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Posts Tagged ‘recumbent’

Eddo Kloosterman

Posted April 14th, 2010

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Eddo Kloosterman is a long-time recumbent cyclist, with a love for exploring countries by either bike or canoe and kayak. He first started cycling as a way to escape the crowded bus to high school and took his first cycle tour from his home in the Netherlands to the northern most point of Denmark.

In 2010, Eddo took a big adventure: two months of cycle touring in spectacular New Zealand. “Next trip? Don’t know yet. The world is so big! But the North Sea Cycle Route is definitely an option,” says Eddo. You can read about Eddo’s adventures on his blog Cycling Aotearoa.

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Amanda & Olivier

Posted December 1st, 2009

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Amanda and Olivier are seen here in the Bolivian salt desert with their two recumbents, just one stop on their 2007-2010 world tour. Their site The World, Feet In The Air is in English and French and describes their travels through diverse places like Central Asia, Madagascar and The Phillipines, along with inspiring quotes like this one: “Et il n’est rien de plus beau que l’instant qui précède le voyage, l’instant où l’horizon de demain vient nous rendre visite et nous dire ses promesses.” (Milan Kundera)

In English, roughly translated, it reads: “There is nothing more beautiful than the moment before the voyage, the moment where the horizon of tomorrow comes to tell us its promises.” A fine motto for a great adventure.

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Michel Bouyssou

Posted November 5th, 2009

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We met Michel while travelling through Central Asia. He’s from France and has cycle toured for a long time but decided to really take it on full-time during his retirement. He’s now on a mission to cycle around the world in 7 years, all on his recumbent tricycle, pulling a trailer. We particularly like Michel’s favourite quote: Don’t dream about your life, live your dreams. Check out his blog (in French) Tour du Monde en Tricycle

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Andrew & Joanne

Posted October 23rd, 2009

Andrew and Joanne

Andrew and Joanne set out in 2001 on a journey around Australia. It took them 23 months and 19,000km to complete the trip. Not long after returning home, they set out on another voyage, from Alaska down into the southern United States. You can listen to an interview with Andrew from our podcast series or check out where2pedalto for their journals and books.

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Rob Thomson

Posted October 22nd, 2009

Rob Thomson

Rob is a Kiwi who set off on a big cycle trip from Japan, made it all the way to Europe and then switched to a skateboard for his return to New Zealand. He eventually claimed the Guinness World Record for longest journey by skateboard. Quite a guy! His beautiful photos and journals are at 14Degrees Off The Beaten Track.

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