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1. Posted by Budges (Budding Member 33 posts) 5y

"Hi everyone, I would like you to meet my new girlfriend. Her name is Shiela and she is the love of my life! Not only is she really nice and fun to be around but (and don’t tell her I said this) she comes with an impressive rack too (so big it can support a load of camping gear!) But don’t get jealous boys because we are officially an item and over the next few months we will be spending many long hours getting to know each other very intimately. I am quite confident that with my charms and adventurous spirit I will be lubricating her chain in no time, ready to mount her and ride her hard all through the day with the stamina of a champion. We will soon be doing it in all sorts of exciting places but no matter whether it’s along romantic deserted beaches or in busy towns where we will be plain view of anyone who wants to watch, we will constantly be enjoying getting all hot and sweaty together as we grind our way on and on for hours on end. And every day as the sun disappears over the horizon, we will reach an unforgettable climax as we collapse in a tangle of body and bike parts, smiling quietly to each other because we know we have once again shared an incredible experience together. Greatly exhausted but also deeply satisfied, we will fall asleep under the stars, side-by-side, hand-in-handlebar, ready to wake up for another day of cycling across America."

I am an Australian who is finally prepared to set off tomorrow and cycle across America armed with my trusty tent and camping stove. I have absolutely no experience in doing such a thing so there are sure to be a few stories to come out of the journey. I will be writing about the trip at -snip-. I hope it might be an entertaining resource to inspire others wanting to get out there and try something a bit different. Please don't hesitate to check it out.



[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

2. Posted by kichikacha (Respected Member 328 posts) 5y

Hi Mark,

are you cycling across U.S. or the American continent?

we cycled through central and south america - so, if you need any advice, more than happy to help.

have a nice and safe ride!

3. Posted by Budges (Budding Member 33 posts) 5y


Just across the U.S. for now...but South America is definitely on the list. Thank you, I might need some help along the way as I will be leaving tomorrow without so much as a test ride!!!! Should be a bit of fun :-)

Happy travels,

4. Posted by kichikacha (Respected Member 328 posts) 5y

Very nice blog, Mark! I can see that you are well prepared with schwalbe tyres and ortlieb panniers. Those will take you very far! Good luck and enjoy the best adventure in life!

5. Posted by Budges (Budding Member 33 posts) 5y

Thank you :-) Yeah I did my research as far as the gear goes. Where I am riding not so much!!! Studying google maps right now. Aiming for a (hopefully) easy 50 miles tomorrow so I do not have to stress out too much!