Chapter 8: Black clouds, angry crowds

Axel the bicycle recounts another eventful, chaotic week in the lives of the Phillips' adventurers as they try and make their way up through the stormy Free State. Next week will be a rest week so instead of a regular chapter we will be posting an FAQ section dealing with common queries put to us like 'Do you carry a stove? Do you cycle with underwear? Do you use clip-in pedals? What possessed you to do something like this? Where is the money coming from? What are you doing with your tent on my front lawn?' And so on. If you have any questions about anything (anything relevant to us that is, preferably no 'what is the capital of Latvia?' types of questions), send them through and they will be answered.