The Road Less Traveled by Bicycle

The Road Less Traveled by Bicycle

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My Story. My Mission.

Welcome and thanks for stopping by.  On November 15, 2019 (give or take a day) I plan to begin an epic 55,000+/- km, 3 year long bike ride.

This is a ride that will have me begin in St. John’s Newfoundland in the middle of a Canadian winter; heading west ward across Canada and then from the Canadian Arctic to the bottom of Argentina.

This is a ride that I have been planning and working very hard towards (and at the same time been constantly distracted from) since the end of 2011.  The working, planning and dreaming began immediately after my first and life changing 6,500 km bike ride through western and northern Canada in 2011.

Part of the motivation behind my November 15 start date is to pedal a bike across Canada in the middle of a Canadian winter.  In my world this is perhaps the greatest challenge that I can come up with that would possibly push me to the point of failure.  I have to believe that at my age that some of my best years are still ahead of me.  And this seems like the my way to prove this to myself. To push and challenge yourself to your possible limit in my mid years will give me my courage for the future.

“May your greatest dreams and goals be ahead of you; not behind you.”

 

This 55,000 km bike ride is an adventure that but a small handful of people on this planet would ever attempt.

An even smaller handful would ever attempt to start such a bike ride in the middle of a Canadian winter. 

During my ride I will experience different cultures and languages, extreme landscapes, extreme weather, extreme isolation and extreme beauty and wonder.  I will experience risk, adventure and danger unlike ever before in my life.  I will be required to push everything that I am to its limits.  The success or failure of this ride will ultimately be in my own and Gods hands.

My hope is to share my experiences with as many people possible via social media, blogs, photos and video.  So please stop by again and again for updates.  Your well wishes and support will always be appreciated.

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Arie Hoogerbrugge

Current City:

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Headed to:

St. John's, NL

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Recent Blogs:

Denial

Denial

Are you in denial of the pain I feel Do you not know how I have bled There my heart in pieces all over the ground You deny all the young places of my soul There is no freedom for the young places I...

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Winter Camping and Biking

Winter Camping and Biking

 “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing” - Sir Ranulph Fiennes I have been doing a little research on winter camping and biking.  I have read a few blogs and watched a...

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