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Monday, August 27, 2012

New Nexus Expedition Route will go through Chile!

Tsugol, Agin Buriat Okrug
N51 02.781  E115 37.606
300kms since Chita, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia

While currently riding through the picturesque buddhist enclave Agin Buriat Okrug in the Russian Federation, and approaching Mongolia, I have finally decided to announce the future Nexus route, which will go through Chile!

Nexus Expedition Future Route with two antipodes
 (Mongolia & Chile)
Indeed, in order to comply with the current definition of a  Human Powered True Circumnavigation , my future route needs to reach two antipodes (two diametrically opposite places on earth).

I have studied the antipode map for quite some time and have decided that the two most logical points, in accordance with my current route are:

1st antipode: N 47 8979  E 106.6470
Location: West of Ulan Bataar, Mongolia, which I plan to reach in the next few weeks. 

2d  antipode: S47 8979  W73.3529
Location: Caleta Yungay, southern Chile, which I plan to reach in the next few years.

Nexus Expedition Route
1st and 2d Antipodes

Needless to say that this additional loop into South America is definitely going to add a substantial amount of biking time to the expedition.

Note: Update on antipodes
July 30th 2015

While further studying our Nexus Expedition route (completed and future sections), and the antipode map, we have been able to define a new set of antipodes, which will be easier to reach, 600 kms closer.

This is once again, in order  to comply with the current definition of a  Human Powered True Circumnavigation.

Indeed, the new antipode is going to be near the town of Tres Cerros, Argentina.
It is located on the eastern coast of the southern hemisphere, 600 kms, east of the previous antipode which was located in  Caleta Yungay, Chile, on the western coast of the southern hemisphere.

New antipode: Tres Cerros, Argentina

As a result, the two new antipodes are:

1st antipode
: N 47° 49' 8.7278"     E 112° 31' 46.2158"
Location: On the trail between Choibalsan and Bayan Ovoo,  Mongolia, which I crossed in October 2014.

2d  antipode:  S 47° 49' 8.7278"     W 67° 28' 13.7842"
Location:  North of Tres Cerros, Argentina, which we plan to reach in the next few years.

New Antipodes: Bayan Ovoo (Mongolia), Tres Cerros (Argentina)

Antipode Map
So, here we are....
Going for an human-powered Mongolian-Argentinian "Earth Sandwich"!

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