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Who has done RTW?

I have done it ,,
How many of HUBBers have done the RTW on a bike.
Just say I ,, and may be a brief description of the route.
Only the bikers.
None RTW needs to post.

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I have done it ,,
How many of HUBBers have done the RTW on a bike.
Just say I ,, and may be a brief description of the route.
Only the bikers.
None RTW needs to post.

Korea-USA-Germany-Poland-Austria-Slovania-Slovakia-Croatia-Italy-France-Monaco-Spain-Luxumburg-Bulgaria-Romania-Moldova-Albania-Macedonia-Ukraina-Russia-Japan-Astralia-Mexico.
You, um, missed out Africa, most of Central & all of Latin America, South & Central Asia and most of the Far East.

Circumnavigated the globe, sure, but RTW?

Just sayin'.
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Can anyone actually tell me what is a RTW?, most of the claimed RTW's seem to miss out some vital parts, being sometimes Australia, Africa, Central/South America, India, or far east, so what is considered to be a RTW ?
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Can anyone actually tell me what is a RTW?, most of the claimed RTW's seem to miss out some vital parts, being sometimes Australia, Africa, Central/South America, India, or far east, so what is considered to be a RTW ?
Leave to the east, and arrive back home from the west, or vice versa? Oh, and ride/drive whenever you can, and only ship the vehicle, when you hit a seashore, and can´t feasibly go forward no more.

So, for example: Europe->Russian Far East->(South Korea or Japan)->North America->back to Europe, this would qualify in my opinion. Even though you didn´t even go near the Middle East, southern or southeastern Asia, Australia, Central or South America, or Africa. It really is quite a big planet, if you plan to go “everywhere” -- if you can do that, well that´s just great, but not everyone has the time, or the money, to do it that way.

For me, you would not have to do it all on one go, either. Just my 0.02 of course.
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According to the Globebusters.com site, a rtw by motorbike must include:

1. Minimum 18,000 riding miles;

2. Minimum 24,900 miles in total;

3. Travel in the same direction (you cannot go back on yourself);

4. Cross two antipodal points (opposite points on the globe);

These are the rules from The Guinness Book of Records that were used for their rtw record breaking trip.
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should it be "around the world" ATW anyway?
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should it be "around the world" ATW anyway?
It's not as if the world is truly round anyway.
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According to the Globebusters.com site, a rtw by motorbike must include:

1. Minimum 18,000 riding miles;

2. Minimum 24,900 miles in total;

3. Travel in the same direction (you cannot go back on yourself);

4. Cross two antipodal points (opposite points on the globe);

These are the rules from The Guinness Book of Records that were used for their rtw record breaking trip.
Fortunately, as a small mercy, "Guinness" publishing have stopped this form of record breaking.
The antipodal points commonly used have been somewhere in Spain and somewhere in New Zealand I think I recall, vaguely.
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Cross two antipodal points (opposite points on the globe);
Interesting requirement. Those "antipodean places" (with both locations on land) are actually not so easy to find.

According to this map:
Diercke Weltatlas - DIERCKE Antipoden-Karte

..there are in fact a few, like:
- Ushuaia Argentina / Lake Baikal Russia
- Siem Reap Cambodia / Lima Peru
- Victoria Falls Zimbabwe&Zambia / Hawaii Islands
- Sevilla Spain / Auckland New Zealand
(ok, not exact hits, but close!)

But just forget about the rest of Africa, or entire North America... on the other side from them, there is only ocean. And entire Australia is antipodean to North Atlantic.
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According to the Globebusters.com site, a rtw by motorbike must include:

1. Minimum 18,000 riding miles;

2. Minimum 24,900 miles in total;

3. Travel in the same direction (you cannot go back on yourself);

4. Cross two antipodal points (opposite points on the globe);

These are the rules from The Guinness Book of Records that were used for their rtw record breaking trip.
I never knew that. Thanks

I'm not doubting this for a second baswacky, but I cannot find the official definition anywhere, neither from the Globebusters.com website, nor the Guinnessworldrecords.com site.

Can you, or anyone else, provide a link?

Fascinating to me, as before I finally get home, in view of this information, I shall now dog-leg down to the A-6 in Spain to reach the optimum antipodal location, between Madrid and Valladolid; then nip up to Santander and catch the ferry to Plymouth.

Incidentally, the opposite southern hemisphere antipode point, from the Spanish one mentioned above, is a section of superbly twisty highway over the Rimutaka Ranges, just west of Featherston in New Zealand, called the Rimutaka Hill Rd, which I’ve ridden over a couple of times. LINK.

Just think, I will have taken nearly eight years to 'officially' go around the world on a motorcycle, which could rate as one of the slowest and longest RTW rides (estimate 85,000 – 90,000 km) by the time I’ve finished!

No-one will give a toss of course - and why should they? But that doesn’t really matter, as I will have had THE time of my life.

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Pure personal opinion:

I decline to authorize the Guinness folks to define "RTW" on my behalf. For what it's worth, I also decline to authorize Globebusters.com, BMW, the Pope, and anyone posting on this thread. As far as I'm concerned, Seouljoe gets to define RTW in any manner he pleases....for himself. Others can define it differently, to include or exclude their own journeys as they see fit. The whole concept of someone jumping on his thread to tell him he missed this landmass or that, therefore failed to go "RTW," seems to me somewhat puerile.

Or maybe just one more instance of Norteamericano failure to appreciate good British irony in action.

Mark

(who has been around the world only once, although making the fatal mistake of "doubling back" and therefore disqualifying himself in the eyes of a corporation distantly related to the brewing of , more closely associated with the folks who sculpt famous people out of wax...and has taken a number of journeys of over 18,000 land miles in length, more than a few of them by motorbike)
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Or maybe just one more instance of Norteamericano failure to appreciate good British irony in action.
This ^.

seouljoe has ridden more than I am likely to in the near future or past and has been RTW IMHO (I haven't - at least not by motorbike).

Puerile - yup, guilty as charged, your honor, but not intentionally in this thread. Simply making an observation about how RTW can miss out a big chunk of it, although given joe's home country there is no reason why he would necessarily want to ride the Far East, or maybe he already has on a different trip.
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