Yes, I get that. It becomes quite an articifial concept, especially with the sections across Australia and New Zealand.I wonder if the tracker does a series of point to points, each time losing a short distance due to bends in the road.
Presumably, the distance isn't so important, the idea being to get back to the start point in as short a time as possible.
The round the world record has never gripped me, I suspect because there's too many transfers across oceans.
Unavoidable, but it does turn any attempt into a short series of long rides which I don't find very involving.
Isn't the Atlantic Ocean in the way ...?Yes, I get that. It becomes quite an articifial concept, especially with the sections across Australia and New Zealand.
Another take on "Around the World" would be overland from the Cape of Good Hope to Cape Horn. Is that a recognised challenge? It would certainly be unambiguous, in the same way as LEJOG is. If only I'd thought of it 30 years ago.
No big deal, just another way of looking at things.