Off to the USA for 10 weeks! Leaving in 4 days

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by jay clock, 21 Feb 2018.

  1. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Hampshire UK
    OK, I am raring to go. Off on Sunday to San Diego to cycle to Florida for the full detail


    By quirk of fate I have had to spend two weeks working in Africa. I get back Friday night, then a very long day at a wedding Saturday. Leave on Sunday. So I am 99.9% packed already, which is quite a nice feeling.

    Wish me luck!
  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    Lucky bleeder. God Speed and hope the winds are on your back and fair weather ahead.
    Look forward to the updates.
  3. Rooster1

    Rooster1 I was right about that saddle

    Wowserz. Jammy dogder indeed. Have fun and be safe. Following your progress.
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  4. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Moderator

    Good luck and I hope you enjoy it.:okay:
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  5. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists

    Good luck, and i am so jealous. Send us some photos.
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  6. 3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    Brilliant! All my USA trips have been to bland hotels near airports.

    Have fun and stay safe!
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  7. delb0y

    delb0y Guru

    Quedgeley, Glos
    Wow. Brilliant. That's the sort of holiday to take!
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  8. And it doesn't get much blander than that. Unless it's Toronto.
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  9. Hopefully the weather down south will straighten out soon. Smooth sailing and best wishes.
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  10. BSOh

    BSOh Senior Member

    good luck!!
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  11. marzjennings

    marzjennings Veteran

    Best of luck with the ride and if you get stuck in Texas DM me.
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  12. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    I bookmarked your page long ago and am looking forward to reading about the journey.
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  13. Debade

    Debade Senior Member

    Connecticut, USA
    Rode the S Tier in 2011. Really enjoyed it. I have a friend leaving in a few weeks. Been helping him with some of his planning which brought back great memories. You'll have a great trip.
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  14. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Have a great time JC
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  15. OP
    jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Hampshire UK
    Thanks everyone! I have never had 21 alerts before! My last day of work today. Just want to get it over and done with.

    In terms of luck etc, it is requiring a big leap of faith and dipping into savings. I work on a self employed basis, usually for 3-12 mths at a time. I was expecting zero work in Dec- Feb and then away anyway till May. So getting 4 weeks work in Jan and Feb has been a plus. I have a nagging long term health issue (cycling is a good treatment apparently!) so I wanted to do this now, and avoid being in a position in a year or two where the chance came up but I wasn't physically able. But hopefully I have a few years still. UK to Istanbul and LEJOG still on the list.....

    My two companions are flying today and kindly agreed to wait for me until we start on Tuesday. Weather says showery but tailwind!
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