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Screw it, I’m cycling home as well!

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Dec - 11 - 2011

When I was first planning the trip I was reluctant to choose any destination at all. My philosophy was, and still is, that the road is the goal and the goal is the road. I did however soon find it handy to have a more down-to-earth answer ready when people asked “where are you going?”. I decided on Sydney – pretty much as far away from Denmark as you can get.

Now that I have come to Australia I don’t feel that the trip is over just yet. The next continent waiting somewhere over there on the other side of the Pacific Ocean would be South America.

A plan has now evolved to fly to Argentina and start cycling north through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and onwards through Central America, Mexico and the US before taking another flight to Europe and cycle back home to Denmark. That would make the circle complete.

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I will stay in Australia until my visa runs out in June 2012 for some more work and a bit of sight seeing on this fascinating place. After that, bring on stage 2!

Categories: Australia
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16 Responses so far.

  1. Bo Watz says:

    Interesting plan Thomas 🙂
    -Probably a good idea though to spend a while nursing yourself, the bike and your bank account before starting part two 🙂

  2. Fred Bouwman says:

    I love it when Stage 2 is longer than Stage 1.

    Great choice, it looks fascinating.

  3. Thomas says:

    Thanks Bo. Yes, I’m looking forward to new cycle adventures as well, but for now a break is actually OK.

  4. Thomas says:

    Hey Fred – South America it is. Would be cool to see you on the roads there for meeting number 4 🙂

  5. Stefan, DL1ELY says:

    Great plans, Thomas! I am very jealous…enjoy your trip! I hope your future experiences will be as nice as your previous ones. I wonder when home sickness will hit you, if ever… 🙂

  6. Morten says:

    Hail to the cyclist!

  7. Kristian says:

    Hvornår er det så, at jeg skal sætte dig ind i årsplanen med det foredrag….

    Du er klart den mindst pålidelige ansatte på Vittrup Efterskole….

    Held og lykke – og et snarligt velkommen hjem til Danamrk!

  8. Thomas says:

    Thanks Stefan. I’m pretty sure there are many new great experiences waiting along the roads. We will see 🙂 73

  9. Thomas says:

    Haha Kristian, foredraget maa nok blive udskudt lidt (mere). Man kan jo haabe paa at det vil blive bedre med tiden…

  10. Christoph 9TN says:

    Love the title of this post! Merry christmas, all the best for 2012 and part #2, Thomas.

  11. Nagi India says:

    good luck with your 2nd half of your cycling tour. Have a merry Christmas and safe and healthy 2012. Don’t forget to post some postcards from Latin american countries.

  12. Thomas says:

    Hi Nagi,

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours as well. And oh yes, I will certainly send you some cards from Latin America and perhaps from some nice Pacific islands as well 🙂


  13. Rob says:

    Wow awesome decision. I finished up at around 10,000km. Am in Perth now, Sydney on the 30th January just to visit a friend, then back to Perth. I had to leave out India in the end due to lack of funds so fell short of my 13,000km target. I go back in a month to replenish my bank account and rebuild parts of the bike. Very jealous of you stage 2, a full round the world trip. The Mexico stages should make awesome reading. Stay safe.

  14. Bjarne Lundin OZ2UV says:

    Kære Thomas dejligt at se at du stadig er igang på cykel. Hørte i Hvidovre-Klubben at du var hjemme i julen og skulle tilbage til Australien igen. Det er lang tid siden jeg har været inde og kigge på din tur. Inger OZ7AGR og jeg rejser til Australien fra 16 aprl 2012 til 17. maj 2012 til YL-træf i Adelaide.
    Rute Brisbane-Sydney-Adelaide-Alice Spring-Brisbane se YL-program:
    Det kunne jo være interessent at træffe dig hvis vore ruter krydser hinanden.
    Fortsat god tur hilsen Bjarne OZ2UV.

  15. Thomas says:

    Thanks a lot Rob. And well done on your trip as well! Perth sounds nice. That is one of the places where I’m thinking to look for (more) work in Australia. Maybe we will get a chance to meet then.

  16. Thomas says:

    Hej Bjarne! Ja, jeg var en tur forbi Hvidovre mens jeg var i Danmark. Det var en meget special oplevelse efter saa mange aar. Det lignede nu sig selv. Hvor spaendende at du og Inger ogsaa kommer til Australien. Jeg vil tro at jeg enten er i Alice Springs eller i Perth i april/maj. Det kunne vaere sjovt at moedes! Lad os holde forbindelsen ved lige. Du maa hilse derhjemme.