Dave and I are now really in the thick of planning and preparing. We're probably a bit behind though so looking for some help.
Top priority is to understand visa requirements to get through Iran, the stans, russia and mongolia. If anyone has already figured this out we'd really appreciate your help and advice.
For now at least I'm still working in Hatfield mon-fri so if any of the southern contingent are planning to meet up again please let me know and I'll definitely join you.
Dave and I have now got our XT600Es and are working on preparing them, learning how they work, and trying to get some practice in. We're getting up to speed with route planning etc but still have lots to do. Currently looking at end-April departure. Bills mounting up steadily, but really starting to enjoy the bike and getting very excited.
How is everyone else doing? Would be great to hear updates on your progress.
RTW 2009 - Europe - Central Asia - Russia - Mongolia - Korea - Canada - USA
2010 - Near-fatal brain injury - hit by car while cycling
Scandinavia 2011 - Germany - Denmark - Sweden - Norway - Finland - Estonia - Latvia - Poland
Asia 2011 - Vietnam - Cambodia - Laos - Thailand - Malaysia
"A study shows drivers responsible for 87% of accidents with cyclists. Another shows drivers fail to see 22% of cyclists in clear view"