Here on the CSX Website, stats will be posted from internet cafes with distances, speeds and other firsts.
This will be updated progressively once the expedition begins.
Duration: As long as it takes (about 8 years give of take a few)
Previous Occupation: Engineer
Distance: Approximately 100,000km (as of Dec 2011 it was 39688 km in Istanbul, Turkey)
Age at inception: 27
Countries to visit: 50 (approx)
Longest time spent in any one country: India (On a 6 months visa!)
Toughest Country: India (for the chaos), Far West China (For the heat and winds), The Caucus (For the -15 degree nights!!)
Greatest Fear: Health and Safety
Average Km/day: 80km (obviusly this Depending on terrain, wind conditions and health)
Coldest Landscape: Caucaus (Winter in Georgia -15 degrees)
Budget: $200 – $300 a month depending on country
Hottest Landscape: Probably somewhere near the Sahara Desert
Supporters: Cadel Evans (cyclist), David Suzuki (environmentalist), John Butler (Musician), Bob Brown (Senator)
Sponsors: Rohloff, Skins, Wilderness Wear, Veolia, Carbon Conscious, Village Green, Vango, Fiskar Brands
Training: Home Turf – Newcastle to Darwin Leg (and good training it was)
Time Spent Saving prior to trip: 2.5 years
Time Spent Planning: 6 months
Ocean Crossings planned: Sailing the Timor Sea, Hitching a freighter in the South Atlantic and North Pacific, Sailing back to Australia.
Start/Finish: Newcastle, NSW
Greatest Expense: Accomodation and Visas
Dangers: Wild animals, drunk drivers, becoming sterile, large potholes
How Individuals can help: Jump on a bicycle and enjoy your new found freedom!
Planned route: See map in Route section
Continents: Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, North America
Weight of gear taken: 70-80Kg fully loaded split (40kg:30kg rear:front) with remainder in frame
Gear taken: bike, panniers, bike racks, pump, computer, solar panel, horn, mirror, water bottles, spares, tools, bike lock, puncture kit, sowing kit, maps, rope, electrical tape, sleeping bag, mat, tent, cooking stove, water filter, torch, fishing rod, knife, cooking pots, cup, lighter, emergency kit (matches, whistle, compass, emergency blanket, mirror, emergency food) clothes, shoes, helmet, first aid kit, thongs, gloves, beanie, sunscreen, sunglasses, money belt, toilet paper, soap (optional), glasses, contact lenses, towel, documents (visas, passports, etcÃ¢â‚¬Â¦), camera, notebook, MP3 player, rechargeable batteries, tripod, short wave radio, guidebook, hackey sack, inflatable world globe, tripod, satellite phone and toothbrush.
** Note: The above facts and figures are estimates only based on the information at the time of compilation.
(Last updated 15 December 2011)