Today we completed our adventure to traverse 10 Degrees of Latitude under human power on the continent of Europe. Just 6 more continents to go.
Ride stats today
- 129 miles
- Fins to South Paris; completing 10 Degrees Latitude
- Our most gorgeous bike day yet, a suitable end to an amazing journey
- 0 sheep, 5 buguettes, 2 barets
- 2 huge smiles and cigars at the end
Our journey took us 14 days of biking and 1 day of swimming across the English Channel. This works out to be 1000 miles on bike and 25 miles in the water. It was gorgeous, stunning territory, and the good thing about traveling as we did was that we really got to enjoy the countryside, see the people and smell the smells (most were good).
We have so many people to thank. Our support crew made our adventure possible. Our bike crew (Flora and Bob), our swim crew (Tricia, Amy, Flora, Laura, Dave, Teresa, and the entire Ocean Breeze crew) and our home crew (Michelle, Andrew, Ava and Joshua) were awesome. Our Cadence Cycling coach Mike Kuehn was super supportive. Our sponsors are all amazing people. Everyone treated us so well through the entire journey.
Here are some parting pictures from our final days in Paris. We took our final pictures at the Arc de Triomphe. A fitting end to a stunning journey.
A shout-out to Profile Design
, especially the awesome and honest Marketing Director, Barry Smith. We use their seat posts, saddles, bar tape, stems, aerobars, and storage bags for our bars/gels. The engineers build Macgyver-simple solutions to complex problems. Take our aerobar pads for example. One of the big problems with aerobars is that the elbow pads cover the top bar position. Profile Design engineers developed a simple spring system
that flips the pad out of the way. Every bike shop that saw our bikes was like, “wow, that’s really clever”.