-Seven Corners Cycles (www.sevencornerscycles.com), who saved us countless dollars and headaches getting our bikes ready to roll, and hosted a fantastic departure party.
-Adapt Training (www.adapttraining.com), who helped get our bodies ready for the beating we've taken over the last 9 months, and provided the tools to keep them functioning throughout.
-Box Wheelchairs (www.boxwheelchairs.com), who built a wheelchair capable of handling the intense and varied demands of a trip like this.
-Challenged Athletes Foundation (www.challengedatheletes.org), who provided a grant that bought the handcycle Seth is riding.
-Camelbak (www.camelbak.com), who provided us the gear to stay hydrated over the long haul.
-Linda Jeo Zerba @ Big Squirrel (www.bigsquirrel.com), who helped us figure out how to express what, exactly, we're trying to do. Branding ain't our thing, but luckily it's hers'.
- Matt Geiger @ Blank Brand, who made us some great bags, straps, and other custom gear.
- Baristadors Coffee via Cheri Schoebel (www.baristadorscoffee.com), who've kept us caffeinated and proven the Portland coffee is some of the best in the world.
-Oregon Disability Sports (www.oregondisabilitysports.net), who enabled Seth (and many, many others) to rediscover the possibility and power of movement.
-Smart Wool (www.smartwool.com), without whom we'd be a lot more stinky.
-Big Agnes (www.bigagnes.com), the little outdoors company that thought we could.
Not to mention the long list of amazing individuals (too many to list here) who've donated and provided other support, without whom we'd never made it out of Portland. Our friends and family, who've done more than we could ever explain, deserve more thanks than we can give.The support we've received since we left, the well wishes, words of encouragement, and the fact of knowing that thousands of people are following along with us, has made all the difficulties -packing up camp in below freezing temperatures, battling Latin American traffic, and eating white bread and cheese for more meals than anyone should ever have to, to name a few - a whole lot easier to deal with. You're all amazing and we can't thank you enough!
So now that we've reached Patagonia, what next? We keep heading south, of course! Patagonia is enormous, and we've just reached the start of the end of the world. Ushuaia is the end of the road and the intended end of our trip. Ahead lies another 1,400 miles of howling winds, scrub desert, freezing nights, and vast tracts of uninhabited nothing. Wouldn't seem right if the last stretch of a trip like this was easy, now would it?