The Gypsy

Nicholas Carman
(Gypsy by Trade)

Bikepacking Routes Ambassador

Nicholas Carman, The Gypsy, left on a bicycle trip in 2008. Since, he has chosen to spend more than half of every year on the bike.

He has chosen to ride bigger tires, off-pavement; and to cover less and less distance every year, in trade for riding over mountains and drinking with locals. He has spent time working in bicycle shops and restaurants, as a pedicab driver and a marine forklift operator, and increasingly, as a freelance writer and photographer. He has contributed to Bicycle Times magazine (#25 and #30), Bunyan Velo, and Adventure Cycling Online. He is currently riding in Albania. He shares words, images, and ideas at www.gypsybytrade.wordpress.com.