Nathan Jones Races Around Earth

In 2017 I will embark on a race around the planet by bicycle.   I'll be cycling over 18,000 miles (29,000 km) over a period of three to four months at a racing pace.  This will take me across Europe, India, Australia,  New Zealand, and finally Canada, the US, and back to Canada.

This will involve me pedaling on average for 18 hours a day.  I will not have a support vehicle, the only support I will have will be the random trail angels, and those who are fortunate enough to be watching while I ride through.  There will be other forms of support though, mostly family, friends, and great people I have yet to meet but are fascinated by the thrill of global bike racing.  

This sort of racing is often referred to as self supported, and to a large part that remains very true.  I will be all out on my own, with little more than my wits for months while I endlessly pour every ounce of my willpower into moving a bike aound the planet.  That self support stops though in the form of the hundreds if not thousands of people willing to help support this crazy endeavor of mine.  That can be anywhere from just watching my progress and relaying it to friends, to meeting me on route and buying a hotel, helping schedule with last minute flights, or helping to box up a bike.  There are endless, countless ways folks can support me without giving any cash.  Just looking on in admiration and being inspired to dream bigger dreams is hugely appreciated.  Life is really, terribly, tragically short, and my motto these days is "If I can't aim for the moon, then I'll aim for around the planet."  I appreciate being able to inspire folks and all the support that I receive in the process, I can't thank people enough who are happy to see me fullfil my dreams and I hope to return the favor.

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Nathan Jones 
Portland, OR

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