The Man Who Cycled the Americas

The Man Who Cycled the Americas miles feet high countries months amazing journeys In Mark Beaumont smashed the world record for cycling around the world by an astonishing days His race against the clo

  • Title: The Man Who Cycled the Americas
  • Author: Mark Beaumont
  • ISBN: 9780593066980
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Paperback
  • 31,000 miles 22,840 feet high 34 countries 15 months 2 amazing journeys.In 2008, Mark Beaumont smashed the world record for cycling around the world, by an astonishing 81 days His race against the clock took him through the toughest terrain and the most demanding of conditions In 2009, Mark set out on his second ultra endurance challenge And this one would involve s31,000 miles 22,840 feet high 34 countries 15 months 2 amazing journeys.In 2008, Mark Beaumont smashed the world record for cycling around the world, by an astonishing 81 days His race against the clock took him through the toughest terrain and the most demanding of conditions In 2009, Mark set out on his second ultra endurance challenge And this one would involve some very big mountains.The Man Who Cycled the Americas tells the story of a 15,000 mile expedition that once again broke the barriers of human achievement To pedal the longest mountain range on the planet, solo and unsupported, presented its own unique difficulties But no man had ever previously summited the continents two highest peaks, Mt McKinley in Alaska and Aconcagua in Argentina, in the same climbing season, let alone cycling between them Oh, and Mark had never even been up Ben Nevis before.Full of his trademark charm, warmth and fascination with seeing the world at the pace of a bicycle, Mark Beaumont s second book is a testament to his love of adventure, his joy of taking on tough mental and physical feats, and offers a thrilling trip through the diverse cultures of the Americas.

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    1. Mark Beaumont doesn’t like to do anything by halves, in 2008 he obliterated the world record for cycling around the world by an astonishing 81 days. This challenge of cycling from Anchorage in Alaska to the Argentinian town of Ushuaia along the complete Pacific coast. Not exactly the easiest of rides, and just to add something extra, he has decided to climb two of the continents largest mountains, Mt McKinley in Alaska and Aconcagua in Argentina, and cycle between them. In the same climbing se [...]

    2. After riding from Land's End to John O Groats at the age of 12 and then around in the world in record breaking time, Beaumont tries a more relaxed, collaborative but no less challenging journey to ride from Alaska to Patagonia, punctuating the ride with summit climbs at Denali and Aconcagua along the way.This a a markedly more interesting and well written effort than Beaumont's previous book, The Man Who Cycled the World. Besides maturing as a writer, he seems to have matured as a person and the [...]

    3. Oh I have learnt so much and been so inspired by Mark Beaumont's 'The Man Who Cycled The World' and his latest book 'The Man Who Cycled The Americas'. They are both funny, gruelling and fantastic reads that offer great insights into tour and endurance cycling. 'The Man Who Cycled The Americas' also includes his climbing the two tallest American mountains.This book is well worth its read and will appeal to cyclists and non cyclists alike. Mark, please give us a detailed appendix about your kit.

    4. I first started following Mark on his journey, reading his daily tweets as he made his way through the Americas. (I had heard about it from my brother who was cycling South America at the time and had met Mark). I don't know why it took me so long to pick up the book, but I've enjoyed every bit of it. He's able to portray the emotion and his inner thinkings that many long distance athletes encounter. It's odd to be on your own for so long. (Or at least that's the sense I get from others I've kno [...]

    5. Highly recommended, something to lose yourself in, maybe over Christmas.I found it an engaging and inspiring read, because while he describes them, he doesn't dwell on the setbacks or frustrations. It's not an endless life-and-death struggle, or continually "awesome" as similar adventures by Ben Fogle and the like can be. Instead he moves on, finding satisfaction and beauty in unlikely places as he goes. The title sells it a bit short I think, because it's three expeditions in one: the bike ride [...]

    6. I have mixed thoughts about this. I found the focus on stories of people and communities he met on his journey to be a bit boring and not what I was looking for in this book. It is the standard method for any tv documentary that involves travelling and does not work as well in this book as it does on the screen.My favourite bits were the mountain climbs where he is describing the physical act of climbing the mountain and gives an insite into the physical and mental strength necessary. I would ha [...]

    7. This book has moments of brilliance. It's not the best adventuring story I've ever read but it was still a solid read. I guess it's flow reflects the reality of long-distance adventuring, which has moments of elation mixed with sheer boredom, loneliness and doubt. In the beginning of my read, I was inspired to go off on my own adventure. By the time I finished the read I felt quite tired (rather like the author must have). I love Beaumont's honesty. He doesn't make the trip out to be anything th [...]

    8. Not having read Mark Beaumonts previous book I cannot comment on how it compares, all I can say is I really enjoyed this one and was sorry when he came to the end of his journey. The story proved to be a real insight into the various border control issues, thankfully all overcome eventually, and the tales of the people he met along the way were fascinating. As a fair weather cyclist myself I can only begin to imagine what it must be like to cycle in some of the conditions he had to face and as f [...]

    9. Really enjoyed Mark Beaumont's account of his round the world ride so had high hopes for this. It recounts his cycle journey from Alaska, through north, central and south America with climbing Denali and Aconcagua thrown in at either end for good measure. Beaumont writes very well and his descriptive prose pulls you in. You can almost feel the horrendous Atacama desert winds with him. At times though, the writing feels forced and almost as though he's just trying to fill the pages. Despite that, [...]

    10. I enjoyed this book. Reading it made me want to get on my bike and cover some real miles. My only regret is that I wish he told more about his gear and his bike. I would like to know some details, even if in the appendix. I have to say, I never understood the reason for the two mountain climbs, but I certainly enjoyed his descriptions of both.

    11. Enjoyed this book covering the epic Journey spanning the either end of the Americas. The bike ride itself was the main highlght for me as I wasn't really interested in either of the mountain climbs. Think I prefer his earlier book, The man who cycled the world purely because of the sheer contrasting geography that he travelled through on that ride

    12. Really enjoyed this book, after reading his first one it was nice to be able to continue the story, great that this time he had more time to experience places and people, and I thought the mountain climbng made it even more interesting, by breaking up the constant cycling. Would reccomend this book, and look forward to reading Marks further adventures.

    13. Cracking read. Mark Beaumont is definitely one of my sporting heroes. To get a taste of his style check out his round the world BBC documentary (it's on youtube). Total legend.

    14. Really enjoyable read, Mark Beaumont is really likable. It reads like a novel. I liked it almost as much as I did The Man Who Cycled the World.

    15. Really interesting travelogue, comprising two mountain climbs and cycling the length of both Americas, from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego.

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