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Essentially it came down to survival. Making it through the first day only made it even more apparent how much more there still was to do. I spent much of the second day busying myself with trying to repack the bike in the hope that I wouldn't have to think about the logistics in too much detail. I was able a guest of the DeMaggio household, family friends who make me feel very much at home. And, for one of the first times I can ever remember, I felt a little homesick. Not a whole lot, but spending time with such a lovely family reminded me of some of the things I'd left behind to take this journey.
Time for another blog I think. Today I should have been waking up in New York City. But I didn't. As previously blogged about this was due to an unfortunate instance involving hospitalisation - but on the plus side, I was pretty happy to be waking in Canterbury today. It was a lovely Winter's day - you know, the type that are sunny, blue skied and fresh. A long walk in the woods reminded me just how great some of the British countryside is. I also had a productive day yesterday with the logistics part of this trip, and am feeling enthusiastic once more. So things are good!
I also finally got round to uploading the very first Video Blog of "The Cycling Reporter"! I can tell you're excited. I'm not sure of the correct internet terminology for one of these, so I'm going to call them Vlogs. This is Vlog #1, and is an introduction to the trip. I hope you enjoy it. Generally they'll be short and sweet, 1 or 2 mins max, but for this first one I made an exception. They'll be worth watching anyway, I promise. I'm also working on doing a couple of interviews before I leave the UK, now that I have this extra month. So keep an eye out for those as well.
In other news, Buff Headwear are the latest company to come on board as sponsors, which is great news because Buffs are awesome. Later this week I'll hopefully be heading to Sussex to pick up my Santos bike, which is something else I'm getting psyched about.
So, enjoy the Vlog and I promise you some more news before the end of the week.