In 2011 Paul Everitt, from Grimsby in the UK, rode a homemade 4-wheeled bicycle over 7000km across Canada in 5 months as part of his Going Solo project.
In January 2012 Paul met Dave at the Outddoors Show in London and mentioned that the bikecar was resting up in a garage in Eugene, Oregon. 'You can have it if you want?' said Paul.
'Done,' said Dave.
Already planning to visit Memphis for a paddle down the Wolf River, a google search revealed that the distance between Memphis and Miami was a tantalising 1001 miles. Of course, the chance to continue a pattern of pedalling between towns that start with the same letter was too much to ignore.
Dave's Bikecar journey, the 6th leg of Expedition1000, began on April 24th 2012. 4 hours out of Memphis a speeding car collided with the chase vehicle then spun and knocked the Bikecar, including Dave and his fellow pedaller Rod Wellington, off the road.
Luckily nobody was hurt. Dave decided he would continue the journey, but from further south in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Just over a month later he reached Miami on May 26th, having pedalled Priscilla 1000.3 miles. Expedition1000's 6th journey is now complete!
Memphis to Lula - 34.6miles
Journey called off temporarily following a car accident and damage to the Bikecar. Restarted 6 days later.
Day 1 - Crystal Springs, MS to Wanilla, MS - 32.4 miles
Day 2 - Epley Station, MS - 48 miles
Day 3 - Black Creek, MS - 32.6 miles
Day 4 - Rest @ www.blackcreekcabin.com
Day 5 - Benndale, MS - 42.3 miles
Day 6 - Glasscock Driveway, AL - 47.9 miles
Day 7 - Gulf Shores, AL - 48.6 miles
Day 8 - Santa Rosa, FL - 54.5 miles
Day 9 - Fort Walton, FL - 32.7 miles
Day 10 - Rest
Day 11 - Mexico Beach, FL - 55.7 miles
Day 12 - Eastpointe, FL - 44.8 miles
Day 13 - Newport, FL - 54.2 miles
Day 14 - Perry, FL - 41.4
Day 15 - Rest
Day 16 - Rest
Day 17 - Fanning, FL - 56.1
Day 18 - Crystal River, FL - 54.6
Day 19 - Inverness, FL - 17.4
Day 20 - Dade City, FL - 42.8
Day 21 - Fort Meade, FL - 59.2
Day 22 - Sebring, FL - 45.5
Day 23 - Rest
Day 24 - Okeechobee, FL - 45.9
Day 25 - Clewiston, FL - 47.2
Day 26 - Highway 27 - 45.8
Day 27 - Miami, Florida - 50.9
Total Distance - 1000.3 miles
Average Moving Speed - 7.31mph
Total Minutes pedalled - 8199
Average Time pedalled - 372 minutes per day, or 6 hours 12 minutes per day
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