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Adventurer Jason Lewis using human power (kayaking) through the Riau Islands in Indonesia

Journeys undertaken by adventurer Jason Lewis using human power:

Circumnavigation by Human Power

A 13-year, 46,505-mile journey across five continents, two oceans, and one sea using human power: walking, cycling, and rollerblading the landmasses, and kayaking, rowing, swimming and pedalling a boat across the oceans.
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Pedalling the Pacific

Using human power (in a 26-foot boat) Jason Lewis became the first in history to pedal the Pacific Ocean, 178 days from San Francisco to Australia, arriving August 16, 2000.
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Inline Skating North America

Despite being run over in Colorado by an 82-year-old drunk driver with cataracts, leaving him hospitalized with two broken legs, Jason went on to complete the first solo crossing of North America on rollerblades.
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Kayaking Lake Nasser

Biking through Africa in 2007, the only way to cross from Sudan to Egypt by human power was to kayak across Lake Nasser – illegally. Jason was imprisoned and charged with espionage by the Egyptian authorities.
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Biking Australia

In 2001, Jason mountain biked 3,500 miles across the Australian outback from Cooktown to Darwin via Alice Springs. He was joined by a team of teenagers, professional educators and human power adventure seekers for what turned out to be a 88-day off-road odyssey.
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Pedalling the Arabian Sea

2,000 nautical miles by human power from Mumbai in India to Djibouti in Northeast Africa, dodging Somali pirates along the way.
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Biking Europe

Biking through Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Belgium and France.
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Pedalling the Atlantic

First crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from mainland Europe to North America by human power: 111 days pedalling from Portugal to Miami, Florida.
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Kayaking Indonesia

A six month, 3,000-mile adventure paddling through the Indonesian Archipelago from East Timor to Singapore, complete with Komodo dragons, poisonous sea snakes and machete-wielding bandits.
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Biking Africa

From Djibouti through the Danakil Desert to Ethiopia, then north through the Sahara, Sudan, Egypt and the Sinai Desert.
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Kayaking Baja

Paddling through Baja Mexico across the Midriff Islands to Bahia Kino, Sonora.
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Biking the Middle East

Through Israel, Jordan, Syria and Turkey.
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Pedalling the Arafura Sea

450 nautical miles from Darwin, Australia, through the Tiwi Islands to Dili, Timor Leste.
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Biking SE Asia & Tibet

North through Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, China, Tibet, over the Himalayas into Nepal and India. The 1,000-mile through Eastern Tibet involved crossing 11 police checkpoints illegally at night.
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Hiking Hawaii

An 80-mile hike across the Big Island from Hilo to Kailua-Kona, passing between the volcanos Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.
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Biking Latin America

From Tijuana south through Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
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