Our site works best with JavaScript enabled.

Daring Deeds - real stories, expeditions, road trips and adventure

It’s cold outside

By Paul Errington | 01, Feb, 2010

Credit: Jenn Hopkins

I’m here… International Falls, Minnesota…. and its living up to its title of ‘Icebox of the Nation’.

The flight was overly long and jet lag has been hampering my eating and sleeping although i am trying to eat my way to victory with plenty of American food being consumed at race speed.

The weather is pretty good… blue skies and sunny but the temperatures are low, during the day its cold but when the sun goes in its something else… coldest place i have ever been and the air is so dry.

I’ve been packed and ready for a day now so am itching to start… just been out on the bike and sampled some of the trail, its pretty well packed and running very fast even for my ‘skinny’ little bike.

The start can’t come soon enough now.

  • Google+

In pictures

No Comments

Share your thoughts about this article.

Daring Deeds

Al Humphreys - Suilven
Al Humphreys takes his new Brompton on a trip to Suilven
Handcycle Britain Interview
An interview with Mel Nicholls
Rich and Tom Siepp Pre-Tour Divide ride
Rich and Tom's kit list and pre-amble for their Tour Divide route ride
The Proof of the Pudding
make sure you test your equipment

More from Deeds

News

800 Mile Great North Trail Opens
New off-road cycle route
Ireland To Asia: A Year On My Bike
Tales from Sean Hoban's journey to Asia
Alpkit Adventure Weekender
Join us in store for an adventure filled weekend
Teuchters on Tour
Fundraising cycle trip

More from News

Develop

New UK Made Bikepacking Bag Range
UK-made bike luggage shifts up a cog
The low-down on Polygiene™
Wear more, wash less: you can't get simpler than that!
Branching out with the Rando Bikepacking Bag Range
New welded bike luggage
Seat pack developments
2 new seat packs

More from Develop

Spotlight

Dragon’s Back Race Kit List
Detailed kit guide for running the Dragon's Back Mountain Race
Wild Camping Tips and Kit List
The guide to getting it right when camping out
The Highland Trail 550 2019
Stu Taylor returns to the Highland Trail
Long Distance Bikepacking: Highland Trail 550 Packing List
Pete McNeil tells us how to pack for endurance bikepacking events

More from Spotlight

Kudos

More from Kudos

Be the first to hear about our newest products and promotions

Join AlpCol's Espresso newsletter for that hit of Go Nice Places, Do Good Things Greatness

CLOSE

By adding your email you consent to our terms and conditions