Charles Brigham was 28 when he straddled his bike to embark on an ecological tour of the world but could be 33 by the time he returns home to Madison, in Wisconsin.
“I love bikes and wanted to travel,” he told AFP during a Paris stopover. “I don’t think it’s natural to fly in a plane or even travel by car. People weren’t meant to travel so quickly.”
So Brigham, who studied electrical and computer engineering but hates technology and wound up working in a bike shop, set off in September 2007 with a good bike, 3,000 dollars, a pair of trousers and 30 kilos (66 pounds) of camping, cooking and first aid gear.
“I packed a bunch of stuff, threw a party and rode out of town.”…Â Details