It’s a constant dilemma.
On my first biking trip I did 5,000 miles in ten days.
to arrive exhausted at a campsite in the dark. Put up my tent and ride off
again in the morning looking for breakfast. I only had a two week holiday and
certainly couldn’t have kept that pace up for long.
For my African trip I did the reverse. I took eight months to go from Cape
Town to Nairobi, when it’s possible to ride from London to Cape Town
in three months. I saw and did quite a lot of things but now I think I was
too slow. I’d wish I’d gone further and ridden the whole way back.
For this trip I’m intending to go all the way to Ushaia, at the
bottom of Chile but there is a weather window. Apparently it’s only
possible to ride down there in the summer, between mid December and mid
February. After that it’s just too cold and it’s hard to ride
a bike on snow.
Right now I think I'll see more.