Why a QUEST;
Comfort and speed.
On tour it is great to have good protection against headwinds. If I choose the right gear I will be able to climb every hill /mountain.
Now I must be very careful what to take with me. On other trips I didn’t care much about weight of the things I carried. In fact I had to walk with the bike (Condor) only twice during my trip (11.000 km) in 2008: 25 meters and 200 meter.
Also one puncture!!! Due to good tires; Swalbe Marathon XR.
How this Quest will be in hills and mountains I will find out in the 2 years prior to the big trip to Japan. I still believe in fixing the remaining problems. I will come to those challenges in later blogs.
Distance; I expect to be able to extend the daily distance more, in order to talk and make contact to people, which is the most beautiful part of the trip!
I will use solar energy on my Quest to feed energy to the batteries of the light, phone, camera and hopefully the laptop I intend to take with me.
The sun is giving people mental power. Happiness of a velomobiel rider!
On top of that I will cycle to the land of the rising sun!
Also I will cycle towards the sun in the morning EAST!
If things will not work out for plan A; Due to one of the reasons:
Can’t send the SolarQuest back by ship,
Can’t sell the SolarQuest in Japan (before I leave),
Visa problems in one of the countries I’ll have to cross,
Other problems in one of the passing countries in the time I will cycle there.
Then I will have to change my plan.
This Plan B will be cycling with my Condor from Prudhoe Bay Alaska to Panama in 6 months.
A wonderful plan as well, but only if plan A doesn’t work.
Plan A I will leave april 1 st 2014
Plan B I will leave Prudhoe bay around July 15th 2014
My Condor with solar energy in 2008, Stone Mountain Atlanta, Georgia USA