Saturday, 9 November 2013

Today is the day

The start of the challenge is today. After 14 months of planning,  training and preparation it comes down to this.

The flight over here was long, having a long layover in Chicago,  but I arrived on Thursday evening and went straight to sleep. Yesterday I had a free day in Las Vegas and managed to see the sites with some of my fellow challenge participants.

One photo of the fountains at the Bellagio doesn't do it justice, but it rounded off the afternoon with them.

Each person has their own stories of their reasons for doing this challenge.  I hope that we all help each other over the next week to tackle the cycling as there are some incredible stories from them. I don't have any health issues,  but some people in the team will be displaying remarkable levels of courage even by getting on the bike. 

So for next week I am looking at temperatures of 30C/86F. It will be extremely tough. This afternoon we will transfer to Beatty where the bikes will be fitted correctly and tomorrow we will start cycling over the first pass to Stovepipe Wells,  California.

I don't know when I will have Internet access again,  hopefully soon to post an update. 


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