Miles and miles

Ok folks, this will most definitely be the last blog about the bike ride and just to wrap up, after the video in the previous blog, we wanted to share our mileage chart with you.

It ain’t no Strava and we didn’t record the route, times, distances to the nearest meter online, but this is pretty accurate from google maps, state park campgrounds to Warmshowers hosts to friends of friends addresses.

63,460ft of climbing from Vancouver to Tijuana apparently, just googled it.

By the way if anyone has been inspired to do this trip then we recommend getting the Bicycling the Pacific Coast Highway book also on Kindle, which was helpful to us finding campgrounds, knowing the nearest supermarket was x miles away, or getting onto a quiet shortcut. Of course too if y’all have any questions about the trip jut drop us an email to toesoverross@hotmail.co.uk or alice_carrie@hotmail.com

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And so the story starts

On the 19th May 2012 we got married in St Davids Cathedral and on the 19th May 2013 we will be embarking on the next chapter of our lives. We are going ‘In Pursuit of Outstanding’ to create a better world for ourselves and future generations. As our world leaders aren’t taking action, it is up to us and others to find new ways of collaborating to create a world we want to live in.

The long and the short of it is this: the fundamental systems that allow humans to live on planet earth are under enormous pressure from the impacts of climate change, biodiversity loss and ineffective resource use, and a lack of care and compassion for the world around us.

Wales was the cradle of the industrial revolution that changed the face of the world; our natural resources were used to power the businesses that reached to all corners. With nearly all of the coal mines closed and only a couple of steelworks left, Wales has the opportunity to embrace the green revolution and lead the way in one planet living; our pursuit is to find inspiration and practical examples from the individuals and organisations around the World who are leading the way.

We are taking two years to volunteer, intern and work our way around the world’s coastlines, traveling by bicycle with a trailer for our surfboards and camping gear. We start our journey in Vancouver on Monday 20th May 2013 and will

cycle 2000 miles south to Los Angeles.

4 days and counting.

PS – this blog is not just a diary for the next few years but also a great way for friends, family and anyone else who is reading to share, comment and engage in our journey so feel free and post away!