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Safe Journey

This will be a short post because I feel so tired right now. My body thinks it’s 4:00am but here in Astoria it’s only 8:00pm. We arrived in Portland on time yesterday¬†after an uneventful trip and thankfully our bikes made the trip without sustaining any damage. As part of the preparation for this trip I […]

One Day to Go

Well this time tomorrow we should be on our way and the next post will be made from America. We are both ready to go with everything packed. I put my bike in its box yesterday and what a nightmare that was! I thought it would be easy but even with the front wheel, front […]

Two Days and Counting

Firstly we would both like to say a big thank you to everyone who has sponsored us so far. We are very grateful for your support and unlike previous rides we won’t feel quite so alone on this one as a result. Well the ride is almost upon us and the reality of what we […]

New Wheels

Our wheels will be taking a great deal of abuse and wear on this ride so we’ve both decided to order a new set and hopefully reduce or eliminate any problems. Chris has gone for a set built on the Mavic A719 rims which are extremely strong and recommended for long distance touring.¬† I’m taking […]

It Is About The Bike

I’ve given this trip a lot of thought over the past couple of years and one of the most difficult decisions for me was what I should ride. I knew I would be carrying more gear than I’m used to and it was this fact that made me consider alternatives to carrying a set of […]