Moves, mishaps and mountains: behind the scenes of a Planet Prancer.

Taking the Pain

Taking the Pain

Dancing Day 14: Newberry Springs to Ludlow (28 miles) 7.30am and I'm on the road ready for the final day - with the biggest sun I've ever seen for company Every time I take on a challenge like this I am dumfounded about the ability of a human body to take physical...

The Incredible Day

The Incredible Day

Dancing Day 13: Barstow to Newberry Springs Sheltering from the oppressive midday sun on a lunch break - today the temperature was to reach 100 degrees Today was to be the biggest yet: a 25-mile near-marathon through the desert.  I thought I could handle it because it...

Dancing Man vs. the Desert

Dancing Man vs. the Desert

Dancing Day 12: Helendale to Barstow Today it felt like I’d truly arrived in the desert – the day when I began to realise and appreciate its power. First, there was the wind.  All day it buffeted me head-on, straight into my face.  The strong, warm and whisper-dry air...

Roadside Rescue

Roadside Rescue

Dancing Days 11 and 12: Victorville to Barstow The attack of the canines – and in fact anything negative that’s happened on this first stage of my challenge – is counterbalanced by events so positive that they outshine the struggles with ease and will live far longer...

Attack of the Rabid Dogs

Attack of the Rabid Dogs

Day 11: Victorville to Helendale Not one of the dogs I danced into today... but typical of many of my days on the road Day 11 began fortuitously – on getting the buggy out of my host’s car (where it had been stored overnight), I immediately saw that both tyres were...

Shimmying Sidewalks of Shame!

Shimmying Sidewalks of Shame!

Day 10: Hesperia to Victorville A bad day, represented by this photo which shows me suffering from either hay fever (weirdly it comes on suddenly every few years or the effects of sunblock and sweat getting in my eyes.  In addition to not being able to see properly...

7 days down: the desert awaits

7 days down: the desert awaits

Ready to rock '66 into the desert... I’m now seven dancing days into my challenge to dance every step across the USA and here are my reflections from the road so far, with a little help from four Bs…   Beds Although I claim that this challenge is self-supported...

How people react to me: 10 classic responses

How people react to me: 10 classic responses

How people react to me out on the road: 10 Classic Responses People have been asking how people react to my dodgy dancing escapades out on the road – so here’s a blog post all about it.  Truth is I’ve encountered all kinds of reactions to my public prancing – yet they...

A Day of Disasters!

A Day of Disasters!

Today was easily the hardest on the road so far - filled with physical, environmental and kit-based challenges to overcome.  Here's a taster of the problems and lessons learned as a result: My entire body felt like it had zero energy for most of the day – so I’ve...

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