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Round the world by bike: Scotsman does it in 195 days
So what's on the packing list when whizzing around the world on two wheels? 80 kg of gear, a very expensive bike, and probably a little bit of motivation thanks to trying to get into the Guinness Book of World Records; he is expected to enter the famous book once his journey is verified. Add to that a little common sense -- he changed his route to avoid the insurgency in southern Thailand when crossing to Malaysia -- and you have the ingredients for the finest, and toughest, of world travelers.
What were some of his global lessons? There's too much fast food in America and Australia, you can cycle across Holland in four hours, you never know when your wallet is going to be stolen by crack addicts, and Istanbul provides for the scariest cycling. Sounds like the beginnings of a great travel book if you ask me, so for his adventurous spirit, I think Mark deserves a nice round of virtual applause.