Gary Haus is known as the Walkingman and for good reason. He’s spent the better part of the past 12 years walking around the world in stages. Gary spends winters in Florida, where he works as a waiter in a restaurant, before he heads out on his next adventure and continues walking around the globe in stages.
To date Gary has covered some 17,220 miles crossing the United States, Europe, the U.K., Mexico, Central and South America and New Zealand. On May 15th of this year he’ll depart for Australia where he’ll begin his next leg of the journey. The crazy thing is, he’s not even half-way done yet, as he says he has another 20,000 miles or so to go before beating the World Record held by Arthur Blessit, which currently stands at 37,000 miles. Besides Australia, Asia and Africa still await his restless feet.
Gary’s website is a good source of information to keep up with his travels. Not only does he blog when he can, but he also has a break down of each stage of the expedition by year, he also lists all of his gear and equipment, which he pushes in a three wheeled cart. His online gallery also has some really great photos as well.
The website keeps a running total of his cumulative miles to date, but it also lists more than 26,000 miles on bike as well. Obviously Gary got bored with the bike after that first 25,000 miles and decided to abandon it for a slower paced way of travel. Perhaps he, like many travelers, felt like everything was just rushing by him, so he had to slow down and take it all in at his own pace. Or maybe the piece of crap bike broke down somewhere in the middle of the Gobi Desert so elected to just leave it behind and continue on foot. That’ll teach him to buy a Huffy.
Thanks to Tom over at Two-Heel Drive for this one.
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