This Road I Ride: My incredible journey from novice to fastest woman to cycle the globe
In December 2012, Juliana Buhring became the first woman to circumnavigate the world by bicycle. With only a few months of training and little sponsorship, support or money she left from Naples on 23 July 2012 to cycle the world.
Raised in a religious cult as a child, Juliana finally broke away as a young adult and found her soul mate - an explorer seeking the source of un...more
I already bought - pre-ordered - this book on Amazon a week ago. This book will be released in a few weeks in stores. I bought this book so that Paul could give it to his mother as a gift. ( she rode her bike across the United States twice).
Yesterday I noticed this book on Netgalley. I had my own - somewhat -interest in reading this story, but honest to God...not with the razzle-dazzle enthusiasm as I'm feeling now. I just finish it!!! I AM SOOOO MOVED!!!! I th ...more
Disclaimer: I am NOT a bicyclist, but my husband is. As a result, I've found a love for the sport. Every year we watch the Tour de France and about six months ago, he drew me in with a documentary film about the first unsupported Trans America bicycle race. In that race was a woman rider who honestly stole the show. We loved her. She was snarky and fun as she goaded the Italian men who said she shouldn't be there because she didn't have the experience. Well, a few weeks after that I wa ...more
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I met Juliana for the first time in 2011, and she told me about her ambition to cycle the world despite not having any history as an athlete. She said she didn't like talking about it bec ...more
Rüzgara Karşı, bir başarının hikayesi olduğu için beni gerçekten etkiledi. Düşünsenize Dünyanın etrafını bir bisikletle dolanan ve bunu yapan ilk kadının hikayesini okuyorsunuz, kitabı okurken açıklayamayacağım duygular hissettim...
Juliana hiçbir şekilde pes etmiyor, sürekli ona yanlış yönden gittiğini, bir bisikletle kadın başına dünyayı dolaşamayacağını söylüyorlar ama ...more
Okuma hızıma inanamadığım kitap, Rüzgara Karşı. Çünkü yazar o kadar akıcı yazmış ki kelimeler kelimeleri takip ediyor, bir anda bitiveriyor kitap. O muhteşem betimlemeler sayesinde sanki bisikletle dünyayı turlayan benmişim gibi hissettim. Doğal afetlere, tekerinin patlamasına rağmen pes etmiyor bu sıra dışı kadın. Zaten hayatının zorluklarında da pes etmemiş bir yolunu bulmuş. Daha kapsamlı olarak anlattığı kitabından bolca söz ediyor yazar. Bir tarikat yüzünden ai ...more
Juliana does a great job of taking you along on her journey to circumnavigate the world, while dealing with the loss of her lover and friend. You're thrown into her travels, and feel like you're right there enduring both the hardships and the joys with her. As a cyclist myself, I appreciated not having to wade through pages of details of her training and which bike she purchased or why. W ...more
I did find a paragraph in her epilogue v ...more
But then something totally random, something for which we are totally unprepared, is thrown into the mix, and we suddenly realize that for all its laws, for all its order, the universe is full of chaos, and all our carefully laid plans are useless.”