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After exactly thirty days in the saddle I finally made it to the Mexico border at Antelope Wells. The journey started in Banff, Canada on the 18th June.
Over the last month I have cycled nearly 3000 miles mostly following the Continental Divide mountain bike route. There is no doubt about it - its been a hard month. I’ve cycled through snow, desert, drought, high mountain passes, hail and huge lightening storms. I’ve crashed twice, had to have my bike fixed three times and spent the last 16 days traveling alone after splitting up with my traveling companions on the dreaded day 13.
**In summary - I’ve had a blast!** I’m about two stone lighter and sporting a rather fetching beard (with a hint of ginger!).
I’ll reflect more on the route when I get back to the UK but this is just a quick post to thank everyone who has offered support, humour and mechanical advice via twitter, facebook and email over what has been a very hard month!
Marco and Simon are still out there in the wilds of New Mexico and you can follow there progress on the Spot. They were exceptional traveling companions for the first half of the route and we shared a lot of good and hard times.
Also, don’t forget that if you are impressed with what we have achieved you can donate you your favorite charity on the ‘charity’ page.
More soon (now I have a bit of time!)