Dave is one of the hardcore adventurists that I really admire. He’s currently on the road travelling from Alaska to Argentina… by bike!!! what could be more awesome than that.
I’ve met adventure cyclist too when I was in Chengdu last year and I was just blown away with the courage to endure such task.
He’s definitely an inspiration for those who wants to explore the world. Get to know more about Dave, visit him at Dave’s Travel Pages.
Here’s Flip’s short interview with Dave.
How did you discover your passion for travelling?
“As a kid, I was lucky that my parents took me on holiday each year they could afford too, and I developed a liking for foreign cultures through that. As an adult, my first big trip around Australia and New Zealand gave me the bug for travel that I can not shake! I am a believer that some people can travel on a big trip, and not need to travel again, whilst others will need to keep travelling. I am in the second group!”
What’s the most horrible experience that you’ve had on the road?
“I would have to say cycling through Ethiopia was one of the most unpleasant experiences I had to endure, especially in the northern parts. The people were aggressive and demanding, and i felt under almost constant pressure there.”
What’s the best travel experience that you’ve ever had?
“For this, I would have to say cycling through Sudan. The people were incredibly friendly and welcoming, and made the whole experience one that I will never forget, such as cycling into a small, sandy village, and families coming out to give me drinks of tea.”
What’s the biggest realization that you’ve got out of travelling?
“Probably that I can never stop. Theres so much to do, and so little time!”
What keeps you going? What keeps you motivated?
“New experiences, adventures, meeting new friends. The challenge of cycling through countries where I speak only a handful of words makes me self reliant and more confident. The biggest thing is i am continually learning.”
This is a silly and hypothetical one. If you would be given a chance to travel with a popular person or a celebrity, who would it be and why?
“Hmm… Interesting question. I would say Winston Churchill in his younger years.”
Where’s your favourite place in this planet and why?”
“The Shipmans Pub, in my hometown of Northampton, England. Down to earth people!”
What do you think about yourself?
“I try not to think about myself too much! Critically, I can be a little lazy and a daydreamer at times (maybe this helps to travel!). Positively, I can get on with most people, in most places, and i enjoy a challenge.”
“My travelogue cover 13 years of travel, and is how i express myself to the world. If you are interested in crazy things like cycling from England to South Africa, train travel around India, cycling from Alaska to Argentina or more, you need to pay it a visit!” – Dave