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Nick Sanders Pan Am Blog 09

The Pan American Expedition 2011 is now over. After Mexico we made it to Las Vegas where most of the riders decided to either ship or ride their bikes to New York. That week we lost in Ushuaia because of the shipping delay did affect us and even though we pulled back 2 or 3 days, I think it impacted onto the project. The Swedish father and daughter combination, Per and Ebbw made it to Hyder Alaska as did John Dawson and Harley rider Andy and KTM rider Phil got up to Tok in Alaska. There was talk of them trying to get even further north but nothing’s been heard of them.

In conclusion I think this trip is hard, not just the riding, but the emotional content that goes hand in hand with being away from home for such a long time. I’m trained up for being away from my family – 10 weeks and counting – but most family men do this once in a life time.

A remarkable adventure with it’s ups and downs but as the containers are loaded in New York for their journey to the UK, I continue north, to the start line in Prudhoe Bay – keen, trained up, riding fit – for the ride of my life.