Unfortunately living in Oz, if you want to see anything outside of this country it means an extended trip away so we definitely tend to take outr time.
My major rides have been:
1975 - New York to LA via Mexico/Guatemala - 3 months.
1977/78 - Singapore to South Africa via Europe - 20 months
1984 - LA to Brazil - 6 months
2008 - Vietnam to Italy via China/Russia - 5 months
In addition, I have done a number of one month bike trips around various parts of Australia and short rides through Asia, and a 12 month backpacking trip through Asia/Europe.
Each year I generally do a one week ride with a group around the SE of Australia and a few weekend getaways, but the vast majority of my riding is commuting, which certainly beats getting stuck in traffic snarls in the car.
Garry from OZ.
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