14 Degrees off the Beaten Track is the online home of Rob Thomson, a Kiwi based in Hokkaido, Japan. He still holds the Guinness World Record for the longest journey by skateboard (12,159km/7,555miles - story here). He also previously cycled from Japan to Switzerland via Central Asia (articles here) and has sailed across the Atlantic Ocean. He currently spends time exploring the summer and winter backcountry offerings of Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido, producing route guides and trip reports in English.
Around the world by bicycle and skateboard
World Record Journey by Skateboard (12,159km) Read about it here Across the Eurasian Continent by Bicycle (12,000km) Read about it hereRead more »
Hokkaido Cycle Touring Routes
Hokkaido is Japan’s northern-most island and largest prefecture. Far, far away from the madding crowds of more southern climes, Hokkaido lives up to it’s frontier roots. Wild forests, long, ...Read more »