Nowhere to sleep, so park-camping with clothes on back
Got a few winks of sleep tonight, can't complain about it.
Great to hear from you finally! Your training schedule must be tremendous preparing for those two peaks www.nogutsknowglory.com, both well beyond my imagination as a cyclist...I climbed Mt. Rundle in Banff National Park years ago, a great recreational hike to reach some peaks above the tree line, but no risks or dangers you must prepare for, so that must be incredible to accomplish! I've spoken with John C. Scott recently and he suggested I develop a concrete plan/goal to accomplish to present to potential sponsors or charities like CCFC or CCFA.
I'm interested in the Arctic to Argentina Pan-American route to raise awareness...with John Scott's recent work with Rubberside Down with Vin and Greg http://www.rubbersidedown.org
There was a lag for several months, finally, I emailed John again...and he is extremely busy with the Rubberside Down promotion and work back at Chrysler. He did respond that my route across Canada wouldn't stir much attention since Greg and Vin did the same route (from Victoria, BC) to St. John's. He did suggest that my original route to Argentina would be more unique, and CCFC would take at least a slight interest in it. I was confused because the Crohns and Colitis Foundation President of GYGIG (Get Your Guts In Gear) http://www.ibdride.org/ responded positively IF I could link up with their summer Charity touring events across a few States. The problem is they are not everywhere...just a few select States, and how would I get to all the Canadian chapters and those US rides in one summer on the way to Patagonia, seemed impossible. In that "Loop" the ride took a dive and John didn't take interest in my cycle trip [evident in a recent email response a few days ago, will forward]. I'm an amateur when it comes to promotion and planning [all I can do is ride long-distance without complaint, cycling is strong, training is great in Korea] but promoting the idea into action riding requires a second or third party, for that part, I am not up to the task. I've even considered riding in sections of the route, over several years. Like http://www.ride-earth.org.uk/ which is continuous mountain biking with breaks back in the UK. Better yet, the already successful Nicholi Bangsgaard from Denmark is currently rolling into Year 4 of his WT...a model for all intrepid cyclists eagar to WT in the common age of Eco-travel, save the petrol/pollution...it's all wind (sailing) and 99% cycling, definitely check him out @ http://www.worldtravellers.dk - He's accepting PayPal to support his current ride, check the Days for Sale link, I'm in there!!! ^^.
All for now, Rob: I wish you a strong training in advance of these tremendous expeditions, anything crosses your mind about my cycle that would support the Crohns and Colitis Foundations, I'm all ears about it. I like to make a correction I've had [a close relative] experiencing Colitis for 9 years now, we talk about it often now...since talking to John C. Scott.
Warm Regards, Brian