Quarter of the way there!

Passing through the small town of Blair in Nebraska, 2 months and 2 days after leaving Deadhorse in Alaska. Unremarkable except this is the end of stage 6, which means that I’ve cycled 6000 km (3750 miles) and so have reached the quarter way point of my ride! So far the scenery has been as spectacular as I was hoping for, but the people have been far more friendly, interesting and generous than I was expecting, and the animal encounters more remarkable. 

This is the route I’ve taken – unfortunately the projection used makes it look like I’ve covered more than a quarter:

Feeling propper chuffed with having completed the “easy quarter” on schedule in a fifth of the time I’ve got with no major incidents. This gives me cautious optimism for the rest of the ride. But there are many many more miles and new challenges ahead, so nothing is certain. That’s all part of the adventure! 

I’m now off to Glenwood to check out the start of the Ragbrai (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa ) and hopefully see a familiar face from when I was working in Maidenhead.

A mention for a few other travelers  who have reached significant milestones – Johan and Baerbel who I met in British Columbia are heading back to Europe after 3 years of cycle touring the world,  and a former colleague who has just completed a trip from the tip of South America to Deadhorse after 2000 days!

Finally thanks to Sue for helping out with the admin back on Jersey.

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8 thoughts on “Quarter of the way there!

  1. keithsmum Jul 23, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    Quarter of the way already – you certainly deserve to feel proper chuffed! hope the rest proves just as trouble-free and enjoyable. xxxx

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    • keithd2016 Jul 25, 2016 / 4:01 pm

      Thanks – looking forward to seeing you soon! Kxxxx

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  2. Tim Jul 30, 2016 / 5:20 am

    Well done. Reading you blog with envy.

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    • keithd2016 Jul 30, 2016 / 1:10 pm

      Thanks for that Tim. What’s your next challenge?

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  3. Linda Aug 2, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    Quarter of the wY already, well done you certainly deserve your break with Sue this month.

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