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Mike Hall finishes self-supported RTW (18,000 miles) in 91 days, 18 hours

Old 06-06-12, 05:25 PM
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Mike Hall finishes self-supported RTW (18,000 miles) in 91 days, 18 hours

That's 200 miles a day. Holy crap.

It does rather take the wind out of previous RTW efforts.

200 miles. Every day. For three months. The mind boggles.
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Not to take anything away from a pretty solid achievement - and certainly more than I could do...

However, I'm curious how they qualify the term "round the world", given how much of Asia was ridden or not ridden. The distance of 18,000 miles certainly makes it a far distance from an around the world perspective - though more of that was bunched up in Europe, Australia and North America than other continents. For example, the following running relay went "around the world" on a route that was shorter (15,200) though had a more substantial portion of Eurasia: https://blueplanetnetwork.org/run/route

To follow up on my own posting: Guinness Book of World Records has their definition of "around the world" which includes at least 18,000 miles and two antipodal points: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Around_...cycling_record So you can't backtrack a bunch - but you can load up on some extra miles in North America or Australia in return for fewer miles in Asia.

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While his record has been broken his book is still an excellent read.
The Man Who Cycled the World, Mark Beaumont.
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That doesn't sound like touring to me,that sounds like racing.......with panniers......LOL!

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