Longing for a taste of Freedom
PeacepedallersDays of learning, pedaling and gathering experience.
Jamie Bianchini is a U.S. citizen who travels by bike around the world for 6 yeas. Greater part of the way he drives a tandem bike and in each country he invite a co-driver or have to find him on the road… One very hot, late-spring day, far away from the daily routine and responsibilities, begins my day of learning, listening and gathering experiance. Conditions: extreme!( for me) I spend most of my days in front of a computer screen, and also daydreaming a lot and finally …I could be a quiet grandfather. But, no way! I’m going to follow my Dream Come True Times. And this is what I really want, right? Stop! Lets check it out right now… go out of a comfort zone and try it for yourself!
OK? buddy, lets go! He said and we start pedaling in the name and for the Peace (www.peacepedalers.com). Plain trimmed real life, from moment to moment, changing with all the smells , sounds and other influences. And without constant social media gadgets. Usually Jamie invites a co-driver. In Slovenia, I even invited myself or should I better say that the fate connected us together and I rode with him an unforgettable cycle day from Kranj, (80 km) to the source of the river Krka in central part of Slovenia and further to Novo Mesto. Tandem bike with all his equipment weighs almost more than a motorcycle. Jamie is not the usual “ascetic traveler, but he carries the all the recording equipment of his sponsor Panasonic. Records the life and events on the road. Working with top producers such as Survivorman “Les Stroud who is working for Discovery Channel … Jamie will stay a few months in Europe, where he came from Africa. To get major sponsors attention, he had to experience and learn a lot and show some results.
Photos are a part of Slovenian story through which his mission became a part of mine. The road we cycle was a time of sobering transformation for me! Dear Jamie, wherever you are now, ride in peace.
April 2017 – update from Jamie
We’re now kicking off our next big social venture called LuDela with a grand vision to illuminate the minds of children in need around the world with millions of books while brining safer, more enjoyable candlelight to the developed world.