Latin - America by bike | Jordi Blanco Sponsors | Latin - America by bike | Jordi Blanco Travel Log Latin - America by bike | Jordi Blanco Opinions Latin - America by bike | Jordi Blanco Links Latin - America by bike | Jordi Blanco News Latin - America by bike | Jordi Blanco  Photo Gallery Latin - America by bike | Jordi Blanco My biography | Latin - America by bike | Jordi Blanco Contact - Latin - America by bike | Jordi Blanco Home Special Thanks - Latin - America by bike | Jordi Blanco

Web Design Oquom Photography

It is not enough to know, you must also apply it . It is not enough to want, one must also do it.
Goethe

 



 

Latin - America by bike | The trip has begun

1. Description of the project

On this solo bike trip from Santa Cruz, California to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, the most southern tip of South America, my aim is to cover 17600 Km ( 10600 miles ) in 12 months going through 15000 feet mountain passes. In order to complete this expedition in the time desired, I will ride approximately 60- 80 miles per day.


The purpose of this expedition is to gain deeper understanding of different cultures and new ways of living along with the additional physical and emotional challenges of completing the trip biking alone.


2. Philosophy

•  I do not think there is one truth or one reality

•  I am ambitious and I would like the challenge

•  I do not want to take myself seriously

•  I want to travel by bike because it is a genuine and enjoyable way to do it

•  The bike is healthy, clean and easy

•  I want to respect the environment

•  I want to find an alternative way of living and traveling

•  I do not want to see the world through other people's stories.

•  I want to experience the world for myself.

•  I want to understand people better with their environment and their culture

•  I want to follow my dreams

•  I would like to inspire people to follow their dreams

•  I like the physical and mental challenge

•  I would like my life to be an experiential adventure

•  Excitement of planning a self-supported trip by bike


3. Route

This expedition through the Americas is divided into 5 different stages. The following description will give you a better idea of what I am going to do. The distance is based on information from experiences of other cyclists. However, things could change at any moment. I am sure that there will be modifications, depending on the situation of the country that I am traveling in. The distance that I will travel is about 17600 Km ( 10600 miles ).

•  Santa Cruz - San Diego: 600 Km - 372 miles

•  Mexico: 1800 Km - 1118 miles

•  Mexican Border to Costa rica (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua): 3000 Km - 1864 miles

•  Peru and Bolivia: 5000 Km - 3106 miles

•  Chile and Argentina : 6000 Km - 3728 miles


4. Timing

  • April 2004 - finalize the web site
  • May 2004 - start contacting potential sponsors
  • October 2004 - Departure


5. Previous trips


•  1998 Morocco 1021 Km - 634 miles

•  1999 Almeria Coast , Spain 611Km - 379 miles

•  2000 French Coast (Les Landes) , France 657 Km - 408 miles

•  2003 California Coast, USA 760 Km 472 miles



6. Budget

•  Local transportation: $500

•  Cost per day: $25 -> total: $9125

•  Regular hostel: $1800

•  Bike repairs: $500

•  Internet Access: $300

•  Gear and clothes: $3000 ATTACHED FILE

•  Medical insurance: $600

•  Phone calls: $200

•  Medical Kit: $120

•  Digital camera: $500

•  Flight ticket: $1500

•  Back up money: $2000

Total: $ 20245



7. Applicant information


Jordi Blanco Sanchez

Website: www.jordiblanco.com
Email: jordasb@jordiblanco.com