It was over a month since the penultimate one. Felt a bit funny to be getting on the bike again, but it wasn’t too windy and the weather was nice. And it all went well: No mechanical issues.

So that’s it done. I’d worked out that if I’d made it until July, my sixth year anniversary, I would have done the same round-the-world miles as this guy, in the same time period, but whilst still holding down a full time job, being a parent and doing all the additional chores that come with all the animals we have. And most of it on a shittier fixed gear bike.

But I didn’t make it until July so I can’t claim that. I’m a bit sad that none of that ever qualified me for a decent bike and if that didn’t nothing ever will. I’m not disappointed though - at all: I’ve done enough.