Dispatches from Oceanside

The hour is almost upon us, all the riders and pretty much the whole support crew are on the ground ad working their socks off to get everything finished in time at the Super 8 motel

 

(Note, not that super) 

(Note, not that super) 

Hertz have done everything in their power to make renting out follow vehicles as difficult as possible, however despite thei best efforts the vans rolled up at lunchtime and are really starting to take shape

 

It shouldn't be this hard when you're gouging this deep

It shouldn't be this hard when you're gouging this deep

Crank addicts dominating the car park

Crank addicts dominating the car park

Kit galoregalore

Kit galoregalore

spares galore

spares galore

Ready to roll

Ready to roll

Pretty sure these smiles won't last

Pretty sure these smiles won't last

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Richard "chappers" chapman has done an amazing job in the build up

Richard "chappers" chapman has done an amazing job in the build up

One of our mechanics, Taku Sekine, don't ask

One of our mechanics, Taku Sekine, don't ask

On a serious note there is a heatwave in the deserts on our route that has been taking its toll on the solo riders who set off several days ago, there are forecast highs of 47 degrees Celsius for our projected transit, so wish us (and all of our fellow riders good luck)