90% Around the World
Will and I have now cycled 90% of our total distance around the world! On Thursday we arrived into Austin, 208 days after leaving Trafalgar Square. We’ve now cycled just under 21,000km and have only 2,340km to go. Together with Anna and Reece we’ve covered 2/3 of the distance across the USA. Time is racing away.
Over the last few days we’ve found ourselves stuck in the middle of an arctic freeze blanketing the US. The temperatures have dropped up to 20 degrees and the temperature is at or below freezing in the mornings. I’ve found myself wishing we were still in the superheated deserts of Central Asia. It’s making the cycling less appealing and the camping almost unfeasible, so we’ve all been huddling together in Motel rooms in the evenings. We are however closing in quickly on the Gulf Coast where hopefully the elements will become more bearable again. Fingers crossed.
The last couple of weeks across Arizona, Utah and New Mexico have been unbelievably barren. As we’ve found out, there’s impressively little happening across much of the Wild-West. We’ve basically been bee-lining for Texas where there’s seemingly no shortage of small towns and great (large) food. It certainly feels like we’ve broken the back of it now and the team’s in high spirits and excited about the Southern US. (Will can’t seem to stop saying “Alabama” in his Forest Gump accent. At least he’s got the beard for it). Here are some photos from the last 2 weeks.
Yea!!! Go team go!!!
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your photographs are incredible your feat is remarkabe your journey extraordinary- running out of superlatives- in awe of your achievement- all the best for the last push and so looking forward to seeing you at natures valley love gill and familyxx
We can see you must be going through a horrible patch with freezing temperatures and very strong winds. It must be so hard to keep going in such conditions. Just hang in there – you are almost there. Enormous admiration!
Very nice meeting you at Starbucks on Sherwood Forest Blvd in Baton Rouge, La!
Have a safe ride to Miami. Enjoy New Orleans on you way there. Congratulations on your progress and best wishes for a strong finish.
Well done! My prayer is that you are all kept safe for your final week’s ride to Miami. Then…which will come first – the book or the film?