It’s All Going South!

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Look! It’s moving. It’s alive. It’s alive…
(Henry Frankenstein)

Yay, the blog lives and breathes again. It’s been well over a year since I arrived home in San Francisco after cycling across the United States from coast to coast. I’ve since been flirting with the idea of cycling from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego (kind of like the Americas version of Lands End to John o’ Groats). Not sure I’m butch enough to ride from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego in one go (though I hope a few of you would heartily dispute that!), so I’m starting with the US leg from Vancouver to the Mexico border — still a hefty 1,857 miles of breathtaking cliffs, redwood forests, lighthouses, beaches, and rugged coastline.

Setting off for this trip in just a couple of days’ time brings back memories of how apprehensive I was last year when I was about to set off cycling across the United States. I’d recently been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and wasn’t sure I could get up the Appalachian Mountains, let alone the Rockies. But I completed the ride with aplomb, even if I say so myself. This time round, a year further in with the CLL, and my specialist at Stanford tells me one of the best things I can do is cardiovascular exercise. Hee, hee, I’m not sure he had this ride in mind though. Anyhow, I hope you’ll join me again on this trip, even if only from your desk chair or deck chair, and send me your encouragement along the way 🙂

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Author: CL Mackay

Aspiring gentleman of leisure in San Francisco, who fancies himself to be a trust fund kid swapped out at birth. Not dented by the male menopause and a pesky diagnosis of leukemia, this former strawberry blond cycled across America, coast to coast, in 2016 and is presently cycling from Vancouver, Canada, to the Mexico border.

8 thoughts on “It’s All Going South!”

  1. Yeah! Very impressive that you are doing this again and really look forward to following your progress (yes, shamefully from the armchair!). Don’t forget your BHH laundry bag for luck! 👍😁🚴🚴‍♀️

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  2. You go, girl! Remember to keep the Pacific on your right. And if the road signs are in Spanish, you’ve gone too far. Enjoy the fresh air and the sunsets. Hamish and I look forward to you swinging through San Francisco on your way down. There’ll be a big birthday/welcome home cake for you upon your return. X

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  3. Yo bro! Good luck with the off today…thinking of you…guess you haven’t been able to get onto Messenger so……have fun, post lots of pics and please keep safe! On yer bike! Xxx

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