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5000 Miles for Water

5000 miles in 40 days on the open road. A journey across the US to raise funds and awareness for Charity:Water
By Luigi Laraia
#655 - posted Sunday March 22, 2015 by Neil Gunton

"I am going to cycle 5000 miles in under 40 days: it is easy writing this sitting at home with a t-shirt and in my underwear. And yet much of the suffering that comes with this goes unnoticed and unspoken of. The long hours on the bike with fingers and toes gone numb, the lulling hum of the wheels and the chain, the lonely bird that takes flight as I whizz by its resting place; the walk up to front desk in the motel with my legs a paste of grease and sweat and my face a shameful mess in the hope that the man will quickly say to me “we do have a room”; the confused thoughts swirling in my head as I lay in bed with my muscles still warm and my legs still going unable to fall asleep with the awareness that in 8,7, now 6 hours I will have to be up for another 100 miles+ day on the road hoping that the wind will subside and that the rain will stay away..." - read this journal

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The Friendly Road - New Adventures in Contentment *   Don Abbey and Robyn Abbey  01:06 
12 of ??? days
London to Auckland *   Barry Warner  00:45 
36 days until start
UK to Australia *   John Miles  23:58 
31 of ??? days
NZ South Island *   Murray McDonnell  23:48 
24 of 34 days
Off To See the Wizard *   Janet Beaty  23:20 
Completed Aug 2014
TransAm tour 2015 *   Fleetwood Gruver*  23:00 
7 of 52 days
Neelas naive not brave tour *   Neela Gerken*  22:21 
31 of ??? days
San Diego to New York City *   dave cookson  22:07 
1 of ??? days
2015 Coast 2 Coast *   Wayne Andresen  22:00 
25 of ??? days
Shift Happens *   Jeff Tonner and Roselind Tonner  21:54 
256 of 322 days
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Oregon Cascades Loop *   Wayne Estes  20:30 
Completed Mar 2015
My Cycle Touring Gear *   Timothy Tower  15:03 
Work in progress
Loaded Bicycles *   Kelly Iniguez and Jonathan Voelz  Tue 24 
Work in progressFeatured Journal #487
Bikepacking Set-up *   Pete Jones  Sun 22 
Completed Mar 2015
Meetings on the Road *   Jonathan Voelz and Kelly Iniguez  Fri 20 
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Forum Subject Name Posted Replies Last post
General Touring  Under-rated or over-rated touring locales   Emily Sharp  Mon 23   37   00:59
Regional: Europe  Does anyone have a list of ships that carry bikes on Danube?   Jens Hansen*  Mon 23   10   23:57
Bikes  SMALL touring bike   Pete Dougherty  Mar 18   19   21:39
Equipment Lists  Equipment for my big adventure to Central America   Jason Harris*  Mar 15   64   20:32
Storage  Home bike storage   Colleen Kelly  Jan 17   18   17:09
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Clothing (baselayer)  Castelli Illumina Cycling Tights (for women)   *****  1   Lorraine Nygaard  Wed 25   0   Wed 25
Water bottle cages  Bottle Cage Adaptor by Mount Skidmore   *****  *****  2   Chris White  Feb 2014   17   Mar 17
Tents & Shelters  Vaude Mark L 3P 3 Season Tent   ***__  1   Andy Brunner  Mar 15   0   Mar 15
Lighting systems  Lights and helmets combined   ***__  1   Fred Spengler  Mar 12   2   Mar 13
Tires  Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 26"   *****  ****_  4   Graham Smith  Aug 2012   67   Mar 8
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Latest classifieds:
Category  Summary Price  Status  Author  Created 
For Sale  Shimano PD M545 Clipless SPD Platform Pedals* $65.  open  Timothy HOBO Schneider 2015-03-26 
For Sale  1985, 50cm, Panasonic Pro Touring*   open  bob deeg 2015-03-17 
For Sale  Full set of Arkel luggage*   open  Matthew Cole 2015-03-26 
For Sale  TOURING BIKE WITH ACCESSORIES* $500  open  gabriel prieto* 2015-03-25 
Companions  Australia W2E Jul/Aug '15*   open  Stephen Maniam* 2015-03-25 
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Our European Vacation: Venice to Istanbul to Ireland (VenIstDub) 2015* www.slej-adventures.blogspot.ca/2... Website, Travelogue, Route 2015-03-26 
Japan, Tip to Tip, Fall 2014 www.slej-adventures.blogspot.ca/2... Route, Travelogue 2015-03-10 
France -Annecy, some famous climbs & the Tour de France www.slej-adventures.blogspot.ca/2... Route, Travelogue 2015-03-10 
Cross Canada, Vancouver to St. John's 2013 www.slej-adventures.blogspot.ca/2... Travelogue, Route 2015-03-10 
Southern Tier Route, Florida to California www.slej-adventures.blogspot.ca/2... Travelogue 2015-03-09 
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Lowe, Gilbert (vegangeezer) 26 Mar 2015  14 Jan 2015 
melerowski, zbigniew (bish) 26 Mar 2015  21 Mar 2010 
williams, Stephen (lgwramp) 26 Mar 2015  8 Jan 2014 
Brigance Jr, Robert* (robbio489) 26 Mar 2015  26 Mar 2015 
Merlino, Robert* (rmerlino) 26 Mar 2015  26 Mar 2015 
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Latest ratings:
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Forum Re: Under-rated or over-rated touring locales by Neil Gunton (admin) in forum: General Touring  2015-03-27 0:53 
Forum Re: Under-rated or over-rated touring locales by Bill Hoadley in forum: General Touring  2015-03-27 0:03 
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P1290164.jpg Frozen waterfall I came across on my way

Image on journal page: Starting the Four rivers Bicycle path Seoul to Busan here I come!: It's been two months since I updated sorry! in journal Thailand to Australia with the 155 kilogram rider.Featured Journal #623 by Ray Pokai (387 of ??? days)

 2015-03-26 23:55 
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11_grapes_2.JPG more grapes... they trim of the high ones so they ripen at the right speed in the shade

Image on journal page: Cycling to the Petra Winery: Sweet ride in journal Tuscany on a Tandem by Mike Miller (Completed Oct 2010)

 2015-03-26 23:09 
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BlueMountainLake__3_.JPG Sunrise over Blue Mountain Lake

Image on journal page: August 14 Blue Mountain Lake to Ticonderoga in journal Across America by Brian Hanners (Completed Oct 2011)

 2015-03-26 22:39 
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