ĽThe way from
Earth to the stars is not straight.Ē
And it really isnít. Especially if you follow your stars and
your wishes. Iím doing it for all my life. A bit more than thirty
years. Now the time is right to realize one of my greatest and
maybe most risky wishes.
Iím going to travel on bicycle. A long way.
Iíll encircle the world.
Who am I? Dejan Glavnik, born on September 26th in Celje, Slovenia.
Iíve lived mostly in Polzela near Celje. Living in natural environment
I soon began to engage in sports Ė racing and bicycling became
my favorites in elementary school. When I was attending a secondary
school in Celje I began to practice those two sports effectively.
I became a member of state young team in racing and bicycling
and in triathlon. Iíve enjoyed the practicing and soon the results
followed: I was the winner in racing and bicycling three times
and once in triathlon. I was the member of Slovene state team
on two worldwide and four European championships and a member
of Slovenia state team on worldwide cup championshipÖ
When everything was going my way and I only wanted to reach over
my abilities, I had a traffic accident. It happened during the
winter training in USA. I had to give up the professional sport
career but the sports still remained a part of my motioned life.
I always knew how to find new hobbies, new things to do with
devotion and passion. When I developed a taste for electronic
music I also helped to organize performances and contributed
to its popularity among our people. I learned a lot doing that.
Then I started to build a house. I did a lot of work by myself,
because Iím not fastidious about a kind of a job. And Iíve enjoyed
working. There are many ways to fulfill your dreams, at least
itís true for meÖ
That why I listened to myself again and to my great wish, which
didnít want to disappear. To see the planet Iím living on! To
travel around the world on bicycle. Iím going to realize the
decision, made in year 2003! Iíve decided to start the tour from
my city of birth, Celje, on April the 22nd, the day of Earth.
That particular day is carrying a lot of symbolic meaning.
Since the 22nd of April 2006 youíll be able to cycle and dream
with me. First Iíll go west. Iíll take myself a lot of time Ė
Iíve decided that I need five years to learn about the planet
Earth. Youíll be able to dream and realize your dreams with me
since the first day. Weíll be separated only by click on www.tourtheworld.si
or firstname.lastname@example.org . The computer and the camera Ė along
with the bicycle Ė are going to be my best friends for five years.
And that is because that way Iíll be able to share my experiences
Yes, Iím inviting you on a long, crazy tour. Weíll meet in 2011
when Iíll come home, if not before. Iíll come back to Polzela.
Do you think Polzela will be warm and familiar then, still? Iíll
never know if I donít realize my greatest wish. And follow the
stars, which are going to accompany me on my way, full of ups
All of it to that I quench my life wish.