Sunday, 28 December 2014

The Final Countdown

One week out! Next Sunday I will be on a plane heading to Cairo via Vancouver and London. Unbelievable. Bike is done - not packed yet but prepped for a long haul ride. Packing is progressing. Yes, I am training. Don't think I will ever be adequately prepared for something like this though. I have officially reached (and passed!) my fundraising goal. Guess I'm ready to go - still doesn't feel real!

Over the couple weeks before Christmas I spent some time at Cadence Cycle in Whitehorse making sure Carson is ready to go and learning some basic bike mechanics so I can (hopefully) take care of him mostly on my own during the tour. He's looking pretty and is sitting in my trainer at home so I can still spin before leaving. Yes I have personified my bike. 

Despite what seems to be generally believed, I am packing. There is so much prep work. So many lists. I am hoping to get everything into one duffel and my bike box. Not too confident that it will work out though. Wish me luck!

Big thanks to everyone who has donated towards bikes! I passed my goal of $1650, raising over $1800! Bikes are $150 each, so with the current exchange rate that is enough for 10 bikes! I am so excited :) If you haven't donated and wanted to I will have the donate button up until December 31st. After that you can donate directly to the foundation - there is a link in my previous post about fundraising. 

Homecoming tournament was yesterday - second time on the ice since March. Shit man. Tourney was tons of fun, especially with the extra family around this year. Headed to Whitehorse now for another game, today we're playing with Team Yukon alumni against this years CGC girls team. It should be a blast although my skating muscles are a little underused and sore. I am counting this as training and putting off spinning until at least tomorrow. 

Dana flies to the London tomorrow, she's travelling Ireland and the UK for 5-6 weeks. Between the two of us trying to pull our shit together enough to be ready to travel the world and the regular Christmas hoopla the last few days have been rather hectic. But here we are. Good luck Dane :)

I will write another post when I have more to report. Happy holidays folks!


  1. Glad to hear things are coming together...especially the packing! Cant wait to read your adventures - when is your first day of biking?