Over the course of the next five years, De Bruyn Joubert is attempting to cycle coast to coast through all seven continents and 70 countries.
The 29-year-old South African started last August, and he’s already made it through Australia and much of Europe.
“At the beginning of 2013 I didn’t have any big commitments, so it was the perfect time to pursue something that would make me happy,” he told Business Insider. “I was doing some travel research and couldn’t find anyone who had ever tried to cycle all seven of the continents before.”
Joubert had held jobs in manufacturing and distribution before. He didn’t consider himself a cycling enthusiast, but he had a simple goal for this trip: “to cycle coast to coast through all the continents.”
So he sold “basically everything
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