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3,615 miles / 5,820kms.

Just passed it. The current Guinness World Record for the Longest Journey by Skateboard. Stoked.

Still a long way to go until I head home to New Zealand though. From here in Lordsburg, New Mexico, USA, I continue skateboarding west through Phoenix, Arizona, all the way to Los Angeles. Then off to China to complete the 3,000 mile bit I couldn’t do at the beginning of the journey.

It is hot here. I’m only here in the library because of pressing internet stuff. Honest. Nothing to do with slacking off…

Flickr.com is blocked by the library internet filtering software, so no photo updates on this one.

I hope to do that in Safford.

Till then, toodle loo.

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Comment by wim harwig — March 13, 2008 @ 3:11 pm | post a comment

congratulations !

from all of us here in Vlissingen……. You're our hero.

Comment by Lazarus — March 13, 2008 @ 5:15 pm | post a comment

Congratulations on both the record and making it across Texas on the board. Being from Austin, I know just how nasty some of that chipseal is – no fun at all. In any case, enjoy the desert scenery and take care of yourself in this more rugged part of the states.

Comment by Uncle Peter — March 13, 2008 @ 6:02 pm | post a comment

Go you good thing. And in those immortal words of Winston Churchill: Never give up. Never give up. Never, never, never, never give up!!

Comment by Patrick — March 13, 2008 @ 6:25 pm | post a comment

WooHoo! Way to Go Rob! Congrats from all of us here in Spring Hill. Keep up the great posts. Now every push is furthering your record, how about that!

Keep on Truckin'

The McInnis Family

Comment by Andrew C — March 13, 2008 @ 6:41 pm | post a comment

Well done mate.

I will have to get your autograph when you get back. Should have done it when you were still living in Christchurch. I'm sure I could have sold it on Trademe for about $400.

Comment by rob — March 13, 2008 @ 9:57 pm | post a comment

Well done Rob….. good stuff

Comment by Nana — March 13, 2008 @ 10:43 pm | post a comment

Congratulations Rob. Nice that those miles clocked up not long after you felt so down and depressed about all the horrible roads in Texas. The euphoria of reaching your goal should keep you going for miles!! I hope the roads are all great in the next States you go through.

Comment by Mum — March 14, 2008 @ 3:06 am | post a comment

So you've beaten the record and you still have miles to go. Well done! Enjoy the rest of America.

Comment by uncle Lindsay — March 14, 2008 @ 4:15 am | post a comment

Well Done Rob,

What you have done is incredible with extra ordinary will power and determination. Really enjoying your travel log some places are familar but many are small town America where the real people live. Good luck on your journey East.

Comment by uncle Lindsay — March 14, 2008 @ 4:18 am | post a comment

opps West !!!

Comment by Chris J — March 14, 2008 @ 6:31 am | post a comment

Congratulations Rob!

One more goal accomplished and the next in sight. Excellent work! Never doubt yourself!

How are the roads in New Mexico so far?

Oh, and you may feel entitled to a little rest after breaking a Guiness World Record, I am sure its there in the fine print…

Comment by maki — March 14, 2008 @ 6:57 am | post a comment

OMEDETOOOOO!!!!Yeah!You are SO amazing!We are watching you always.Ganbare Rob!

Comment by marcCO — March 14, 2008 @ 7:20 am | post a comment

Proficiat ! Well done Rob, looking forward to the rest of your travelling.

Just something I found on other blog: audio links (mp3 or something): would be nice to hear you and environment !?

Comment by brook — March 14, 2008 @ 12:10 pm | post a comment

congratulations rob! what an amazing accomplishment! you deserve to pat yourself on the back and be proud of yourself.

does breaking the record make the tough journey through texas seem a bit more worth it now?

carry on safely – we're with you here in Sebring, Florida.

brook :)

Comment by Bram van Uden — March 14, 2008 @ 1:04 pm | post a comment

Hello Rob,

WOW, you did it ! (not that I ever doubted)

Congratulations. We love your reports and pictures from the southern states of the USA. One day I will be there on my bicycle and will follow the Adventure Cycling Association's route, which most likely will follow a lot of your route. Keep up the good work and that care !

Bram, Annette + the kids (Bergschenhoek, Holland)

Comment by Rene — March 14, 2008 @ 3:00 pm | post a comment

Wow, you ROCK! Congratulations. I love following your adventure. Just heard about you through my friends who passed you on the road in Texas. You are a true inspiration. I hope we cross paths next week as I head back to New Mexico for a while.

Now go celebrate!!!!!

Comment by Rach Callander — March 14, 2008 @ 7:47 pm | post a comment

woop woop!!!! wahoo, big victory dance and a few celebratory jumps!!

Comment by Carl — March 15, 2008 @ 12:36 am | post a comment

Bloody Hell mate you got a shift on… I've been away with work again thought I'd catch up.

Got stacks to read now brilliant…

all the best

Carl from Darkest Surrey

Comment by chris ardoin — March 15, 2008 @ 9:51 am | post a comment

hi i just wanted to say hi

Comment by Cory — March 15, 2008 @ 10:20 am | post a comment

Congratulations!!! I hope you have a chance to enjoy your accomplishment before getting back on that roasting road.

Best wishes from Oregon!

Comment by Joe Palolo — March 15, 2008 @ 11:25 am | post a comment

Let me add my congrats Rob! I've been following your adventures since way back before you grew a beard full of ice. Amazing! If you ever decide to skate or bike around Oahu look me up!

Comment by Aunty Les — March 15, 2008 @ 2:01 pm | post a comment

It was good news to be woken up by at 5.45am last Thursday! I don't usually have my cellphone in my bedroom at night but I did that time. Not sure what time it was for you when you sent the text – probably around 1pm Wednesday. Looking forward to seeing some photos of New Mexico.

Comment by mahmoud — March 15, 2008 @ 4:14 pm | post a comment

What is it you are doing again?


well done bro. Awesome.

Comment by Mark Suiters aka Stu — March 15, 2008 @ 7:37 pm | post a comment

Hello Rob,

Cindy and I were glad to stop and talk to you this morning on the side of the road…but for your fans, you are now in Arizona. :-) Hope the high winds today didn't slow you down too much. We had a great bike ride into Lordsburg with 30 to 50mph tailwinds! Good luck to you on all your adventures. Mark

Comment by Robin & Jackie — March 15, 2008 @ 11:07 pm | post a comment

Fantastic news Rob. What an amazing achievement, but we never doubted you would do it after seeing you going uphill in Texas. Only one more state to go! Robin & Jackie

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