Life in South Sudan is currently 0% inspiration and 100% perspiration as we hit March and the temperature sky rockets into the 40’s! I’ve implemented a self-imposed movement restriction to only go to places with air-con so it’s given me a bit of time to write an update on our preparation. It’s the 4th of March and a lot of deadlines are coming up very quickly now:
So here’s what we’ve been working on:
Lou – Writing sponsorship letters to companies.
Charlie – Updating and tweaking our blog.
Lou – Searching on ebay for a bike.
Charlie – Training.
Lou – Trying to convince Charlie to stop training.
Charlie – Posting photos of her training.
Lou – Researching visa requirements to make a comprehensive visa tracker.
Charlie - Making a kit list and geeking on gear reviews.
Lou – Thought about going for a run, decided against it.
Charlie – Plotting a route through Europe on the Eurovelo cycle paths from Rotterdam to Istanbul.
Lou – Researching the transport in Turkmenistan for the notorious “Dash”
Charlie – Arranging for friends to stop by and join us for a section – Germany and Austria are looking popular at the moment. If you’re interested get in touch, the more the merrier!
Lou – Did a purely professional reconnaissance mission to the Austrian Alps to assess snow conditions, mountain incline and gravity-to-gradient ratio to reaffirm our decision to go around the Alps rather than over them.
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Charlie and Lou are twins from Cheshire, UK on a mission to cycle back to their childhood home in Hong Kong.