Why would you expect an 80 year to be able to complete this Odyssey
I am an active 79-year-old, and I am writing this just after returning from Texas, where I completed an eight-day solo bike tour of the Texas Hill Country.
My next trip will be in September in Spain, where I will do an eight-day Mallorca solo electric bike tour.
I am also actively organizing a 1500 km, 20-day cycling trip for 18 people, of which I am one, around Costa Rica starting Feb 12, 2022.
My partial adventure and cycling curriculum vitae is as follows
Bike packed southern England and France during the summer of 1972
Ran five marathons with my fastest time of 3 hours, 28 minutes, and 29 seconds. Completer three Olympic size triathlons
Visited more than 100 countries
Volunteered at a rhinoceros sanctuary in Botswana in 2013
Cycled in over 20 countries
Climbed Kilimanjaro in December 2014 and was the second oldest to do that climb that month Also climbed Mount Fuji and Table Mountain in Cape Town.
Walked the 800 km of the French Camino de Santiago
Hiked through the Riff Valley (120 km) and across Maasai land in Kenya
Rode the 950 km Ruta Plata Camino de Santiago solo
Cycled from Anchorage, Alaska to Mexico City in 2015 in about four months and 10400 km
Rode from Quebec City to New Orleans in two months and nearly 4200 km
Cycled from Agra India to the bottom of India in two months and about 4200 km
Rode from Amsterdam to Rome in one month and about 3000km
Cycled the Garden Route in South Africa, 18 days and 1500 km
Rode from Melbourne to the Gold Coast in Australia in one month and nearly 3000 km
I have completed numerous one and two-week trips, both solo and with groups in various countries.
I have organized bike tours in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Canada, and Spain. Covid prevented the Spanish trip from taking place.
Some articles published about me.
This is from TDA Global Cycling https://tdaglobalcycling.com/2016/08/all-about-bob/
This is from MOD Bikes in Austin Texas https://mod-bikes.com/uncategorized/catching-up-with-rider-robert-fletcher/
This is from a newspaper in Medellin Colombia https://www.cpa15guayabal.com/2020/10/29/recorrer-el-mundo-realidady-hazana-de-pocos/? fbclid=IwAR1jgB8uW5aUkFJY2irhGCFVOTvWOsHMvnVFZZN6F5B7ZNUxJ4lYbCZTwtY