Life Cycles

Life Cycles Julian Sayarer Grew Up Riding A Bicycle And Worked As A Bike Courier In London When The World Record For A Circumnavigation By Bike Is Broken The Biker Riding In Conjunction With Banks And Big Business Julian Sets Out To Take It Back This Is His Story Of That Record, Riding 110 Miles A Day For Six Months On Only 7.82 A Day, Through Jungles, Snow, And Twenty Different Countries He Finds Himself Stranded Without Money In The Deserts Of Kazakhstan, Bitten By A Dog In North Carolina, And Sleeping Under Motorway Bridges In China Taken By Life On The Road And A Spirit Of Adventure, He Loves Every Minute Of It A Tale Of Excitement And World Politics By Bicycle, Travelling At 12 Mph, Julian Finds That The Tartars Of Central Asia Aren T So Different To The Trailer Families Of Louisiana This Book Is A Reminder That The World Is Out There, And It S Waiting For Us. Sayarer has been a bike nut all his life, from riding from a very young age to being a bike courier in London a tough and relentless job Having just seen the world record beaten for the cycling around the world, but with the cyclist sponsored by leading banks and corporations, he decides that this record belongs back with the true cyclists.On a minimal budget of 8 a day, and with the intention of riding a minimum of 110 miles every single day to get back the record he has set himself a daunti Sayarer has been a bike nut all his life, from riding from a very young age to being a bike courier in London a tough and relentless job Having just seen the world record beaten for the cycling around the world, but with the cyclist sponsored by leading banks and corporations, he decides that this record belongs back with the true cyclists.On a minimal budget of 8 a day, and with the inte
Julian Sayarer is probably better remembered for the utterly epic post trip rant he published on his blog than for the feat of athleticism he d achieved during the previous 169 days of riding.His words, preserved online since their publication in 2009, were those of a man who exposed and vulnerable and at 12 miles per hour had just spent half a year experiencing a vast cross section of global society, arrived back in London and perceived in a moment of clarity the sheer insanity of mainstrea Julian Sayarer is probably better remembered for the utterly epic post trip rant he published on his blog than for the feat of athleticism he d achieved during the previous 169 days of riding.His words, preserved online since their publication in 2009, were those of a man who exposed and vulnerable and at 12 miles per hour had just spent half a year experiencing a vast cross section of global society, arrived back in London and perceived in a moment of clarity the sheer insanity of mainstream Western society.Looking for a way to make sense of it, he d lashed out publicly at the previous record holder, who d taken the big corporate sponsorship route to funding his own endeavour and thus repr
Never before have I read a travelogue with such urgency The pace is fantastic, but it s the detail and the people that Julian manages to cram into those 374 pages across 6 months of riding that weave such beauty They tumble through the prose as the miles tumble away on the blacktop The poetry he writes with and the tight moral compass throughout the tale as relentless as the road he rides on towards A truly remarkable achievement, both sporting and literary I loved it, I laughed, I was touc Never before have I read a travelogue with such urgency The pace is fantastic, but it s the detail and the people that Julian manages to cram into those 374 pages across 6 months of riding that weave such beauty They tumble through the prose as the miles tumble away on the blacktop The poetry he writes wi
None Adventure, cycling and the politics of travel I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend When you set out to tour the world and write about it, you have a choice do you follow the Bill Bryson school of poking gentle fun at odd foreigners while unearthing mountains of trivia about their country Or do you take the Paul Theroux approach, hating everything and everyone you meet, until you find something you do like and hating yourself for doing so Sixty pages into this and it was heading down the Theroux style without so much of the people hating Not many jokes though,earnest When you set out to tour the world and write about it, you have a choice do you follow the Bill Bryson school of poking gentle fun at odd foreigners while unearthing mountains of trivia about their country Or do you take the Paul Theroux approach, hating everything and everyone you meet, until you find something you do like and hating yourself for doing so Sixty pages into this and it was heading down the Theroux style without so much of the people hating Not many jokes though,earnest thoughts about politics and economics, interlaced with personal observations of the road and the effect it s having mentally and physically on the traveller as he cycles the endless mi
I bought this book after really enjoying Alaistair Humphreys Thunder and Sunshine , a similar account of a man just grabbing his bike and riding around the world for the sake of it In that book, Alaistair comes across as unassuming and open minded, and though not a particularly brilliant writer, his endless appetite for what lies around the next corner brings him into contact with many fascinating people, insights, and adventures.Julian Sayarer is different Firstly, he is a great writer, wit I bought this book after really enjoying Alaistair Humphreys Thunder and Sunshine , a similar account of a man just grabbing his bike and riding around the world for the sake of it In that book, Alaistair comes across as unassuming and open minded, and though not a particularly brilliant writer, his endless appetite for what lies around the next corner brings him into contact with many fascinating people, insights, and adventures.Julian Sayarer is different Firstly, he is a great writer, with an eye for the incisive metaphor and expressive, lyrical prose Secondly, he has a muchpolitical streak in him, happy to use his experiences to invoke the injustices of prejudice, nationalism, and capitalism.Unfortunately, Sayarer s r
Julian Sayarer s epic cycle around the world is not to be underestimated he rode 180 days unsupported, solo and on less than 10 euro a day As a read, this was interesting and a good adventure He seems to enjoy writing about the US the most, as it takes the lion s share of page turns His haste to consume 18,000 miles on two wheels means that this is not a leisurely and exploratory read we only get glimpses and snapshots of cultures, experiences and landscapes as he blasts through them in h Julian Sayarer s epic cycle around the world is not to be underestimated he rode 180 days unsupported, solo and on less than 10 euro a day As a read, this was interesting and a good adventure He seems to enjoy writing about the US the most, as it takes the lion s share of page turns His haste to consume 18,000 miles
A fascinating book that kept me interested until the end Yes Sayer cycled round the world but missed out Australia which sort of feels wrong , instead he did extra miles in the USA and Europe Because of his disapproval of sponsorship he did the trip unsupported which led to very great hardship It s amazing his physical health held up until the end This book wasabout feelings and emotions than it was about the nuts and bolts of the trip I did find myself wondering how he kept his mo A fascinating book that kept me interested until the end Yes Sayer cycled round the world but missed out Australia which sort of feels wrong , instead he did extra miles in the USA and
Very well written, and not what I expected at all To be honest, I was looking for adventure mixed with technical detail and cycling innuendo What I found what was a very beautiful recount through the author s eyes from the journey of a lifetime Very little technical talk, for which the author actually apologisesthan once Self imposed suffering, amazing people and scenery and a lot of inspiration at least if you have the urge to ride a bike further than the local shops.Why no 5 stars Very well written, and not what I expected at all To be honest, I was looking for adventure mixed with technical detail and cycling innuendo What I found what was a very beautiful recount through the author s eyes from the journey of a lifetime Very little technical talk, fo

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  • Paperback
  • 374 pages
  • Life Cycles
  • Julian Sayarer
  • 20 April 2017
  • 1782199039