Indiana June is the main character in a real-life Pick-A-Path Adventure story. She is cycling the globe and letting people vote to decide what she does next. Her fate is in your hands so get voting to choose how the story unfolds. Read more…

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Saturday, 06 August 2011

Support Crew Party

Indiana June - real life pick a path adventurerIndiana June - real life pick a path adventurer

I'm pleased to report that Indiana June and her support crew have almost recovered from the launch party last night - thanks to lashings of eggs benedict, gallons of ginger ale and a few deep breaths of crisp Dublin air.

The night built up slowly, starting with a vote for my new theme song. Bicycle by Queen scored the loudest cheer but was quickly shown up by an impromptu comedy song by two new friends, wearing red and blue velvet jackets. Think: Flight of the concords meets Calgary surfer and Wicklow mountaineer! The lyrics involved a lot of crisp-talk and a strong desire for me to cycle to Tokyo, pure class.

Next up, was the big announcement of what Indiana June's first destination would be. We crossed live to New Zealand to Trevor Loader (web design guru) who revealed 4th place was Cape Clear, 3rd was Bundoran, a close 2nd was Lisdoonvara and the winner... drum roll please..... Killorglin, County Kerry to see the crowning of a goat at the 398th Puck Fair.

Jodie the expert cake baker then presented me with a near life-size chocolate cake of myself on a bike. It felt a little odd chopping off a piece of my own butt, but I couldn't resist the butter icing. We dove into the cake, boxerchips and all the beer we could handle, great training for the ride ahead. While it was tough to say farewell to so many great friends the beckoning adventure made sure butterflies were never far from my stomach the entire evening.

I've packed the panniers and I better sign off to go and enjoy a final Dublin supper in Portobello, hearty shepherds pie care of suey. Sister Roz has arrived in Dublin to cycle the first couple of days. Tomorrow night we're staying in a B&B in Newbridge with an old lady who says 'Hunky Dory' far too often. Can't wait.

Latest Poll Results
New York: What will Indiana June do in the big apple?
21% Track down and visit Oliver Jeffers:
Renowned Children's storybook writer & illustrator
11% Walk the High Line:
A linear park built on a 1.45-mile section of the elevated NY Central Railroad 
11% Be a NYC detective for a day: 
Part game, theatre and tour to discover some of NYC's most off-the-beaten path spots
13% Explore the City Hall Subway Station: 
Abandoned & hidden from the public for 60 years
12% Flying trapeze class:
Hone her circus skills learning how to fly on a trapeze 
30% NZ Flag + Statue of Liberty:
Bodypaint the NZ flag on her body and go up the Statue of Liberty
2% Go to Queens and find a 'Nanny' sound-alike:
Video someone with the nanny accent saying "noo Zealand, i love that place"
Voting closed | 204 VOTES
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