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Ebook Off the Rails by Tim Cope read! Book Title: Off the Rails
The author of the book: Tim Cope
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 544 KB
Edition: Not Avail
Date of issue: October 1st 2013
ISBN: 1408852551
ISBN 13: 9781408852552

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Off the Rails is probably one of my favorite travel books to date, and although the narration can be quite confusing at times, since it switches between the two authors every now and then, the reader would probably figure out the differences in their characters as one goes through the book.

Written by Tim Cope and Chris Hatherly in 2003, the book is practically a journal of their 10,000km journey from Moscow to Beijing on recumbent (customized) bicycles in a span of 14 months. As with every destination, they managed to achieve this feat, but with numerous adventures along the way, while they were still in their early 20s.

More than the spirit of traveling deeply embedded in the book, there are certain moments where you suddenly stop because the last lines you've read describe exactly what you feel about your life. For Cope and Hatherly, riding across Russia, Siberia, Mongolia and ending up in China meant meeting various locals along the way and experiencing their hospitality, acquiring frostbites, diarrhea, and fighting weight loss, camping in schizophrenic weathers, and discovering a lot about your companion, and yourself.

Tim Cope defined this perfectly in the following lines: "I knew what kind of experience I wanted. I had learnt that it wasn't the spectacular moment that made journeys special for me -- they were always transient and rare. It was finding enjoyment and a deep satisfaction from the ordinary and routine that was most important. And the only way to do that, I though was to get to know a place deeply."

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Ebook Off the Rails read Online! Tim Cope is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an award-winning adventurer, author, filmmaker and motivational speaker with a special interest in Central Asia and states of the former Soviet Union. He has studied as a wilderness guide in the Finnish and Russian Arctic, ridden a bicycle across Russia to China, and rowed a boat 4500km through Siberia to the Arctic Ocean. He lives in Victoria, Australia and travels annually to Mongolia as a trekking guide.

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