i think about it too. i did disappear to halfway around the world for almost 2 years, but i went by plane, and a few people knew where i was.
In 1962, the 22-year-old Stücke quit his work as a tool- and die-maker and rode out of his home town, Hövelhof, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on a three-speed bicycle, with a plan to see the world. He has never since returned to Hövelhof, stating that his extraordinary desire to travel has been partly motivated by his not wanting to return home to his factory work and "the very small-minded people" of his village.
Read more [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinz_Stücke]here[/url].