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Cetahil Arctic-Canada Challenge: Days 2-3

Cetahil Arctic-Canada Challenge: Days 2-3

 Sunday 21st – Monday 22nd December Winnipeg/MB – Woodlands/MB Over our rest day we managed to get Natalia’s bike repaired and also, another thing that we had seen in the course of the first day, we decided that our panniers needed a bit of reorganization: the items that we needed to get to quickly – […]

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Audio Dispatch

Audio Dispatch

A dispatch has been posted

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Countdown continues

Countdown continues

Penultimate night at our base before we head down to the border. Getting the bike panniers all sorted out for the next three weeks or so of cycling – plenty of provisions to take, as well as all of our polar clothes, camping, cycling, photographic and communications equipment to take, so we’ll be pretty heavy […]

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Packing everything for the bike

Packing everything for the bike

Almost ready to go! Since arriving in Canada it has been pretty busy. We have had to stock up on about 160 days’ worth of food stocks, get our bikes ready, make sure the tent is okay and get our tent floor sorted out. Multiple trips to various shops… MEC in particular for additional camping […]

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The Daylong Challenge and LEJOG

The Daylong Challenge and LEJOG

The last three years since we began the 360 project, and indeed, the last forty days of the Daylong Challenge South America are already turning into a bit of a blur. It is great being here in Santiago, able to relax, get to meet Jean Pierre who has been our main contact in the country, […]

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Day 40: To Santiago and the final day of the Daylong Challenge!!

Day 40: To Santiago and the final day of the Daylong Challenge!!

We have done it!! So ends the Daylong Challenge South America!! Now resting and enjoying the sites, sounds, food and drink of Santiago in Chile with the Andean mountains behind us – it’s incredible being here and it has been quite a journey. It feels strange that it is over – at least for now!! […]

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Day 39: Exhilaration

Day 39: Exhilaration

Our last day in Argentina started off a little cold –2C as we packed up our tent and headed off higher into the mountains, ever closer to the Chilean border. When we left the ghost town of Penitentes at around 7am, the mountains in the east still cast their long shadows over us, denying us […]

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Day 38: Final night in Argentina

Day 38: Final night in Argentina

We’re almost coming to an end of the Daylong Challenge South America, and I write this just as we have set up our tent at a place called Penitentes, around 30km away from the Chilean border and 2,500m or so above sea-level. It’s a bit of a ghost town here: almost everything is closed as […]

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Day 37: Into the Andes…!

Day 37: Into the Andes…!

One word to describe today: spectacular. It was by no means easy: 125km from Mendoza to Uspallata, climbing a cumulative total of 1,763metres and reaching an altitude of 1,841m above sea level; having to escape a pretty busy city with lots of heavy traffic; dealing with sudden strong winds, lost of dust and intense sun; […]

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Day 36: A bit of respite…

Day 36: A bit of respite…

A day in Mendoza was always something we were looking forward to, though it didn’t work out exactly as we imagined. We wanted to visit some vineyards, but time was against us in the end. We did manage to clean our bikes and change our brakes – nothing more worrying than the thought of going down […]

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