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For Inspiration

Waking up this morning to read my email I found that Dave had sent me links to an obituary for a cyclist named Ian Hibbell. Curious I read the articles to learn who this man was and I think you should too. Here are a couple of exerts from the articles and links to them. […]

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Pedal Power

I was reading an article sent to me by Dave this morning and at the bottom it had the following interesting facts about cycling. A cyclist can travel 1,037km (644 miles) on the energy equivalent of one litre of petrol Regular cycling can make you as fit as someone who is ten years younger A […]

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It’s a set-up

Jared and I undertook the task of assembling the 3 Surlys last night; a fun, if time-consuming, job. Our first surprise was learning that the third bike (which we’d neglected to remove from its box on Sunday) was not olive like its siblings but cherry red. A quick size comparison confirmed that this was indeed […]

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Observing local Customs

“How would you like a quick run over to the airport?.” It was the call I’d been waiting for all weekend. After weeks of anticipation and delivery status updates, our 3¬†brand-new Surlys were finally at Incheon, awaiting collection. They could have been delivered direct to our doors, but we saved over $200 by picking them […]

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2008-08-17-026

Recumbent Setup & Parts

Here is a list of the parts that make up my Grasshopper HP Velotechnik Recumbent that I will be riding next year for the trip : HP Velotechnik Specific Parts: Grasshopper Frameset with bodyLink seat Underseat Steering with Wide bars for Ergomesh DT Swiss XM180 Rear Shock Saso Carbon AC Suspension fork Front Wheel SON20 […]

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Surly Bikes and Crosso Panniers

Finally after more than a years talk and the last months preparations our (Katie, Tom & Jared) Surly long-haul trucker touring bikes and Crosso panniers are on their way. The bikes left New Zealand today bound for us here in South Korea and should arrive in about a weeks time. Stay tuned…….

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Crosso Rear Top Bags Arrive

A couple of days ago the first of our custom panniers made by Crosso arrived. They are a lot bigger than I thought they would be, although I guess they need to be in order to fit all the camping gear, such as tents, sleeping mats and bags etc. I’m looking forward to trying it […]

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Solar Power While Cycling

Cycling doesn’t necessarily mean giving up all the comforts of home, especially when it comes to tech. However using certain, lets call them toys, means having a power/charging source. So Tom and I decided to buy a solar chargers. After a bit of research it came down to a foldable power charger called the PowerFilm […]

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One Crazy Canadian

For those who don”t know Dave, he is the genius behind our ride so I found this blog about his previous adventure I* have safely completed a coast-to-coast bicycle ride from Victoria B.C. to St-John”s N.L. The complete distance was 8929km, and that included the Gaspe Peninsula the (very hilly) Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia,and […]

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2008-08-17-026

1 Down, 3 to Go

News has reached me that David has successfully obtained his new recumbent cycle, taking us another turn of ther wheel closer to our trip. This makes me all the more eager for the arrival, in August, of the 3 (rather more conventional) touring bikes that the rest of us will be using. In the meantime, […]

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Trip Gear Starting to Arrive

Dave is fortunate enough to have pretty much everything he will need from his previous cycle adventure across Canada. This has however meant that Tom, Katie and I have been able to go on a bit of a shopping spree and get a bunch of new gear which has finally started arriving. Katie just bought […]

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Decision on Bike Setups Made

Dave left for Canada this week and will return with the recumbent he plans to take on the trip. In the meantime Tom, Katie and myslef have made our final decicions on our initial bike setups. We have been working closely with Jakub Postrzygacz whom Katie and I met on our last trip back to […]

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Ordering Crosso Panniers

It’s an exciting night. I am in the process of order two sets of rear panniers for myself and Katie. They come personally recommended by Jakub Postrzygacz, granted it’s his company, but hey he’s swears by them and has done more riding than I could imagine myself doing in a life time. Check them out […]

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