Scott Stoll logo world traveler. A bicycle wheel and the globe symbolizes Scott's journey around the world on a bicycle.
ian hibell
Ian Hibell (6 January 1934– 23 August 2008) was a cyclist who spent nearly 40 years bicycling various parts of the world.
ian hibell
Ian Hibell (6 January 1934– 23 August 2008) was a cyclist who spent nearly 40 years bicycling various parts of the world.

A man who lived by the bicycle and died by the bicycle

Ian Hibell is a bicycle tourer that makes me feel like I should take the training wheels off my bike. Ian traveled 10 times further than what I did, about the equivalent of 10 times around the equator over his 40-year travel career. Apparently, he was the first man to ride from the top of the Americas to the bottom, including the Darien Gap in Panama, which is a swampland full of banana boats and drug smugglers. He did a lot of truly amazing things but was unfortunately killed last August by a hit and run accident in Greece. Read a tear-jerker about Ian in the Economist.

If you enjoyed this story…

Please share or make a small donation to help keep Scott caffeinated. Even $1 helps or an encouraging comment below. (More ways to help.) 

More stories like this

Orphaned flip flops hanging in a tree on the beach

The Tree of Lost Soles

The perfect vacation versus the unexpected adventure. It’s the irony of being a travel author: on the one hand, I want an adventure; on the other, I want safety and comfort and lots of umbrella drinks and fish tacos.

A foster cat waiting for the door to open.

Finding purpose in life

Do you ever wonder what is the meaning of life, and what is your purpose? I explain the meaning of life in the simplest term. Once we answer this question, we can then explore how to live a fulfilling life or, in other words, how to turn dreams into reality.

>