14degrees off the beaten track
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Countries to visit:

  • Asia: Korea, China
  • Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan
  • Caucus: Azerbaijan, Georgia
  • Europe: Turkey, Greece, Albania, Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Belgium, England


  • Leave Fukuoka: 17th July, 2006
  • Arrive London: who knows…


  • Total distance: 25,000km
  • Total distance by recumbent bicycle: 12,000km
  • Total distance by skateboard: 8,000km
  • Total distance by train: 5,000km (China and Turkmenistan)
  • Average distance per day when riding on the bike: Depends on road conditions – 100km to 120km for tarmac, 40km to 60km for gravel or dirt
  • Average distance per day when skating: Between 50km and 100km a day.


  • Total budget: Yet to be calculated
  • Food: On average 5USD to 10USD a day
  • Accommodation: Majority of the time will be wild camping, however hostels/hotels should be no more than 5USD to 10USD for most of the trip. UPDATE: I have given myself the challenge of getting through the whole of Europe (from Istanbul to London) without staying at formal accommodation (hostels/hotels etc). So far I have slept under trees, squatted in bulidings, stayed with contacts from Couchsurfing.com, slept in bicylce club club rooms…