Foxy Coxie wrote:
Hi there tin-tin. I am new to this forum and just saw this thread. Shamed I missed it the first time round! Sounds exciting still though. And cool to hear you have plans to resurrect the dream! A five year tours sounds incredible.
I recently read this guys book:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kBMGbHanLU
and it was fantastic. Though the two of you have different goals, after reading that I was naturally interested to see your thread!
Aaaaaaaaaah . . . Mr Beaumont . . . funny thing about him and that trip . . . the summer of 2007 was the year I originally had my epiphany of cycling the world . . and then yeah like it says August 2007 he went and done it. Must have been something in the air!!! I was well upset hahaha (I as also a teenager at the time and half his age so, you know, burst the bubble and all that!). Luckily though it turns out he done it in the exact opposite way that I wanted to so it wasn't so bad once I forced myself to watch it =D
I did have a few emails with him once though, some tips etc, so it's all turned out as useful stuff =]
I never read his book though, I've read a few other books instead though. Things like the "cycling home from siberia" one, which turns out to be crazily hardcore compared (who would have guessed? haha), and then stuff like the cycle touring guides etc, with all the top tourers giving their views. A lot of the views are quite similar so they're pretty good at pointing you in the right direction. =] Def recommend that Rob Lilwall book though!