Blogging it from China to England on a bicycle - Edward Genochio on 2wheels
Hi Mr Bike Man!What a trip of a lifetime..I like your photos with comments.I will certainly attend any function planned for your return and bring a few Mates.I do a few Triathlons in the summer which helps me to keep fit for my marathon training spring autuwn.I can't imagine peddling the days you do. Well Done.
Hi Edward,I am planning on doing a fund raising bike ride from London to Ulan Bator to raise money for the Lotus refuge for the street kids and I came across your website. I am leaving in Oct/Nov 2005. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Drop me a line, it would be good to meet up half way. I could do with asking a few on the road questions. Thanks Anton from London!!
Great to see the site back up and running and looking better then ever. Have enjoyed watching your progress since Feb 04 and will continue to watch your progress with interest. Safe journey back.
Hi!I love the "beard photos"!:-)Good site. Good luck on your adventures.Janne Corax.
Hey, just a fellow bike adventurer checking out your site. Had to write a comment because I recognize Victoria and Daniel from my tour in Patagonia in early 1999; we shared a campsite with a road crew in some major winds on Ruta 40. I'm planning another big tour in November for a couple of years at least. If you're reading this Victoria and Daniel drop me an email at email@example.comGood luck with the touring everybody!-Gareth from Canada
hi edward.following your progress on a computer in Exmouth.Off on my own mini exped' next year,(exmouth to the med' and back)I envy your ability to do a 'grand tour'I'm 66 and preparing for my last thrash before they put a new hip in me.Do well & stay safe. Veloman
i know from experience that one sometimes is summoned to shoot on the fly, but when editing I nix out the ones that are annoyingly out of focus.
blikey blimey I was just looking for more crazy things to do on a wet weekend in darkest surrey. Then I found your website.....What can I to do appart from watch from the side lines in amazement at your endeavour?PS I have a mortage, overdraft, children, wife and six goldfish to support. There must be something I can do, I know I'll write to my MP asking them to put you on a chat show as you'll have more to say and you could plug the book you need to write of your exploits....best of luck with rest of trip. try to keep out of ditches, away from big trucks and generally out of trouble.carl wackan
I have saw you story in the store that specialized in sport products in Shanghai.I admire you that you have so much time and a strong body to do this. One suggestion:write a book about your journey in Chinese version. It will be popular
hey punkers - . I like the picture of the Tuva music festival - nice alternative setting to Glastonbury! Also like the beard pics - U all look quite similar - WITH the beards I mean. The beard looks like it might have a life of its own - like its added another dimension to your outlook/ personality?! The sketch is good to. I'd like to try a mongolian dumpling - They look like my kind of thing.. Also the salted duck.
Absent antonym: nonchalant
Full of admiration (and envy!) for what you're doing, we'd like to wish you a very safe journey and lots of fun and interesting times along the way.Alison and Antonie Mouthaan,friends of Joan Bridges
Was glad to read your note on air travel, my own thought for years including the fact that I hate going to airports, spending time at airports and sitting smashed into an airline seat. Just read a similar article in the Guardian which I am forwarding along with yours to the huge number of people I know who fly just about constantly! Unfortunately ( at this moment in Bush time) I live in America and would like to see other worlds, so fly once a year.
Edward, do please come and do a talk for the Bristol Wilderness Lectures season when you return! Interested to hear from another lecturer who cycled the length of South America, of his reliance on Kevlar tyres - puncture proof! Take care, and enjoy yourself, Philip
Hello Edward !!Great to see that your on your move back to Europe :-)Still enjoy memories from our meeting at mid-Siberia in 2004.I couldnt help notice that your plans for 2008 (summer-autumn?) may be the same as mine:"...2008 - North Cape to Gibraltar (speed ride). "Though for my part, only 'slow running', lol. NO superman here...With my best wishes & LOTS OF HAPPY DAYS on the roads :-)Jesper
Ed Babe....it it true you had Janiga in first grade? I was a Janigian also. I played a narrator in Peter Rabbit. great photos holmes
hi bike manthat interview was hilarious :Dwho did it?
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Just a note to say that I enjoyed all of your wonder photographs of your ride through Mongolia. My 23 year old daughter has just arrived there as a volunteer for the U.S. Peace Corp. Your photos have helped me as her mom to see a bit of the area she in
Actually, "Esztergom" IS the correct spelling.
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hey, Just wanted to let you know your amazing. Saw a tiny litle thing in the times about you - you shoulda been front page!! People can learn from what your doing. Thanks!!PeaceJames
Hi Edward,Great site and story, humorous introduction, thought-provoking ramblings, tenacious trip-reports, fascinating photos. All very well done! The definitive bookmark for bikers on China. I hope I can some day summon the courage to leave home on the bike and head on out for a similarly long trip. (So far I have mostly done "short-time long-distance" bike rides, i.e. a couple hundred km on a day/weekend, see my website).Safe riding!Thomas.
Hi - I had the pleasure of hearing you give a talk about your cycling expedition earlier this week at ye olde Exeter University as part of our Staff Development Day. As much fun as it was trying to work out I had the name Han Solo stuck to my forehead for the best part of half an hour, your talk was easily the best bit of the day so thank you for a very funny, inspirational and thought provoking morning :)I shall be getting the book when it's published - my second hotly anticipated read of the year along with the last Harry Potter book :)
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Great pictures! What great stories to tell for a lifetime.
Another blog claims that inept is derived from Latin & the 'in' is not a prefix -- so nobody can be ept :-(http://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/unpaired.htm
regarding the Evans-Pritchard article under writings:Anthropologists = worthless human beings? Have you read anything at all written by an anthropologist less than 30 years ago? Try Paul Farmer's Pathologies of Power for just one example of an anthropologist doing their damnedest to help the people they work with in ways that make sense to the people themselves rather than the IMF or Worldbank's far-removed planners. I know too many good people who have spent their professional lives doing everything they can to help the people they work and collaborate with in whatever ways they can to find that comment about their "worthlessness" as anything other than utterly insulting.
Inept does have a positive antonym, adept, ad+ept. So there.
"The cyclist and the pedestrian are becoming not just endangered species, but pariahs too. "Huh you should try being a motorcyclist part of the solution NOT the problem,never mentioned filling the gap between rail and pushbike 100mpg with fun to boot no jams, available to non atheletes do I need to go on...
@Anonymous (28 Nov 2007):Oh but my dear old thing. If you can find anywhere at all on my website where I have described anthropologists, jointly, severally, or otherwise, as "worthless", please let me know, and I will remedy the situation as fast as my tiny little fingers will allow.
This is a great post! I was Googling around searching for a list just like this, and your collection is very useful. I love words! Thanks very much.
"ruthless" - 5 seconds on Google comes up with the word "ruth" meaning to have compassion for others (and linked to the verb "to rue")
about the Evans-Pritchard interview: where did you find the film? Is is possible to have access to the original tape?