Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bicycle touring idea

surfer girl

I woke up this morning with an insight that I can do my bike tour and finance my travels by playing poker—both online and in casinos.

I think it is possible. Some bike tourists claim that they can live on less than 10 euros per day. Let's just say that's ten dollars, to make things easy for computation and conversion. Ten dollars is 10% of a $100 bankroll.

In my experience, it is possible to make a ten percent profit playing poker online. The strategy is to play smart loose aggressive. This means, if villain shows strength, you fold. In the process, you are investing in your meta game, and at the same time, stealing pots along the way.

Since I am playing more hands, I earn more points as well. This can help me reach the required number of points to avail of the VIP bonus, and at the same time, win stuff from the VIP store.

audrey hepburn

But a one hundred dollar bankroll is not enough. I will need at least a thousand dollars as bankroll to be able to live off my profits and tour the world on my bike.

One other factor to consider is that I will need to travel to mostly OECD countries, and as much as possible, stay in places where I will have internet access. At the end of the day's ride, I can hook up my laptop to the internet and play poker.

If I do decide to travel to a place where internet connection is a challenge, then I will do so only when I have made enough profits that I can afford not to play poker while I am travelling through that place.

As an alternative, I can play poker in casinos. The rake and buy in and bankroll requirements are going to be higher when I play in a casino. I think I can afford to do so because I need to change things up a bit in my travels, and hopefully, get laid in the process.

bicycle touring bed and breakfast

With this travel itinerary, I don't have to travel hundreds of kilometers each and every day. I can choose to stay in one place that is ideal for playing poker, and build up my cash balance. This can be as much as living 30 days in such a place.

I think this is good. There is no other way to immerse myself in that energy. I can play poker four to six hours each day, and on my free time, I can ride around and experience that place. I think that is a great plan there.

Now, the issue that I have is family. How am I going to travel the world with a wife and four kids. That will greatly amp up my expenses.

This issue is in the oven, but I don't have to deal with it right now. That is why I do not have the answer to it. As bashar says, you will know what you need to know, when you need to know it. Right now, I don't know how to deal with that. I am going to leave it at that.

bicycle touring

I have an idea that, when the timing is right, i'd probably have a bigger bankroll to be able to bring the family with me on my adventures. Not all of them are probably going to enjoy riding the bicycle for a long period of time. I'm not even sure they want to make a drastic change in their lifestyle.

At the moment, my family understands that I enjoy exploring my environment on bike. They know that come weekend, I am out there riding my bike.

If and when the opporunity presents itself and I have the ability to bring them with me, then I will take it. Right now, it's not here, so I will leave it at that.

Will I enjoy that lifestyle?

Definitely, I will. As you know, I play poker as a business. I also enjoy travelling on my bike. Put them together, and I have the ideal lifestyle for myself.

I am raising my bankroll by playing thousands of hands of poker each day. At the moment, I ride nearby. Although I have a tent, I am not able to do overnight rides because Auckland is in winter. It's too freakin' cold for me to sleep in the tent. Soon as it starts to warm up around here, you will find me doing overnight rides more often.

I guess this is the universe telling me—“build up both your bankroll and your health for now. Soon as spring comes, you are going to have a grand time.”

...and here's how I'm doing so far. +10BB/100 over 294,000 hands in 2012.