June - July 2019
  • Day43


    July 20, 2019 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ☀️ 37 °C

    Last bit then I'm home!

    Well done Will! It's been incredible to follow your journey. What's next?

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  • Day41

    Calgary Airport

    July 18, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C
    Jill Cairns

    Much faster than cycling, but not nearly so much fun!


    Long waits between flights - about an 18 hour wait here. Thats enough time for a few meals from the Japanese takeaway and of course some more subway

  • Day40

    33 days 22 hours and 14 minutes

    July 17, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Antelope Wells, Port of Entry

    All done!

    A great effort by a great guy. This is going to take some topping 😳 Wayne and Dawn 👍👍👍


    What an inspiration

    Alvin Moodley

    Simply amazing - what an achievement! You are an inspiration Wills! Cairo to Cape Town next?

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    Chats with Yolande

    July 17, 2019 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    2019/07/17, 11:49 - Yolande Cairns: 💥Well done🏆 You made it🤗 You're a star.💫 Great job lots of hard peddling and pushing and solid mind and you did it🌟I knew you could.
    2019/07/17, 11:50 - Yolande Cairns: Now go get yourself a hunters if your stomach can take it. You deserve it. Well done. 🤝🏻
    2019/07/17, 14:40 - Yolande Cairns: Well done. See you got your lift. Phone me when you can🤗 did you get some sleep?
    2019/07/17, 15:50 - William: 33 days 22 hours 14 minutes
    2019/07/17, 15:51 - William: Slept about 2 hours while waiting
    2019/07/17, 20:25 - Yolande Cairns: What time you leaving?
    2019/07/17, 20:49 - William: Bus is in 30 mins
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  • Day39

    Day 34 comments

    July 16, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    Longest day, distance and time. 7am to 3:44am. 206km!

    After getting my tent set up at 2am, I only got a bit more than 3 hours sleep, waking up just after 5.

    Day started ok with long tar road. But I had diarrhoea and it was hard. Once on the dirt road it got super hot. I even sat under a farm implement for 30 minutes to cool down. I decided to push on through the heat to Separ and rest there.

    Got to Separ where there is only a curio shop. Luckily they had cold coke and anti-diarrhoea medication. Lordsburg (nearest town) my weather app said was 38C feels like 43C. I sat/slept on the porch until nearly 6pm when a rain storm started and temperatures dropped.

    I rode hard to Hachita, not expecting shop to be open. I got there just before they closed and was given free coffee. Jeffrey who would be picking me up at the end met me there. We agreed on a 6am meeting at the finish.

    I was riding well and just continued riding hard. Reaching the finish at 3:44am!

    It is done!

    (30mins later I see a skunk run down the road past me)
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    Shot William!👍🏻👍🏻


    Super proud of you!🇿🇦

    Priscilla Viljoen Skinner

    Awesome!! Well done!

    Bill Cairns

    “And hast thou slain the Jabberwock? Come to my arms, my beamish boy! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!” He chortled in his joy.

  • Day39

    Hachita, NM

    July 16, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Got here about 9:30 just as they were closing. They made me free coffee, a whole pot to myself.

    Met Jeffrey Sharp who will come fetch me after I finish. We agreed that he will meet me at the finish 6am.

    Let's go - the last little bit!
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    Graham Mercer

    awesome effort! So you are going to ride through the night to finish eh? Hope you are getting some assistance from the full moon.


    Bev: Great stuff, William. Enjoy the coffee boost. You have about 3\4 of the distance from PMB to Durban left to go. You can do it


    Izak Theron: Well done. Almost there. Enjoy the coffee

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  • Day39


    July 16, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 36 °C

    Today is blazingly hot. I got my first puncture of the trip just outside Silver City. The dirt road to Separ was super hot, hot sun and refelctive yellow sand. At one stage I sat under a local farmers harvesting machine.

    I'm now in Separ. The temperature is extremely high, looking at the local weather report: Lordsburg shows 38C feels like 42C

    Just a curio store here. They do have coke though.
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    Nem: That's very very hot! I hope the coke is ice cold. Siesta sounds good


    Fathima Khan: Wow ... that's hectic Good idea to get some rest now ... siesta time


    Steve Bosshof: Extreme, started in the snow and now this heat, take care and drink lots of water


    Roshael Hoosen: Stock up on coke caffeine. Set your alarm. Have a lekker snooze. Catch you in a few hours. Let us know when you're up and about again. So proud of you.

  • Day39

    Chats with Yolande

    July 16, 2019 in South Africa ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    2019/07/16, 22:12 - William: I'm in Separ
    2019/07/17, 02:03 - Yolande Cairns: ❤
    2019/07/17, 02:04 - William: 😍
    2019/07/17, 02:04 - Yolande Cairns: Go get your finish last stretch 🏆
    2019/07/17, 02:05 - William: 😘
    2019/07/17, 03:40 - William: On my way already! got 104km to go :)
    2019/07/17, 03:40 - William: Rain stopped as I started
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