Attempt at establishing the World Distance record for a human powered Cyclocar.
The Breen Machine
CyclOcar at the Guadalupe Desert Salt Flats, Texas nearly 2,000 miles into it's 30,000 mile journey. Pedal Power = Carbon Neutral Living
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday 19 October
Gerry had a late start as when he came to leave the hotel the bike would not fit through the door even though he had chosen a hotel with wheelchair acces thinking it would be ok. So he had to take the screen off and put it back on once outside!
He left hotel at 09.30 on a hot and humid morning.Headed North-West to Ocala. He says "nobody over here walks or cycles, everything is car orientated.People look at me as if I’m an alien in this machine and some have even asked me where the motor is!" He bought himself a cheap phone with a camera – they are really expensive here compared to Europe –and now he is contactable.The economy must be really bad, people are on the pavements (I mean sidewalks!) with signs pointing to shops saying buy this and that at such & such a discount! He's never seen that before. He cycled just 47.7 miles today as its hard going in this temperature and humidity. He found somewhere to camp next to the road.
He was so tired that he just put his ground mat down and crawled into his sleeping bag. He woke up in the dark being bitten by mosquitoes, so put the tent up.Unfortunately he didn’t realise that some mosquitoes got into the tent and was bitten throughout the night. However, he slept quite deeply despite hearing a load roar every so often.