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    The man who cycled the world

    Anybody catch this on BBC2 Scotland or the BBC iPlayer? I think it's also on YouTube.

    It's the last part of a 4 part series (30 minutes each).

    Mark Beaumont, a 20 something Scott is cycling around the world. He just has to cycle across America, then from Portugal up to Paris where he started. Apparently he gets knocked off his bike and mugged in America. (I guess that makes up for the American guy who was cycling acround the world and had his bike nicked from outside a church in the UK)

    Mark's hoping to do the 18,000 miles around the world in something like 210 days, 2 months less than the current record, which means he's cycling about 100 miles a day come rain or shine for 7 months!!

    He's got those trekking type handlebars, like me, so I can appreciate what he's going through. My 5 ride to work is probably quite similar to his 100 miles through the mountains of Pakistan.

    He's burning something like 6000 calories a day and as it's an unsupported ride he spends quite some time each day trying to find enough food to keep him going. ( I know how that feels )

    It's an amazing achievement and an engaging documentary. Well worth the 2 hours of my time.

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    I have heard about this somewhere else, but I don't remember where.

    6000 calories a day is a lot of calories to be burning and trying to keep up with. I wonder if he has anyone checking him medically every once in a while to make sure he isn't having any problems.
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    Wow...I'd like to see that documentary.

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    I download the first two episodes via bitcomet, Its a unreal documentary, Episode one is here also

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h-hjx1K3-o&feature=related

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    I remember seeing the news articles when he completed his journey in February.

    Here's his website, pedalingaround

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    Episodes 1 through 3 are up on youtube. http://youtube.com/user/opopod

    Great documentary, Can't wait to see the final episode

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    I'm sure most folks would find this dry and endless, but I was intrigued by the young man's quest.

    Tried to picture his handlebar on a bike of mine...and failed. It's cool, though.

    Impressive documentary.

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    Epic! Not only does he have to worry about food, water, clothing and shelter, but he must have a whole bike shop hidden in his panniers as well. With that many miles he has to be replacing most of the components on his bike at least once.
    14,000 miles and rolling...

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