ARGENTINA TO ALASKA
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Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 20)
Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 20)

Follow Alee on this adventure, once again in Mexico, through the desert-like Baja California, the western peninsula of the country.

Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 19)
Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 19)

Mexico is a beautiful country with many different environements. Discover the cycling adventures in Mexico.

Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode18)
Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode18)

Meet Gil and Capi. The dynamic duo who are always on the road together!

Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 17)
Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 17)

Eesh was backpacking in Central America. When I met her, I convinced her of the fantastic adventures you can experience on a bike!

Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 16)
Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 16)

During this adventure in Central America I will visit several volcanoes. Cycling, walking and sliding I will embark on this journey!

Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 15)
Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 15)

Welcome to Costa Rica! With hundreds of miles of gravel roads, secluded beaches, tropical rainforests and wildlife galore, I'm on a fantastic adventure.

Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 14)
Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 14)

Goodbye jungle and welcome to Central America. Alee crosses the border into Panama.

Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 13)
Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 13)

I will take you to the fantastic environments of Colombia. I have to break some rules to make the most of it, but it was well worth it!

Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 12)
Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 12)

With still a bit to go, I'm almost in Colombia. And I'm on my way to Death Road. Sounds exciting huh!

Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 11)
Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 11)

A rainy and muddy adventure. Over rocks, through rivers and over a volcano. Read more about the route through Ecuador here.

Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 10)
Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 10)

Back on the bike Alee is experiences how the weather can change in an instant

Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 9)
Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 9)

After a great start, Alee has some bad luck. A fall of a cliff causes an abrupt pause.

Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 8)
Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 8)

With its diverse landscape, great views, fantastic camping spots and not a car on the road, the Peru Divide is the best touring route in the world.

Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 7)
Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 7)

My Bolivian visa is about to expire. I use this as a perfect excuse to explore the fantastic environment of the Andes for the last time.

Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 6)
Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 6)

This month I drove across the largest salt flat in the world, passed a cocaine plantation and found my favorite road surface! 

Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 5)
Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 5)

The highest road in the world is in Bolivia and today I'm going to cycle over it! But the thought that I have to keep performing at more than 6000 meters altitude, I get a bit anxious.

Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 4)
Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 4)

Sand, trucks, hills and jungles. A journey where Alee encounters several fantastic things. Here it becomes clear that the prejudices about Uruguay and Brazil are completely different from the reality!

Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 3)
Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 3)

The difference with Patagonia is obvious. Where in Patagonia it was mainly about nature, here it is about the people who make this a great place. 

Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 2)
Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 2)

In this episode, Alee Denham drives on the Carretera Austral Highway. A beautiful landscape, but with many obstacles to overcome. 

Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 1)
Alee Denham - The Americas (Episode 1)

Alee Denham is an Australian cycling enthusiast who discovers the whole world on his KOGA Signature Worldtraveller. In this episode he is in Tierra del Fuego, among other places.

More about Alee Denham

Alee his KOGA Worldtraveller-S
Alee his KOGA Worldtraveller-S

At the beginning of July 2019 we welcomed Alee again at the office in Heerenveen. He was allowed to pick up his brand new bike.

Who is Alee Denham?
Who is Alee Denham?

His name is Alee Denham, he's from Australia and in his 30's. He has over 70000 miles of cycling journeys under my belt across four continents. He likes to write, educate, film and share his knowledge about cycling travel.

About Cycling About
About Cycling About

Cycling About is one of the largest cycling travel websites in the world. Cycling and traveling are arguably two of Alee Denham's greatest passions, and Alee Denham is thrilled to share experience.

Mijn project
Alee his travel bike

In July 2019 we welcomed Alee again at the office in Heerenveen. He was allowed to pick up his brand new KOGA Worldtraveller-S. During his journey through South - and North America, he cycles daily distances of 120-130 kilometers.

 

In the video below, he not only explains why he chose this bike, but also explains several points about the bike that are very important to him.

 

Dive into all the details of the frame and of the parts that Alee has put together for his bicycle using the KOGA Signature configurator.


Alee Denham speaks about his KOGA Worldtraveller-S

 

Alee Denham about his KOGA Worldtraveller-S after 30.000 km of cycling

 

The frame

This KOGA Worldtraveler is equipped with a super strong aluminum frame. If you look closely, you will see that the frame is equipped with super smooth welding, which means that welding seams are a thing of the past. The special internal cable routing makes this bike unique and distinguishes it from all other trekking bikes.

 

The cockpit

The unique "Denham" signature handlebar has been developed by Alee together with KOGA and combines the best of a drop bar and a flat bar. This allows Alee to use five hand positions and his tired hands don't apply to him.

 

A charger for the phone is integrated in the head tube. The best charger available today. At a speed of only 12 km/h it is already charging and at 17 km/h it can charge a full power bank in about 7 hours. He secures his phone with a quadlock system. This keeps it perfectly attached to the handlebars during the ride.

 

Wheels

Het grootste verschil met zijn vorige Worldtraveller zijn waarschijnlijk de banden van de fiets. Doordat deze groter en breder zijn, kan hij hier veel beter mee uit de voeten op een offroad terrein. En zoals jullie merken, komt hij dat met regelmaat tegen. De Supermoto banden zijn uiteraard ook geschikt voor verhard wegdek. Voor degene die het zich afvraagt… op verhard wegdek rijdt hij met 4 bar en op offroad terrein op 2 bar.

 

Met de brede velgen en super sterke spaken kan hij met deze fiets in zeer zwaar terrein rijden. Ondanks dat de velgen iets zwaarder zijn, zijn deze nagenoeg onverwoestbaar. De spaken zijn double butted waardoor ze ook extra sterk zijn.

 

Groupset

Al meer dan 100.000 kilometer gebruikt hij het Rohloff systeem met 14 versnellingen. Deze versnellingen in combinatie met de Gates riemaandrijving is zeer onderhoudsvriendelijk en super duurzaam. Op één riem doet hij ongeveer 30.000 kilometer, dat is tot wel 3 á 4 keer langer dan dat hij met een ketting zou doen. De riem heeft hij op een super lage spanning gezet (wat overigens niet wordt aangeraden door Gates en KOGA) zodat het net zoals een ketting rijdt. Alhoewel hij zo lang met één riem doet, heeft hij voor de zekerheid altijd een reserveriem mee.

 

Pedals

Alee gebruikt Shimano Deore XT pedalen. Deze worden elke twee jaar volledig schoongemaakt, maar ze gaan al honderden duizenden kilometers mee. Met deze klikpedalen kan hij nét wat meer kracht zetten. Bovendien kan hij zijn voeten hierdoor beter positioneren en kan hij langere afstanden afleggen.

 

Brakes

Dit zijn Shimano Deotre XT hydraulische schijfremmen. Deze zijn van topkwaliteit en heeft hij de afgelopen twee jaar op zijn reis ook gebruikt. Doordat de remmen slechts één keer per jaar gebleed hoeven te worden zijn ze ook nog eens super onderhoudsvriendelijk.

 

Lights

De Son verlichting werkt op de accu en op elke snelheid. Ook met 5 km/u tegen de berg geeft het een goede lichtstraal. En doordat er een reflectie in het licht zit, worden tegenliggers niet verblind door deze koplamp. Het achterlicht is fel en is perfect gemonteerd op de achterdrager met kabels die zijn geïntegreerd in het frame. Hierdoor is deze optimaal beschermd tegen alle elementen.

 

Carriers

Alee gebruikt stalen dragers op zijn fietsen. Hiervoor kiest hij omdat het extra sterk is. Tubus maakt de beste in de business, er is nog geen rack gebroken. Mocht dat toch gebeuren binnen vijf jaar, sturen ze een nieuwe gratis op, waar je ook bent in de wereld.

 

Ben je benieuwd naar de avonturen die hij met deze fiets gaat beleven? Volg hem dan op zijn reis van Panama naar Alaska!

Trans Ecuador North - 20

Alee Denham is an Australian cycling enthusiast who discovers the whole world on his KOGA Signature WorldTraveller. From his deep-rooted love for trekking bikes, he started a blog that slowly grew into one of the most respected cycling and travel blogs in the world.

 

On CyclingAbout.com you can follow his adventures, you can find all kinds of relevant developments in the cycling world and you will find constant updates about new cool products. Fortunately, Alee records all his (off-road) experiences in videos that you can check out on his blog or YouTube channel.

 

These are the words of Alee Denham himself:

 

“I believe that time is the most precious commodity in life.

 

So it should come as no surprise that I've devoted my life to filling my time as richly as possible! My philosophy is simple: When faced with a decision, choose the option that chooses the most learning, sharing, compassion and personal satisfaction.

 

Admittedly, this blatant optimization has put me - by design - on a very long and uncertain road through life, which is certainly not for everyone. But I must say, this approach has allowed me to lead an undeniably vibrant life, full of surprises along the way.

 

My name is Alee Denham, I am from Australia and I am 30 years old. I have over 70000 miles of cycling journeys under my belt across four continents. I like writing, educating, filming and sharing my knowledge about how to travel by bike.

 

I am currently on a three year journey from Argentina to Alaska, seeking out the roads and trails less traveled. I'm not really motivated by the total distance, the average speed, the elevation gain, or even the idea of ​​completing this continental journey. Instead, I am addicted to the adventure, freedom, unpredictability, fragility and variety of cycling trips.

 

I recognize that I am in an incredibly fortunate position to be able to follow my passion in this way. I somehow won the lottery of life; I was born in a safe and prosperous country, I was educated and a loving and supportive community has always surrounded me. I sometimes feel guilty about the privileged situation I'm in, but in the end I think it's more pragmatic to count my blessings, keep working hard and taking full advantage of this extraordinary opportunity. I consider my happiness a success if I have helped you to add more adventure, nature and risk to your life."

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Cycling About is one of the largest cycling travel websites in the world. Cycling and traveling are arguably two of Alee Denham's greatest passions, and Alee Denham is thrilled to share this information.

 

Once in the CyclingAbout vortex, you'll find yourself absorbing a high dose of cycling content that will inspire you to experience the world the way Alee Denham does. This website is home to the most detailed technical resources on the web, lots of inspiration, in-depth reviews, fun videos, tips, how-tos and more.

 

The best way to receive updates from Alee Denham is to 'Like' the Facebook page, 'Follow' him on Instagram or 'Subscribe' to his YouTube channel. Alee Denham doesn't use a GPS tracker, but you can get a good idea of ​​where he is from his social media pages - Alee Denham's photos and videos are always taken within a week of posting.

 

If you learned something here and would like to support Alee's mission to spread the love for cycling trips, it would be much appreciated! You can make a donation to Cyclingabout.com.

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