So, Helen Skelton is going to “become the first person to use a bicycle to help her reach the South Pole”.
A few exaggerated claims in this BBC article are causing some annoyance on the internet. It claims that in the 500 miles trip she will “hope to set a new world record for the . . . → Read More: Celebrity Adventure
I have removed this post as a version of it will probably be appearing in The Ride Journal later this year. More thoughts on the Iditarod to come, though, including getting lost on the sea ice and competing with Jay on the run-in!
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Well Aidan made it! He was head to head with Jay and gave us a very exciting finish as it was close between them to the end. Aidan came in 2nd in an amazing time of 17 days 9 hours and 15 minutes. He has become the first ever single speeder to successfully make it . . . → Read More: The first ever single speeder to Nome
So I left it last time that I had hoped to hear from Aidan the next day at Kaltag. I in fact got a call from him that night, he was in good spirits and making brilliant progress. I got another phone call last night as he had reached Elim and was pushing onto Golovin . . . → Read More: It is getting exciting!
It has been a while since I last updated Aidan’s where abouts, so here goes. I spoke to him Friday morning (5:30) UK time as he had just reached Anvik. He was stopping there that night whilst the Petervary’s went onto Grayling. He sounded good and commented on the fact that he is looking . . . → Read More: Aidan’s on the Yukon
This is a bit of an unchecked brain dump. Apologies for any incoherence. And thanks to Emily, Gillian, Mum + Dad, and everyone else for your support. It’s great!
Well, I made it to McGrath in just under 5 days.
It’s been a much more steady effort than last time I was out here. . . . → Read More: McGrath
So at the moment communications from the check points back to Kathi (one of the organisers of the race) is a bit slow, probably due to the sheer amount of hungry bikers mouths to feed as and when they come in, not leaving a lot of time for telephone calls.
I did leave . . . → Read More: He’s somewhere out there!
So February 27th 2011 at 2pm Aidan started the Iditarod race in Alaska. Aidan is covering a distance of 1100miles from Anchorage to Nome. Two years ago he did the shorter version, 350 miles to McGrath. Now he is in for the whole hog.
So far he is doing really well, in 48 hours he . . . → Read More: Well here he goes again!
I’m well into preparations for Nome now: reading all kinds of arctic-ey stuff, watching all kinds of arctic-ey stuff, sanding and painting over the rust on my Pugsley, riding hard, all those things.
And I’ve just finished one rather useful task that I’m happy to share:
Bill and Kathi publish a list of Lat/Long co-ordinates . . . → Read More: Iditarod Waypoints
OK, it’s time to ‘fess up.
When Rob Lee made an unsuccessful attempt at the West Highland Way Double, it piqued my interest a little. It’s always interesting to read about what people are up to in the world of riding bikes a long way. It’s rare to have such a candid account when the . . . → Read More: West Highland Way – The Intention