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. OP
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    jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    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!
     
  2. Simon_m

    Simon_m Über Member

    enjoy!!!!
     
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  3. Dave Davenport

    Dave Davenport Guru

    Location:
    Hampshire
    Have a terrific time!
     
  4. avsd

    avsd Über Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    Have a great trip :-)
     
  5. Bollo

    Bollo Chaaaaaa!

    Location:
    Winch
    Have a great trip J.
     
  6. Enjoy your trip. Quite the adventure.
     
  7. HelenD123

    HelenD123 Veteran

    Location:
    York
    Have an amazing time! I don't think you'll regret it.
     
  8. albal

    albal Über Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Enjoy it Julian, will follow your progress. Good luck pal.
     
  9. User32269

    User32269 Guest

    Have a blast! Sounds amazing!
     
  10. cyberknight

    cyberknight Legendary Member

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    Has he gone is it safe to come out ?
     
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  11. OP
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    jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
    Great one!! I am off to Heathrow this morning and you are guaranteed 11+hours of radio silence from about 2pm!!

    Blog will be updated in the middle of the night

    I do seem to have a f*** of a lot of stuff!
     
  12. Bollo

    Bollo Chaaaaaa!

    Location:
    Winch
    Just checked out your first set of pictures on the blog. Custom kit you tart!? Vertical stripes do you no favours. ;)
     
  13. OP
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    jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
  14. Simon_m

    Simon_m Über Member

    Enjoying the blog, keep up the writing as for us reading back home, it means we can do the trip with you :smile: I know it is hard work to find the time, energy, remember what happens each day and even power for the computer. But it is worth the hard work :smile:
     
  15. OP
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    jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
    OK, latest two days done and updated. Apart from one of the toughest ever climbs, I also had my first (failed) mugging at knifepoint! A fairly crap mugger as off his head on drugs, but the local plod were straight on to the case. www.usacycle2018.com
     
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