What a great adventure! Very inspiring following these two across the country.
This is a great book..very well written. I was fortunate enough to follow the progress of this father/daughter duos journey on their blog while they were making their way from right to left across the US map. Once I heard that they were writing a book about their ride, I knew I had to order it. I think that sometimes the adjective “inspiring” is oftentimes over-used when describing adventures such as this. However, in this case, the adventure of these two was quite literally inspiring to me. The journey of these two INSPIRED me to undertake my very own cross-country solo cycling adventure across the great state of Texas. Google “CycleXTexas” (on twitter as well as www.crazyguyonabike.com) and read about my adventure that was literally inspired by Mike and Jocelyn’s journey! This book is a must-read for cyclists, adventurers and even couch potatoes! Click above and buy this book, read it….and then put on your helmet and cycling shoes and get out there and find your own journey!
I want to do this too!
Oh my goodness! What a book! I couldn’t put it down. I can’t say that I was with you while you were riding, but the book is great. It was so well-written. Anyone who reads it will feel as if they are in the seat with both of you. They will feel all emotions in the world. They will laugh, cry, and pant with each difficult peddle. The suspense of whether that “Beast” would make it or not also kept you wanting to read. I sat down last night and went from Florida to Arizona in one night. I will probably finish it within the next two nights. Each chapter you read makes you want to read another. What a read.
A Wonderful Cycling Adventure!
This is a great page turner. The authors Mike and Jocelyn each have their unique ability to share their trip with all the highs and lows. The two cyclists encountered several major obstacles. Rather than giving up they made the best of it and continued on and succeeded. Many parents wish they could reconnect with their adult children and attempt a journey like they have done. These cyclists went out and DID IT! Mike has a pleasant tempo to his writing that makes this an enjoyable read.
The life of a cyclist is intense. Every day brings moments of unexpected triumph and failure. Hell, the authors barely made it out of their home state in one piece (their trip was across the entire USA). These “nomads” get up every day and try to bike over 50+ miles in a direction that is opposite from their normal and comfortable lives in a square house. What if home got farther away each and every day you woke up? These authors have a passion that can only be described by a J. R. R. Tolkien quote:
“Not all those who wander are lost”
This is an inspiring life philosophy that the world’s population lacks dearly in this digital age where we think that we can see the world through a computer screen or TV.. The authors didn’t just stop after completing the trip across the USA either. The book includes their international trip across New Zealand! Their next trip is around the world… How many people do you know who are addicted to exploring? Maybe you are one of them….give this book a read if you are curious.
This book is a definite read to inspire your soul! Makes me want to go and travel the world and meet all the wonderful people 🙂
God Bless both of you