Out of Dodge

For the past couple of weeks it seemed the country was trying to stop us leaving. This morning we got up at stupidoclock and caught it unawares. as i write this we are on the Belfast to Stranraer boat having slipped away quietly under cover of darkness. we wobbled our first 20 miles getting used to the loaded machines. no more garage. we really are in the hands of fate now!

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19 Responses to Out of Dodge

  1. Pauline says:

    At last! I hope that sump holds together. And the countless other welds/bolts/pipes/clips/packers/belts/seals/other-uncategorised-items you’ll be thinking and dreaming about.

    • Neil says:

      i am sure the sumpwill hold up great. it is sitting in the house cos i never got time to tig weld it. didnt think 14k odd miles would be best test run time.will i regret it over potholes somewhere? we will see

  2. Stuart says:

    Well done and good luck!

  3. Martin says:

    Fantastic. Have a good trip.

  4. Rachel says:

    Yeah!! Wish you two the best of luck for this exciting adventure – keep in touch – cant wait to hear all about your experiences – much love and best wishes go with you both xxx

  5. Simon says:

    Great stuff guys. Yeah the heavyness of that overloaded bike can be a bit of the shock to the system. I’m sure you’ll get used to it in no time. Bon voyage and bon chance!

  6. Mum says:

    Have a brlliant time! Stay between the hedges!! Come home safe!! xx

  7. Good Luck Guys! Very interested to hear how the Tiger does! Took me 11 months to ride from the UK to Oz, just popped back to go to Ireland tomorrow on the other bike.

  8. Fayezo says:

    Hurrah! Wheels in motion! Go team big bro and sis-in-law!! Lots of love and luck 🙂

  9. Drew says:

    Well done and don’t worry about the loaded bikes – the first twenty miles are the wobbliest!

    • Helen says:

      Thanks Drew, thankfully you’re right and we’re starting to get used to the bikes though I get a serious wobble over 60mph as the tyres are loaded at the back so we’re keeping the speed down somewhat!

  10. Deana says:

    Hi guys, stopped to chat with you today at the garage in Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne. I’m really looking forward to following your progress, and to hearing your presentation at Ripley next year 🙂

    hugs to you both, Deana

    • Liam says:

      Ripley? Hope Neil and Helen can be bribed into a HU Ireland presentation in May 2011 first!!
      Safe travelling you 2. You are living the dream.

    • Helen says:

      Was lovely to meet you the other day Deana, thanks for saying hello. It was very comforting to speak to someone who didn’t think we were crazy for doing what we’re doing. Will hopefully see you at a HU meet one day!

  11. Vincent and Brucie says:

    A sample of free treats came from Tesco and after A. Ruth gave us a little taste each for coming when called this am, we took the liberty of helping ourselves whilst she was out running the Bangor 10K. Vincent threw up on the kitchen floor, of course, he’s so greedy! A Ruth managed to find 2 left in the packet, right at an inaccessible corner, so whilst she was ironing tonight, we manged to get the packet from a really awkward spot and she can’t even find the pack. U. Donald found Piglet out on the front drive this wk, we love playing in the garden!! We’ll leave them guessing where the empty pack has gone. Love Brucie

    PS yes I managed the 10K, I thought my nike plus overestimated my runs a bit but it’s alot, so I ran further than ever run b4! Take care, hope you’re enjoying it so far, stay safe, lots of love Rxx

  12. Vincent and Brucie says:

    Whiskers – cheese and chicken treats – yum! Vincent

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