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Day 1510, Pativilca – Raquia: The Right-Turn

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Nov - 05 - 2014

Distance: 97.37 km Ride time: 7:19:29 Average: 13.29 km/h Max speed: 36.22 km/h Total: 30245 km I had only been cycling a few kilometers in the usual coastal fog when I passed the turn off to Huaraz – known for some of Peru’s best trekking and mountain views. I had originally decided to skip the  [ Read More ]

Day 1392, Salar de Uyuni: The Only Person Left in the World

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jul - 08 - 2014

Distance: 60.17 km Ride time: 4:39:27 Average: 12.93 km/h Altitude: 3660 m Total: 27659 km I knew I was in for something special as I left the strange tourist town of Uyuni and headed towards the famous salt lake. Just how magic the place would be I couldn’t have imagined though. The day started ordinary  [ Read More ]

Day 1186, Onaisin – Bahia Inutil: The Fishermans Hut

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Dec - 23 - 2013

Distance: 52.77 km Ride time: 4:52:22 Average: 10.94 km/h Total: 21044 km The night at the bus stop had been cold as there was not really any door or windows to keep the wind out. A couple of cups of tea in the morning made the difference. I’m lucky to be cycling with Petter as  [ Read More ]

Day 1185, San Sebastian – Onaisin: Head Wind Patagonian Style

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Dec - 22 - 2013

Distance: 56.58 km Ride time: 6:49:26 Average: 8.30 km/h – Slowest day record! Total: 20991 km 56 km might not seem like much, but this was the hardest 52 km I have ever cycled. From the morning at the border post it was clear that the head with would be strong, true Patagonian style. We  [ Read More ]

Day 163: Lampang – Thoen

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Mar - 18 - 2011

Distance: 88.38 km Ridetime: 03:58:06 Average: 22.3 km/h Total distance: 7362 km Can someone enlighten me on how to take a shower here? Out of the left shower head comes burning hot water. Out of the right the water is very cold. For some reason I woke up with a light headache and felt tired  [ Read More ]

Day 128: Gooty – Kurnool

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Feb - 17 - 2011

Distance: 72.58 km Ridetime: 03:31:05 Average: 20.6 km/h Total distance: 5495 km I can think of three ways to evaluate a cycling day: Weather, road, and food. What makes a good cycling day would be sunny weather with light winds, a smooth road with light traffic, and food widely available. Today scored very high in  [ Read More ]

Day 67: Aleppo – Hama

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Dec - 18 - 2010

Distance: 137.14 km Ridetime: 5:34:14 Average: 24.6 km/h Total distance: 3651 km Back into cycling mode! The legs still in excellent shape – the 137 km into Hama wasn’t too much of an effort. On the other hand, traffic was. I was riding on a busy highway all day. While the cars were passing by  [ Read More ]

Day 61: Kuşadasi – Söke

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Dec - 05 - 2010

Distance: 23.61 km Ridetime: 1:23:18 Average: 17.4 km/h Total distance: 3272 km While being on the road I almost never know where I will wake up the next morning. This was certainly an unexpected place. I have done very little cycling in the last 3 weeks. Not because I didn’t feel like it – the  [ Read More ]