Despite adding about 2kg to his overall kit weight, Mark carried a laptop, GPS tracker, three cameras and a voice recorder to help him document his journey.
He sent us text messages and phoned from the road and whenever he passed through civilisation, he popped into internet cafés to email pictures and videos.
The StraightMark Beaumont, Friday, 16 November 2007.
Mark's mum got home around mignight last night to find an email from Mark sent at 22.40 GMT (that's 7.40am for him) saying that he'd made it to Belladonia yesterday and was about to set off again. The countryside is not at all what he expected at all so far, with trees and rolling hills. More scrub land than desert.
He has the 90 mile straight stretch in front of him today (the longest piece of straight road in the world) and is making an early start as the wind gets up later in the day.
Good luck Mark!
I can't imagine cycling that far without a bend in the road! Turn on that Ipod!!Good Luck!posted by Andrew Davies from Cockermouth Cumbria
Hi Mark! It was really fun talking to you in Balladonia! I hope that you've had a not-top-boring 90m straight, but I think it just can't be fun :) Keep up the good work at go for it! All the best, Wouter Schoot, Esperance, WA (from Holland myself ;P)posted by Wouter Schoot from Esperance, WA