has been crossed by bicycle before. However, this adventure
has a twist; in this modern age of communication and satellite
navigation, for possibly the first time you'll be able to follow
this bicycle journey via photos, videos, blogs and maps as it
happens over the Internet.
a tribute to the element of fire, you'll be connected to this
adventure thanks to the power of the sun! While on the road,
100% of my electricity needs will be harnessed from solar power.
My bicycle is a 24-speed Kona Dew with alloy
frame and steel fixed front fork. I have made a few minor modifications
for long distance touring.
most adventures, equipment plays a major role in the journey.
A relatively tiny package (bike and trailer) is not just my
transportation; it will be my home for up to 80 days. It is
a combination of shelter, clothing, food, and repair materials.
provides not just the essentials of life but some odd comforts
as well; it provides warm showers, a cup of hot tea, music and
games, contact with friends and loved ones, and somewhere in
there is a good book or two. However, there is a very severe
limit on the amount that one can carry along - every ounce
on the links below to learn more about my gear:
weight of gear:
(16 lb) + Bag, including food (40 lb) = 56 lb
Panniers, including water (9 lb) + Handlebar bag (6 lb) =
WEIGHT OF GEAR = 80 lb + Bike (32 lb)