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Released: 2012-09-06

'Why Don't You Fly?' Back Door to Beijing – by Bicycle by Christopher J.A. Smith


In May just 2000 Chris Smith left his comfy Worcestershire house, however as a substitute of biking the movements twelve miles to work, he kept on pedalling.
Thirteen months later (having fallen off six instances and worn out three sets of tyres, three chains and two pairs of trainers) he arrived in Beijing.

Throughout a gruelling 16,500-mile examination of bodily and psychological stamina he traversed sizzling deserts, scaled lofty peaks, crossed mighty rivers and risked extinction within the chaotic visitors of the cities. He ate and drank in roadside cafés in the company of inquisitive lorry drivers and shared dormitories with farm arms and mosquitoes in far off Chinese villages. He survived bugs, blizzards, cockroaches, heat, hurricanes, sandstorms, cyclones, stone-throwing locals and lunatic drivers. Sceptical western existentialism encountered non secular fatalism in the cafés and teahouses of the Center East and India throughout a physical and non secular journey that constantly raised questions about attitudes and values widely taken without any consideration in the West.

‘Why Don’t You Fly?’ is the account of an epic quest to rediscover a misplaced experience of id by which pleasure and exhaustion alternate positions towards a backdrop of prodigious physical endeavour.

'Interesting studying.' — 'Restricted Adaptation' Magazine

'Smith's sensible, sincere prose is crafted superbly and peppered with excellent moments of drama, communicate and actual humanity'. — 'Asia and Away' Magazine

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eBook Details

Author: Christopher J.A. S.. Writer: Pen Press Binding: Kindle Adaptation Language: English Pages: 290


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