Solo Bicycle Journeys Across Six Continents: The Lure of the Next Bend

Solo Bicycle Journeys Across Six Continents: The Lure of the Next Bend

by Matthew Cull

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Overview

Personal adventure narrative of the author's six solo bicycle journeys through 47 countries across six continents. Over a 18 year time span Matthew cycled alone and unsupported through cultures, languages, along mountain ranges and rivers, through deserts, grasslands, tundra, and cities from the equator to above the Arctic Circle. It was a project that would see his evolution in thought, lifestyle and his view of the world and its peoples. Matthew found both the hardship, joy, and beauty of his chosen method of travel and of the lands and peoples he travelled through. His bicycle allowed him to find the isolated corners far from the beaten path and to make contact with the people, the land, and elements unhindered by metal, glass, speed or apparent affluence. Each journey was an increase in the unknowns and challenges but each journey also saw gains in skills, capabilities and confidence.The journeys were not only grand adventures and explorations across the world but a journey within.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014004190
Publisher: Life's Passion Publishing
Publication date: 02/26/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Matthew, a native of Australia, currently living in Colorado, has spent most of a life time journeying to far, culturally rich lands. Many of these journeys have been by bicycle or foot which has helped him find isolated locations far from well beaten paths. The added effort of motion is more than amply countered by a deeper and closer contact with the land, its peoples, and the elements unhindered by glass, metal, speed or apparent affluence. It allows time to savor the beauty, to reflect on the cultural differences, to notice the remarkable similarities. This contact generates questions about our own culture, its past, future and the ideals it holds dearly. It highlights the marked contrast between the successes of humanity and its miserable failures.

Matthew and Life's Passion Publishing has also published the six title International Celebration of Culture series of deluxe hardcover photo books. The six titles are Women, Men, Kids, Parent and Child, Faith, and Marketplace. The series celebrates the beauty and diversity of the humanity and the world with which we share. They are available directly from Matthew and Life's Passion Publishing.

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