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GLORIA JEAN MACKENZIE

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Shanghai to Singapore

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GLORIA JEAN MACKENZIE

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Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

I like to do bicycle tours, This is the 5 time i have been on a TDA global cycling tour

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Catriona Kennedy

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Catriona Kennedy

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Shanghai to Singapore

United Kingdom

Mike and I have cycled from Istanbul to Beijing, Shanghai to Singapore, through India, Cartagena to Santiago and Brazil with TDA and done numerous cycling tours through Europe and across America. This trip in Himalayas sounds fantastic and we're really looking forward to it.

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Gerald Coniel

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Gerald Coniel

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Shanghai to Singapore

France

After completing the Tour d'Afrique 2010, the Bamboo road in 2013 and Australia in 2014 this will be my 4th full tour with Tda. Quite a few familiar faces already booked for this exciting new adventure. Looking forward!

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Jim Pearce

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Jim Pearce

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Shanghai to Singapore

New Zealand

After riding OE09 and NAE11 I am looking forward to joining BR13 later this year to catch up with friends from those rides and make new ones - it is all about people and places. Dont know how we will manage without a tent but I'm sure we will cope - after bulletin 8 we may need Walli as our chaperone! Keep in touch thru jim_ngaire@clear.net.nz .... until we kick off in Shanghai, cheers, Jim.

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Annegrete Warrer

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Hong Kong to Penang

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Annegrete Warrer

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Hong Kong to Penang

Denmark

Hi everybody, I am from Denmark and 59 years old. Until my India adventure in 2011 I did not know a lot about cycling - but after about 3.400 k I kind of catched a bit up on it.. I live in St. Anton, Austria where I live out my passion for skiing. I also began my "cycling career" here - on mountain bike. Last autumn after doing Rome with TDA I went to south of Italy and bought a racing bike. I am about to pick it up now and plan to do some training on it and my mountain bike here in St. Anton. Spent all summer in Denmark and did not bike (did some sailing). I used to own a travel company specialized in ski holidays but since the last 6-8 years I started to do some free lance writing as a journalist and also do some studying in that field. I look very much forward to meet old and new friends in Asia (Hongkong to Penang) - and hope that the chinese traffic is not going to be too tough.. Cheers, Annegrete

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Shanghai to Hanoi

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Shanghai to Hanoi

Canada

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Barbara Cross

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Shanghai to Hanoi

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Barbara Cross

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Shanghai to Hanoi

Canada

Hi, I am a happy dedicated TDA alumni. I have participated in the Silk Route, the India Tour and "all roads lead to Rome'. I am looking forward to my new adventure on the Bamboo Route!

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Johanne Richard

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Hanoi to Bangkok

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Johanne Richard

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Hanoi to Bangkok

Canada

I am married to Pierre Chesnay. We have travelled on our tandem and single bikes mostly in Canada and Europe.

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Pierre Chesnay

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Hanoi to Bangkok

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Pierre Chesnay

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Hanoi to Bangkok

Canada

I am recently retired lawyer by training; I have worked most of my life in the auto parts business with Uni-Select a large North American parts distributor. My wife Johanne and I have enjoyed riding our tandem bicycle near home in the Quebec Eastern townships, and we have also enjoyed riding in Italie, France, Corsica and Croatia. Now that we have a bit more time available, we look forward to a lengthier trip in new and exotic surroundings.

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David Williams

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Shanghai to Singapore

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David Williams

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Shanghai to Singapore

New Zealand

Having been a farmer for many years. I moved to Suzhou in China where we worked for 2 years. I have been retired to Mumbai for the last 4 years where my wife is a Principal of an International School. I have cycled from Mumbai to the southern tip of India with the 2012 India tour . I am looking forward to the sights and food of Asia.

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Kendall Alford-Madden

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Kendall Alford-Madden

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Shanghai to Singapore

United States

I am from Durham North Carolina. This will be my fourth trip with TdA and the most adventurous one to date. I can't wait to re-unite with old friends and meet new ones. I am scared I'll admit, but I will singing and laughing down the road hopefully.

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Rudolf Tize

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Rudolf Tize

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Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

I am Rudolf, 71 years old and cancer survivor. After 40 years with 65 I did my first Tour, the Amber Route. The Bamboo Road was my 4th tour with TDA. I am fascinated with all the different cultures and looking forward to see more facets' of life...more hotels and less tents. I thought the Indian Adventure tour would be the highlight of my cycle tours. Now in my age I hope to see a lot of new old Europa and good food. The sweepers have been always good friends!!! Thank you !

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Prasit Suthisirikul

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Shanghai to Hong Kong

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Prasit Suthisirikul

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Shanghai to Hong Kong

Thailand

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

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Janice Simpson

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Janice Simpson

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Shanghai to Singapore

Australia

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Michael Netzsch

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Michael Netzsch

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Shanghai to Singapore

Germany

In the past I have done a few tours with TDA. It was always a great and enjoyable experience. I am looking forward to meeting you all in Srinagar.

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Alice Roest

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Hanoi to Bangkok

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Alice Roest

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Hanoi to Bangkok

Canada

This will be my fourth trip with TDA, since 2011. I have also done three self guided trips; Paris-Rome (2012), Barcelona-Lisbon (2014)and Amsterdam-Madrid (2016). Looking forward to this new adventure and meeting new like minded people.

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Shanghai to Hong Kong

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Shanghai to Hong Kong

Canada

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Shanghai to Hong Kong

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Shanghai to Hong Kong

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Claire Pegler

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Claire Pegler

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Shanghai to Singapore

Australia

Hi there - I'm Claire and I'm your expedition medic/assistant tour director. I am a Registered Nurse in both Australia and New Zealand with a background in Emergency Nursing, and an interest in prehospital trauma and expedition medicine. Looking forward to seeing you all in Shanghai!!!

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Shanghai to Bangkok

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Shanghai to Bangkok

South Africa

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Douglas Percival

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Douglas Percival

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Shanghai to Singapore

South Africa

Flinging spanners, clicking gears. Juggling bike spares & Humans Habits to create Bicycle Tours that function in crazy locations. See you guys at the next crazy location.

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Maureen Matthews

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Phnom Penh to Bangkok

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Maureen Matthews

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Phnom Penh to Bangkok

Canada

The R&R ride will be my first trip with TDA, I will join my husband for those days, who is doing the whole ride. I am looking forward to seeing Angkor Wat and modern Cambodia.

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Phnom Penh to Bangkok

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Phnom Penh to Bangkok

Canada

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Phnom Penh to Bangkok

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Phnom Penh to Bangkok

Canada

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matthew clark

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Shanghai to Singapore

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matthew clark

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Shanghai to Singapore

United Kingdom

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George Oertel

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Shanghai to Singapore

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George Oertel

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Shanghai to Singapore

South Africa

Semi retired, live part of the time in Jhb, part of the time on in the bush in a game farm and the rest of the time on my bike

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Wossen Mitiku

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Bangkok to Singapore

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Wossen Mitiku

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Bangkok to Singapore

Ethiopia

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Hong Kong to Bangkok

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Hong Kong to Bangkok

Somalia

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Per Sörner

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Hong Kong to Hanoi

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Per Sörner

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Hong Kong to Hanoi

Sweden

Freelance engineer, musician and reality hacker from the Swedish west coast. Currently on an indefinite sabbatical to explore life, the universe and everything. I find expedition cycling a good way to practise living in the present, enjoy a "simple" life, fill up with new impressions and stretch the edge of my comfort zone. Previous TdA experience: Hong Kong to Bangkok (Bamboo Road premiere 2013), Bali to Alice Springs (Trans-Oceania premiere 2014), Quito to Cusco (SAE 2015), Ulan Bator to Gorno-Altaysk (Silk Route 2016) and Freetown to Cape Coast (West Africa en Vélo premiere 2018).

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Michel Savoie

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Michel Savoie

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Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

This will be my seventh trip with TDA. I like to travel on a bike with other cyclists like me.

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Jean Turcot

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Shanghai to Phnom Penh

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Jean Turcot

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Shanghai to Phnom Penh

Canada

I am a gentle man (pince sans rire) I don't take myself to seriously and since few years already I realized life is gone to be shorter and shorter,so I do my best to appreciate day by day and enjoy the present instant. I consider myself has a semi retire person who try to do more personnel thing then working.It will be my first trip to Asia and it would be extraordinary to visit sitting on my bicycle and try to get involve with people we are gone to meet.I have done few bike trip to Europe and North America.

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Nieka Streef

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Nieka Streef

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Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to be the Assistant Tour Director on the first Bamboo Road and to share this journey from Shanghai to Singapore. I will be making sure that logistically everything is taken care of and running smoothly so you can enjoy this life changing experience. Can't wait to meet everyone and get it in Saddle! Happy training!

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Dennis Kipphardt

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Phnom Penh to Singapore

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Dennis Kipphardt

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Phnom Penh to Singapore

Germany

Hello everybody, I am German, 45, living in Switzerland and rode with TdA before, loved it and now I am back for more. TdA (2011) really was a trip of a lifetime. Rode Bamboo as a sectional from Phnom Penh to Singapore in 2013 - different but enjoyed it anyhow. Always liked the idea of doing some additional miles in Africa. Due to time off from family and the holidays season I will only be able to ride to Sierra Leone ! Looking forward ! Dennis

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Pei - chen Chen

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Pei - chen Chen

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Shanghai to Singapore

Taiwan, Province of China

Bicycling is my passion and relaxation. I am looking forward for 3 month "relaxation". I had never had this kind of holidays. I am looking for my limitation. I am curios about the world and what this Part of the world has to offer. I live now 1 year in Burnaby, Vancouver BC, Canada. Before I lived always in Taiwan.

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Trond Michelsen

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Penang to Singapore

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Trond Michelsen

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Penang to Singapore

Norway

Hi. I'm a 45 year old programmer from Oslo, Norway. This is my fifth trip with TDA. Previously I've done a section on Bamboo Road (2013), three sections on Trans-Europa (2014 and 2016) and the complete Orient Express (2015). Looking forward to a great summer of cycling

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Penang to Singapore

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Penang to Singapore

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Penang to Singapore

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Penang to Singapore

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Penang to Singapore

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Penang to Singapore

Canada

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Michael Coo

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Hanoi to Phnom Penh

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Michael Coo

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Hanoi to Phnom Penh

Canada

“Sitting around on Friday afternoons in the TDA office, drinking beers, gazing at the wall-sized world map and brainstorming new tour ideas.”

I rode the 2006 Tour d'Afrique and ended up chatting with Henry over dumplings in Chinatown about a job. Twelve years later, I'm still here, as Office Manager.

Working for TDA has given me the chance to make so many memories. On the third day cycling in the sand and rock on unmarked tracks in the Sudanese desert south of Wadi Halfa during the 2006 Tour d'Afrique, I remember stopping, exhausted and filthy. Looking around and thinking “What the hell am I doing here?”, but with a big grin on my face—a really big grin.

I also remember being in southeast Asia in 1990, watching from “the comfort of the bar"… as a bus bound for Singapore pulls in. A mad rush ensues. People throw their bags and children through the open windows and clamber into the door, all this as the bus backs into its parking spot. People wanting off the bus are forced to bash their way past the people forcing their way on. A polite Westerner (about 6'3", 220 pounds) makes a futile attempt to board. He is no match for the locals and as the bus pulls away, the bus door spits him out, pack and all.”

For me, the best part of the job is the unpredictability: phone calls in the middle of the night about lost riders, elephant attacks, missing passports and vehicles that can't be turned off for days on end. You just never know what's coming next.

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andré marcoux

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Shanghai to Bangkok

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andré marcoux

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Shanghai to Bangkok

Canada

We have been to many places on our tandem in the last 10 years, but this is our first in Asia , we are now over 60 ,so it should be a little more challenging but ,thats what we like . I was in Africa in 2011 ,so this ride should be a breeze ,all hotel ,and tarmack !!!WOW , so see you in Shanghai , André Marcoux and Lise-Anne Dupont Québec ,canada

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Barendina Hunt-Davis

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Hong Kong to Phnom Penh

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Barendina Hunt-Davis

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Hong Kong to Phnom Penh

South Africa

Love exploring countries on my bicycle

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Brett Lanham

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Brett Lanham

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Shanghai to Singapore

Australia

I’m an ex seafarer, retired now for 6 years, fortunate enough to be able to get away on a bike tour every year since 2011. I’ve still got heaps of the world yet to explore and experience and in 2019 down for TdA, Nairobi to Capetown. I look forward to catching up with friends from past rides and meeting new ones and sharing these great adventures with a beer, or two.

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Charles Feaver

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Charles Feaver

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Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

My first TDA ride was India in 2012. Loved it. Bamboo Road in 2013. Awesome. Ruta Maya 2015. Oceania 2016. South America 2017. Looking forward to going back to Central America.

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Dan Kirby

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Dan Kirby

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Shanghai to Singapore

United States

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Daniel pilliard

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Daniel pilliard

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Shanghai to Singapore

United States

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David Gary Ford

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Shanghai to Singapore

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David Gary Ford

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Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

PADI scuba diver (510 dives since 1991), self-supported treks to Everest Base Camp (2001) and Annapurna Circuit (2003) in Nepal, summited Mt. Kilimanjaro (2007). Began solo tour cycling in 2002 with three trips across western Canada, then solo tours from Amsterdam-Budapest (2006), Amsterdam-Casablanca (2008), an Italy circuit (2009), and England/Ireland/Wales circuit (2011). Gave away my paniers and joined TdA for the Indian Adventure (2012) and the Bamboo Road (2013). Summer activities involve road rides around Brandon and ACC mountaineering camps in the Rockies; winter activities are indoor `spin sessions`, downhill skiing, and Master`s curling.

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Hong Kong to Penang

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Hong Kong to Penang

Germany

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Fred Promoli

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Fred Promoli

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Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

Occupation: retired Physical Education and Outdoor Education teacher; former naval officer; Hometown: Guelph, Ontario Current residence: Collingwood, Ontario Former provinces of residence: all but Nfld, NB, PEI TdA experience: Tour d'Afrique 2003; Orient Express 2008; Silk Route 2008; Bamboo Road 2013; Australia 2014; South America 2015; Lake Winnipeg 2016; America by Bicycle northern route 2016 Current activities: cycling, motorcycle touring, golf, canoe tripping, xc skiing; bagpipe band member

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Gerhard Kiessling

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Hanoi to Bangkok

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Gerhard Kiessling

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Hanoi to Bangkok

Germany

I'm a retired airline pilot, I'm married and I've two adult children. Since my retirement in 2009 I finally found the time to explore parts of the world with my bicycle. I toured through Italy in 2010, I rode part of the NAE in 2011, in 2012 I crossed West Africa by bicycle riding from Dakar to Accra, and in January this year I've been cycling the mountains of Northern Thailand (I can tell you, those were really, really steep!). Now I'm looking forward to meet some old friends from the NAE and to make new friends! :-) I'll join the Bamboo Road in Hanoi and leave the tour at Krabi for some relaxing days at the sea. I'm looking forward to meet you all in Hanoi!!

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Jacqueline Nel

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Hong Kong to Bangkok

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Jacqueline Nel

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Hong Kong to Bangkok

South Africa

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle." Ernest Hemingway

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Dianne Lizotte

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Dianne Lizotte

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Shanghai to Singapore

United States

This seems to be an exciting adventure through places I have not ridden before. Been on many TDA adventures and they are always memorable.

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Shanghai to Singapore

United Kingdom

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Juergen Willrodt

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Hong Kong to Phnom Penh

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Juergen Willrodt

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Hong Kong to Phnom Penh

Germany

I am 69 years old and have already participated in 8 TDA tours mainly as a sectional rider. I am married and happy father of three girls (39, 24 and 22) and grandfather of three grandchildren. I am partly retired working now just 1 or 2 days a week which gives me plenty of time to travel. I have studied physics and have a Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics. I have been active in sports all my life and before I started doing cycling tours I have been active in Karate and participated in World Championships 1975 in Los Angeles and 1977 in Tokyo and became European Champion in 1977. You can find more information on my website.

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Hong Kong to Penang

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Hong Kong to Penang

New Zealand

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Marco vom Hau

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Marco vom Hau

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Shanghai to Singapore

Germany

Tag cloud: Marco vom Hau, 35 years, male, database programmer, Siegerland, Germany, cycling, mountainbike, road bike, touring bike, camping, yoga, jog, badminton, black cloth, RPG, Heavy Metal

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Maureen Wotherspoon

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Shanghai to Hong Kong

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Maureen Wotherspoon

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Shanghai to Hong Kong

Canada

Hi everyone, I live in Banff, Alberta, so the Rockies have been my playground for the past 18 years. I work at our small but busy hospital in Health Information Management(formally known as Health Records) In the winter you will find me skiing, mostly cross country with the occasional down hill excursion. In the summer we are hiking & biking around here or in BC. I love adventure travel, so try and get away for a couple of months every 2 to 3 years with smaller trips in between. This trip I was lucky to get 5 months off. My plans are to leave here in May to bike down the Oregon Coast to San Francisco, meet with you all to ride the Orient express, then make my way over to China to do the first part of the Bamboo route in Sept. I have never done this much biking before so I hope I'm up for the challenge! See you soon!

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Michael Kennedy

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Michael Kennedy

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Shanghai to Singapore

United Kingdom

This is my 7th TDA tour starting with the first TDA I have also done the first Silk Route, Bamboo Road, South American Epic, Carnival Cycling Expedition as well as the second India Adventure/Hippy trail and have signed up for Korea/Japan in 2020 . I have also cycled across the US twice, Europe, eastern Australia and South America as well as numerous shorter tours around Europe and North Africa.

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Miles MacDonald

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Bangkok to Singapore

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Miles MacDonald

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Bangkok to Singapore

Canada

“I caught the travel bug young, while staring up at airplanes and wondering where they were going. It hasn’t ever really left me.”

Before TDA (which is quite a while ago now), I had several relevant passions. I was a serious bike racer for quite a few years. Then I lived long summers in the boreal forest planting trees, followed by winters of bike couriering in Montreal. The next step in the skill set—cooking—was acquired at culinary school and by working for some of the best chefs in Montreal and Vancouver. And all of this was interspersed with traveling however and wherever I could around the globe.

With TDA I’ve experienced so many incredible sights, smells, sounds, and more. The memories to ponder later on while in the communal rocking chair are endless. In particular, I feel exceptionally lucky for the professional and personal relationships developed with people from around the world over more than a decade—it’s in these relationships that windows to so many cultures have been opened, so many ways of being witnessed.

I also feel fortunate to get to watch tour participants as they delve into nomadic life on our journeys. Each day, whether easy or grueling, is a trip into the unknown; the simplicity of these days brings people together while at the same time offering grand rewards.

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Nelson Lacharity

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Hong Kong to Singapore

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Nelson Lacharity

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Hong Kong to Singapore

Canada

I am from Vancouver, BC, retired June of 2012. I discovered bicycling when I was 42 and long distance cycling when I was 59, so I had to retire to make time for the touring. I have been on six other TDA tours (Amber Route 2010, Bamboo 2013, and South American 2015, TransEuropa 1016, Tour d'Afrique 2017) and Silk Route 2018 as well as several other long distance rides. For me cycling is mostly about the bike, but the chance to see new places and new cultures is right up there, along with one of the biggest pleasures, which is the people - meeting new ones and meeting up with ones from previous rides.

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Patrick Landey

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Shanghai to Bangkok

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Patrick Landey

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Shanghai to Bangkok

South Africa

Love to travel and love to cycle; what better way to experience the different sights, sounds and cultures in a part of the world that I have never explored (apart from Thailand). This is also a wonderful opportunity to meet and cycle with like-minded people from around the world.

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Hong Kong to Singapore

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Canada

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Rae Simpson

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Rae Simpson

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Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

I'm a 74-year old semi-retired test pilot, fighter pilot, aeronautical engineer, aircraft accident investigator, still flying jets and instructing part-time at the International Test Pilots School. I took up cycling when arthritis and a double hip replacement brought an end to my running career. Along with Ursula, my wife, our TDA initiation was Africa in 2008. Since then we've done Rome in 2012, Bamboo Road in 2013, Australia in 2014, New Zealand in 2016, and Madagascar in 2017. We're now signed up for Hippie Trail and Himalayas in 2019 and Korea-Japan in 2020. We love this way of seeing the world; we love the way that TDA organizes and supports the trips; and we love experiencing with like-minded people and renewing friendships from previous trips.

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Ralph Monfort

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Ralph Monfort

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Shanghai to Singapore

United States

I am 67, retired in 2001, and have completed four other TDa tours and 20+ other foreign bike tours.

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ROBERT MACKENZIE

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Shanghai to Singapore

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ROBERT MACKENZIE

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Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

I am from Red Deer Alberta . This will be my 5th cycling adventure with TDA. I have previously rode the North American Epic, Orient Express , Amber Route & Bamboo Road. Looking forward to meeting up with old friends and meeting new fellow bikers.

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Robin Hunt-Davis

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Hong Kong to Phnom Penh

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Robin Hunt-Davis

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Hong Kong to Phnom Penh

South Africa

Have previously ridden the Silk Route, Doomsday and part of the Bamboo Route.

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Svend Paulsen

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Svend Paulsen

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Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

Hi Since I retired from Teaching 11 years ago I have had the opportunity to travel with TDA . This will be my 8th trip. I enjoy meeting new travelers as well as reuniting with old friends . Together we see and experience the incredible wonders of the world first hand and up close . I look forward to seeing all of you on the North American Epic

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Ursula Simpson

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Ursula Simpson

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Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

I am a retired database analyst. Enjoying life in Squamish, on Canada's West coast. Either hiking, biking or skiing, or entertaining my little grandson. My husband Rae and I are seasoned riders with TdA. Tour d’Afrique in 2008, Rome in 2012, Bamboo Road in 2013 and Australia in 2014. New Zealand in 2016. The Magical Madagascar tour in 2017. Hippie trail in 2019

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Walli Pagniello

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Walli Pagniello

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Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

Hooked on biking with TdA - the best company!!!! My first tour was in 2009 Vienna to Istanbul, on the Orient Express, 2011 Toronto to St. John's, part of initial North American Epic, and 2012 St. Petersburg to Venice, the Amber Route, part of Trans Europa. 2013 I did the amazing Bamboo Road tour. My riding style is slow but steady, need the force to be with me uphill but let her roll downhill! Completed 100-mile day in Cambodia 2016 New Zealand To my "unknown" fellow riders: Please let us get to know you by completing your profile! It's not easy to meet so many at once and remember your names.

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Yves LANDRIAULT

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Yves LANDRIAULT

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Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

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GLORIA JEAN MACKENZIE

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Shanghai to Singapore

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GLORIA JEAN MACKENZIE

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Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

I like to do bicycle tours, This is the 5 time i have been on a TDA global cycling tour

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Catriona Kennedy

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Catriona Kennedy

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Shanghai to Singapore

United Kingdom

Mike and I have cycled from Istanbul to Beijing, Shanghai to Singapore, through India, Cartagena to Santiago and Brazil with TDA and done numerous cycling tours through Europe and across America. This trip in Himalayas sounds fantastic and we're really looking forward to it.

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Gerald Coniel

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Gerald Coniel

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Shanghai to Singapore

France

After completing the Tour d'Afrique 2010, the Bamboo road in 2013 and Australia in 2014 this will be my 4th full tour with Tda. Quite a few familiar faces already booked for this exciting new adventure. Looking forward!

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Jim Pearce

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Jim Pearce

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Shanghai to Singapore

New Zealand

After riding OE09 and NAE11 I am looking forward to joining BR13 later this year to catch up with friends from those rides and make new ones - it is all about people and places. Dont know how we will manage without a tent but I'm sure we will cope - after bulletin 8 we may need Walli as our chaperone! Keep in touch thru jim_ngaire@clear.net.nz .... until we kick off in Shanghai, cheers, Jim.

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Annegrete Warrer

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Hong Kong to Penang

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Annegrete Warrer

Rider
Hong Kong to Penang

Denmark

Hi everybody, I am from Denmark and 59 years old. Until my India adventure in 2011 I did not know a lot about cycling - but after about 3.400 k I kind of catched a bit up on it.. I live in St. Anton, Austria where I live out my passion for skiing. I also began my "cycling career" here - on mountain bike. Last autumn after doing Rome with TDA I went to south of Italy and bought a racing bike. I am about to pick it up now and plan to do some training on it and my mountain bike here in St. Anton. Spent all summer in Denmark and did not bike (did some sailing). I used to own a travel company specialized in ski holidays but since the last 6-8 years I started to do some free lance writing as a journalist and also do some studying in that field. I look very much forward to meet old and new friends in Asia (Hongkong to Penang) - and hope that the chinese traffic is not going to be too tough.. Cheers, Annegrete

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Franz-Georg Henn

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Franz-Georg Henn

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

Germany

I´m a German long-distance bikerider, cycle and travelling in different countries of our world. In 2013 I made the 6 months cycle around Australia ride with nice Aussieguys and guys from the US, UK and NZ.

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Danie Nel

Rider

Hong Kong to Singapore

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Danie Nel

Rider
Hong Kong to Singapore

South Africa

I am a psychotelemographer practising traditional medicine. Originally trained as a chemical engineer. However my services not available during the trip without compensation. Keen long distance trail runner and enjoy other sports eg scuba diving, paragliding. Passion for homeless people. Run an organization G- Project for which funds will be raised by cycling Bamboo. Family with 15 children.

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Patsy Howe

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Patsy Howe

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

United Kingdom

Love cycling (mostly on road) and ride with two clubs. Also love to travel - seeing new places, meeting new people, having new experiences and especially love not knowing what each day will bring. Really looking forward to meeting up and beginning this adventure.

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Tim Sole

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Tim Sole

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

New Zealand

Married to Judy. Both rode LEJOG in 2014, TDA Bamboo Road in 2015, the first third of TDA Trans-Europa in 2016, the TDA Odyssey in 2017 and the TDA Pub Ride in 2018. I think of myself as a a travel cyclist rather than as a 'real cyclist'. I am slow uphills, but excellent at finding coffee stops. I am an actuary and still work part-time. My main hobbies are recreational maths and writing, with my tenth book to be published in July 2009 ('The Strange and Infinite World of Numbers'). We live near Wellington, New Zealand.

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Judy Sole

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Judy Sole

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

New Zealand

Married to Tim Sole, who is also on the tour. This will be my fifth TDA trip having previously done the Bamboo Road, part of the Transeuropa, the Odyssey and the Pub Ride. Greatly enjoyed cycling LEJOG (Lands End to John O' Groats) and the South Island of New Zealand.

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

United States

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Paul Doucet

Rider

Bangkok to Singapore

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Paul Doucet

Rider
Bangkok to Singapore

Canada

I am excited to be joining the North American Epic group for the final three legs of the journey and feel blessed to be sharing this trip with my younger brother, Michael. I am thankful for the love and support of my wonderful spouse, Kathy and our five children. We live in central Canada, in the beautiful prairie city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. I am an all season cyclist/commuter who enjoys the cold(as low as -40C), the mosquitoes, the potholes and friendly Manitoban drivers; all of which makes me feel well prepared for this upcoming adventure. Looking forward to meeting/riding with all of you! Paul Doucet

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Michael Doucet

Rider

Bangkok to Singapore

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Michael Doucet

Rider
Bangkok to Singapore

Canada

I love to travel and I'm really looking forward to the ride with my brother Paul.

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Phill Clapham

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Phill Clapham

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

New Zealand

Presently I am milking dairy goats just outside Timaru in the South Island. I belong to 2 cycling clubs and race most week-ends. I have done a number of longer rides eg. across Australia, and in 2014 I rode across the United States from west to east. It took 50 days to complete and was 6,000 kms in total. I have a good sense of humour and get on with most people. I take things as they come and I think I have a positive mental attitude. I'm 6'2" and a bit overweight, but the ride should sort that out. Looking forward to meeting new people and experiencing new places.

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Hanoi to Phnom Penh

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Hanoi to Phnom Penh

New Zealand

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Elizabeth Rooke

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Elizabeth Rooke

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

United Kingdom

Liz Rooke Love cycling and love travelling and caught the TDA bug a few years ago. Did Venice to Barcelona leg in 2014 and it was so good that in 2015 I completed the Orient Express and the Bamboo Road before realising I had to get a job again! Sadly this year I can only do one segment but with lots of old friends (no reference to ageism) I couldn't resist returning - looking forward to joining you in Banff

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Conor Canaday

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Conor Canaday

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

United States

New to TDA, but old to cycling, I'm super excited to join all of you on this incredible trip! After riding through, across and around the US, Canada, and Europe I look forward to riding in the far east with you. I wholeheartedly think travel by bike is the best way to immerse yourself in a new place and can't wait to help make that possible for all of you!

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Gila Zamri

Rider

Bangkok to Singapore

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Gila Zamri

Rider
Bangkok to Singapore

Israel

Hi I was born in the USA and have been living in Israel for the past 35 years. I love riding my bicycle in Israel ! Have done the Bike and Barge tour in Holland. I love meeting new people and enjoy other sports like downhill skiing, swimming, volleyball, etc... Looking for a new challenge and experience.

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Alex Percival

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Alex Percival

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

South Africa

This will be my 4th TDA tour, having done the Silk Route and the Tour d'Afrique twice now. I will be doing my best to keep everyone's bikes on the road. Looking forward to this next adventure!

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Klaus Schmidt

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Klaus Schmidt

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

Germany

I am a German Biker , had some experiance to do it in Asia. To go from Shanghai to Singapur is a dream. Let the Bike be the guide.

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Greg Roberts

Rider

Hanoi to Bangkok

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Greg Roberts

Rider
Hanoi to Bangkok

Australia

I enjoy cycling, spending time outdoors, and visiting other countries and cultures, so this has to be the perfect combination, right? In between holidays I'm a hospital-based pharmacist/researcher. Looking forward to meeting a few of the locals at the various stop-overs, having a few beers with the other cyclists, and hearing a few tall stories.

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Peter Williams

Rider

Hong Kong to Bangkok

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Peter Williams

Rider
Hong Kong to Bangkok

Australia

Late 2015 completed most of the Bamboo Road tour (about 4,000km though China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand), and had so much fun wanted to do more Feb, March 2016 completed all the 3,000km Hippie Trail tour through India I've taken a year off work, and have spent it mainly cycling Been cycling in Europe lately, but will finish my year of cycling doing part of the French Connection Should be fun

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Phnom Penh to Penang

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Phnom Penh to Penang

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Stephen hanlon

Rider

Hong Kong to Phnom Penh

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Stephen hanlon

Rider
Hong Kong to Phnom Penh

Australia

Just taking a break after 35 years of creating, building and running businesses in Australia and Asia. Time to chill out and ride through a region where I have spent a great deal of time for work, but never from a saddle.

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Shanghai to Singapore

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karen robyn

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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karen robyn

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

Film worker by trade. I took up cycling in 2015 at age 60 so I could do the Bamboo Road, Shanghai to Singapore that year. Followed by 14 months living and working in Shanghai, without the bike. And here I am, Cairo to Capetown. Haven't ever camped more than a night or two, but I'm sure I'll figure it out. These tours are as tough as anything I've done, but the interactions with locals, the things you see on the road - awesome. Look forward to sharing it with all of you...

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Andreas Pakenham

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Andreas Pakenham

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

If doing this trip once has others questioning your sanity, doing it twice must confirm its missing. As this is my second time leading this wild, beautiful, and challenging trip, you could say I've fallen hard for the old trade route. My goals this time around, are getting fewer people lost, and finally discovering the fabled peanut butter merchants of Central Asia ;)

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Jan De Bock

Rider

Phnom Penh to Penang

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Jan De Bock

Rider
Phnom Penh to Penang

Belgium

Just a nice guy ☺

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Adele Woodyard

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Adele Woodyard

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

After a couple of tours across Africa with the TDA, I am very excited to be exploring new grounds in SE Asia with all of you. Both on the bike and off, my number one will be keeping us all out of the clinics and onto the bikes!

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PAR AKESSON

Rider

Bangkok to Singapore

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PAR AKESSON

Rider
Bangkok to Singapore

Sweden

Keen cyclist. Road, self supported touring and fully supported touring enthusiast.

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Hong Kong to Bangkok

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Hong Kong to Bangkok

Sweden

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John Waterhouse

Rider

Hong Kong to Singapore

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John Waterhouse

Rider
Hong Kong to Singapore

Canada

This will be my eighth TDA tour. Obviously, I am an addict. Why do I enjoy it enough to keep coming back? The people, the sights, sounds and smells of distant lands, the food, the physical challenge and the comradery of touring.

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Louise Sims

Rider

Hong Kong to Singapore

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Louise Sims

Rider
Hong Kong to Singapore

Canada

I'm not a fast rider by any stretch, but I love to travel this way!

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Richard Russek

Rider

Hong Kong to Singapore

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Richard Russek

Rider
Hong Kong to Singapore

Canada

I enjoy the slower pace of cycling that allows one to explore a country. And the opportunity to try new food. And the history. But not the sore bum.

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Stirling Lee

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Stirling Lee

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

Australia

I probably like cycling more than cycling likes me. That means I will probably be at the rear of the group but I have completed every trip I have been on. I enjoy eating enormous amounts of food, cycling means I do not gain weight while eating. I also speak a little of any language in any part of the world we are likely to travel in.

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Tom Catanese

Rider

Hong Kong to Singapore

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Tom Catanese

Rider
Hong Kong to Singapore

United States

WOW, ANOTHER TDA TOUR SO FORTUNATE AND PROUD TO BE A PART OF THIS GROUP. CHOICES DETERMINE OUTCOMES.. MY CHOICE IS TO STAY AS ACTIVE IN LIFE AS POSSIBLE. SHARE MY EXPERIENCES WITH OTHERS. ENERGIZING MY GOALS AS I SEE THIS AMAZING WORLD ON TWO WHEELS. PAPA

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Franz-Georg Henn

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Franz-Georg Henn

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

Germany

I´m a German long-distance bikerider, cycle and travelling in different countries of our world. In 2013 I made the 6 months cycle around Australia ride with nice Aussieguys and guys from the US, UK and NZ.

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Danie Nel

Rider

Hong Kong to Singapore

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Danie Nel

Rider
Hong Kong to Singapore

South Africa

I am a psychotelemographer practising traditional medicine. Originally trained as a chemical engineer. However my services not available during the trip without compensation. Keen long distance trail runner and enjoy other sports eg scuba diving, paragliding. Passion for homeless people. Run an organization G- Project for which funds will be raised by cycling Bamboo. Family with 15 children.

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Patsy Howe

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Patsy Howe

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

United Kingdom

Love cycling (mostly on road) and ride with two clubs. Also love to travel - seeing new places, meeting new people, having new experiences and especially love not knowing what each day will bring. Really looking forward to meeting up and beginning this adventure.

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Tim Sole

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Tim Sole

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

New Zealand

Married to Judy. Both rode LEJOG in 2014, TDA Bamboo Road in 2015, the first third of TDA Trans-Europa in 2016, the TDA Odyssey in 2017 and the TDA Pub Ride in 2018. I think of myself as a a travel cyclist rather than as a 'real cyclist'. I am slow uphills, but excellent at finding coffee stops. I am an actuary and still work part-time. My main hobbies are recreational maths and writing, with my tenth book to be published in July 2009 ('The Strange and Infinite World of Numbers'). We live near Wellington, New Zealand.

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Judy Sole

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Judy Sole

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

New Zealand

Married to Tim Sole, who is also on the tour. This will be my fifth TDA trip having previously done the Bamboo Road, part of the Transeuropa, the Odyssey and the Pub Ride. Greatly enjoyed cycling LEJOG (Lands End to John O' Groats) and the South Island of New Zealand.

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ANN COLLINS

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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ANN COLLINS

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

Australia

hi everyone I am Ann and have lived and worked in Sydney since 1982...now working part time and looking forward to 3 months of cycling across Asia ! regularly cycle with the Muggaccinos group here and have done Sydney to Brisbane, 1000kms, as a charity ride 9 times; also enjoy long distance walking and completed the Coast to Coast in the UK last year... 102 miles with lots of up and down ! so plan on keeping fit for September with lots of riding and walking !

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Chris Wille

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Chris Wille

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

After an intense 30 Year career, and 4 Ironman Triathlons, whats a guy to do? While searching long distance bike tours way back in the early 2000's, the TDA site came up. Cycle across Africa- 12,000kms, 4.5 months- What? Thats nuts! However, the more i thought about it, the more intrigued i was. Wow- people- 'ordinary people-doing extraordinary things' actually participated in those rides, and lived to tell about it! They didn't get killed by lions or headhunters or...Fast forward to 2008 TDA and there we were,at the Pyramids, 60 strangers from 14 different countries about to have the ride/total experience of our lives. It was incredible, just like cycling through the pages of the National Geographic, every day for 4.5 months- i was hooked! The Tda was/is like a drug- the more trips you go on, the more you want to do. In Africa i met Michael Linke and the BEN (Bicycle empowerment network), inspired by the great things they were doing, started a chapter of Bicycles for Humanity here in Victoria as a way of giving back. To date we (B4H Victoria) have collected and shipped 11 container loads of bikes to 3 African countries- Two container loads each to Namibia & Uganda and 7 to Malawi ( 5000 bikes + spare parts to date and counting!) So fortunate and blessed to be able to give back... Since TDA 2008, I have been super lucky to have cycled the Orient Express, Silk Route, Trans Oceania, South American Epic, Trans Europa and (most of)- Bamboo road rides with TDA. Completed Trans Europa 2018. In 2015 my goal of cycling around the world was completed, albiet not all on TDA trips. I am extremely lucky, fortunate & grateful. The North American Epic ride marks the 7th of the TDA 7 Epics for me.Working hard to be the first client to complete all 7 Epics- It's been a fun ride so far... There is no greater way to see the world than from the seat of a bike, under human power. How blessed am I to be able to share the experience with so many incredible fellow riders, TDA staff, and all the amazing people you meet along the way!

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Erwin Attenberger

Rider

Hanoi to Singapore

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Erwin Attenberger

Rider
Hanoi to Singapore

Germany

Hi, I´m Erwin, already 65, retired. My first long tour was TDA 2014, where I went from Khartoum to Nairobi and on my own through Uganda, back to Kenia and from there down to Southafrica, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique. Meantime I´ve been on several TDA-Tours including South America and Silk Route. Looking forward to meet you on the next tour with TDA.

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Hanoi to Phnom Penh

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Hanoi to Phnom Penh

Australia

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Colin Dymond

Rider

Hanoi to Phnom Penh

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Colin Dymond

Rider
Hanoi to Phnom Penh

Australia

Done a bit of this and that , not world breaking ,but, have achieved.

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Hanoi to Bangkok

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Hanoi to Bangkok

Canada

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Roderik Otten

Rider

Hanoi to Penang

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Roderik Otten

Rider
Hanoi to Penang

Netherlands

I'm 64 years and a retired ENT-surgeon in the Netherlands. In 2005 I cycled part of the "Tour d'Afrique" (3500km from Nairobi to Vic Falls). In 2012 I cycled the "Andes Trail" (11.000km from Quito to Ushuaia). In 2013 I cycled in New Zealand and Australia (8000km with my tent and panniers). In 2014 Himalaya (from Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal 1200km). In 2015 I cycled the "100 Cols Tour" in France in 6 weeks 4200km with 78.000 altitude meters. In 2017 I cycled "Going Northcape" (from Oslo to the Northcape 3000km). In 2017 part of the TDA "Bamboo Road" (from Hanoi to Penang, 3800km)

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Marjan Winkler

Rider

Hanoi to Penang

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Marjan Winkler

Rider
Hanoi to Penang

Netherlands

I always wanted to visit Mongolia by train. Last year I did the Bamboo road by bicycle and this experience did me decide to do the Mongolian part of the Silk route by bicycle instaed of train. It will be a much more tough journey than the Bamboo road and travelling by train, but I look forward to it especially to do this part together with my partner Paul Otten who will go on to Oezbekistan. I will leave at Gorno Altaysk.

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Evelyn Holland

Rider

Hong Kong to Singapore

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Evelyn Holland

Rider
Hong Kong to Singapore

United States

Looking forward to experiencing this unique and interesting part of the world on a bicycle, and riding with friends we have met on other tours. So far, I can still do the long tours, although I do complain at times! There is nothing better than riding a bike through amazing parts of the world!

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Greg Forst

Rider

Hong Kong to Singapore

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Greg Forst

Rider
Hong Kong to Singapore

United States

Have been a cyclist since '92 doing a variety of things including commuting to work, week long rides, after work group rides and more recently longer duration rides including one across the Arctic Circle in the Northwest Territories and the Yukon of Canada. I enjoyed the challenges and scenery of the Outback and the terrain of New Zealand on the 2016 Trans Oceania tour. Rode the Bamboo trail and enjoyed it immensely. The food was great and the whole experience was incredible. We are seriously considering the new trip in South Korea and Japan for 2020.

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Bill Wilson

Rider

Hanoi to Singapore

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Bill Wilson

Rider
Hanoi to Singapore

Canada

This will be my 8th trip with TDA, as I've previously ridden the Trans Europa, the Orient Express, the Hippie Trail, the Bamboo Road, Magical Madagascar, the Tour d'Afrique and the Trans Oceania. I retired four years ago, after more than 35 years prosecuting criminal cases for the Ontario government, and spend the bulk of my time cycling, golfing, reading and traveling. I am looking forward to getting together with some old friends and making some new ones.

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Johannes Donkers

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Johannes Donkers

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

Netherlands

Hi, I'm Jan, and when I saw the tour, I directly liked the idea of crossing the region by bike. This is my first tour with TDA, and I'm looking forward to the adventure.

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Marloes Verwijst

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Marloes Verwijst

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

Netherlands

Hi, I'm Marloes, 28 years old. This is my first cycle tour with TDA. I'm really looking forward to see this part of the world while on a bike.

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Maggie Williamson

Rider

Hong Kong to Singapore

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Maggie Williamson

Rider
Hong Kong to Singapore

Canada

Ever since reading A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry I've been intrigued by India; I can't imagine a better way to experience it than from the seat of a bicycle. I'm a casual cyclist who loves the challenge, peacefulness and simplicity of life on the road. Can't wait for the sights, sounds, smells and insane traffic of India!

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Armin Reich

Rider

Hanoi to Phnom Penh

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Armin Reich

Rider
Hanoi to Phnom Penh

Germany

My name is Armin. I am 59 years old. We live in Würzburg, Unterfranken, Bavaria. I like skiing/ski touring and cycling. I am speaking english and french, but not to good. Cycling from Hanoi to Phnom Pen will be my first tour with more than 1000 km.

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Aloysius Carlay

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Hanoi to Bangkok

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Aloysius Carlay

Rider
Hanoi to Bangkok

United States

This is my fourth TDA tour - did North America, South America, and India. Looking forward to this part of the world and reuniting with some old friends from previous tours. I currently ride with a full carbon moutain bike setup w/ 29 inch wheels and 2.35/2.2 sized tires and a 1x11 setup. It worked really well in South America where there was a good combination of pavement and dirt/gravel roads. Expecting something similar with the Bamboo tour.

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Marek Poplawski

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Hanoi to Singapore

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Marek Poplawski

Rider
Hanoi to Singapore

Canada

Hi, I’m Marek from Canada and this will be my third tour with TDA. I started cycling in 2014, and signed on for my first trip with TDA in 2015, through Africa. I cycled 10500km of the over 12000km trip. It was an incredible experience; definitely a trip of a lifetime. Then in 2016, I completed five hard weeks of cycling, through the mountainous terrain of Central America, with stops in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize. I climbed 41061m in elevation, and cycled the total distance of the tour, 2600km. In doing so, I achieved the illustrious TDA EFI designation; meaning I rode Every F#&!ing Inch of the journey! It was challenging mentally, physically, and tested one’s endurance and equipment. I’m happy to say that my bike and I, met all the demands of that test. The experience was incredible, and I will treasure the memories forever. Now I look forward to meeting the people on the Bamboo Road tour, and making new memories.

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Bryan Lorber

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Hong Kong to Bangkok

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Bryan Lorber

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Hong Kong to Bangkok

United States

I am a retired Registered Nurse who is passionate about bicycles for transportation and travel. This will be my third TDA tour. I cycled the Hippie Trail in 2016 and HongKong to Bangkok in 2017. I have soloed across the U.S. and completed a number of other interesting bicycle adventures at home and abroad. I'm looking forward to making new friends and reuniting with others.

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Richard Bradley

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Shanghai to Phnom Penh

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Richard Bradley

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Shanghai to Phnom Penh

United States

Started bike touring five years ago. Think it's the best way to see a place and meet people.

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Yvonne Waalewijn

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Hong Kong to Singapore

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Yvonne Waalewijn

Rider
Hong Kong to Singapore

Netherlands

Nationality: Dutch Gender: Female Occupation: retired/dive instructor Passions:diving, biking, travelling the world and looking forward to another adventure

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Cam Kilgour

Rider

Hanoi to Phnom Penh

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Cam Kilgour

Rider
Hanoi to Phnom Penh

Canada

Rode TDA 2014, Khartoum to Cape Town. Long-time friend of TDA personnel. Fat-biked in Algonquin in 2015 with TDA 2014 leader. Joined a Dane and a Dutch to ride from Vordingborg Denmark to Haarlem, Holland. Inveterate urban cyclist. Semi-retired from teaching.

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Cindy Smith

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Cindy Smith

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Shanghai to Singapore

United States

I am a runner/cyclist. I have been a long distance road/trail runner for years and I took up cycling a few years ago. These days, if I am not out running, I can usually be found on my on my bike. I ride with several local cycling clubs. I enjoy traveling and have ridden both the Trans Europa and Bamboo Road tours with TDA.

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Joost Kramer

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Phnom Penh to Bangkok

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Joost Kramer

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Phnom Penh to Bangkok

Netherlands

Hi, I am about to embark on my third TDA (sectional) tour and as excited to do so as was the first time. Being Dutch I was raised using a bicycle to get to places, and I still do. What always will be a challenge is the hot weather and hills as those both lack here in The Netherlands.

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Frida Percival

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Frida Percival

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

Sweden

Medical doctor working in Sweden and travelling the world with my husband Douglas as often as we can! I did a section of the TDA tour Trans Oceania in 2014. I'm really excited for the adventure of Bamboo route and to experience the Asian continent close up!

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Douglas Percival

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Douglas Percival

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

South Africa

Flinging spanners, clicking gears. Juggling bike spares & Humans Habits to create Bicycle Tours that function in crazy locations. See you guys at the next crazy location.

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Abhimanyu Sethi

Rider

Hong Kong to Phnom Penh

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Abhimanyu Sethi

Rider
Hong Kong to Phnom Penh

Canada

Last year I participated in my first TDA tour in Australia! It was an incredible experience and it left me wanting more ...now 12 months later, I am excited to get back on the bike, clear the mind, and lose some weight ahead of the long Canadian winter :)

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Hanns Fellenz

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Hanns Fellenz

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

Married 39 years, 4 children, 2 grandchildren. Retired CIO World traveler; 2 circumnavigations by air and train on 5 continents. TDA Epics x 2 (so far)

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Catherine Ainsworth

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Catherine Ainsworth

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

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Kevin McAleer

Rider

Hanoi to Penang

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Kevin McAleer

Rider
Hanoi to Penang

Canada

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Aaron Goldenberg

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Hanoi to Phnom Penh

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Aaron Goldenberg

Rider
Hanoi to Phnom Penh

United States

I'm Aaron. I'm 63, and live in Southern Florida. I rode the Trans-Europa tour last year from Budapest to Lisbon. I'm looking forward to riding in Southeast Asia.

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Richard Feldman

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Richard Feldman

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Shanghai to Singapore

United States

In the last several years, I’ve ridden both the Southern Tier Cross Country Route in the USA as well as the Route 66 trip from Chicago to Los Angeles. In 2017 I rode the TDA Bamboo Road from Shanghai to Singapore. The Himalayas will be my fourth major bike trip and second with TDA. Semi-retired, divorced with two adult sons. I predominately live in and bike New York City. I also spend a fair amount of time living in Santa Monica on the California coast. Enthusiastically looking forward to this new adventure!

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Ethan Feldman

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Phnom Penh to Bangkok

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Ethan Feldman

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Phnom Penh to Bangkok

United States

I am a recent college graduate. I will be cycling with my father (Richard Feldman) before heading off on my own journey through SE Asia on foot. I love music, nature and learning new things.

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Thomas Eldner

Rider

Hanoi to Phnom Penh

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Thomas Eldner

Rider
Hanoi to Phnom Penh

Switzerland

german/swiss Citizen Living in Lucerne

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Brad Davis

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Brad Davis

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

Australia

Australian 25-year-old journalism graduate whose only priority is getting out and seeing as much of the world as possible! I'm passionate about travelling, socialising, and writing (usually about travelling and socialising).

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Klaus Michael Jensen

Rider

Bangkok to Penang

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Klaus Michael Jensen

Rider
Bangkok to Penang

Denmark

I'm 65 years old and retired. I have done Africa-tour and South America epic.

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Özgür Karataş

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Özgür Karataş

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

Turkey

“Working outdoors is phenomenal.”

When TDA need local support for translations in Turkey in 2014, I entered the picture. Before TDA, I lived year-round there, in Izmir. Now I live on the road eight months of the year; the rest of the time I’m in Turkey, either applying for visas or rock-climbing.

Sometimes on a tour our failures are as incredible as our successes. Being defeated as my tour attempted to climb a new route on Koca Sarp, a rocky mountain in central Anatolia, is an experience I’ll always remember.

I’ve seen so much of the world with TDA. My favourite place I’ve been so far is Meteora, Greece. Probably the greatest pleasure of cycle-touring for me is never spending more than two days in a row in the same spot.

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Gizaw Tessema

Rider

Shanghai to Hanoi

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Gizaw Tessema

Rider
Shanghai to Hanoi

Ethiopia

I am a civil engineer by training and has been working in the major relief, emergency and development work all over Africa for the last 30 years. I have seen so much and at times I get overwhelmed but it has been a privilege and a humbling experience as well. Working in the great ethiopian Famine to the Rwandan genocide, from the big south African emergency to the current west African work etc. It has been a good and rewarding life I had

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Henry Gold

Rider

Shanghai to Hanoi

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Henry Gold

Rider
Shanghai to Hanoi

Canada

Founder, TDA Global Cycling

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Rider

Phnom Penh to Singapore

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Phnom Penh to Singapore

United States

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Brian Hoeniger

Rider

Hanoi to Bangkok

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Brian Hoeniger

Rider
Hanoi to Bangkok

Canada

There are few experiences in life that compare to riding my bike through beautiful landscapes in faraway lands. Beyond working for TDA as Accountant and Tour Support, I've been a client 7 times now. All these journeys have had their magical moments. Spinning through Iran - pinch me, I'm dreaming!, across Turkey - where east meets west, down Chile's remote Carretera Austral, and into the canyonlands of the American southwest, to name a few. Completing the Tour d'Afrique is another. And of course, meeting our amazing clients from around the world and the "salt of the earth" local people along the way. I rode Hanoi to Bangkok 2 years ago and now its time to carry on down the Malay peninsula from Bangkok to Singapore. See you in November!

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Jacqueline Nel

Rider

Bangkok to Singapore

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Jacqueline Nel

Rider
Bangkok to Singapore

South Africa

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle." Ernest Hemingway

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Svend Paulsen

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Svend Paulsen

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

Hi Since I retired from Teaching 11 years ago I have had the opportunity to travel with TDA . This will be my 8th trip. I enjoy meeting new travelers as well as reuniting with old friends . Together we see and experience the incredible wonders of the world first hand and up close . I look forward to seeing all of you on the North American Epic

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ANN COLLINS

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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ANN COLLINS

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

Australia

hi everyone I am Ann and have lived and worked in Sydney since 1982...now working part time and looking forward to 3 months of cycling across Asia ! regularly cycle with the Muggaccinos group here and have done Sydney to Brisbane, 1000kms, as a charity ride 9 times; also enjoy long distance walking and completed the Coast to Coast in the UK last year... 102 miles with lots of up and down ! so plan on keeping fit for September with lots of riding and walking !

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Chris Wille

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Chris Wille

Rider
Shanghai to Singapore

Canada

After an intense 30 Year career, and 4 Ironman Triathlons, whats a guy to do? While searching long distance bike tours way back in the early 2000's, the TDA site came up. Cycle across Africa- 12,000kms, 4.5 months- What? Thats nuts! However, the more i thought about it, the more intrigued i was. Wow- people- 'ordinary people-doing extraordinary things' actually participated in those rides, and lived to tell about it! They didn't get killed by lions or headhunters or...Fast forward to 2008 TDA and there we were,at the Pyramids, 60 strangers from 14 different countries about to have the ride/total experience of our lives. It was incredible, just like cycling through the pages of the National Geographic, every day for 4.5 months- i was hooked! The Tda was/is like a drug- the more trips you go on, the more you want to do. In Africa i met Michael Linke and the BEN (Bicycle empowerment network), inspired by the great things they were doing, started a chapter of Bicycles for Humanity here in Victoria as a way of giving back. To date we (B4H Victoria) have collected and shipped 11 container loads of bikes to 3 African countries- Two container loads each to Namibia & Uganda and 7 to Malawi ( 5000 bikes + spare parts to date and counting!) So fortunate and blessed to be able to give back... Since TDA 2008, I have been super lucky to have cycled the Orient Express, Silk Route, Trans Oceania, South American Epic, Trans Europa and (most of)- Bamboo road rides with TDA. Completed Trans Europa 2018. In 2015 my goal of cycling around the world was completed, albiet not all on TDA trips. I am extremely lucky, fortunate & grateful. The North American Epic ride marks the 7th of the TDA 7 Epics for me.Working hard to be the first client to complete all 7 Epics- It's been a fun ride so far... There is no greater way to see the world than from the seat of a bike, under human power. How blessed am I to be able to share the experience with so many incredible fellow riders, TDA staff, and all the amazing people you meet along the way!

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Erwin Attenberger

Rider

Hanoi to Singapore

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Erwin Attenberger

Rider
Hanoi to Singapore

Germany

Hi, I´m Erwin, already 65, retired. My first long tour was TDA 2014, where I went from Khartoum to Nairobi and on my own through Uganda, back to Kenia and from there down to Southafrica, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique. Meantime I´ve been on several TDA-Tours including South America and Silk Route. Looking forward to meet you on the next tour with TDA.

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Rider

Hanoi to Phnom Penh

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Rider
Hanoi to Phnom Penh

Australia

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Colin Dymond

Rider

Hanoi to Phnom Penh

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Colin Dymond

Rider
Hanoi to Phnom Penh

Australia

Done a bit of this and that , not world breaking ,but, have achieved.

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Maxime Dionne

Leader

Taipei to Singapore

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Maxime Dionne

Leader
Taipei to Singapore

Canada

"Travelling, moving, waking up every day in a new place means I have a thousand memories of different homes all around the world."

I used to work in an office developing softwares in Quebec City and one day I decided to quit that lifestyle. Being able to take only a trip or two per year wasn’t enough anymore—I needed to travel full time. In 2013, I bought a bicycle (that's right, I only had one from Canadian Tire at the time, but I quickly concluded a Surly LHT would better fit my needs) and went on my first bike tour, solo, starting from home and riding through Canada, the US, and Haiti. A year later, I was in Vancouver looking for a job and someone told me about TDA and their recruitment ad for Australia. I applied, bought an airline ticket to meet TDA in Adelaide, and the following month I was enjoying my new outdoor office from the saddle of my bike!

An incredible country I've cycled through is Haiti. The scenery is stunning and every 100 kilometres is an adventure, but best of all is the local folklore. I have many stories about this mysterious country and one of my favourites is about the werewolf living on the island. The Haitian werewolf is a shape-shifter able to impersonate any animal. It transforms at night—any night, even if there's no moon—and is always looking to feast on human flesh. The only way to avoid an assured death at this creature’s hands is to sleep in a house with a roof. I like to bush camp while cycling and Haiti was no different. I would sleep out in my sleeping bag in the mountains or on the beach, sometimes in my tent, sometimes under the stars. Every night the locals would warn me about the werewolf, genuinely worried I’d be eaten as I slept. Some invited me into their homes, and once a group of five friends volunteer to check on me every hour of the night. People were surprised every morning I woke up alive and some started to believe the werewolf didn't have an appetite for strangers.

There are a few reasons I like to travel so much: for one thing, I always want to have new adventures and face new challenges. And I love discovering new things—food, stories, places, people, cultures … you name it! With TDA, any and everything can happen—we’re constantly exploring the globe and we introduce fresh tours every year. As you can imagine, scouting and leading tours fulfill my desire for the new to perfection.

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Sophie DeGroot

Assistant Leader

Taipei to Singapore

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Sophie DeGroot

Assistant Leader
Taipei to Singapore

United States

When I’m not leading cycling tours in Alaska, I seem to find myself out and about with TDA. This will be my third trip - after having completed both East & West Africa in 2018. As you ATD, I look forward to getting to know you all while we explore a few gems of the Asian continent.

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Ryan Rice

Bike Mechanic

Taipei to Singapore

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Ryan Rice

Bike Mechanic
Taipei to Singapore

United States

Is there a more challenging, charming, or humbling way to travel the World and discover it’s people and treasures? If there is, I haven’t come across it yet, and perhaps I wish not to. I have been a bicycle mechanic for over ten years and it has led me towards new adventures and friendships. Here’s to clean and lubed chains, straight wheels, and a comfy saddle! See you on the next adventure!

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Anna McHugh

Medic

Taipei to Singapore

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Anna McHugh

Medic
Taipei to Singapore

United Kingdom

I'm a doctor in the South-West of England with experience in A&E, GP and hospital medicine. Outside of medicine, I love sport and the outdoors - highlights this year have been running the London marathon, Breacon Becons Trail marathon and riding the Tour de Bristol 2019. Looking forward to my first TDA tour, meeting everyone and exploring this beautiful part of the world!

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Esen Küçüktütüncü

Content Creator

Taipei to Singapore

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Esen Küçüktütüncü

Content Creator
Taipei to Singapore

Turkey

Hey everyone, I'm Esen from Istanbul. I'm a documentary filmmaker who loves traveling and cycling, so TDA is a dream come true. So far I've done Trans Europa 2018 (Barcelona-Lisbon) and West Africa 2018. They both were unique experiences, having the chance to see places not only by main roads and attractions but through pathways across villages is I think the sole way to catch those unique moments. Being able to remember the old lady sitting in a panadería, carefully reading her newspaper as I stopped to grab some snacks in Tarragona (Spain) is a delight, as well as the little Senegalese children asking me if I wanted to join their game. There are many moments that we wish to remember, of course in tours like this there are tons. I hope the videos we make will help you remember them even after the tour ends. I'll you see you Asia!

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Rider

Hanoi to Singapore

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Rider
Hanoi to Singapore

Canada

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David Ross

Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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David Ross

Rider
Taipei to Singapore

Canada

I am 66 and semi retired. Have enjoyed bike trips on the great divide over a few years and this year in France and Spain.

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Bill Talbot

Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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Bill Talbot

Rider
Taipei to Singapore

Canada

Never Know what to say in theses things. But there is over a year to figure that out. So no rush. This will be my second Tour? Expedition? Adventure? with TDA. I did the inaugural Dooms Day tour in 2012 (Costa Rica to Belize) and managed to survive that on not exactly the right bike. So I thought I would try again on the Bamboo road. There is not nearly as much climbing, right Mike? Any ways ,totally can't wait to get back to Asia and on a bike too and meeting fellow riders.

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peter link

Rider

Taipei to Hanoi

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peter link

Rider
Taipei to Hanoi

United States

60 year old retired MD, married 36 years, well traveled, two prior trips to China, 2 adult children

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Jim Harrison

Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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Jim Harrison

Rider
Taipei to Singapore

United States

I am a 64 year old retired family physician experienced with long distance, 1-3 month solo touring in the US and Europe. I have also traveled in SE Asia without bicycle. I am looking forward to joining others on this exploration of a fascinating part of the planet in a fashion - bicycling- well suited to learning and enjoying whatever we encounter. I also look forward to time with fellow bicyclists and crew as we share experiences. I live in western Oregon, married 39 years to a lovely and loveable non-cyclist who doesn't mind it I do.

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Rider

Taipei to Taipei

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Rider
Taipei to Taipei

Canada

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Frank Wichlo

Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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Frank Wichlo

Rider
Taipei to Singapore

Canada

Had so much fun on the 2018 Tour dAfrique, I thought I would give the Bamboo Road a spin.

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Greg McKenzie

Rider

Hanoi to Bangkok

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Greg McKenzie

Rider
Hanoi to Bangkok

Canada

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Peter Mulcahy

Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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Peter Mulcahy

Rider
Taipei to Singapore

United States

I'm retired, a full-time RVer and a part-time cyclist. Excited about this adventure. Where are we going?

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Deborah Mulcahy

Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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Deborah Mulcahy

Rider
Taipei to Singapore

United States

I've been bicycle touring for quite a few years now with my husband all over the US, a bit of Canada and quite a bit of Africa with TDA. I'm looking forward to this opportunity to cycle in Asia.

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Lea Degen

Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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Lea Degen

Rider
Taipei to Singapore

Switzerland

I am a crazy 52 year old lady from wonderful Switzerland. I do a lot of sports and I love to travel. Normally you will find me in the gorgeous Swiss Alps trailrunning, cross country skiing, hiking or cycling up the passes. Now one of my biggest dream comes true: My husband joins me on this bike trip. I have cycled already in the alps, the dolomites and the pyrenees. In 2010 I was on a Biketour in Southamerica and cycled up and down "The Andes". In 2014 I joined TDA for „The Hippie Trail“ in magical India.

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Christian Degen

Rider

Hong Kong to Singapore

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Christian Degen

Rider
Hong Kong to Singapore

Switzerland

In terms of riding a bike, my wife Lea is far ahead of me. But now I catch up ... She managed to get me excited about Bamboo Road. I'm looking forward to asia, which I have already traveled many times (not by bike).

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Mike Busby

Rider

Hanoi to Singapore

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Mike Busby

Rider
Hanoi to Singapore

United Kingdom

A serial cycle tourist always keen to escape winter in the UK! Recently retired and keen to stay active!

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Lara Margaret Marjerrison

Rider

Hanoi to Phnom Penh

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Lara Margaret Marjerrison

Rider
Hanoi to Phnom Penh

Canada

Author, Artist, Poet, Storyteller, Eleutheromaniac.. (mostly) living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with my son. It's my goal to see every country in the world before I die (which hopefully remains a long way off yet) and to take my boy on as many of those adventures as possible. As of the date of this writing, I have visited 11 countries (so many left to see) on 5 continents--though never on a bike. I love the experience of immersing myself in another culture, meeting new people, learning new languages, collecting and co-creating new stories, and gaining a greater depth of education every step of the way. I'm looking forward to meeting the rest of the Bamboo Road riders for 2019 and to experiencing Asia for the first time. See you out there! Happy trails! :)

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Rider

Hanoi to Bangkok

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Rider
Hanoi to Bangkok

Netherlands

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Rider

Hanoi to Bangkok

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Hanoi to Bangkok

Netherlands

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Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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Taipei to Singapore

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Fred Klingbeil

Rider

Hanoi to Phnom Penh

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Fred Klingbeil

Rider
Hanoi to Phnom Penh

United States

I am a pediatric physician who cares for and serves children and familes with complex congential and acquired impairments and disabilities. I am very fortunate to be healthy and well. One of my dreams is to “bike around-the-world in stages”. This ride is stage 1 of my pursuit!

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Désirée Ludwig

Rider

Hong Kong to Singapore

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Désirée Ludwig

Rider
Hong Kong to Singapore

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David. ODonnell.

Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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David. ODonnell.

Rider
Taipei to Singapore

United Kingdom

50 yrs old, from Manchester UK. Now live in Thame near Oxford. Recently retired after many years in the vending industry. Love my sports in particular Man Utd.

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Rider

Hong Kong to Bangkok

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Hong Kong to Bangkok

Switzerland

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Steven deGroot

Rider

Hanoi to Phnom Penh

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Steven deGroot

Rider
Hanoi to Phnom Penh

United States

From Seattle. Rode in Tanzania last year. looking forward to some sun!

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Robert Kazmerchek

Rider

Taipei to Bangkok

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Robert Kazmerchek

Rider
Taipei to Bangkok

United States

I am 66. My bike is heavy and I am a bit slow. Milwaukee is my home base. I am hooked on TDA and this year’s fix is the Bamboo Road. Looking forward to having a Singapore Sling in Bangkok at the end of my journey.

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James Flynn

Rider

Phnom Penh to Bangkok

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James Flynn

Rider
Phnom Penh to Bangkok

Australia

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Sandra Hughes

Rider

Taipei to Taipei

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Sandra Hughes

Rider
Taipei to Taipei

Canada

I am Sandra from North Vancouver and Whistler, B.C. I am looking forward to my first multi-day ride. I'll be doing the Taiwan Loop. I'm not fast but looking forward to the experience.

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Brian Hoeniger

Rider

Bangkok to Singapore

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Brian Hoeniger

Rider
Bangkok to Singapore

Canada

There are few experiences in life that compare to riding my bike through beautiful landscapes in faraway lands. Beyond working for TDA as Accountant and Tour Support, I've been a client 7 times now. All these journeys have had their magical moments. Spinning through Iran - pinch me, I'm dreaming!, across Turkey - where east meets west, down Chile's remote Carretera Austral, and into the canyonlands of the American southwest, to name a few. Completing the Tour d'Afrique is another. And of course, meeting our amazing clients from around the world and the "salt of the earth" local people along the way. I rode Hanoi to Bangkok 2 years ago and now its time to carry on down the Malay peninsula from Bangkok to Singapore. See you in November!

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Walli Pagniello

Rider

Taipei to Taipei

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Walli Pagniello

Rider
Taipei to Taipei

Canada

Hooked on biking with TdA - the best company!!!! My first tour was in 2009 Vienna to Istanbul, on the Orient Express, 2011 Toronto to St. John's, part of initial North American Epic, and 2012 St. Petersburg to Venice, the Amber Route, part of Trans Europa. 2013 I did the amazing Bamboo Road tour. My riding style is slow but steady, need the force to be with me uphill but let her roll downhill! Completed 100-mile day in Cambodia 2016 New Zealand To my "unknown" fellow riders: Please let us get to know you by completing your profile! It's not easy to meet so many at once and remember your names.

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Maxime Dionne

Leader

Taipei to Singapore

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Maxime Dionne

Leader
Taipei to Singapore

Canada

"Travelling, moving, waking up every day in a new place means I have a thousand memories of different homes all around the world."

I used to work in an office developing softwares in Quebec City and one day I decided to quit that lifestyle. Being able to take only a trip or two per year wasn’t enough anymore—I needed to travel full time. In 2013, I bought a bicycle (that's right, I only had one from Canadian Tire at the time, but I quickly concluded a Surly LHT would better fit my needs) and went on my first bike tour, solo, starting from home and riding through Canada, the US, and Haiti. A year later, I was in Vancouver looking for a job and someone told me about TDA and their recruitment ad for Australia. I applied, bought an airline ticket to meet TDA in Adelaide, and the following month I was enjoying my new outdoor office from the saddle of my bike!

An incredible country I've cycled through is Haiti. The scenery is stunning and every 100 kilometres is an adventure, but best of all is the local folklore. I have many stories about this mysterious country and one of my favourites is about the werewolf living on the island. The Haitian werewolf is a shape-shifter able to impersonate any animal. It transforms at night—any night, even if there's no moon—and is always looking to feast on human flesh. The only way to avoid an assured death at this creature’s hands is to sleep in a house with a roof. I like to bush camp while cycling and Haiti was no different. I would sleep out in my sleeping bag in the mountains or on the beach, sometimes in my tent, sometimes under the stars. Every night the locals would warn me about the werewolf, genuinely worried I’d be eaten as I slept. Some invited me into their homes, and once a group of five friends volunteer to check on me every hour of the night. People were surprised every morning I woke up alive and some started to believe the werewolf didn't have an appetite for strangers.

There are a few reasons I like to travel so much: for one thing, I always want to have new adventures and face new challenges. And I love discovering new things—food, stories, places, people, cultures … you name it! With TDA, any and everything can happen—we’re constantly exploring the globe and we introduce fresh tours every year. As you can imagine, scouting and leading tours fulfill my desire for the new to perfection.

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Hanoi to Singapore

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Hanoi to Singapore

Canada

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David Ross

Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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David Ross

Rider
Taipei to Singapore

Canada

I am 66 and semi retired. Have enjoyed bike trips on the great divide over a few years and this year in France and Spain.

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Bill Talbot

Rider

Taipei to Singapore

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Bill Talbot

Rider
Taipei to Singapore

Canada

Never Know what to say in theses things. But there is over a year to figure that out. So no rush. This will be my second Tour? Expedition? Adventure? with TDA. I did the inaugural Dooms Day tour in 2012 (Costa Rica to Belize) and managed to survive that on not exactly the right bike. So I thought I would try again on the Bamboo road. There is not nearly as much climbing, right Mike? Any ways ,totally can't wait to get back to Asia and on a bike too and meeting fellow riders.

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peter link

Rider

Taipei to Hanoi

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peter link

Rider
Taipei to Hanoi

United States

60 year old retired MD, married 36 years, well traveled, two prior trips to China, 2 adult children

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Graham Bingham

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Graham Bingham

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Shanghai to Singapore

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Joel Warnet

Rider

Shanghai to Singapore

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Shanghai to Singapore

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“Bamboo Road was my first TDA tour, I went with an open mind, eager to be wowed by the scenery, people, cities, tourist attractions and food. The trip certainly delivered, I had a fantastic time, found some good cycling buddies and made some good friends. I’m already signed up for my next trip!”

“Exhilarating, hot, beautiful, challenging, lots of laughter.”

“…what better way to view the unfolding Asian landscape than from the saddle? By the time you get to sip your first Singapore Sling at the city’s legendary Raffles Bar, you’ll have pedaled through China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Malaysia”

OVERVIEW BAMBOO ROAD 2019


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • SECTION 3
  • SECTION 4
  • SECTION 5
  • SECTION 6
  • BAMBOO ROAD
  • TAIWAN COASTAL LOOP
  • MAO & TAO
  • GOLDEN TRIANGLE
  • KHMER EMPIRE
  • THAI ONE ON
  • SINGAPORE SLING
  • TAIPEI TO SINGAPORE
  • TAIPEI TO TAIPEI
  • HONG KONG TO HANOI
  • HANOI TO PHNOM PENH
  • PHNOM PENH TO BANGKOK
  • BANGKOK TO PENANG
  • PENANG TO SINGAPORE
  • SEP 22 TO DEC 15
  • SEP 22 TO OCT 2
  • OCT 5 TO OCT 17
  • OCT 20 TO NOV 5
  • NOV 7 TO NOV 15
  • NOV 18 TO DEC 2
  • DEC 4 TO DEC 15
  • USD 17900
  • USD 3350
  • USD 3600
  • USD 4425
  • USD 2350
  • USD 3750
  • USD 2850
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • FULL TOUR
    • BAMBOO ROAD
    • TAIPEI TO SINGAPORE
    • SEP 22 TO DEC 15
    • 17900 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 1
    • TAIWAN COASTAL LOOP
    • TAIPEI TO TAIPEI
    • Sep 22 - Oct 2
    • 3350 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 2
    • MAO & TAO
    • HONG KONG TO HANOI
    • Oct 5 - Oct 17
    • 3600 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 3
    • GOLDEN TRIANGLE
    • HANOI TO PHNOM PENH
    • Oct 20 - Nov 5
    • 4425 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 4
    • KHMER EMPIRE
    • PHNOM PENH TO BANGKOK
    • Nov 7 - Nov 15
    • 2350 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 5
    • THAI ONE ON
    • BANGKOK TO PENANG
    • Nov 18 - Dec 2
    • 3750 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
  • SECTION 6
    • SINGAPORE SLING
    • PENANG TO SINGAPORE
    • Dec 4 - Dec 15
    • 2850 USD
    • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE

Prices based on double occupancy at hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same gender at no additional charge. A registration fee of US$150 must first be paid to hold your place on the tour. This fee is in addition to the entry fee listed above and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Full tour entry fees will receive an early payment discount of US$600 if full payment is received 6 months before the start of the tour. Those coming for multiple sections get 10% off for 2 or more sections on the same tour (multiple section discount does not apply to full tour price). Full tour single supplement is US$4,300. Sectional single supplement prices available upon request.

Full tour riders and those whose sections include both Taiwan Coastal Loop and Mao & Tao must book and pay for their own flights from Taipei to Hong Kong.

TDA alumni get special alumni discounts. Please contact our office for further details. Full tour and section dates listed are for first and last day of cycling. Accommodation the night before first cycling day and the night of last cycling day are included in entry fee. We advise booking at least 1 additional night at tour accommodation before the tour, to be able to attend rider briefing and have assistance from tour bike mechanic in setting up your bike.

 

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Hippie Trail

Royal Rajasthan Ride
adventure

ADVENTURE

time
difficulty difficulty difficulty difficulty difficulty
location

AGRA
TO UDAIPUR

time

12 DAYS
920 km

Hippie Trail

Temple Caves & City Lights
adventure

ADVENTURE

time
difficulty difficulty difficulty difficulty difficulty
location

UDAIPUR
TO MUMBAI

time

15 DAYS
1,290 km

Trans-Himalaya

Nepalese Nirvana
adventure

ADVENTURE

time
difficulty difficulty difficulty difficulty difficulty
location

RISHIKESH
TO KATHMANDU

time

20 DAYS
1,490 km

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