Monthly Archives: May 2014
Last 100+km day done!
Today’s ride: 123km, 7 hours (including drinks/lunch stops), 35 degree heat, one deluge of rain, one road-killed horse, so many potholes -> standard #SambaCycle. And that’s my last day of cycling over 100km, which I’ve done 20 times in the past four and a bit months, and trust me, in these conditions (ie. hot + … Continue reading
Olá Pablo, Makarth & São Luís
Thanks to Kirk for his charity donation since my last update! Please donate now! Back in Barreirinhas we met Pablo who’s another touring cyclist! And a proper hardcore one, having been on the road for 20 months since setting off from New Mexico and making his was down through Central America and across to northern … Continue reading
The bedsheets of Maranhão
Thanks to Debbie & Andy for their charity donation since the last update! Please donate now – more inspiration in the videos here! After 8 days of constant travel since leaving Fortaleza, our schedule allowed us a day off to visit one of Brazil’s natural wonders – Lencois Maranhenses! And wow, it really is a ‘magical … Continue reading
Catch up & Wedgie
Thanks to Sarah, Carla, Caroline & Jake, James, and Sue & David for their charity donations since the last update – have you read Martin’s guest blog?? Please tweet/email the World Cup sponsors and/or donate yourself now! So after several days of sketchy WiFi availability there’s a lot to catch up on, not least that I forgot … Continue reading
4 months in – guest blogger!
I’ve now been on the road for 4 months since I left Porto Alegre on 21st Jan, and since there’s now two of us, here for the first time is a blog post by someone other than me! I give you guest blogger Martin (I’ve not read this before publishing!)…
Thanks to Erin & Rob, Nikki & Mac, and ‘fat right knee’ for their charity donations since my last update! Please donate now!!! If you hadn’t already realised, I like sunsets and sunrises, but who doesn’t? So here’s a bunch of photos from the last couple of days (BTW dawn’s at about 5.30am!) – which … Continue reading
Photos with Martin in them
Thanks to Paul and Danny for their charity donations since my last update! Please donate now!!! Yes, I’ve worked out a way to use the tablet despite 1/3 of the touchscreen not working and sometimes the whole screen either not responding or going haywire, so I’ll try to keep the updates coming to inform my … Continue reading
Tablet broken so blog over?
There’s a crack across the screen of my tablet so it’s now very difficult to use. Therefore I can no longer easily take photos or update my blog properly. I’ll try to add the odd post but otherwise, thanks for reading and wish us luck for the next few weeks… PS. if the charity donations … Continue reading
I’m being followed
This is weird, there’s another cyclist following me! Throughout yesterday he was there, trailing along not far behind, and he even stopped at the same restaurant as me for lunch. Stalker! Hehe obviously I’m joking cos it’s my brother Martin, we set off yesterday for the 1,000 mile cycle from Fortaleza to Belem. The 95km … Continue reading
Me, Martin & Mirandinha
Fortaleza’s Arena Castelao: tick! That’s 11 stadiums done, only 1 to go!!! And after my last stadium visit included my parents, this time I was also accompanied by two other notable individuals – my brother Martin (who, in case you missed it, will be cycling the final 1,000 miles with me to Belem), and also ex … Continue reading