In April 2010, Eleanor Moseman left Shanghai on a journey of more than 10,000 miles, across 3 countries, on one bicycle. This is where she updates from the road.
  1. Bike

    Soma Saga 54″ Frame/Fork
    Octalink 170 Crankset
    Deore XT 11-34 Cassette
    Dura Ace Bar End Shifters
    Kool Stop Brakepads
    Origin 8 Canti Brakes
    Front and Rear Surly Racks
    Ortlieb Front and Rear Waterproof Plus Panniers
    Double Kickstand
    Diore XT Front and Rear Hubs
    BB Shimano ES25 Crankset
    Shimano SLX Front Derailleur
    Shimano HG73 Chain
    Alex 36 hole Rims
    Maxxis Detonator 1.5 Tires
    Continental Tubes
    Oval M200 Stem
    Deda Grip
    Nitto Randonneur Bars
    Jagwire Cable
    Neco Headset

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  2. The Fear of Success, my introspective moments this week.

    I realize that I am more fearful of success than failure because if I succeed, I am clueless of what my future will open up to – but failure, that’s more predictable.

    “success” has nothing to do with finishing the route.

    “Success” is surviving with 120 pds worth of my personal possessions, keeping my sanity for 9 months, becoming involved in strangers lives, pushing EVERY SINGLE personal limit, overcoming daily difficulties (maybe not “successfully”), and creating at least 20 AMAZING photographs with one hell of a story.

    My friend and mentor, Mr C Dale, shared this with me today will think of this daily.

    (from Buddha) The five faculties of power are:

    * First, the faith to believe.
    * Second, the will to make the endeavor.
    * Third, the faculty of alertness.
    * Fourth, the ability to concentrate one’s mind, and
    * Fifth, the ability to maintain clear wisdom.

    36 Hours and counting.

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  3. Shout out!

    I hope you love the new site as much as I do. Wren Lanier did an amazing job getting this done. A little about this lady, well we met when we were in first or second grade – we had dance class together. I dropped dance in 8th grade but then reunited through the wonders of Facebook. She lives in Richmond VA, where I use to live. Rock on Wren – I love it! My diy skills are just too…well, diy.

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  4. Paddle for Sustainability

    Paddle for Sustainability

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  5. A fellow cyclist.

    I think you all should go check out Edward Genochio right now!!! Interweb pals can make life, and planning, a bit easier.

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