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Laura Moss

Laura Moss spent 16 months cycling 13,000 miles around the world. She is a director of The Adventure Syndicate and organises the annualCycle Touring Festival. Her husband, Tim, runs this website. Read more...


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    Dorothee Fleck

    The first time I was on the road for a longer time, I was missing my bed. After the first night back home in my bed, I was wondering, why I missed my bed, now I missed my tent.
    On my first round the world trip, I also was missing conversation. Back home after 2 1/2 years almost all my friends didn’t have time, everybody was too busy here.
    On my second trip around the world I was also missing swimming and running. These are also one of the only things I am still enjoying here, as well as culture, going to concerts and movies. But that’s it.
    I miss much more my life on the road now since I am back than home when I’ve been on the road. I only can tell you, enjoy your last weeks, the freedom, adventure, meeting a lot of new friends. Almost everything what you are missing now is an illusion.

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      Tim Moss

      Thanks Dorothee. I have no doubt that, in a few weeks, we too will be missing all of this.

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      Laura Moss

      Thank you Dorothee. Your points really made me think and I’ve just written another post because of it. Hope you’re planning another trip for the future.

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    Tim, you know point 4 is partially fixable – lose the beard! ;)

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      Tim Moss

      But I’m sooo close to home now!

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    Sarah Outen

    For me it is just friends and family and momentous events like weddings and new babies hatching – everything else is just everything else. Laura – black sports bra! No greying.

    Safe wheels home guys x

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      Tim Moss

      Thanks Sarah. Weddings and babies certainly do seem to keep popping up. (Laura says she has a black one for ‘best’).


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