He hit a jaywalking kangaroo.... and seems to have been able to get away from it without a pummeling, as I imagine a roo would be hopping mad at a bicyclist for the assault. The collision did break one of his fingers though.
The previous record was 163 days, he broke that by 10 days
he rode a Bacchetta Corsa on average 117 miles a day, Bruce did the ride solo and unsupported.
Gordon rode through New Zealand, Australia, Greece, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, England, the United States and Canada.
If Guinness World Records accepts his submission, Bruce points out that he'll establish a number of firsts among the small group of globe-girdling record holders: He'll be the first to break the record on a recumbent; the first to break the record going in a East-to-West direction (Time zone changes assist on the number of hours of daylight to bike); and, at 48 years old when he started, he'll be the oldest cyclist to break the record.