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“Humphreys is an excellent storyteller. Readers will marvel at his daily biking feats, endure his up-and-down emotions, grow to appreciate how much the little things in life matter, enjoy the scenic depictions, and learn about the social differences of people via his perceptive accounts of his multicultural experiences.” —Library Journal
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About the Author

Alastair Humphreys is an author, blogger, and motivational speaker who was named as one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year for 2012. He is the author of Blue Mountains, The Boy Who Biked the World, and Ten Lessons from the Road.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Eye Books; First Edition edition (June 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903070546
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903070543
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.1 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,323,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have read many bicycle travel adventure books, and what separates the great ones from the mediocre is always the same thing - the extent to which the author lets us into his heart. Sure, the tales of tribulations on the road are exciting, and we are always up for a good suspense at the border crossing story. But when the author tells us of his feelings and emotions, especially the honesty in which he writes about his loneliness and self-doubt, and yes, his determination and moments of transcendent happiness - that is what brings Moods of Future Joys and Thunder and Sunshine, to a higher level than the typical travel adventure. I thoroughly enjoyed both books and look forward to whatever else Alastair Humphreys cares to write about.
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This book is a continuance of Alastairs first book "Moods of Future Joys: Around the World by Bike" and it is no less entertaining and inspiring than the first part. He knows how to tell a story and describe the various adventures he experienced, I felt like I was along for the ride. Highly recommended not only for other bike tourists but anyone interested in learning more about the world.
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This is a fantastic book. I read 'Moods of Future Joys' and this one back to back straight though. They document an incredible adventure. His writing style and insights into humanity make this a book you can't put down.
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There are grand adventures and then there are the truly epic ones. Alastair Humphrey's book - covering the second half of his world bicycle trip from South America back to the UK - falls into the latter. I honestly couldn't put it down and it wasn't just because of the edge of your seat action filling just about every chapter, but the honesty, humour and charm that seems to infuse every page. Alastair writes in a beautifully relaxed and real style that seems to come from the bottom of his heart. You'll laugh, you'll squirm and you'll undoubtedly be horrified at some parts but the end result is a brilliant read about a (let's face it) brilliant adventurer who likes to think of himself as a modern Bilbo Baggins but is honestly more of an Aragorn. What a champion and an inspiration! A gem among adventure travel books.
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I bought this book thinking it would be about bicycle riding. What a surprise. What an amazing collection of stories about people, places, and adventure. I am very impressed that someone could write so much interesting content. Awesome book!
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Beautifully written. Epic adventure. Great to have a quality travel book by a 'normal' person rather than the endless celebrity stuff. Well done Alistair! Can't wait to read about his South Pole book.
Chloe
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Format: Paperback
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.
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I could not put down the magnificent work of Al Humphreys’ Thunder & Sunshine until I had rode back home with him. A compelling description of one man’s journey around the world by bicycle. This epic adventure was so enormous in the undertaking that it took two volumes to tell the story. While Thunder & Sunshine stands alone on its own merit, one might want to read part 1 of Alastair Humphreys’ four year journey starting with his book Moods of Future Joys, also written in the style of a real adventurer. As I plan my own adventures by bicycle these books will be read again and again.

“From your front door, it’s a long ride home.” Alastair Humphreys

Jeffrey Fritts, College Place, WA. USA
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