1. Jason
    April 26, 2016 @ 8:06 am

    Congrats Tom, this trail will be a gift to the world and the region for countless years. So inspired!


  2. Darryl Muffett
    April 26, 2016 @ 8:43 am

    Good luck guys, sounds like plenty of fun to be had over the next few weeks!


  3. Tom Black
    April 26, 2016 @ 11:09 am

    Good luck.


  4. Rae Hadley
    April 26, 2016 @ 12:53 pm

    Dear Tom,

    I’m getting in touch to send my very best wishes for the venture!

    You wont remember me but I contacted you when your ‘leave before you are ready… leave now’ piece in your bike packing website struck such a cord that I set off to solo cycle from Bath, England to … well destination still to be decided !!

    I am currently in China and will be teaching here for a while before setting off again! I left England a couple of months before my 40th birthday, hopefully dispelling some of the ideas that such things should only occur in one’s 20’s …luckily I received lots of good wishes as well as some utter bafflement!

    My route took me through Georgia … amongst many other places … and yes I am with you … it is an utterly amazing country, one very dear to me. I saw such incredibly beautiful landscapes and was constantly met with warmth and generosity.

    I’m sure you will increase Georgia’s visibility through this venture and will reach many other souls who are itching for adventure, kindle that spark and start them off on their own travels … to Georgia and beyond!

    I’m excited to see how things progress … not least because I’m currently static!! Travelling vicariously has a temporary place in my life!

    Happy Trails!!

    Rae x


  5. Charlie meserlian
    April 26, 2016 @ 2:08 pm

    You guys are truly amazing, taking on this project. Hopefully, your vision of this 1500Km. trail will realize all that you’re hoping to get accomplished. We’re rooting for you.


  6. Robert Barnwell
    April 26, 2016 @ 4:39 pm

    May I wish you both a safe and pleasant expedition. I wish I was going with you both. Take care and I’ll keep an eye on your progress. Remember if you have any questions about the Defender your more than welcome to contact us. Best wishes Rob


  7. Steve Caldecourt
    April 26, 2016 @ 8:58 pm

    Excellent! Hope that I will someday use this path, thanks to you and your back-up crew for doing this.

    Ps I work as a long distance courier, the vehicle I mostly see broken down on the motorway hard shoulder is a Landrover/Rangerover, I wouldn’t trust one as far as I could throw it…

    But if you have sponsorship the comment above doesn’t mean a thing.

    Best of luck to you and I will be following your travels and can’t wait for the film.


  8. Riccardo Menichelli (Buzzo)
    April 27, 2016 @ 8:28 am

    What to say..WOW!
    I wanted to be with you right now!!
    Good luck and Buona Strada (literally “good rooad”)


  9. Lesley Burnett
    April 27, 2016 @ 10:54 am

    Thanks for sharing this with all of us. My class of primary aged pupils followed Leon McCarron on his #walkthemasar journey recently. He suggested that I look up your trip as a next area of the world to explore with them.
    Looking forward to learning about the Caucasus!


  10. Rob Lewis
    May 1, 2016 @ 8:39 pm

    Good luck guys. Tom, you won’t remember me – the ex-traveller who jogged up to you while cycling in Istanbul. Just to say I hope you stay offroad in Georgia, cos the drivers are crazy! I took my family round that beautiful country for our summer hols in 2014, and kept saying “I don’t believe he just did that…..”. Rob


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