One tour bike that I bought in Malaysia.

One tour bike that I bought in Malaysia.

I have been asked by a few people to write a little bit about the kind of bikes that I use when I go tour cycling in various countries around the world. So here is a few words about my preferred kind of bike.

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47 years old, but still cycling the world..

47 years old, but still cycling the world.

When I was younger, I often thought that long distance tour cycling would stop for me when I got older. I was always wondering at the beginning of a trip, whether I could make it or not and whether this might be my last trip before getting too old for tour cycling.

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Cycling through Brazil and meeting with some locals on the road.

Cycling through Brazil and meeting with some locals on the road.

I just spend 8 weeks cycling through Brazil and the most common question I get is whether it was dangerous to go cycling through Brazil, so I thought I would talk a  bit about it here.

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Brazil off the beaten track.

Brazil off the beaten track.

I have spend the past 10 days cycling through Brazil without meeting a single non brazilian. And I have been cycling through some truly amazing landscapes and stayed at some fantastic beaches. But foreign tourists in Brazil almost all stick to a few famous spots, so Brazil is probably the easiest place in South America to get totally off the beaten track when you are tour cycling.

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Cycling along Flamengo beach.

Cycling along Flamengo beach.

I just spend the day cycling around Rio de Janeiro and it’s a surprisingly good places for cycling in some parts of the city, just like some other areas are not that suited for it. I will show you a few places here where it’s good to go if you plan to go cycling around Rio de Janeiro.

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