"Raised in London by a German mother and a Romanian father, Ted Simon found himself impelled by an insatiable desire to explore the world. It led him to abandon an early career in chemical engineering to go to Paris where he fell into journalism. On 6th October 1973, at the age of 42, Ted set off from London on a 500cc Triumph Tiger motorcycle on what became a four year solo journey around the world, covering 64,000 miles through 45 countries."
"With the aim of discovering how the world had changed in the intervening 28 years, on 27th January 2001, aged 69, Ted embarked on a second journey. This time he rode a BMW R80 GS over 59,000 miles through 47 countries. Ted’s books about his journeys, Jupiter’s Travels, Riding High and Dreaming of Jupiter, continue to serve as an inspiration to other travellers who seek to know the world, and their place in it, through personal adventure."
Last week he was in Quebec. The subject heading of his most recent substack was " Of Flying, and Frying and, of course, ultimately Dying – but not yet.' He's 92 years old and has lead a very fulfilling life. He released his autobiography which is called Don't boil the cannary. I salute him.
This year is a big turning point for me. At 92 I think it’s time to say goodbye to my bike, and I’m finally selling my place in California. On Thursday I have to fly to England for the @ABRmagazine #ABRfestival at Ragley Hall. https://t.co/vPMfGs05fL (@ADVRiderRadio @Biketruck)— Ted Simon (@Jupitalia) June 18, 2023