Cycling Around The World
I am a firefighter from Canada, cancer survivor, and circumnavigating
the globe by bicycle for cancer research.
That's me and my bike above. We have gone a long way together.
BELOW IS OUR CURRENT LOCATION
So here I am riding my bike around the World: This idea to circumnavigate the globe by bicycle was born when diagnosed with Cancer 14 years ago. I survived and decided to do my part for cancer research. Over time my entire family was diagnosed with cancer. I was the last one.
In each Country I try to raise money for local charities and hopefully arranging ongoing future fundraisers.
Most recently I made my way south-east across Thailand. Starting by hiking through the jungle at the Thai-Burma border. Then it was 2000 km from Chiang Mai through Thailand to Krabi. Didn't expect a typhoon this late in the season. Many times I just want to go home after close calls, weather crime etc. Letters of encouragement are appreciated.
If you live on this planet its likely that some day will be cycling through close to your home or country. On my journey I follow certain circumnavigation rules set out by Guinness below:
Guinness World Records has determined rules to claim you have cycled the whole circumference of the globe. The guidelines are riding at least 29,000 km (18,000 miles). This allows for transport across oceans by airlines etc. The rules state: "the journey should be continuous and in one direction (East to West or West to East), that the minimum distance ridden should be 18,000 miles, and that the total distance traveled by the bicycle and rider should exceed an Equator's length, i.e. 24,900 miles. The ride must start and finish in the same place and must pass at least two antipodal points (these are two points that line up through the earth's center)
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MY ROUTE AROUND THE WORLD
Currently, I have covered 15,000 km (just over half of the distance around the Earth) climbing over 60,000 m of elevation.
MOST RECENTLY CROSSED SOUTHEAST ASIA
Up next Sept to Dec. 2015 Australia. Top to Bottom (Cairns to Melbourne). Love to make some contacts in Australia prior. Drop me an email.
OUTBACK OF AUSTRALIA I HEARD IS LONELY AND DANGEROUS MAX MAY COME ALONG AS WING MAN
SEGMENTS OF EARTH PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED
EUROPE: PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FRANCE, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, SWITZERLAND, ITALY, HUNGARY
After cycling across North America. I crossed to Europe. Started in Porto, Portugal through Portugal into Spain along the Camino de Santiago trail into France and across to Europe.
Swiss Alps (St Gothards Pass 2106 m)
The Summit of St Gotthards Pass in Switzerland with Swiss cyclists that joined me for the epic Alps climb to the snow covered summit and to promote their great Charity the "Race Against Cancer"
Crossing The Deserts
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