Have Mercedes Will Travel: Gunther Holtorf

Not a day goes by that I don’t think about making a self-supported, long-distance bicycle tour. I’m sitting in Santa Fe now, looking out the front window, as cyclists ride by one after another. It’s all I can do to sit here and not go crazy. I just found this film and wanted to share it. This is simply an incredible voyage, not by bike clearly, but an adventure of the first category. There are several things mentioned in this film, two or three, that resoundingly resonate with me. See if you can tell me what those are….



I have a cousin who is a world class adventurer, so when I hear about someone like Gunther, and his remarkable voyage, I can’t help but think the wanderlust I feel now is something that runs in my family.
I picked out the bike I need(no purchase yet), and route I want, and now all I need is time and money. I’m not sure how Gunther solved the money issue, although he mentions bypassing hotels and restaurants, and I surely won’t have his petrol bill, but still I still need to secure the funds. After that happens, all bets are off.

Also, I’m posting this because I said before this blog is changing. I want to expand the content I’m writing about, but as you will see about 2/3 of the way through the film, there is a direct photographic connection.