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Off the Map: Bicycling Across Siberia

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With this brilliant account of his journey—at once edge-of-your-seat exciting and literary—Mark Jenkins established himself as the master of adventure/travel writing. In 1989 he and six companions—two Americans and four Russians—set out on an arduous, first-ever crossing of Siberia by bike, cycling across rutted dirt roads, swamps, the Ural Mountains, and through Moscow and Leningrad.

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Overview

With this brilliant account of his journey—at once edge-of-your-seat exciting and literary—Mark Jenkins established himself as the master of adventure/travel writing. In 1989 he and six companions—two Americans and four Russians—set out on an arduous, first-ever crossing of Siberia by bike, cycling across rutted dirt roads, swamps, the Ural Mountains, and through Moscow and Leningrad.

This beautifully repackaged edition of Jenkins's travel classic vividly chronicles the highlights of this amazing voyage, including a month spent biking through an 800-mile swamp and the team's interactions with some fascinating characters—from the widow who makes Mark sleep in her dead son's bed to the Lithuanian searching for the concentration camp where his wife spent her childhood. Combining the exhilaration of record-setting adventure with thoughtful introspection, Jenkins's words allow readers to recognize the extraordinary in the day-to-day lives of ordinary Russians.

USA Today called Off the Map "a literary epic." Newsweek declared "the ornery, observant Jenkins [is] good company on every page." And Robert Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, wrote: "Jenkins is a master of the fundamental writer's talent: an ability to see things in new ways, as no one has ever seen them before."

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"Mark Jenkins smuggled a well-crafted literary epic into his account of a Guinness record-setting bicycle adventure."—USA Today

"An epic tour of one of earth's most forbidding and legendary regions . . .The prose of Off the Map is as audacious as the journey."—The San Francisco Chronicle

"The ornery, observant Jenkins [is] good company on every page."Newsweek

"A great whirring dream of a prose poem."—The Guardian (London)

"Jenkins is a master of the fundamental writer’s talent: an ability to see things in new ways, as no one has ever seen them before."—Robert Pirsig, author, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594867644
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/27/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

MARK JENKINS is global correspondent for Rodale magazines and a former monthly columnist for Outside magazine. Besides writing the critically acclaimed books A Man’s Life, The Hard Way, and To Timbuktu, Jenkins is featured in Best American Travel Writing and has written for Men’s Health, Backpacker, Time, the Atlantic Monthly, National Geographic, and other media. When he’s not off adventuring, he lives in Laramie, Wyoming.

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  • Posted March 8, 2011

    Great book

    This was a great book. What a great adventure he and his comrades took through some very harsh conditions. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys cycling travelogues and wants something a bit more adventurous than a jaunt across the U.S. (Not that I don't like those books too.)

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