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Off The Rails - 10000 km by Bicycle across Russia Siberia and Mongolia to China - cover

Off The Rails - 10000 km by Bicycle across Russia Siberia and Mongolia to China

Tim Cope, Chris Hatherly

Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks

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This is the true story of two twenty-year old Australians who travelled for fourteen months on recumbent bicycles from Russia, across Siberia and Mongolia, to Beijing. It is as much a story of perseverance, passion, and belief as it is about the people and remarkable landscapes of Siberia and Mongolia. Tim and Chris are not just fearless adventurers but philosophers on wheels, willing and able to open themselves up to everything from the voice of the Steppes to the Russian villagers and the nomads of the Gobi desert. From this they draw an often funny, moving and inspirational tale of living out a dream. Mixed into this journey is the story of their tumultuous relationship as two opposing wills battle it out in the midst of heat, snow and hunger.

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