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A bit of a delay uploading this latest post as I was spending quality time with Mrs Pat, but here is the Monument Valley episode. Enjoy!

Pat Around the Americas: Day 100 to 102 – to Rock Springs, USA



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Here we are with the latest episode... and the one in which I get to Yellowstone. I´m in awe of the place.
http://patonabike.blogspot.co.uk/201...zeman-usa.html

Please share the blog with as many people you can, and help boost the fundraising.
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Here is the episode where I don´t go anywhere... well, not true. I go to the pub! Have a read.
Pat Around the Americas: Day 105 to 107 – to Bozeman, USA



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Thanks all for your ongoing support!

Into Canada, YEY! And my wheel almost falls off - BOO! The journey continues, and so does the story. Read the latest here, and don´t forget to share with your friends.

Pat Around the Americas: Day 108 to 109 – to Windermere, Canada

As usual, here are a few taster shots of what I saw these days:


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My apologies to all for the lateness in uploading this episode of the journey - not far and not long to go now. Don´t know about you, but I´m getting excited!

Big mountains and big sights this time out. And a big thanks to one and all as the stats mount up. 28,000 kms on the trip so far, and over 23,000 hits on the website. You´ll also see more updated stats for the journey if you click on the stats tab on the top of my website.

Now, if only the fundraising stat could match some of those. So pleeeease, if you haven´t already given to help the neediest children of the world, there is no time like the present. Guidance on how to do that can be found by clicking here: Patrick McCarthy is fundraising for UNICEF UK

Pat Around the Americas: Day 110 to 111 – to Prince George, Canada

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Go on, share the website link with mates, like it, share it, +1 it, promote it and help raise awareness and funding for this great cause.

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30,000 kms gets clocked up in this latest update of the ongoing saga of (what seems to be) my 4 month battle against strong winds!!

Lots more to see and do though... but will I make it to Alaska?

If you like reading the scribbles as much as I enjoy writing them, have a think about how you can help Unicef enable loads of kids have more fun too (through your donation).

See link: Pat Around the Americas: Day 112 to 114 – to Whitehorse, Canada

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Oh. Almost forgot... here are some taster shots from this episode:



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Hey Pat,

I do like your blog and your photo's!
How do you like the Tenere??

Enjoy your tripe and safe travels

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Hey Pat,

I do like your blog and your photo's!
How do you like the Tenere??

Enjoy your trip and safe travels

Ruud
Thanks for posting Ruud, and I´m glad you are enjoying the story and photos. There is a lot more to come, including a detailed review of the XT660Z as an overlander.

In short, however, I love the thing. It is easy to maintain, very capable on the tricky stuff, looks great, robust, cheap to buy and run, and has the capacity to get under your skin. I think the best way to express it is that the bike has a lot of soul. I´ll be hanging on to this one until I am old and grey - even if it ends up a heap if bits in my garage!!

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Thanks Pat, I will continue reading your blog !

Good to hear you love your Tenere so much, its on my shortlist for my next travelbike. One question though... Where I live I have to travel 1000km first before it starts getting interesting, that means 1000km of boring highway through germany or france ususally... How does the Tenere cope on highways? Good on power, is it comfortable enough for highways?

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Thanks Pat, I will continue reading your blog !

Good to hear you love your Tenere so much, its on my shortlist for my next travelbike. One question though... Where I live I have to travel 1000km first before it starts getting interesting, that means 1000km of boring highway through germany or france ususally... How does the Tenere cope on highways? Good on power, is it comfortable enough for highways?

Much appreciated!

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The XTs are not fast bikes. That said, the 660 has plenty of power for 80mph / 120kph on the motorways, where it will sit all day. It will do more infact, but becomes a bit of an effort above those speeds.

The question of comfort is a very personal thing. I know guys who have no problem with long distances with the standard seat, others (like me) found it too much beyond a few hours.

As you´ll see on my website, I now use a sheepskin, which works for me to the extent that I can do 1000kms plus in a day without too much of a problem. Other guys I know swear by the airhawk - I didn´t go down that route as a) they are more expensive than a sheepskin, and b) they increase the sitting hight a little on what is already a tall bike. Hope that helps.
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Dawson City, as close to a living wild west town as you will find anywhere today - and I loved it.

But things were really getting hard, read about it by clicking on the link:

Pat Around the Americas: Day 115 to 116 – to Dawson City, Canada


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These were important days in my trip - no surprise why - read about them in this latest eposide:

Pat Around the Americas: Day 117 to 119 – to Alaska, USA



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Thanks Pat, loving the pics..
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We have magical McCarthy and the Haines Highway in this latest episode of the journey. Only two more chapters to go... read on.

Pat Around the Americas: Day 120 to 123 – to Haines, Alaska, USA




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As I load up this penultimate episode from the trip, I noticed that I´ve just racked up 30,000 hits on the website. Very many thanks to you all for your interest and I hope you like this latest offering:

Pat Around the Americas: Day 124 to 127 – to Bellingham, USA




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