(PythomLabs) Starting at the foot of Mount Mismi, Lake Ticlla Cocha, Polish brothers Dawid Andres and Hubert Kisiński plan to pedal most of the Amazon river using custom designed bicycles.
Necessity is the mother of invention: “It just turned out to be the cheapest way,” Dawid told grandfather of Amazon-river exploration Piotr Chmielinski, who kicked off his own descent at the same bridge 30 years ago.
The brothers' catamaran-like compromise between a kayak and a bike is portable and can be pedaled on land as well as on water.
A frame without wheels is mounted on two 3-meter long tubes made of material used to build rafts with total buoyancy of 480 kilograms. The drive is connected to a crank chain. Packing goes in rear compartments and average speed is about 6 km/h.
Challenges: Power of the drive, whirlpools in the river and ocean waves near the Atlantic Ocean.
Duration of expedition is, “as long as it takes,” Dawid said, “but really, I hope that it will happen in 6-8 months."
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