Coffee First, Then the World: One Woman's Record-Breaking Pedal Around the Planet

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Coffee First, Then the World: One Woman's Record-Breaking Pedal Around the Planet

Coffee First, Then the World: One Woman's Record-Breaking Pedal Around the Planet

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As much as Jenny is a feral soul she holds a deeply rooted connection to her community in the highlands of Scotland where she lives amongst her family and friends, including her now grown up son Lachlan. Just like when talking about her fears and frustrations, Graham talks about these encounters with great energy, humor and joy - one can’t help but smile at some of these passages. Jenny wasn’t born into a culture of elite sport, but through a mad tapestry of life experiences she gained the grit and the humour with which to truly strive. Jenny Graham zeigt mit dieser Entscheidung, dass sie flexibel sein muss, wenn sie erfolgreich sein will. When Jenny Graham decided to attempt to become the fastest woman to circumnavigate the world on a bicycle (with allowances for flights over oceans), she was both excited and nervous.

She does talk about her relationships with family and friends, but the real people aspect of this book is her interactions with those from other countries and cultures.

Irgendwann hat ihr ein Bekannter das Buch von Mark Beaumont empfohlen, der 2008 als schnellster Radfahrer um die Welt gefahren war. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

She strictly adheres to self-imposed rules about what 'self-supported' means (since Guinness doesn't differentiate yet) and she follows them even when other options present themselves, like denying to ride in someone's slipstream or only staying in homes that are part of the Warm Showers network. I was in awe of her journey at every point, feeling like I really understood what she was experiencing, but in disbelief a human can achieve what she did! Jenny is an absolute badass, but she keeps it so real, honest and relatable, like I feel I just rode around the world too.In 2018, amateur cyclist Jenny Graham left family and friends behind in Scotland to become the fastest woman to cycle around the world. She rarely breaks away from the flow of the journal, and when she does, it's normally in recognition of something that has positively impacted her life and/or the challenge. Her debut book Coffee First Then the World share tales of her most gruelling journey to date; A record-breaking cycle around the planet. For years, I have recommended Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air as the de facto adventure story, but this sits right alongside it.

I’m not one for getting overly gushy about bikes, but as I lay on the cool, unfamiliar white sheets, I appeared to be talking to mine. As you can imagine, the more nail-biting sections include getting through customs without losing an absorbent amount of time, making sure you have enough supplies if you encounter a puncture, and braving the monstrous trucks on the road. Brief explanations of technical terms, dangers and joys of being on the open road and the ins and outs of specific gear are all explained.

If the reader wants to get a first hand account of a fantastic accomplishment by one woman with determination, then this is the book for them. She films and photographs herself, sends info along to her sister for various social updates, and messages/face times with family and friends, all while riding about 280km per day, for 125 straight days.

As she battles physical and mental challenges to race against the clock, Jenny gradually opens up to the joy of the adventure and all its daily discoveries.

Im Juni 2018 stand eine junge Schottin mit ihrem Fahrrad am Brandenburger Tor und brach zu einer Reise auf, die schon einige vor ihr unternommen hatten. Each day includes locations, sleeping conditions and distance stats, followed by a commentary from Jenny. They had come out with me to Germany to film the start, in the hope that I’d make it far enough self-shooting for them to make a documentary.



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