Saturday, October 6, 2007

Prudhoe Bay to Tierra del Fuego...

Basically, Prudhoe Bay is at the top of North America and Tierra del Fuego is at the bottom of South America. If you consider North and South America a contiguous land mass, I think that is the longest distance across a land mass in the world. So why would you want to ride your bike across it?

I didn't get the chance to ask that of Eric, who was doing exactly that - riding his beautiful orange Co-Motion from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, Chile. Eric stopped by the shop several days ago to inquire about Continental Contact touring tires. Well, as luck would have it, I had two left. He was going to go outside and flip his bike upside down to install the new tires, but I told him to use the shop stand.

While he changed his tires, we chatted a bit and learned that he was undertaking this incredible adventure - solo. That's a long way to ride. An even longer way to ride by yourself. Check out his progress at his site anticompass. And better, check out the reason why he's doing it.