I did a few long rides this past week and was feeling good, until I saw this article!
Mark Beaumont, from Fife, completed the journey in 195 days – beating the previous record of 276 days.
The 25-year-old crossed the finish line at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris at 1430 GMT after an 18,000-mile journey which began on 5 August last year.
Mr Beaumont passed through 20 countries on his way, including Pakistan, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and the US.
Beaumont definitely is the opposite of the DowntheRoad.org folks. The article goes on to state that it is an offical world record attempt. Pretty amazing, though I don’t think it would be my type of touring. But still, hats off to another person making the impossible possible on bike!