Help to keep the wheels spinning

On a long bike tour there is one sure thing: there is more time than money. Fortunately the best things are free; riding the bike through scenic landscapes, meeting people from foreign cultures and sleeping under the stars. However, there is no way to get around the fact that I need to eat. A lot and often. While on the bike, food is generating around the half of my total monthly costs, when the other half comes from visas, insurance and spare parts etc. Occasionally I need to pay for sleeping indoors as well. After being around three years on the road and having more than two years left, it is the time to start accepting financial support.

Why I don’t just stop to work to make money and continue my tour afterwards?

I am trying to finish my trip before my heart condition gets worse and forces me to have an open heart surgery, where I will get a prosthetic valve and aortic replacement. After surgery I cannot go to high mountains ever again due to after-surgery medication, so this is the last change of my life to see high mountains. The progress of my heart surgery is somewhat unpredictable, I could need to have the surgery in five years, in five months or in five weeks. I am doing this trip now, because I still can.

If you want to help keep my wheels spinning click one of the buttons below to make a Paypal donation (in any currency) or make your donation directly to my Finnish bank account in euros:

Name: TANELI JOONATAN ROININEN
SWIFT: FI31 5297 4540 0207 43
BIC: OKOYFIHH
Bank: LÄNSI-UUDENMAAN OSUUSPANKKI, KAUPPAKATU 13, 08100 LOHJA, FINLAND

Current funding situation updated: 5.12.2017.

The worst bankruptcy in the world is the person who has lost his enthusiasm.

– H.W. Arnold

 

 

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Donations and costs in South America

November 2017

Donations

13.11.2017 50€, Jarmo Pulliainen, Finland
28.11.2017 50€, Jaakko Puhakka, Finland
03.11.2017 10€, Finland
01.11.2017 50€, Finland

TOTAL 160€

Costs

New breakpads and a spare tube 30€, food from supermarkets 123€, food stalls and cafés 30€, Travel and health insurance 50€, Audible audiobook subscription 25€, Finnish SIM card service cost (for emergency international phone calls) 10€, Amnesty International donation 5€ and iCloud Data Storage 3€.

Additionally to this I renegotiated the payback plan of my student loan, contract change fee 50€.

TOTAL 277€.

October in total

160€ – 277€ = -117€

Thanks again for donations! Every euro helps me to continue my trip…

October 2017

Donations
31.10.2017 50€, Finland
20.10.2017, 10€, Unknown nationality
16.10.2017 50€, Erika Olkku, Finland
06.10.2017 50€, David Thistlethwaite, United Kingdom

TOTAL 160€

Costs

New headphones 20€, food from supermarkets 175€, food stalls and cafés 74€, Travel and health insurance 50€, Audible audiobook subscription 25€, Finnish SIM card service cost (for emergency international phone calls) 10€, Amnesty International donation 5€ and iCloud Data Storage 3€.

Additionally to this I renegotiated the payback plan of my student loan, contract change fee 50€.

TOTAL 412€.

October in total

160€ – 412€ = -252€

Thanks again for donations! Like you know, every euro makes a difference to me now.

September 2017

Donations

14.9.2017 10€, Virpi Lynch, Finland
14.9.2017 50€, Tuija Laakso, Finland
13.9.2017 10€, Toni Etelämäki, Finland
12.9.2017 10€, Ari Eskolin, Finland
11.9.2017 10€, Mari Kylmälä, Finland
11.9.2017 10€, Anu Kuoppala, Finland
11.9.2017 50€, Finland
6.9.2017 200€, Scott Rayman, United States
6.9.2017 50€, R&T kikke79, Finland
6.9.2017 10€, Maiju Nieminen, Finland
6.9.2017 20€, Sanna Apajalahti, Finland
6.9.2017 15€, Sami Sirviö, Finland
5.9.2017 10€, Joni Saarijärvi, Finland
5.9.2017 10€, Mirja Murray, Finland
5.9.2017 10€, Meri Lindqvist, Finland
5.9.2017 10€, Miia Kokkonen, Finland
5.9.2017 30€, Jani Riekkinen, Finland
5.9.2017 10€, Vesa Korkkula, Finland
5.9.2017 100€, Jukka Penttinen, Finland
4.9.2017 10€, Jenni Talvio-Rajala, Finland
4.9.2017 10€, Anssi Asunmaa, Finland
4.9.2017 20€, Anssi Hakola, Finland
4.9.2017 30€, Anna Tienhaara, Finland
4.9.2017 20€, Tuomas Vaarala, Finland
3.9.2017 10€, Tuomas Kesäläinen, Finland
3.9.2017 10€, Marjo Turri, Finland
3.9.2017 10€, Tuomo T Aura, Finland
3.9.2017 10€, Esa Tikkala, Finland
3.9.2017 50€, Heikki Mustonen, Finland
3.9.2017 10€, Jussi Mäkiranta, Finland
3.9.2017 10€, Tom Rantala, Finland
3.9.2017 10€, Aapo Huhta, Finland
3.9.2017 10€, Tommi Sailakivi, Finland
3.9.2017 10€, Annika Maunu, Finland
3.9.2017 10€, Prologue Pictures, Finland
3.9.2017 20€, Arttu Laine, Finland
3.9.2017 20€, Finland
3.9.2017 50€, Leena Kovalainen, Finland
3.9.2017 20€, Arja Lappeteläinen, Finland
2.9.2017 10€, Henri Kivinen, Finland

TOTAL 1120€

Costs

Food from supermarkets 186€, food stalls and cafés 48€, Travel and health insurance 50€, Audible audiobook subscription 25€, Finnish SIM card service cost (for emergency for international phone calls) 10€, Amnesty International donation 5€ and iCloud Data Storage 3€.

TOTAL 327€.

September in total

1120€ – 327€ = +789€

Thank you so much for the donations! This meant the world for me as I was able to nearly zero my credit card bill. Moreover, it was incredible to realise that so many people believe in what I am doing and want to support me on my journey.

August 2017

Donations

No donations in August 2017.

Costs

Food from supermarkets 140€, cafes and prepared food in town (espresso is a ticket to a rare fast wifi!) 50€. Travel and health insurance 50€, Audible audiobook subscription 25€, Finnish SIM card service cost (for emergency for international phone calls) 10€, Amnesty International donation 5€ and iCloud Data Storage 3€.

TOTAL 283€.

June in total

0€ – 283€ = -283€

July 2017

Donations

No donations in July 2017.

Costs

Food from supermarkets 120€, food stalls in villages (empanadas and sandwiches) 10€. Travel and health insurance 50€, Audible audiobook subscription 25€, Finnish SIM card service cost (for emergency for international phone calls) 10€, Amnesty International donation 5€ and iCloud Data Storage 3€.

Heavy snowfall stopped me in total for a couple of weeks and I got hosted by nice local people. Therefore the lower costs in July!

TOTAL 223€.

June in total

0€ – 223€ = -223€

June 2017

Donations

19.6.2017 10€, Finland
14.6.2017 50€, Finland
14.6.2017 10€, Finland

TOTAL 70€

Costs

Food from supermarkets 220€, food stalls in villages (empanadas and sandwiches) 30€, bicycle parts (chain oil) 4€, 4 nights in a cyclists shelter 12€. Travel and health insurance 50€, Audible audiobook subscription 25€, Finnish SIM card service cost (for emergency for international phone calls) 10€, Amnesty International donation 5€ and iCloud Data Storage 3€.

TOTAL 359€.

June in total

70€ – 359€ = -289€

May 2017

Donations
21.5.2017 200€, Scott Reyman, United States
09.5.2017 10€, Finland

TOTAL 210€

Costs
Food from supermarkets for 260€, food stalls in towns (empanadas and sandwiches) 30€, bicycle parts (new bottom bracket bearing and bred pads) 50€, 4 nights in a guest house 40€. Travel and health insurance 50€, Audible audiobook subscription 25€, Finnish SIM card service cost (for emergency for international phone calls) 6.6€, Amnesty International donation 5€ and iCloud Data Storage 3€.

TOTAL 510€.

May in total

210€ – 510€ = -300€


End of March and April 2017

Donations
30.4.2017 50€, United States
22.4.2017 10€, Bert Wouters, Belgium
16.4.2017 200€, Mikko-Ville Salo & co, Finland
01.4.2017 10€, Finland
31.3.2017 10€, Finland
31.3.2017 10€, Svante Suominen, Finland
31.3.2017 10€, Finland
25.3.2017 250€, Belgium

TOTAL DONATIONS    550€

Costs
In the end of March, before starting my trip I bought spare parts for my bicycle for 130€ (Rohloff brake disc, chain oil, tubeless kit). Other than that I bought food from supermarkets and small stores on the way for 270€ and stayed in a hostel four nights for 30€. Did not eat in restaurants. Travel and health insurance 50€, Audible audiobook subscription 25€, Finnish SIM card service cost (for emergency for international phone calls) 6.6€, Amnesty International donation 5€ and iCloud Data Storage 3€.

TOTAL COSTS 530€.

End of March and May in total

550€ – 530€ = 20€

What is my favourite bike touring meal? Tomato pasta with sardines and coffee. Picture taken at the west coast of France in January 2015.