“Long Way Round” vs. “La Vida Vespa”
Bike Size Perspective 😉
So here is a bit of clarification:
- Around the world is a full circle around the planet going in one direction
- The world is 40.000 km on its Equator which is obviously not all on land so you need to use a boat or plane as well, but in my case, I decided to really ride the longest possible distance on each continent and only used a boat or plane where I could not avoid it.
- I am neither rich nor DID YOU DO IT 😉
- A small Scooter with a small engine is way harder because you ride way more hours for the same distance, and have bad breaks, and a shitty suspension.
Here is a comparison in Numbers of Long Way Round and La Vida Vespa :
Long Way Round vs La Vida Vespa
So here is a resume Long Way Round vs. La Vida Vespa:
Long Way Round was a fully sponsored high budget movie production by 2 Actors with a big group for support and filming including technical and medical support. I rode without a support crew or logistical support alone 85% self-funded after I saved and planned 3 years. LWR was a film production that earned the guys very good money while not even paying for gear or bike while I came home broke and without a job or flat or a girlfriend.