My hottest day cycling was the Sonoran Desert. Temperatures reached 53C. Water in my bottles was like hot tea. My coldest day was -10C in the Swiss Alps after climbing St Gotthards pass 2100m between Switzerland and Italy. My water bottles froze.
I am a fire captain and cancer survivor. I have now cycled around the earth by bicycle for cancer charity, but my journey is not over. I followed the rules of Guinness global 0circumnavigation. Same bike, same direction, cross two antipodal points, the equator and cover at least 29,000 km. My final legs were crossing Australia north to south and east to west across the deserts bringing the total countries crossed to fifteen and a distance of 29,000 km over 10 years. The journey now continues to the most desolate and highest points of the earth. email: firstname.lastname@example.org