I saw this video on Tom's website and I had to share it.
If you are following my daily blog posts from my cycling diaries, you will know that Dan and I are now in Morocco. It's quite a place. I saw this video (via @worldcyclevideo) by a couple that cycled through the High Atlas there last year. It's a fabulous snapshot of the country.
This is the only video of Dan and I on our journey to Cape Town. It's not exactly thrilling stuff but it is a record nonetheless of us, our bikes, kit and those who were there to say goodbye on 16th August 1991.
What is striking is not the content of the video but more the quality of it. The technology has improved so much since then. The videos I watch made by Alistair Humphreys, for example, are so darn good and the photos are so clear that they make our photos seem like ancient history.
The clothes we wore, particularly our shorts, were terrible. We were more concerned about not looking stupid in lycra than we were about being comfortable. The shorts we wore gave us terrible sweat rashes for the first month!
Nonetheless, despite our technical kit seeming primitive to what's available today, the journey is not made better by the technology. It's just better at helping to share the journey you are on.
Will Hawkins lives in Lincolnshire with his family and is now a magazine editor and occasional adventure cyclist.
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