In a world increasingly preoccupied with throwaway materialistic things; where people are constantly busy earning money to pay for those things, or so their children can have those things;
This is the story of my dreams of travelling the world by bicycle. Because it's there. And because I dont want to die without experiencing the truly important things in life .

A sense of wonder and a sense of adventure.

Monday, 2 May 2011


I have to say that I am not a fan of vehicles and I try not to use them unless I have to. In fact I use cars so little that you would wonder why I would ever bother to buy one?

Well the fact is I'm a guy like any other and I have been tempted in the past to buy the odd one , two or three. Just recently I have come to my senses however and with the support of my wife Adi have sold my car and hers. The funds being put in the Global challenge piggy bank. This has left us with a 50 year old VW kombi and a couple of Vespa scooters. These vehicles would be all that would be needed I thought for the distant future.

However on closer inspection I have found that said Kombi does not actually have a functioning engine. In fact engine at all! So after scouring the countryside for bits and pieces and having read the relevant chapters of VW mechanics for the complete idiot. I'm off to the machine shop with engine bits on BOB trailer.

After all the general car driver is an idiot so engines can't be that hard to put back together can they?

Normally I'd put the van back in the garage for another 50yrs but as my beloved Adi says "how would we get the cat to the vet?" (I thought that was what BOB trailers and cat box's were for.)

Vespa's seem to be complete. Just as well since she's using hers in 11mths to scoot around the world.

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