Favorite Crazyguyonabike Journals?

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Anthony, 9 Apr 2010.

  1. Anthony

    Anthony New Member

    Like a lot of people on this forum I love reading journals on crazyguyonabike.com. So I was wondering what are your favorite journals?

    Here are my top 5:

    5. An African Adventure - There are hardly any journals about touring in Africa; this is my favorite one.

    4. A Penny Farthing World Tour (My third attempt!) - The guy rides round the world on a penny farthing, what else could you want!?

    3. Bike-about - Another well written account with superb photos; but the best thing about this journal is the problems the author encountered and overcomed.

    2. A Honeymoon to remember - Another great journal about two newly weds on their world tour. Excellent pictures and writing.

    1. A long ride home by Peter Gostelow - My all time favorite journal due to his brilliant pictures, great stories and impressive route.
  2. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Hampshire UK
    OK, I love my own!! I often re-read them because they remind me what wonderful trips I have add http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/julian

    Then this one http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=RrzKj&doc_id=4060&v=AO - a couple who independently started cycling across Canada, met on day 3, stuck together and by fell in love big time. Then headed off on bike honeymoon!

    Victor Weinreber - http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/bikearthride got half way round the world, then revealed that a girl he met briefly in the US had so captivated him that he gave up to be with her! A great read

    Cycle Chat's very own Cathryn - lovely as anything and writes beautifully. Richard is ok too! Full of enthusiasm! http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/TeamRamsden

    A superb writer is Leo Woodland. And it turned out that after many emails I used to work with his wife. And I recognised his name from his doorbell in a tiny village in France (population about 100) where my parents used to live. http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/Leo
  3. ComedyPilot

    ComedyPilot Secret Lemonade Drinker

  4. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Hampshire UK
    what's that?
  5. ComedyPilot

    ComedyPilot Secret Lemonade Drinker

  6. ComedyPilot

    ComedyPilot Secret Lemonade Drinker

    That's you bookmarked. ;)
  7. psmiffy

    psmiffy -

    Too many good ones to play favorites - some just the trip is fantastic -others are well written or have mega photos - a lot of the ones I like are by people who really do not regard themselves as cyclists but just thought it would be a good way to get about and you can see them falling in love with it as time goes on

    Not a CGOB but I have been following http://www.goingslowly.com/ for some time now
  8. HelenD123

    HelenD123 Veteran

    I'm being lazy and won't post links but I've also been following Sam and Erin in a Honeymoon to remember, Jenna and Mike as picked out by Jay Clock, Ann Wilson, and Riding East. The latter seems to have come to a premature end:sad:.

    Jenna and Mike's trip down through South America has really inspired me and I'd love to head down that way at some point.
  9. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Far too many to recall. The ones that have been mentioned amongst others. As JC says, reading your own is a great way of revisiting those special moments and writing them up in the first place is a good way of embedding it in the memory banks.
    It's essential, in my opinion, to have a good number of photos with a bit of human interest especially if it's wordy prose.

    The first one that got me hooked was a trip across the US by a Kiwi after splitting with his girlfriend. A memorable moment where he was being chatted up by a redneck who liked his short shorts.
  10. xilios

    xilios Veteran

    Maastricht, NL
  11. I like psmiffy's and jayclock's.

    I like to take a look at my own on dull days - it never fails to get me thinking about the next time.

    And on really dull days, I only have to look at Cathryn's smile - it gets me grinning back every time.

    Oh, does she cycle as well?
  12. psmiffy

    psmiffy -

    I forgot to say but there are many that you just have to admire and marvel at their fortitude - but doubt their sanity - like the Canadians who cycled in snow blizzards for ten days
  13. Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

    Nr Cambridge
    Rob Lilwall who cycled thorugh Siberia in winter ................ then carried his bike through the jungle of Papua Guinea :biggrin:.

    There are a few well written and photographed journals on CGOAB. Each has their own unique character and style. Currently I'm into a few describing their travels in South America, although I keep up to date with journals in other areas of the world. It is a great way to see the world from the comfort and safety of one's keyboard and monitor.
  14. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Jay and Phil, thank you for the gallant comments.

    I love all the journals listed...I'll be really sad when Sam and Erin finish their trip, I think their journal is exceptional!!! I enjoy all the CC people's journals too, feels a bit more personal, doesn't it.

    The one that started it off for me though was this one. I hadn't really ever thought of long distance cycle touring before I read this, one wet January afternoon with girl-flu and I was never the same again.


    The authors did loads of trips and then disappeared. My theory is that they've had a baby too. That's my theory for everything these days.
  15. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice