June 1, 2001.
I had met Andy through a Lonely Planet posting, when I was looking for people to bicycle from Alaska to South America. He was planning an England to Singapore trip.
The Evil Empire was alluring, so I joined up with him. Leslie rode with us until Germany, where she returned to work. Rory, Toby, Andy and I continued across Europe, through Siberia into Asia. We headed south into Mongolia and on to China.
Nick and Stéphane joined us in Beijing.
It was a trip of a lifetime that produced great friends and enough memories for more than a lifetime.
Happy Anniversary Guys!