Comments for en-gb 30 Sun 04 Oct 2015 17:23:59 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at mhester1 I'm sorry but this guy ain't that impressive. I personally know a guy named Eldon Dales who has done a MUCH harder version of what this guy has done and did it completely unsupported. You wanna read a REAL story go to He has his daily log of his trek from the beach at Galveston Texas to the base of Denali and the climb up it. The guy who met him at the base for the climb (not the ride) bailed out about 3/4 up the peak. The following year he went from same beach in Texas to Aconcagua. The only part he skipped was a flight from Panama to Quito (would have been stupid to bike across Columbia). He was held up at knife point in Ecuador, literally rode thru labor riots in Lima, Peru, fashioned a device to ride the railway with his bike across a long section in Bolivia, took a harder route up Aconcagua (unassisted) and then when he got done he decided to ride on down to Tierra Del Fuego. All of his adventures are totally self-supported. He was working as an IT for my former company (still is) when he did all of this. Mark Beaumont does not hold a candle to Eldon. Thu 22 Apr 2010 18:28:06 GMT+1 xfactor357 This post has been Removed Fri 16 Apr 2010 06:37:10 GMT+1 Rey_in_Brighton How about this route? Missoula-Hamilton-Skalkaho Pass (Hwy 38)-Philipsburg-Anaconda-Butte. Varied terrain from mountain passes, waterfalls, farmland, and protected national forest. - Cheers - @Gentle_Flora Thu 06 Aug 2009 10:58:05 GMT+1 corbettbagger Hi MarkInteresting comments about Seeing the world at the speed of a bike Inspired by yourself I have recently been doin a bit of cycling, as a hillwalker for many years my first impressions is the amazing speed that I can cover the ground on a bike, distant horizons are soon reached. Done my first ever big one way ride on Sunday (well 50 mile (just a mornin for you)) from the Borders down to the Northumberland coast, amazing to watch the countryside change, from rich farmland to moors then down to the coast, seen stuff I have never seen in a car.Touring continents as you are must be an incredible experience. Keep it up Im enjoying following your route on google earth, been learnin all about the Columbia River and the Coule Dam tonight.! Far better than tele. Tue 04 Aug 2009 22:55:25 GMT+1 metalmikeonhisbike Hi Mark,Thanks for the replies. Seems if there is a bee, ant, bear, moose, cleg, midge, mosquito, rat, spider etc etc out there they seem to find you! lol. You should get yourself some UVA lipbalm to help with the sunburn. Still reading your book, pretty amazing stuff. That Nullabor ride sounded hellish, I dont imagine you could truly convey in words what it was like, but the words alone show it as a really inspiring test of endurance, its amazing that you managed to remain positive throughout. At least this time you can take it a bit easier, rest up when you need to and enjoy more of the world.happy pedalling.Mike. Tue 04 Aug 2009 17:56:56 GMT+1 Tourdreamer Hi Mark, can i just say how much I envy you. Over the last couple of years i have mulled over the idea of doing something similar my self and after hearing about you and also following Alastair Humphreys epic cycle ride, ive decided to take the leap!I live down on the south coast of england in a place called Christchurch in dorset and plan to cycle to Christchurch in New Zealand. Having spent the last couple of days planing a basic country to country route i seem to be having trouble decideing how to get through central asia. If you had to do the route again would you go via Pakistan agian or maybe oppt for heading through the stans? e.g. Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan. I have also bough your book to get an incling of what to expect along the way.I am also hoping to raise money for a charity called Solar aid and was wondering if you could give me any tip or do's and dont's when it comes to corparate fund raising? Having spoken to Alistaire Humphreys he advised me to set up a blog and also twitter which i have done. Please feel free to check out [Unsuitable/Broken URL removed by Moderator] and [Unsuitable/Broken URL removed by Moderator]. let me know what you think.Anyway thank you so much for just taking the time to read this as i know your a busy man. Any tips would be greatly recived. Many thanks, Joshua Tue 04 Aug 2009 13:33:58 GMT+1 mumkerrie a baby moose is called a calf! sleep well now knowing that! Ross is over home later today for some golf and loads of chat about your next planned ski trip, no doubt! Mon 03 Aug 2009 18:29:29 GMT+1 catief73 it's called a calf. and someone did tell you way back when, but guess you're busy busy busy!! Mon 03 Aug 2009 18:16:49 GMT+1