See, I think it's amazing that Pat and Cat Carroll quit their jobs and rode their bikes around the planet.
But frankly I can't understand how folks who spend that much time on their bikes have never learned that there are dozens of better handlebar options than the dangerous and ugly upturned-barends approach.
For starters, there's the lovely Nitto Dove Bar with quillbolt stem. Raise that sucker till you're standing tall as a fencepost!
Then, of course, there's this approach.