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Patrick Martin

Patrick Martin is a German cyclist and adventurer traveling to every country in the world. On the road since 2007, he cycled through 141 countries on anything with two wheels: from a heavy touring bike to a slim carbon road bike to FS MTBs or tiny folding bikes. Among his more adventurous trips are two Sahara crossings, boating the Amazon, riding across frozen lakes in the Siberian winter, taking his packraft down unknown rivers on Sulawesi and some approaches into mountaineering. He cycled the big three of the bike touring world, Cairo-Capetown, the Pan-American Highway and the Silk Road. For more info on his tours and gear see his website, Worldbicyclist.com or follow him on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.

December, 2016

  • 2 December

    Why It’s a Bad Idea to Camp Near an African Waterhole

    Hippos kill more people than any other animal in Africa. The bad news is that it’s the middle of the night and my tent is surrounded by hippos. This is not the most advantageous position to be in, but luckily hippos are dumb. If there is a huge sand-colored thing on the grass that looks like a rock, it probably …