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Old 2009-09-13, 06:06 PM   #31
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I don't think they believe in giving people much notice. Last night I had a phone call from Paul R at 7pm, saying Sam and Rog were on their way into town. I got to centre of Okehampton* at 7.20, they arrived at 7.22pm, I hadn't even had time to get my camera out, hence no pic from me last night.
* I live 4 miles away and was on my bike
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Old 2009-09-13, 07:30 PM   #32
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Ok, we are at the Severn Bridge Service Station... Hard day. More to come, but here is are the garmin link for today.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/13224996

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Old 2009-09-13, 08:14 PM   #33
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Nice one guys - all being well I'll see you tomorrow evening in Warrington.

BTW, you're still both barking mad!

Good luck tomorrow and for the rest of the week.

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Old 2009-09-13, 09:12 PM   #34
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Not much time to post tonight. Roger and Sam are already in bed in preparation for a 5:30am start tomorrow morning, luckily the hotel is on the route so they can start from the front door leaving me to pack the van and catch them up.

My favorite photo from today, taken at 6:49am,
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Old 2009-09-14, 07:11 AM   #35
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Well done so far guys! Keep it up It was proper random seeing you yesterday, was just pretty much pulling out my street to go to Exeter and saw you zoom past en route to Taunton!
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Old 2009-09-14, 08:49 AM   #36
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Ok, we are at the Severn Bridge Service Station... Hard day. More to come, but here is are the garmin link for today.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/13224996

Roger

Brilliant work. An astounding adventure. Good luck for the remaining "few" miles.

According to the Garmin link though, you managed a maximum speed of 44.6mph. ;-)

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Old 2009-09-14, 09:13 AM   #37
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According to the blog, they started out in Monmouthshire going S-West, rather than North. With a 145 mile target I sincerely hope they discovered "the error of their ways" quite quickly.
Going to be a long day to Warrington.
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Old 2009-09-14, 02:42 PM   #38
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It was 12 miles of mistake. We are going ok but my body hurts all over! It is going to be a long day.
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Old 2009-09-14, 03:02 PM   #39
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We are going ok but my body hurts all over!
Is that as a result of breaking the news to Sam that the longest day of riding was now going to be 12 miles longer?

Anyway, good work so far. Well done.

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Old 2009-09-14, 03:37 PM   #40
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It was 12 miles of mistake.
Bummer. I've made similar cock-ups on bike tours (one I remember even further off-course than yours, and mostly down hill ). I know the feeling.

Hope you still manage to make the target. Just think, it'll seem funny when you look back on it in a few days' time.

Keep it up.

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PS - I hope the wind's a bit more favourable where you are - we've got quite a strong North-Easterly here that certainly isn't what you want! Blew me nicely into work though
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Old 2009-09-14, 04:02 PM   #41
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Only 54 to go today. :-) the wind is cruel and we still have it. When we made the mistake we were flying!
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Old 2009-09-14, 06:01 PM   #42
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is there any sort of information page on this whole adventure? or somwhere i could see it planned out? i actually always wanted to do this... not qwuite yet though i was looking at doing it in 20 days! you guys are incredible!
oh, and wheres the blog at?
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Old 2009-09-14, 06:12 PM   #43
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are you going anywhere near nottingham?
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Old 2009-09-14, 06:47 PM   #44
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Good luck guys, hope all is well after your long day!

If the record attempt is successful I reckon it's going to be a looong time before it's broken again!
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Old 2009-09-14, 07:44 PM   #45
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What kind of saddle/handle set up are Sam and Roger using?

I just did a 40 mile ride and...Ouch. I have been biking a lot more than unicycling lately, and I am training for a century on the uni now and I forgot how much more painful it is riding a unicycle than a bike.

Sam and Roger are crazy, much respect for this ride. They are proving to be superhuman.
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