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A Fair Distance to Fairfield – Saturday 17th May 2014 (49 miles, 47 miles on route)

We set off very late because we wanted to sort out just what our itinerary is for the remainder of our trip. Officially our route ends at the Golden Gate Bridge (4005.5 miles officially from St Augustine, 4125.5 miles from … Continue reading

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Down a Few Thousand Feet to Placerville – Thursday 15th May 2014 (50 miles but only 47 on route)

Today had a surprising amount of uphill – little climbs scattered throughout the day but especially when we did the last twenty miles to Placerville (pronounced, apparently, not like Place but like the Welsh Plas). The temperature increase during the … Continue reading

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A Tough Ride to Austin – Friday 9th May 2014 (72 miles, 70 on route)

Although in principle today was a good deal easier than yesterday, having only perhaps 3000′ of climbing all day, and being 10 miles shorter, in practice it was probably the toughest day’s cyclng of the trip so far – matched … Continue reading

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Across to Nevada (Baker) – Monday 5th May 2014 (86 miles, 84 on route)

Today we cycled across a very impressive landscape of mountain range and basin. We set off at 9.30am and climbed uphill to the first pass, Frisco, at 6460′. A few thousand people used to live at this summit, mining for … Continue reading

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Cedar City to Milford – 4th May 2014 (58 miles, 55 miles on route)

Today’s 50+ miles were completed in slightly alarming time due to a very strong SSW wind. So although we set out a little late at about 10.30am we arrived in Milford at about 3.30pm, having done about 57 miles. I … Continue reading

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Zion (Springdale) to Cedar City – 3rd May 2014 (60 miles, about 59 on route)

We completed the section of our route that goes around the Grand Canyon, and we are now due to head out on the route across Utah and Nevada, probably the least populated part of the USA that we’ve visited.Today started … Continue reading

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Over the Hill to Fredonia – Thursday 1st May 2014 (74 miles, 71 on route)

Your browser does not support the video tag. We set off towards Jacob Lake at about 10.30am after having viewed the Colorado River and the old bridge from the 1920s. It is an impressive gorge, the Colorado swirling about 450′ … Continue reading

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Traffic and the Art of Map Reading on the Way to Chino Valley – Thursday 24th April 2014 (60 miles, only 51 on route)

Today was surprisingly tough due to my slight cold, the heavy traffic between Prescott and Chino Valley, getting lost in Prescott (all the difference between the mileage we did and the mileage on route) and the fact that we didn’t … Continue reading

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Getting Across the Globe – 20th April 2014 (Easter Sunday, 78 miles, 75 miles on route).

A journey across a fairly baking scrubby desert with some hills. We were not sad to leave Red Lamp RV – 5 out of 10 for campers (whereas Silver City would have been awarded 9 out of 10). Arizona does … Continue reading

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Tremendous Landscapes, But We Do the Washing – Saturday 19th April (42 miles but only about 38 on route)

Your browser does not support the video tag. We knew that today would have to be a short day since you either do 40-ish or else you have to reach Globe, 110 miles away (hilly too). So we planned to … Continue reading

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