I learned about this on http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/rob-lutter-the-lifecycle-adventure?context=featured
Originally starting in London, photographer and writer Rob Lutter set off on an ambitious global journey, to not only photograph the many sites he visits, finding inspiration from his travels and the people he meets, but to also repay his eye-opening experience by spreading the remarkable stories he comes across.
Lutter's ultimately seeks to get around the globe by bicycle in an indeterminate amount of time while doing some good along the way, raising awareness as well as funds for charity organizations concerning the global water crisis and mental health issues. As a man with OCD himself, Lutter has been sharing and seeking to overcome his own struggles through this adventure.
http://thelifecycle.roblutter.com/ to see or learn about his journey click on the 3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner, and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Much more satisfying is his Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/roblutter which you look at in reverse chronological order, looking at where he is now, and what he's doing, and then tracing back through his experience / adventure though photos and captions from the present to the past when he started. It's mesmerizing, maybe because I used to bike a lot.
Consider the miles he's put on his bike, cars hitting him, him hitting cars. Flats, food, shelter, climate, getting the flu and local diseases like malaria, etc from being bitten by bugs. Avoiding dog bites, corrupt border guards, police shakedowns, etc.
It's a monumental undertaking.
There's still time to donate to The Lifecycle's Kickstarter campaign
This is more than a project to me, it's my entire life. I managed to roll my bike out of the front door. It's an unusual, but epic Kickstarter project I know, but one that, really, is just about hope, possibility, change, the search for happiness, that sense of adventure we all feel from time to time and the human need for discovery and exploration.
Help me. Join me. Let's cycle around the world!!
The bicycle is my home. My entire life. Everything I need is resting on the back of two thin wheels. The first bike Jake was the same bike used to ride to and from work everyday in London. He took me from one edge of a continent to another – thousands of miles across stony mountain passes and barren desert roads. The second bike Sixty, after Jake got cracked in half, is now carrying the waterproof bags, loaded with tools, winter clothing, spare tyres and sleeping gear. The custom touring-spoked wheels are fitted with marathon tyres. The handlebars have multiple riding positions for long rides and the Brooks saddle is the toughest in the world, made of leather that shapes to your body over time. http://thelifecycle.roblutter.com/questions/