My other riding partner this year is Angelique.
She is Canadian, living in California and has also done big bike rides of a different sort. Washington DC to Costa Rica on a BMW 750 for starters (no pedals). No motorbikes on this one though!
Angelique has always been into road and mountain biking and flirting with the idea of touring but like Dave, has never done it, so she’s ‘way psyched’ as they say in the San Fran vernacular. She’s on an endless prep schedule, antagonising bike shops all over the Bay Area, to help her convert her mountain bike’s to a touring bike. Good luck!
Angelique has several other great outdoor passions. Earlier this year, she went climbing in Thailand and kitting in the Philippines. She’s a big fan of remote, exercised filled adventures like canoeing down the Zambezi. I feel like a lightweight in comparison as I did the Zambezi in an eight man dingy back in 1994.
We’ll both be hauling Canon 5DII’s as she’s also a very keen photographer. She’ll be bringing along her 17-40 for the ride. I’ll post some of her images as well, if she lets me.
Finally, Angelique just took ownership of her first dog, Ziggy, an 8 week old German Shepherd, who she will be abandoning to come on this trip. That’s how great it’s going to be 🙂