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    Final words

    It’s been a few days since I finished, I’m now back at work and normal life has resumed. The past five weeks have been quite an experience, certainly one I won’t forget in a while. You’ve probably read it all …

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    Day 28 – The finish

    We arrived at the RV drop off point at 9ish, the lads had been up all morning cleaning and the RV was spotless. I hadn’t stayed up the night before, I was tired and I slept pretty well. After paying …

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    Day 26

    This was the last remaining “hard” day. By hard I mean climbing, the miles are generally not too bad but hills – or adverse weather – mess you up. I set off around 9 from the Walmart carpark. My head …

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    Day 24 & 25

    Today was a shorter route at 72 miles, but nothing is easy in these Mountains. It’s constantly up and down and today’s inclines were amongst the toughest I’ve cycled in America. I woke late again as we had a late …

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    Day 23

    Today we hit the Appalachian Mountains, a roller coaster of climbs surrounded by a whole lot of trees. I knew this was my hardest remaining day so I had an early night ready for a early start, something we’ve been …

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    Day 21 – Q & A

    Day 21 done, I’ve a week left to ride a bike!!! Tough few days coming up, some are shorter but they’re quite hilly! I need to stay injury free and ensure I cycle into NY in SEVEN days! Today I’ve …

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    Day 20

    It’s going too fast now, and what’s more I seem to be getting stronger each day. I feel a bit like a machine, not a modern machine but more like a diesel Astra that makes a few noises and clunks …

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    Day 18 & 19

    Shane asked us van dwellers to write the blog posts for days 18 & 19, as if we don’t already have enough on our plate! We would like to take this opportunity to tell you about a typical day inside …

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    Day 16 & 17

    What a difference a day makes! We spent last night as a team in a pub, I left early to go to bed and the lads stayed out until midnight, having a few beers. I was sad to say goodbye …

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    Day 15

    The wind changed today, it swapped sides and blew in my face from the right, making things difficult and pushing me into the road. I cut today’s ride short as it’s the only day where all 5 of us can …

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    Day 14

    Having seen Shane yesterday, I was positive that things could only get better, boy was I wrong. Last night we picked him up when the light ran out and he could see no longer, he had some of his tea …

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    Day 13

    Today I want to talk about the wind on the bike. The wind is your friend one min and your worst enemy the next. When it’s pushing you from behind all is great, you use less energy and you go …

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    Day 11 & 12

    Today was one of my easiest days yet. We are still quite high up at 5000ft but we’re starting to come down now. I had a hilly 40 mile but the hills were much more like the UK, lasting a …

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    Day 9 & 10

    We woke up early to drive from the RV park to the starting point of the day in Dinosaur, CO. After looking at the route for the day Shane announced that this was probably the toughest day left, with a …

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    Day 7 & 8

    Day 7 was a disaster. I set out early towards the airport to pick Jordan up, the lads were planning to set off in a few hours. I felt really good, perhaps the best I’ve felt all trip. Around 30mins …

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    Day 6

    It was a flatter course today thankfully, by flat I mean only 40ish miles uphill. We’ve crossed states into Utah and are currently pitched in a RV park in Delta. Crossing states means that we’ve lost an hour as the …

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    Day 4 & 5

    Continuing through Nevada today I’ve cycled 115miles and only took one turning! We’ve had a few more hills today, around 6500ft. I had to climb for 20 miles at the start which was seriously killing me, then we had a …

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    Day 3

    I woke up around 5am today and was sad to see the 30mph easterly winds had disappeared. We made the decision to set off a little later today as I needed cleats etc and the bike shop didn’t open until …

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    Day 2

    You’re probably wondering where day one is. It’s coming soon, the lads are going to write it, lets just say it wasn’t pretty. In bad condition I set out at around 6-45am on my 2nd day ready to climb the …

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    Day 1 – An energetic start!

    Day one got of riding got off to a flying start! We awoke just after 0500 hrs and Shane was feeling fresh apart from a small groin strain he had been nursing since riding the bull at the party night! …

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