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Old 05-15-11, 02:37 PM
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Searching for Around the World Bicycle Partner/ Partners

Hi everyone,

I just finished bicycling around the US and want to continue on. Anyone out there have a similar dream? Lets make it happen! Not looking to pay big money and join a group ( I don't have it), but a self-supported kind of thing, stealth camping a lot and using sites like couchsurfing to shower and meet people, sleep comfortably free. Details are open, I just want to find some dedicated people or person that wants to do this!

Maybe take our bikes on a ship when we cross the ocean? Think "Alastair Humphreys". If you don't know who he is, google it! His story is really inspiring to me. Here is a video of my US tour I completed last week:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCf-US5moJU

Feel free to e-mail me as well at jrcommissaris@hotmail.com

Look forward to hearing from you.

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Old 05-15-11, 03:04 PM
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Sounds cool man, I have similar aspirations so I can relate to your enthusiasm. Just a word of caution though--I think that a world tour would cost "big money" by default if you factor in visas, food, and logistics, potential income loss, etc. if you don't seek out some sort of sponsorship. There's a couple in their forties or fifties that's been doing it for years with sponsorship by having links to bicycle gear on their webpage. Their site is called https://www.downtheroad.org/ . Obviously, many keep online journals to chronicle their travels, but some learn how to monetize, if they choose to. Some people sell photographs, and others write ebooks to support themselves, for example.

Since you also brought it up, there are a lot of books on the subject of using cargo ships to travel the world. I have some friends who used freighters to cross the Caspian Sea, and then continue on bikes to their destination (London). Incidentally, I recently heard about a good book on the subject (about two months ago) on NPR, but I can't remember the name at the moment. It discusses the beauty of overland travel, and mentions using cargo ships as an alternative to air travel. I hope you can hook up with some great people to do your trip.

Best of luck!

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