About Me

Hello, I’m Tori, I’m from Brighton and I know nothing about bikes. Really… nothing. I can ride one, admire one, squeeze the tyre and confidently complement the owner on their choice of one, oh and I’ve watched someone fix a puncture… once. So for some reason, with myย knowledge base seriously lacking, my inexplicable need to jump in the deep end has prevailed and I have decided to try and ride my little blue bicycle around the world. I fear it may turn out to be both over-ambitious and frankly, downright idiotic, but as everyone knows, it’s bad form to start out with a negative attitude so I am totally, completely, certainly, 100% sure that I will pedal happily back into Brighton with over 25,000km under my much shorter belt, a new outlook on life and some dodgy tan lines. Oh yes my friends, this is going to be great!

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    1. Hi Sherry and Brad! YES I saw loads! One was even on the trail to the look out point so I had to turn around! It was very cool! Thanks so much for telling me about it! I also got very excited because I saw an armadillo (and not a squashed one although I’ve seen a few of those too as well now!). Thanks so so much again for having me! I hope the snakes cooled down again quickly!

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      1. Hey nice meeting u today! Have fun an be safe on ur journey! Btw I couldn’t find u on Facebook…It maybe easier to look mine up..

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  1. Tori extraordinary cyclist and world class travel writer.
    Well done so far, sounds amazing, best wishes for completing the USA leg!
    Love Geoff (with Pippa in middle of Pagonia…but no bike). Xx

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    1. Thanks Geoff & Pippa! Wow I hope Patagonia is amazing… I can’t imagine that it’s anything else! I’ll look forward to hearing all about it back in the UK! Lots of love xxx

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  2. Hi Tori! Hope you made it to the McDonald observatory and are not an ice cube! Unfortunately the weather is only worse here in Austin. Hope you get to see some stars!

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    1. Hey Molly – yeah I made it! Wow it’s a long way up up up! Incredible views though and the tour of the observatory is awesome!!! Thanks!! Hope you are well! xxx

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  3. Hi tori, I just met you in ocotillo while have breakfast. And I just wanted to wish you good luck! I’m so happy I got to meet you…you are so kind. I hope cross paths later on. Good luck and safe travels.

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  4. Hey girl! Hope your reunite with the ocean was awesome! We had a great time meeting you last weekend. It was nice to meet a fellow chocolate and coffee lover :)) you’ve got me thinking of what adventures I should take during my “youth”. We’re planing a nice camping trip with the kids this summer and it should be a nice start. Maybe someday I’ll get a bike and ride it across the UK… Haha!
    Happy trails! Cheers! Best wishes!
    Marji

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    1. Hey Marji! It was so lovely to meet you guys too – thanks so much again for having me! A camping trip sounds amazing – I bet the boys will love it! Enjoy! I’ll be looking forward to seeing you on your biking trip!!! Tori x

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  5. Hi Tori
    It was amazing to meet you today at Fuji Lakes. I hope you enjoyed the onsen. Have a great ride up to Hakuba. I am excited to be following your blog. If your travels take you through Australia, make sure to let me know. I can give you plenty of tips and you are welcome to come visit my friend and me at our home near the beach in Brisbane.

    Safe travels ๐Ÿ™‚
    Andrew

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      1. Haha. I changed my plans and booked a flight to Budapest instead of London. Met some Hungarians in Kawaguchiko and they convinced me that I need to see Budapest, cycle around their big lake and explore the Croatian coast.

        I hope you have a fantastic time at Hakuba catching up with your friends ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Hi Tory, Lovely to meet you today as you were leaving Ao Nang, Krabi, me cycling 40 klm. on my Wilier you cycling around the world. Hope you managed to follow my directions and enjoyed the scenic ride. Have a fantastic time on the rest of your journey. If you ever decide to return to Krabi for some recreational cycling I would be very happy to show you around. Happy Trails, Alan.

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  7. Hi Tori,
    Lovely meeting you and Richard today. Hope you had a great ride to Kampot. Enjoy the rest of your tour, which I am sure you will, and be safe. Maybe, we meet again in Brighton, or thereabouts – I hooe so.
    Peter

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  8. Hi Tori,
    My name is Oil. I met you in Nakhon Sawan ,Thailand. I and my friend played basketball in Police station. How are you ? I can’t see your Instagram.I want to you reply to me in e-mail.I miss you my friend.

    Sittipon10sjn@icloud.com

    See you again.
    Safe your life.
    Good luck.
    Bye.

    Oil

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  9. Hi Tori
    I met your dad today at the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in Hartsdsle New York. The occasion was the InternationalOet Cemetery Convention that was held at our pet cemetery.
    He very proudly told me about your adventure to bike around the world. I was totally interested and will follow your progress!
    Something so courageous and exciting to do …. Something I would have loved to have done when I was in my 20s. Except I married and had children…and never thought of doing something so wonderful as your trip!

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    1. Hi Ginny! Thanks so much for checking the blog out ๐Ÿ™‚ I can only apologise for how out of date it is!! Dad told me all about the Convention, it sounded like a super event.
      It’s never too late to have that trip of your own! One of the people who inspired me to go for it was a lady who cycled around the world in her early 60’s! So who knows… perhaps I’ll be the one following your blog soon enough ๐Ÿ˜‰
      xxx

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  10. Hi Tori,
    my name is Michaela and we met in Sighnaghi, Georgia. I am the girl, who was with this creazy group doing ski tours in Georgia. It was a great pleasure to meet you and I am still thinking of your trip…. amazing… I am travelling as well a lot in the world… but at the moment I do not have so much time… so I have to confess, that I was a little bit jealous ๐Ÿ™‚ If you are coming to Austria into the Alps, Innsbruck oder South Tyrol and you are looking for an accomodation or a glas of wine, you are more than welcome at my home. Just let me know (m.brugger@directbox.com)
    Enjoy your trip and all the best

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