Above all, the state of Alberta offers us incredibly long, straight roads. Also, the vegetation next to the highway hardly changes, because actually there are only forests and rapeseed fields here. But today there was neither headwind nor rain – what more could you want!
Meanwhile, we have already crossed two time zones. Since Alaska, so far we have lost almost two hours. Of course, that does not change the timer, which runs continuously until I arrive in Ushuaia. Those who want to follow my progress more closely have the opportunity to do so on Strava. For the world record to be valid, we must meet some guidelines. Apart from protocols, witness confirmations and video evidence, I would also like to provide my driving data at all times. This transparency is not mandatory, but incredibly important to me! That’s why on Strava you will not only find GPS and altitude data but also my power meter crank. It is integrated into my bottom bracket, cannot be manipulated and records every step on the pedal.
Last night I had the first flat tire. An oversized staple or needle took the air from my rear tire. But our pit stop time was excellent: in just 12 minutes, the tire was repaired and ready for the rest of the day.
Slowly, the fatigue in the whole team is noticeable. The long, exhausting days are consuming me and my four companions. But after all, we are not on vacation here.