So I'm sitting here killing an hour or so at Heathrow. I fly to Denver this afternoon, then on to Portland tomorrow which will take me to the Pacific coast - and the start of my bike ride through Oregon, California, Arizona, Utah and Colorado. I'll fly back from Denver at the start of July.
My bike has been unceremoniously taken apart and stuffed into a cardboard box, along with the rest of my kit. This weighs 22kg without the bag I'm taking on the plane. With the weight of the bike and food and water this will add up to: too much stuff! I'll get better at travelling light as I progress.
But for now, I'm hoping to catch up on some sleep on the plane, and maybe come up with a plan for getting through Portland. Looking forward to seeing the coast and my first night camping, but am already missing all the people who have helped support me in making this trip. Goodbye London, I'll see you in the Summer!