The Home Stretch: “Take a Seat” in Patagonia

Over a year ago, we first covered Dominic Gill’s Take a Seat expedition. His plan was to ride a tandem bicycle from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina- a distance of over 20,000 miles. The catch? He embarked on this journey solo, trying to find people along the way to help him pedal. The trip was about “Cycling the length of the Americas in search of company”.

In 2007, we interviewed him as he made he was across Guatemala on the bike built for two. Then a few months later, we updated his progress through Ecuador.

Now, he has continued through Latin America and is in the home stretch of his journey, last updating his blog on June 21 from Coyhaique, Chile. So far, he has traveled 17,260 miles on his tandem bike, 10,195 of which were solo miles.

The video gallery contains several new videos, including TV news stories about him in Spanish, and an English clip where he talks about how he sprayed a dog with bear spray, was nearly run over on the road, and how he desperately needs a shower.

He has almost reached his goal of raising 5,000 British pounds for Hope and Homes for Children, an organization that helps orphaned and abandoned children, including those who are suffering as a result of war, conflict, and diseases (including AIDS orphans).

Dominic is still looking for people to help him pedal. If you will be in Patagonia in the near future and would like to hitch a ride and offer some pedal power, there is still a little bit of time to get in touch with him and become part of this journey.

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