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  • annamcnuffGreetings from Ushuaia: the end of the world! After 9,000 km travelled, 3 countries, 10 border crossings and over 103,000 metres ascended through the Andes Mountains on bikes — now seems like as good a time as any to stop.
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    Where do I begin with the summing up of a six month journey? I’m going to start where it is the most marvellous - with my friend Faye and I.
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    We were putting up our tents for the final time last night when she paused, mid construction, a tent peg in one hand and her groundsheet in the other:
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    'Anna…’ she said.
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    .'Yes mate?’ I stopped wrestling with my own pop-up-palace, and looked across at her.
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    'I think we’ve done really well, you know. I don’t mean the cycling, I mean… well… us.’
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    I smiled. ’Well?! I think ‘well’ is an understatement Faye-bomb! It’s not normal, living the way we have. It’s enough to drive you bananas. And we still very much like bananas.’
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    There was a moment of silence.
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    'I think it’s been the best thing, you know. Us two.’ Faye continued quietly.
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    'Me too mate, me too.’ I replied. We smiled at one another, and then went back to putting up our tents — just as we have done almost every night for the past half a year.
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    The truth is, cycling up mountains is wonderful. Gasping for oxygen at 5,900 metres high is tougher than I had ever imagined. Dealing with crashes, dog bites, sub-zero temperatures, running out of food, 70 mph cross-winds and gastroenteritis — these are challenges I won’t forget in a hurry. But if you asked me what it is that I am most proud of about this journey, then it’s the way that Faye and I have managed our friendship. (Part 1 of 2)
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    #cyclinglife #friendship #theoutbound #themountainiscalling #adventureblog #getoutside #ventureout #passionpassport #wherewillwegonext

  • paulkim64I know that feeling. Well done girls and congrats!
  • cdilz❤❤❤❤❤ well done, you!!!
  • kilbot3000Congratulations on completing your journey, it's been inspiring to watch your feed.
  • jayneyd17Awesomeness that's you two!!
  • paulpetchWhat an adventure!!! 🤙❤️❤️❤️
  • shakeydoolahIve been following your incredible journey, totally inspiring,everytime i read a post no matter what you two have been through you are always up and positive and seeing the funnyside of life and appreciating the small things and each other. Fantastic 😁
  • thelongesttryClass acts, well done ladies
  • trektradewindsAmazing ladies! Hope your legs dont seize too quickly. Safe travels home 💚💚🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🎉
  • markpitkin👏🏼👏🏼👊🏼
  • questionlifealwaysImpressive!
  • stephensliskiGreat feed! I would love to connect with you!
  • cbearcycling@faye_shepherd @annamcnuff Thks for letting us join in this past 6 mos of adventure. @ellacyclingtips @_pigeons_
  • grimes_clareWell done......fantastic......have loved all of your posts! Well done both👍💪
  • gavinsandfordBeautiful account there... made me smile... human endeavour hand..true grit and hand in hand with friendship... 😀😀😀
  • worldonawhimblogWow what a journey!
  • connellmccarthyAbsolutely Stunning!
  • tamsynleahIm so sorry I haven't congratulated you guys! Im going to miss your journey so much. So incredibly proud for you both, what a story to tell and be told though eh? The memories! What next? 😊👌🏻
  • rizadaengFantastic!!!
  • chloeothencool
  • eatwelltraveleverywhereLovely post
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