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Current position data displayed can be time delayed to assure rider safety.
Record Ride Progress
Progress table is updated after the arrival of a next checkpoint only.
Record Ride Plan
FAQ – Frequently asked questions
Q: What kind of bike is this?
A: The bike is a Victory Cross Country series model which has been specially adopted for long distance riding by Motostyling Zurich. Engine, gear, frame have remained untouched while other parts of the bike have been redesigned to fit the needs of long distance endurance rides.
Q: Are you racing/speeding on regular roads?
A: This is an endurance ride which balances mental and physical fitness of the rider as well as the bike and other resources in the optimal way to achieve the defined target. Racing/speeding would be the wrong tactics to achieve this.
Q: Looks like a distance – how far is it? How fast do you want to be?
A: The total distance will be aproximately 103’000km (62’000 miles) and the current record for such a ride is marked at 120 days. The target is to stay at 100 days or below.
Q: How is timing and tracking being done?
A: Time and position measurement are being done through GPS (local on the bike) and Satellite tracking (remote) – as a fallback rider and people at checkpoints confirm arrival status.
Q: Is the time stopped in some occasions?
A: Timing is NOT stopped on overland routes, e.g. when passing a country border or the rider is sleeping. However the timing IS stopped for airline transfers between continents and administration and will be restarted once the bike is ready on the new continent.
Q: I see the rider/bike at the same location for some days – what is happening now?
A: Our logistics partner takes over coordination for the fastest route and transfer between the continents. However depending regulatory authorities in these countries and availablilty of freight flights the shipping and coordination may take some time.
Q: Why is the route changing?
A: There are some fixed waypoints to challenge existing records – however the route represented on the maps and plans published represents a planned route. Depending external influences like weather, availability of resources, political / social issues in countries, customs/border control/visa problems or simply because of race tactics the route can change at any time as long as these checkpoints are met. Such decisions are taken day by day and thus the graphical representations on this site are only for your general information purposes and will be updated in longer update cycles.
Where do we get daily info and pictures?
The worldrace blog contains all blog entries from MOTIVATIONAL MESSAGES from people all over the world to my DAILY RIDE SUMMARY with all maps and streetview pictures.
When I or someone else in the team finds the time to keep you updated with short messages and pictures we post that as NEW RIDER BLOG.
The fastest way to the latest news is through the Worldrace Blog menu and then selecting the current continent … or see it all in my latest posts
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