Yet another perspective on the North American Epic
It’s now been a month since we left Anchorage, Alaska and began moving our little nomadic cycling village south towards Mexico – a little bit everyday. We have been through (almost) all sorts of situations, places and roads and we have met all kinds of people. For those who stay up late enough (or those with a need to get up in the middle of the night for a pee), it is now possible, after so long in the land of the midnight sun, to need a headlamp in the dark. Before that, wake up times and dinner times had been picked randomly as we could have easily been riding during the night instead of the day and, other than the cold, one would hardly have noticed the difference.
We have had days with almost no traffic at all and we have had a few days with lots of traffic. Oil trucks one day, logging trucks the following day, you name it!!! There’s been dance parties, yoga and push-up classes, and lots of swimming in lakes and rivers near the campsites. There’s been night pranks, surprise birthday parties and lots of other fun in camp. There’s been reunions and goodbyes, as we have had new faces joining us along the route.
Although there’s been a lot going on, there is a lot more to come and a lot that hasn’t gone on yet. We haven’t had any dramas and (as far as we know) no love stories yet. We may have been through some great scenery but there is some amazing stuff still to come. Think of Jasper, Banff and the Glacier National Park. Think of Yellowstone, Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon, Baja California and the small historical towns in Mexico.
We are only a quarter of the way down the continent and the group will still change a lot. And you are not here…yet!