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Let the adventure begin!

Monday, October 29, 2012

From a dream to reality, planning for the trip is now well underway with the start date finalized – it all kicks off on Monday 12th November 2012.

I’m still putting together the kit, but I did get my first look at the new bike today, a Surly Disc Trucker built up by Rich from Keep Pedalling in Manchester. I shopped around looking for this particular bike for ages until I discovered this small independent bike shop in the Northern area of Manchester. Impressed with the initial phone call, I headed over to meet up with the shop owners Rich and Shona.

I was gobsmacked when I found out that they have cycled round a large part of the globe, so know exactly what is required. We spent a good deal of time discussing my trip while I tried to call upon all their experience and take in the knowledge they so freely give. I pick the bike up on Friday (after certain unique modifications!) and will post some pictures then.

Matt Beeching
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 8:54 am

Looked up that bike Derek and it defo looks the part (mind you what would I know). Defo going to keep an eye on you and see you when you get back and I hope you do come back to Kleeneze and I’ll sponsor you if you do decide to…lol
Until then you need to follow your dreams and experience life to the fullest in your own way!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Hi Derek, I too wish you good luck and will follow what you are up to

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