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Article about a man cycling around the world - for 11 Years

Postby steveoc » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:58 pm

From : http://ow.ly/3p6O


AFTER 11 years, 78 tyre changes and travelling across 144,000 km on the same bicycle, intrepid Daisuke Nakanishi has criss-crossed 123 countries, with Singapore being his 124th stop.

The 39-year-old cyclist enthusiast from Osaka, Japan, decided to embark on this trip when he was just 20 as he had a great desire to explore the world and meet new people.

The economics graduate worked for six years and saved up about S$75,000 before starting on his world tour.

During his experience, he has encountered hyenas in South Africa, thieves in Brazil and even a biking accident in India. South America is his favourite place so far.

He said: 'The people there are very friendly and open. During my time in Chile, a family even let me put up at their place.' He eventually picked up Spanish during his stay there and even had the privilege of being given honorary citizenships in countries such as Venezuela and Peru.

During his trip, he also had the opportunity to meet famous figures like football star Pele, former US President Jimmy Carter and the current Nepalese President.

Daisuke prefers to travel alone as it gives him more freedom and control over his journey. He let on that he has only felt lonely once in the 11 years. He keeps in constant contact with his parents and his older brother via email whenever he is able to gain access to the internet.

His journey will come to an end this year as he has decided to go home by then.

Daisuke left Singapore on Tuesday afternoon for Indonesia.

To find out more about his travel experiences, you can visit Daisuke's website at www.daisukebike.be
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Re: Article about a man cycling around the world - for 11 Years

Postby MustangSally187 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:24 pm

This is something i've always drempt of doing. I might start with Cycling around australia first. Whats the record? 55 days right?
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Re: Article about a man cycling around the world - for 11 Years

Postby il padrone » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:10 am

Don't forget about Heinz Stucke. 46 years pretty much sets the record :shock: !!

Heinz Stucke wrote:Cautiously I approached the borders of my homeland in Austria- in Switzerland- in France and Holland during 1977 without ever setting foot across the border. Money was low. I wasn't going home with my hands empty. Only about 200 km away from my home-town my aging father and my sisters and their expanding families came to visit me during a weekend in Holland. Yes, only a weekend. After all they had to work like everybody else. This suddenly made it clear to me that I wasn't going to stop.


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Re: Article about a man cycling around the world - for 11 Years

Postby BikingMarco » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:43 pm

il padrone wrote:Crikey, I wish I could do that :wink:


You're not alone with that wish, mate!
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Re: Article about a man cycling around the world - for 11 Years

Postby Kalgrm » Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:01 pm

MustangSally187 wrote:This is something i've always drempt of doing. I might start with Cycling around australia first. Whats the record? 55 days right?

51 days. Set by a Dane (one of our members here, actually).

Feelin' fit? :)

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Re: Article about a man cycling around the world - for 11 Years

Postby pooja84 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:19 pm

What a wonderful journey he had. He has got so much of experience. I wish I could do something like that.
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Re: Article about a man cycling around the world - for 11 Years

Postby MustangSally187 » Tue May 12, 2009 8:37 am

Kalgrm wrote:
MustangSally187 wrote:This is something i've always drempt of doing. I might start with Cycling around australia first. Whats the record? 55 days right?

51 days. Set by a Dane (one of our members here, actually).

Feelin' fit? :)

Cheers,
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That's incredible, im guessing he used the 14,500km route. Thats averaging 285kms a day! Im not quite there yet.
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Re: Article about a man cycling around the world - for 11 Years

Postby hartleymartin » Thu May 14, 2009 7:52 pm

Heinz Stucke managed to travel around the world for almost 50 years on a 25kg 3-speed. I'll give it a try.
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