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PRE – JOURNEY
My plan is to start in a warm’ish country for spring, heading northwards into Europe as the summer takes hold.
After many hours, OK days, I chose the coast of Morocco. I’ve never been to north north west Africa … so why not!
Months before departure is spent buying and then sending back new bits of kit, I think I thought I would need! Then, what can’t go back is put on eBay.
What a palaver!
In the mean time I’m prepping my Thorn Sherpa ready for the start line.
The main things obviously been the points of contact.
A coach, three flights, a coach and many hours, my Thorn Sherpa arrives, along with me. Thankfully in one piece to the little town of Owaka, Catlins, New Zealand.
Some minor superficial damage to the box, apart from that, it’s all in good order. A box over a bag any day! Box vs Bag.
After years of deliberation and countless hours on the road in the UK, New Zealand and Tasmania dreaming of a new bike-build, I settle for an English number!
I arrived back to Blighty from Tasmania in May 2013. One of my first port-of-calls was to cycle up to Bridgwater, Somerset from Poole, Dorset to test ride a Thorn bicycle. Thorn Cycles.
WOW… look at all these fabulous bicycles. There’s a bicycle heaven, and it’s in Bridgewater of all places! Continue reading