A lifelong dream
Adventurer & Photographer 

Stephen Peel

To circumnavigate the world on a bicycle

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Welcome to my Blog page. Here I will add articles in a Blog form to enable easy navigation between Articles and for comments to be posted to each article. 

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Joby GorillaPod Focus Tripod + Ballhead X

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on June 27, 2017 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)


Joby GorillaPod Focus Tripod + Ballhead X


I bought this thing to save space, as it hangs off all sorts of things so n...

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MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2 Person Tent

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on June 12, 2017 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)
MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2 Person Tent


After doing months of research and going through countless WebPages in search of the best lightweight and roomy tent for me, I decided that the Hubba Hubba NX 2 Person 3 Seas...
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Rohloff 14 Speed Hub gear ratios?

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on May 20, 2017 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Rohloff 14 Speed Hub Gear Ratios??




I'm no bike engineer or even have a basic understanding of gear ratios. Finding info on the Rohloff Speed Hub is easy, finding the information I want is not so easy. It's probably right in front of my eyes, but I'm just not bike techy to see it.


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Getting the best price for storing your stuff

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on May 12, 2017 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)


How to get the best deal when storing your stuff


I will describe my own process to get the best deal I could. No doubt there will be some who have managed to get the same space on internal storage for less...

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How long does it take to cycle around the world?

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on May 6, 2017 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

How long does it take to cycle around the world?





Well later this year, Mark Beaumont, a really great cyclist and ...

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Is Cycle Touring Physical or Mental?

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on May 6, 2017 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Mental or Physical?


Could cycling around the world be considered a more mental or physical challenge?


Sure, it’s going to be physic...

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Solid State Drive (SSD) vs Hard Disk Drive (HDD) for Travel

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on May 3, 2017 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Solid State Drive (SSD) vs Hard Disk Drive (HDD) for Travel




Thinking about what sort of laptop to take on my around the world cycle, and at first it was quite confusing. Should it be Mac or Windows, larger than 13” or smaller, SSD or HDD, how long does the battery...

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Being a Free Spirit is not always so easy!

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on April 22, 2017 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Being a Free Spirit is not always so easy!



Without a doubt, I am a free spirit, and although free spirit sounds OK, it isn’t necessarily so. In fact, I often wish I wasn't like this, but over all I am really happy with who I am, it's who I am, and I sure wouldn't want to be anyone else.

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Cycle Touring Insurance

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on April 10, 2017 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (1)


Cycle Touring Insurance


And so, as the day I leave on this amazing adventure draws near, I am struggling to find an insurance company that will insure me for more than 12 months at a time, without me havi...

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Gates Carbon Centretrack Drive Belt

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on April 1, 2017 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)



The Gates Carbon CenterTrack Drive Belt System 


After many months of should I shouldn't I, I have decided that I should. I will be goi...

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KOGA Atalanta Handlebar

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on March 31, 2017 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)


KOGA Atalanta Handlebars


When deciding on the spec of my KOGA Worldtraveller Signature, I wanted a handlebar that would give me the ch...

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Brooks Imperial B17 vs Rido R2 Saddles

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on March 29, 2017 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (3)



Brooks Imperial ab17 VS Rido R2 Saddles


Being a stocky and strongly built guy, and not the usual wisp of a cyclist you find huddled in a peloton, flying over the Swiss Alps, I find I need a more...

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Routes and Maps of World Cyclists

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on March 28, 2017 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)
Firstly, some people believe that to cycle around the world, each available mile of road or track should be ridden. Not so, and no person I am aware of has ever done that

Each of the maps below, show world cyclist routes, and the first think you notice is how they use planes or boats to get from place to place, when there is actual...

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Bike on Pre-Order: KOGA Worldtraveller S Discbrake

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on March 27, 2017 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Here it is, here is my: 

KOGA Worldtraveller Signature - Discbrake


Picture above is of my bike after delivery. Below is a short blog leading up to the picture above.


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Koga team up with Orlieb for Signature Panniers

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on March 23, 2017 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Koga team up with Ortlieb for Signature Pannier and Handlebar Bags


When pre-ordering my Koga Worldtraveler S this last week, I expressed my preference for Ortlieb pannier bags front and back, and was happy to find out that K...

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Rohloff and Belt vs Deore XT and Chain

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on March 21, 2017 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (1)


Rohloff and Belt vs Deore XT and Chain


I took a drive with my youngest daughter Chloe up to Leeds to CycleSense, a bike shop that deals with Koga bikes. It was an 80 mile drive out but worth it. Dave - the owner - checked out my requireme...

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Camera Equipment

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on November 11, 2016 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (1)

 

I have taken some amazing images with my current Nikon DSLR, but I do find it limited for what I feel I'm going to need. I want to video the experience in 4K, not just photograph it, and I don't want a separate video camera and don't feel a GoPro 4k would be enough.


Technology has moved on so far that I’m not really bothered whether it is Full-Frame or not, but I do require some degree of weather sealing, really good 4k quality video, Bracketing for HDR as...

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Giant Escape 2 xl Review

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on November 9, 2016 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)


My Giant Escape 2 xl

Having not  had a bike for over 20 years, a couple of years ago I decided that as I lived on the coast, I would get myself a bike that could take my weight of 20+ stone, and of course the abuse it would be getting due to my not only my poor ...

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Loneliness and Travel

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on November 8, 2016 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Image by Stephen Peel



Reading about other solo travellers about how they deal with loneliness, I find that most of these travellers already have an element of liking being alone for short times. To be with themsleves and their own thoughts for a while is important, and with some saying they have alwa...

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Wild Camping

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on November 5, 2016 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Wild camping





I’m new to Wild Camping, and as an adult I have never camped solo. When I was a young teen in Australia, I used to run away from home a lot, but being without camping equipment over night as a child in the Australian bush, is definitely not ideal.


I have to admit to being a bit apprehensive about Wild Camping. I can ...

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