Honza is a popular Czech bicycle traveller. His first big journey started in Mladá Boleslav (where he lives) and ended in Tokyo. Six months of cycling did not deter him and the following year he took his bike and cycled around the whole of USA, from San Francisco to New York over 90 days. And then it happened. Honza decided to collaborate with AZUB and cycle across the frozen Lake Baikal on a prototype of AZUB FAT. The mission wasn’t successful. Or, it was, in a way. He survived… At the time Honza was conquering Baikal, unexpectedly low temperatures came, the ice wasn’t stable and it complicated the whole journey. And you know what… check out the film he made about it.
In the past few years, Honza has become a bikepacking guru in the Czech Republic. Several of his recent trips were undertaken on a SURLEY ECR in bikepacking style. Also, he is one of the most important contributors to the Czech bikepacking community.
As he always says. Live every day to the full… It may be your last.
Honza Žďánský is AZUB’s friend. With our support, he rode on a classic bike around the northern hemisphere and in the autumn of 2014 he got a crazy idea to cross the frozen Siberian Lake Baikal on a bicycle. It only took a few minutes to see that it would be us who would take care of the development and construction of a fat trike suitable for snow, which we would base on AZUB T-Tris, and that Honza would set off on his ice expedition in March the following year on three wheels.