ThunderSunshine

ThunderSunshine

Alastair Humphreys / Dec 15, 2019

ThunderSunshine Alistair Humphreys cycled around the world a journey of miles This inspiring story traces the second leg of his travels the length of South and North America the breadth of Asia and back acros

  • Title: ThunderSunshine
  • Author: Alastair Humphreys
  • ISBN: 9781903070543
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alistair Humphreys cycled around the world a journey of 46,000 miles This inspiring story traces the second leg of his travels the length of South and North America, the breadth of Asia and back across Europe, crossing the mountains and salt flats of South America, canoeing the Five Finger Rapids of the Yukon River, and braving a Siberian Winter with only the flimsiest teAlistair Humphreys cycled around the world a journey of 46,000 miles This inspiring story traces the second leg of his travels the length of South and North America, the breadth of Asia and back across Europe, crossing the mountains and salt flats of South America, canoeing the Five Finger Rapids of the Yukon River, and braving a Siberian Winter with only the flimsiest tent to protect him from the elements.

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    1. I have read Lilwal's book and "Moods of Joy", which is a first part of Humpreys saga. I must admit that Thunder and Sunshine is better in all counts, it contains more pages, some maps, language is more developed and read more pleasant.Humpreys saga is not only really travel around the world but as well or perhaps most, great trip inside himself. He is not most beautiful character in the world, but he is trying to be honest. He is selfish, stubborn, egocentric, spoiled English boy. But he doesn't [...]


    2. The first part was so good, luckily there is a second part, with much more pages and as good as the first book. Like I said in the first part review (Moods of Future Joy), this is the best cycle-touring book i've read so far. Very well written and balanced. Dramatic, funny, real, adventurous, courageous, inspiring. Well done Alastair.


    3. In Humphreys' first book, Moods of Future Joys, he describes his journey by bike through Europe with the intention of going through Asia. 9/11 changed everything, so he cycled all the way down through Africa instead. This is the account of the second half of monumental ride around the world. First, though, he needs a boat, not a bike. Securing a passage on a sailing boat as a crew member, he departs from Cape Town, next stop Rio. He travels down to the very south of the country and begins his jo [...]


    4. This was great! I love what the guy did and he is such an engaging writer. Pure escapism. It felt like I was there cycling along and enjoying and enduring all highs and lows with him.


    5. A truly inspirational book. I read it while doing a Land's End to John O'Groats cycle. The epic scale of the obstacles he had to overcome put my littles ones into perspective. I had my own experience of a Patagonian headwind and I am astonished how he kept going in his real one. A great read!


    6. Book two of Humphreys' journey picks up directly where one left off. It describes the joys of a trans-Atlantic yacht journey. He arrives in Rio and takes a bus to Tierra del Fuego, so that he can cycle the entire length of south America, heading up the west coast and the Andes. This is a different Al Humphreys. His first year on the road has made him grow. He is more confident as a writer and as a lone traveller. There is much less crying – although still a little – and his cultural referenc [...]


    7. I enjoy travel memoirs, and this is a good one. While the writer raises mine for a couple of charities, that is brought to light only (a bit clumsily) toward the end of the book. Humphreys does good work putting the reader on the seat of his bike, or at least watching over his shoulder. During some of the chapters, I could not help but wonder at his physical comfort and the toll the ride was taking on his body. While he talks about the rigors of riding, he rarely mentioned how he felt physically [...]


    8. Wow another great book by Alastair Humphreys. This is quite an epic follow up to the first epic book! Anyone interested in travel and adventure should read these. I kept wanting to go out for a ride whenever I picked it up!


    9. One of the best adventure travel books I've read. Great followup to his first book, Moods of Future Joy, which is also a great book. Both books inspire one to seek out more adventure & travel.


    10. Hi I hardly ever make the effort to write a review but decided to for this one because it's worth it. My reading life was seriously starting to wane and fizzle out. Humphreys totally revived that. Now its been proven that.Hi I hardly ever make the effort to write a review but decided to do so for this one because it's worth it. My reading life was seriously starting to wane and fizzle out. Humphreys totally revived that. Now, its been proven that when we read, the brain does not make a real dist [...]


    11. I liked both books of Alastair's cycling around the world but perhaps I had even higher expectations after reading couple of his other books beforehand. It must be extremely tough to summarize such a trip into two books, what to include in and what to leave out. Anyway mad respect for Alastair for completeting such a challenge!


    12. For me, not as engaging as 'Moods of future Joys' but still an epic read. Incredible end to an incredible journey.


    13. This second book chronicling the adventures of Alastair Humphreys as he cycles around the world is even better than the first. Humphreys really grew as a writer. The style is much improved, as is his descriptive ability. Picking up where the previous book left off, Humphreys grabs a racing yacht headed to Argentina from South Africa, crossing the Atlantic before winding down in Patagonia to begin his ride back home. It was fascinating to read about his encounters as he wended through Argentina a [...]


    14. I love cycle travel books, I generally find them very inspiring. I read Alastair Humphrey's first book, Moods of Future Joy, in the summer last year and saved this one to read on my holiday. I wasn't disappointed. I love the detail and that this book seamlessly carries on from where the first left off. This book leaves you with a sense of adventure; to get out there and explore, see, do, travel the world. I look forward to reading more from this author about his next adventures.


    15. A great story of an epic journey. There is a challenge to read this book and not mentally plan your own trip. (I've daydreamed of weeks around Europe and across America since starting this book - both huge contrasts to the 150 miles weekend trips I took in my teens) I admire the bravery required to set-out on this trip, the discipline to stick at it through the mishap, discomfort and -40 degrees C of Siberia. And I bow to the effort required to complete the trip. There are still a significant nu [...]


    16. An honest and superbly written account I have read many books telling stories from the road written by bicycle travelers. Often those accounts were more about the places than they were about the journey. Alastair's account brings the reader into the journey like no other. His descriptions of life on the road are honest and revealing. At times he is in tears with doubts about his commitment to finishing and at other times he is ecstatic about what he has accomplished. I highly recommend this book [...]


    17. Truly inspirational. Very envious of Alastair's trip and subsequent career. I enjoyed the reflections on the ups and downs of the trip, as well as his changing perceptions of each country he rode through. It has given been wanderlust, a number of good quotes, much more knowledge than I had before on various countries, a sense of proportion, ideas for future trips, a desire to read more adventuring books and a sense of awe. Would recommend to anyone who thinks there are limits on what they can ac [...]


    18. I just love this book. Definitely one of my favourites. Its part two of Alastair Humphrey's journey around the world. Easy read and highly enjoyable. Its a must for people into travel books. The writer is a genuine person who expresses his emotions beautifully. The prose is so wonderful it makes you feel as if you are on a journey with the author. I remember being stupefied and mesmerized by the magic of this books for weeks after I finished it. 5/5 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


    19. I don't know if it is the writing or his journey, but as I kept reading, it felt like I was actually there at some point. Laughing when he mentions a good thing and being sad when something bad happens. I took so much time reading it (over 6 months). It is one of those books that you don't want to rush into, reading it when I felt like and I'm glad I did it that way.


    20. I read this not long after 'part one'. Is it pretentious? Who knows, but he does seem to land on his feet well - eg his cross-ocean yacht trip. As it progresses the story becomes more down to earth and the trials and tribulations become real, and the author's persona is revealed. A thoroughly good read.


    21. A stunning documentary of the adventure of a lifetime. Alistair's views and observations of the cultures and people he meets are really fulfilling to read. Just deep enough to make one feel like a better person and easy enough to process before bedtime. Entertained from the start and I didn't want it to end Much like Alistair.


    22. This was an excellent book, every bit as good as the first. He is brutally honest about the places he travels through as well as his own failings. Aside from that, he puts a human face on the planet as he cuts through the bs that is often portrayed in the media.


    23. One of my favourite books of all time, charts on mans brilliant journey around the world on his bike over several years. This book is extremely well written and engaging but it's true strength is its honesty and the way it present the good amongst humanity all around the world.


    24. A wonderful read. The second half of a true round the world cycle trip. This included:- Patagonia to Alaska - an 18 month ride- Siberia in Winter- Japan- China- West Asia- Europe- Back to England after over 4 years on the road.A truly heroic, epic and inspiring story.


    25. Like all great travel books, you never want the journey to end. The second part of Alastair Humphreys' tale of cycling around the world in four years. Incredible.




    26. This is about a British guy who takes four years to cycle around the world. Tickles my adventurous yearnings.




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