Cheers Herm and Merv - thanks for posting. Glad you liked the shots - there sure have been a few toasty moments this summer! Hope all is back to normal now. And, yes, loads of fun - but probably the hardest thing has been dragging myself away from many of the places... this gets touched on again in the latest update where I clock up 30,000 kms in the ongoing saga of (what seems to be) my 4 month battle against strong winds!!
Lots more to see and do though... but will I make it to Alaska?
If you like reading the scribbles as much as I enjoy writing them, have a think about how you can help Unicef enable loads of kids have more fun too (through your donation).
See link: http://patonabike.blogspot.com.es/20...se-canada.html
Oh. Almost forgot... here are some taster shots from this episode:
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Dawson City, as close to a living wild west town as you will find anywhere today - and I loved it.
But things were really getting hard, read about it by clicking on the link:
These were important days in my trip - no surprise why - read about them in this latest eposide:
We have magical McCarthy and the Haines Highway in this latest episode of the journey. Only two more chapters to go... read on.
As I load up this penultimate episode from the trip, I noticed that I´ve just racked up 30,000 hits on the website. Very many thanks to you all for your interest and I hope you like this latest offering:
The last episode from my trip is now available - http://patonabike.blogspot.co.uk/201...1-to-home.html
After over 20,000 miles of solo travel, please give what you can to Unicef at: http://www.justgiving.com/patrickmccarthy
I´ve also uploaded more information on The Gear, with reviews and recommendations. And work is already underway uploading reviews of the bike and Idris' modifications. So more info to come.
Well the story might be over, for now, but the flow of information continues.
If you are interested, I´ve finished uploading the reviews of all the gear I took along with me here: http://patonabike.blogspot.com.es/p/gear.html
And reviews of the bike and all the modifications, here: http://patonabike.blogspot.com.es/p/bike.html
Hope these views on how things held up prove of interest to some.
In this last post about the trip, I wrap up the story with some thoughts looking back... and looking forward.
I continue to update the supporting pages of the website - and have, for example, just finished calculating the final full costs (I was putting that bit off). I knew I had blown my budget. By the time I got to the USA and encountered those baking hot days, it was all I could do but dive into some aircon powered motel! Nevertheless, it wasn´t quite as bad as I thought. And it gives me a firm target for my fundraising - so please feel free to give to UNICEF if you haven´t already.
Work on the book is well underway, and I hope to be bouncing drafts around in the coming months - so watch this space on that front also. And, just like the blog and website, the book will also be geared towards raising funds for UNICEF. Please do what you can.