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, 16 January 2012

Thanks for the Comments.

Until I figure out how to reply to the comments in the proper way I'll just reply here.

Thanks to the positive comments. I'll take you up on the offer of that shower Jack. I  take it that you and Lauren didn't make it to NZ this summer. Hope to see you in Melbourne.

How you guys going Fixiepixie. Great Divide cycle idea is a good one. so good in fact that not last year but the year before I cycled portions of it with the BOB trailer and Adi took the road options. It was great country and for a kiwi not used to angry animals it was a real eye opener as to the dangers in the wilderness. We were freedom camping on the Divide trail when A few people in Yellowstone National Park were attacked and one killed by a hungry bear with cubs. It scared the shits out of us.

Yes and I'd read that the Around the World record was down to 96days. But I'd never lower myself to do vehicle assisted cycling.(Real cyclists don't need vehicle assistance). If I woke up tomorrow and there were no vehicles in the world it would make me so happy that I might even go out and kiss a baby and that's saying something!

I agree Ian. I have found for me that huge kms on the bike each day although physically possible is just a recipe for mental zombieness so I will tweak the schedule so that if I choose I can still do big kms but it will put me ahead of schedule instead of trying to always chase the carrot and just missing it. If I'm ahead of schedule I can then either Bring my next flight forward or chill out in some neat place sipping cool beverages and chatting to the locals. (While the Round the world racers ride the state highways and eat at truck stops in an attempt to beat the record).


  1. Chasing a record doesn't have to mean riding state highways; just as riding the Divide doesn't have to mean getting eaten by bears.

    Best of luck with your ride Niel, I hope you extend your horizons.

    A WCR racer.

    1. Thanks Mike, I will keep in touch with the WCR site as I do my own challenge. Who knows I may even bump into some of the WCR riders on the way around.

      Hope it all goes smoothly for you.


  2. Are you carrying a tracker?

  3. No I'm not carrying a tracker. I'll update my blog weekly as I go and hopefully using photos and maps on my blog people will be able to see where I am.I'll also post my weekly mileages.

    All this and i'll even have to make my own dinner for 7-8 months. Lifes a bitch.

  4. If you want to get someone to send lat/long in every couple of days we can always put a pin on our map for you.

    1. Thanks Mike. That would be great. That's if I could think of a way to get lat and longt without having a GPS. I could send in a note saying currently somewhere about the middle of Sth America. And you could put a pin in for me stating there could be an error of + or - 500km.

  5. You not taking a map either then?

  6. Yes I am old school and will have many a map. So would be happy to supply position each couple of days if you want to add me to the Global Riders site. I think the followers would find that interesting. No hi tech stuff though I have to keep it simple.