I couldn’t have been more wrong when I predicted that Jon would be going through Wiseman in 2-3 days. He’s done it in one day and almost double the distance again! Tonight he’s resting outside of Coldfoot, AK on the Southern edge of the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. He is also over the half-way point to Fairbanks where we expect to see him wrestle the site away from me and fill up the gallery with tonnes of pictures.
If you don’t pay close attention to the comments then you probably didn’t see the update from Tommy Cate. Tommy wrote:
Hey guys –
Visited with Jon on Sunday and Monday (my way up and back to Deadhorse). His spirits were high and he was still feeling great. He was a little distressed that his progress was so slow. The road from Deadhorse is a steady uphill climb to Atigun Pass. That, combined with brutal headwinds, had dropped is speed to an average of about 4.5 MPH. I would add that his progress is also slowed by everyone that wants to stop and visit with the crazy Brit on a bicycle!
Keep up the good work Jon! You’re an inspiration to all of us!
(motorcyclist from Kentucky)
Thanks for the update Tommy, we all really appreciate it back home. This also explains why there was such a push yesterday as he finally hit the down-hill.
Finally, I have changed the Route page for now so that you can accurately see what Jon has done to date.