T-minus 45 Days

T-minus 45 Days

May 1st, 2017, we have lift off.

So, I bought a plane ticket that leaves the UK, takes me across the pond and drops me in America.

By purchasing the ticket, I have now completely committed to what will definitely be my greatest adventure to date.

As I briefly said in my “About” page I didn’t renew my rented flat and I didn’t renew my contract at work. As a 27 year old it’s probably a bit sad to say but they are my only two commitments in life. Well, they were my only two commitments lol.

I make it 45 days until the flight and as we speak I have nothing in place for the 3 month journey across the states.

The way I see it is I just need a positive mindset and a compass attached to a bicycle, but let’s see how my view develops over the coming weeks.

It still feels so far away that it doesn’t seem real, so at the moment I’m properly blasé about it. When I tell people that I’m going to spend 3 months cycling across America the general response is “Haha Lol…..but you’re not are you”, to which I respond, “Yes, I am mate”. The next question they ask is “So when did you last ride a bike?” to which I respond “I had a nails paper round in 2005”. For them it sounds impossible, but as the Adidas motto goes, impossible is nothing.

I’d love for you to keep me company along the way… so come back already!

Yours in cycling,


6 thoughts on “T-minus 45 Days

  1. WOW!

    What an adventure this will be for you! I hope you don’t share the same experience as me, when I very briefly endured on that paper round with you, and I cycled up the telegraph wire! Lol!

    I am looking forward to reading the future posts as the cycle nears!

    Stay blessed!

    1. Haha Matty hopefully I wont be riding up telegraph poles, but that should be fine as I don’t stare like you do!

      Cheers mate!

  2. Happy for you! Will be an amazing experience and you have a lot of courage for taking action and partaking in an adventure of a life time.

    Will be looking forward to hearing all about it!

    1. Cheers Jye, could be courage could be stupidity, but either way its definetly going to be an adventure.

      Cheers mate!

  3. 50 miles a day with no training? That’s ambitious lol. Have you looked at a relief map and weather conditions?

    1. Hi Abu,

      Definitely ambitious, but to factor in rest days and provisional days for broken bikes I want to be averaging 55-60 miles a day.

      My earlier days will definitely be lower but as my fitness creeps up i will plough over the plains.

      Relief maps suggest it can get a bit hilly, but as im going coast to coast what goes up must come down!

      Checked the weather and its 90 days of sunshine with no headwinds nor rain, how lucky am i!?


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