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- DescriptionJuliana Buhring had been mired in a dark hole of depression after the death of a man she loved, and when an acquaintance suggested they hor his memory by biking across Canada, she thought, Canada? Why t the world? And why t alone. She had never seriously ridden a bicycle before. She had athletic experience or corporate sponsorship, but with just eight months of preparation, Juliana Buhring departed from Naples, Italy, in July 2012 aiming to become the first woman to circumnavigate the globe. She set out believing she might t ever return, but that she had thing to lose. Over 152 days, Juliana's ride spanned four continents and 18,060 miles. She traversed small-town and big-mountain America, Australian desert expanses, South Asian rainforests and villages, and Turkish plains. She suffered innumerable breakdowns, severe food poisoning, hostile pursuers, and the international longing for a good Italian espresso. When she crossed the finish line into Naples before the end of the year, she officially became the fastest woman to cycle the world (beating prior men's records, to boot). Accomplishing what she never thought she could, buoyed by the outpouring of support from friends and strangers, Juliana rediscovered herself. In the process she proved that there are extraordinary people-there are only people who decide to do extraordinary things.
- Author BiographyJuliana Buhring is a British-German ultra-endurance cyclist and writer. In 2012, she set the first Guinness World Record as the Fastest Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe by Bike, riding over 18,000 miles in 152 days. She lives in Naples, Italy.
- Author(s)Juliana Buhring
- PublisherWW Norton & Co
- Date of Publication24/05/2016
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWW Norton & Co
- Content Note15 illustrations
- Weight340 g
- Width150 mm
- Height218 mm
- Spine22 mm
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