We got interviewed for the local News Paper last week. Check out my new page titled newspaper clippings, to see them all.
What's funny is when complete strangers come up to me in the shop that I work in and say "Are you really going to do that?", "How are you getting your Vespa around the World?", and " If Niel is riding unsupported does that mean you can't cook him a meal?"And " How can you tell that people aren't cheating?"
Inane questions - every cycle tourist knows what it's like. "Where have you come from?" is the most common question. It's also hard to answer. For example if you say "From New Zealand", it just confuses them, if you say "From ie: San Fransisco [or what ever city you started the trip in], they naively think you've covered that distance in one day. If you say "From [ whatever the last town you spent the night in], or 100kms back that way" it doesn't seem to satisfy them.
I'll never forget in the U.S. last year, reaching our highest ever pass of 11,200 feet, a man trailing his family came over to ask us if we: "were going up or down?!?" In exasperation Niel said " Down, next silly question". I also got them crossing the 4 and 1/2 thousand kilometres across Australia on my Vespa. 1,000 kms from Sydney, 2 Harley riders saw my Western Australia Plates and said: " You haven't ridden that thing from Perth have you?" laughing thinking it was a great joke, "Too right" I said " and I'm off to Sydney. [Boy I made them look silly].