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The Spirit Of Adventure

Hello again!

I'm not superstitious at all, and the number 13 has no good, or bad meanings to me. However, I don't know if any of you are superstitious. If so, I've no idea if you noticed that the previous newsletter was Number 13, but I deliberately didn't point it out, just in case you were superstitious.

I'm trying to fit in another leisure ride before the seasons turn - this time closer to home: I'll be cycling from Penzance to Plymouth, in September, over three days. My route tries to stick to the coast as much as reasonably possible.

If you know anything about Cornwall, you'll know that it's rather hilly, and any cycle route sticking to the coast is hillier still. As a result, I've no doubt I'll suffer a bit, but it'll be worth it.
The pic above is from Google Streetview, and shows one of the hills I'll have to cycle up!

The plan is to cycle the 94 miles over three days, wild camping (as ever) along the way. This will again be a Travelling Ouballies ride (go on - click the link and find out what it's about) meaning it's an open invite ride. You'd be most welcome to join me on a 1st come, 1st served basis - I'll limit the group to max 5, and there are already 2 of us.

May the coffee stops always be open when you get there,

The Blast From The Past button is quite straightforward: with every edition, I link a random old WillCycle post to it. If you click it, you will see what old WillCycle post it takes you to.
The button will only ever point at WillCycle.

The Good News

Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria spread by ticks, and in some cases, can cause lifelong, severely debilitating effects.
If ever you've suffered from it, you will know how awful it is, but some people never fully recover from it, despite strong antibiotics.
For the first time, there's hope for a vaccine against Lyme disease.

What Did You Miss On WillCycle?

The Wild Atlantic Way calls

The  Wild  Atlantic  Way? The Wild Atlantic Way is a long-distance, incredibly scenic route along the west coast of Ireland. At 2 500 km (1 600 miles) in length, it's the world's longest defined coastal route. Officially, it runs from Kinsale, in County Cork, up to Derry, on the Inishowen Peninsula.  Obviously, the name is that because for almost the …
The  Wild  Atlantic  Way  calls

Planning that cycle touring route

Planning  that  cycle  touring  route
How  much  cycle  touring  route  detail  is  enough? Some people love to have total freedom when cycle touring, including the route. I know of at least one person - who does very long tours - that regularly decides the day's route just before setting off that morning. On the other hand, some people want every tiny detail planned out in …

Showcased T-shirts

This One Runs On Fat

The classic design
This One Runs On Fat

Ladies' Cut Chunky B*tch - white print

Because some people have far too much awesome to contain in a skinny body
Ladies' Cut Chunky B*tch - white print

Random Internet Link

So, think you know your way around the world, do you? Well then, sign up for GeoGuesser - a game that challenges you to identify where in the world the random place it picked is. You'll be dropped in a random place, and shown Streetview images, then have to guess where on a map you are.
You can limit it to just parts of the world, if you're not up for the full challenge.
Link is here:

Will's Unexpected Bike Hack

I uhm'd and aah'd about this one for a while, but sod it - you're all grown-ups, aren't you? Cyano-acrylate (that's superglue, to most people) is amazing stuff. I carry some in my first-aid kit. The reason for that is simple: superglue bonds instantly with skin. This means superglue is an excellent way to seal an open cut.
There are serious Ts & Cs that apply, starting with you'll do so entirely at your own risk, and for legal purposes, I'd actually suggest that you don't use it.
It has a secondary purpose, too, and one that comes with a warning: you can use cyano-acrylate as an emergency fire-starter. Simply splash some of the stuff onto cotton, and soon there will be flames. Obviously, this means you need to ensure it cannot leak onto any cotton you may have in your first-aid kit, and that you should always use it with care.

Do you have any hacks to share? Well then, don't be shy! Simply reply to this email.

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