting turkey, boar, alligators and deer.

Nick joined the military after 9/11 instead of going to law school, though last summer he left active duty as a ranger to work in Special Forces training and take law school prep courses…and is now currently enrolled.

Ryan van Duzer: Ryan isn’t your average journalist. With over 10,000 miles of biking behind him, he works as a freelance video reporter, documenting America from the seat of his bicycle. Having never driven a car, Ryan made the 3,000-mile trek from Canada to Cabo San Lucas on his bike last year to inspire people with his tales from the road.

Ryan is also an avid hiker and backpacker and served in the Peace Corps in Honduras for two years.

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10 Responses to “ The Cycling Life with Ryan van Duzer and Nick Albini ”

  1. David on October 13, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Nick is my favorite guy. that was a cool journey. deflating at times tho right?

  2. Vinnie on April 21, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    The accident of finding this post has brnitheged my day

  3. Carter T on November 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Get out of here.  I watched that out of the wild show last year but never knew that guy was a cyclist.  Maybe he should have rode his bike through Venezuela.  thanks for the update on these guys.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on November 28, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      Hahaha, not sure if it would have made things easier or harder if Ryan were to have rode through the jungles of Venezuela.  It was a fantastic show, wasn’t it?

  4. Heather on November 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Almost makes me want to jump on a bike and ride across the country.  Almost.  Good luck to Ryan and Nick as they ride on to Florida.

  5. Justin on November 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Interesting video and comments.  I have heard of Ryan before and didn’t know he was on another cycling trip.  Thanks.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on November 28, 2011 at 5:03 pm

      It was sort of a last minute idea, Justin.  Be sure to keep on following them as they roll along to Florida.

  6. Danielle on November 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Loved the video… Thanks for sharing!


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