Thirty-six hours of hitchhiking and buses later, we were back where we had started. Although, we would be able to pick the journey up from Meangee when we set off again, it felt as though all the ground we had gained over those first, difficult 12 days was now lost. Excerpt taken from Cycling Home from Siberia by Rob Lilwall, chapter 7, page 34
A few years ago, when C told me that she had met a guy who was cycling around the world, I went Woah cool!
I was still dabbling around in triathlons and was impressed with the fact that someone would spend a year or two cycling around the world.
wrote and published his first book, based on his 3.5 year cycling experience from Siberia to his home in London. It took him a lot of guts, sheer determination and stamina to cycle 30,000 miles that weaved through Siberia, Afghanistan, Australia, SEA and parts of Europe. My favorite part was when he met C along the way and now, they are happily married.
I have been helping C and Rob to promote his book and motivation sessions by spreading the word to my co-workers, friends and people whom I think would be interested. I was honored to be gifted with a signed by from Rob and it was sent via mail to me. I was excited upon receiving it and started reading it almost immediately.
I am currently about a quarter through the book and starting on chapter 12. The book read has been awesome so far. I love how a relevant quote starts off each exciting chapter - one of my favorites is,If you were to die right now, how would you feel about your life? ~ Brad Pitt, Fight Club
(Cycling Home from Siberia, Chapter 2, page 6)
Although I am no longer interested in cycling or triathlons, this book has kept me reading on about Rob's cycling adventures. I admire his courage and 'dare-to-do-it' attitude and it has motivated me to fight for what I want to do in life. I don't want to reveal too much of the book as I am sure some of you would be keen to pick up this book.
Rob will be in Singapore in April 2010. If anyone is keen to have Rob speak at a company or sporting event, drop me a note and I will get you in touch with them. For a quick read on his heart-thumping adventure in Afghanistan, check it out here
. Also, watch out this space for an upcoming interview with Rob :)