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Posts Tagged ‘asia’

Sean Deany

Posted September 27th, 2010

Sean has been been a keen bicycle tourist since doing a 5,000km tour from his home in Melbourne to Darwin in 2002.

“In 2008 / 09 I made a 9,000km cultural pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela from Singapore to Cape Finisterre in Spain. This 10 month journey was a well worth while tour made where I encountered much hospitality on the way,” he tells us in an email.

Sean’s Cape2Cape website has a number of journal pages devoted to his bike tour (hit the ‘Journal’ button)

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Daniel Herstedt

Posted September 14th, 2010

Daniel has cycled Vietnam, China and great parts of Europe including the length of Italy.

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Mirella Genziani

Posted August 19th, 2010

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Mirella is a cycle instructor who has biked in many countries around the world, including America, Asia, Australia, and most of Europe. One of her most recent tours was to the Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvija, Estonia and Finland.

She has some practical tips to share with other cyclists:

  • If you are planning to cycle in the Baltic countries during the summer, take good mosquito repellent and be prepared to cycle on gravel roads or tracks with sand!
  • While cycling in cities in South America e.g. Buenos Aries and Lima, be aware of taxi drivers. They do not appear tolerate cyclists on the road and I had several near misses!
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Jodie & Tom

Posted August 13th, 2010

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This picture of Tom & Jodie was taken during their tour from the UK to New Zealand – a journey designed to take them to the Rugby World Cup.

“We are a couple cycling from Twickenham Stadium to Eden Park, NZ in the search of rugby in 25 countries across the world. We are both complete novices and so continue to learn every day we are on the road,” Jodie writes in an email.

Their website is Cycling To The Rugby World Cup.

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Mr. and Mrs. McIlrath

Posted August 12th, 2010

Mr and Mrs McIlrath at Ching King

This husband-and-wife pair pedalled 28,000 miles on a world bike trip, making Hattie one of the first women to go around the world by bicycle (Annie Londonderry is often cited as the first).

The 3-year voyage took them from their starting point in Chicago to San Francisco, then to Japan by ship, through Asia and Europe. The journey ended in 1898 and the resulting book details their packing list, including 3 guns!

“All of our luggage was carried in a leather case which neatly fitted the inside angles of the bicycle frames. Our personal apparel consisted merely of a change of underwear, as we depended upon the stores in towns along our route for new clothes whenever we should need them. The remainder of our luggage cases contained photograph films, medicines, repair outfits, etc. My “artillery,” for which there was great use as it afterward happened, consisted of two 3S-caliber and one 44-caliber revolvers.”

You can read about this amazing journey in a free online book: Around the world on wheels for the Inter ocean: the travels and adventures in foreign lands

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