Update May 2017: I’m off the road for now, working in renewable energy and trying to learn everything I can about models for Energy Democracy and community energy systems. The following are some ideas I have for future legs of the tour–let me know if you have experience in these areas and/or feedback about my route choice!
- The Americas This is the other long leg that I really want to do some day. I would bike south through the Americas, beginning at the Arctic Sea and biking south to the Andes, then heading southeast through Brasil and Argentina to Cape Horn, and finally northward along the Carretera Austral, ending in Vaparaíso, Chile
- Africa I’d love to talk to anyone who has any experience living or traveling in countries along this route–I don’t have much personal experience and know outside perspectives on security in African states can be a little crazy. It’s possible that a piecemeal approach to this leg could serve me better and help with scheduling.
- Europe I was hoping to do more cycling in Europe when I was there, but a crash and some scheduling issues forced me to skip over most of the eastern and central regions. One option for a summer tour could be something like this:
Header image photo credit: Maia Watkins