Dreaming Of Jupiter

  • Title: Dreaming Of Jupiter
  • Author: Ted Simon
  • ISBN: 9781847441812
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dreaming Of Jupiter Back in the seventies Ted Simon drove a Triumph motorcycle around the world His book Jupiter s Travels became the acknowledged classic of motorcycle adventure It inspired thousands Ewan McGregor i
    Back in the seventies, Ted Simon drove a Triumph motorcycle around the world His book, Jupiter s Travels, became the acknowledged classic of motorcycle adventure It inspired thousands, Ewan McGregor included, to roam the globe Now in his own seventies, thirty years after his epic journey began, Ted has retraced that epic journey, still on a bike, to rediscover himself,Back in the seventies, Ted Simon drove a Triumph motorcycle around the world His book, Jupiter s Travels, became the acknowledged classic of motorcycle adventure It inspired thousands, Ewan McGregor included, to roam the globe Now in his own seventies, thirty years after his epic journey began, Ted has retraced that epic journey, still on a bike, to rediscover himself, his world and the memorable characters he met A remarkable perspective on the world today.

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    1. Simon's follow-up to his ground breaking book Jupiter’s travels about his four year-long around the world trip on a temperamental Triumph motorcycle. This trip ostensible taken to see the jaundiced view of the world he had on the first trip was accurate no surprise 30 years on the world has only become more crowded and consumed by poverty. That he had the guts to make this trip is pretty amazing – despite the number of years that have passed since the first book was released this trip bears [...]

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    2. Such a good book to read when you're on the road yourself - a brilliant follow-up to Jupiters Travels

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    3. Im Jahre 2000 fuhr Ted Simon, der Autor dieses Buches, im stolzen Alter von 70 Jahren zum zweiten Mal mit seinem Motorrad um die Welt. Dabei wählte er die Route wie schon 26 Jahre zuvor: durch Europa, Afrika, Amerika, Australien und Südasien. Nach zwei und halb Jahren findet seine Reise am Ausgangspunkt sein Ende. Auf eindrucksvolle Weise schildert Ted Simon seine Erlebnisse, die Schwierigkeiten und Schönheiten seiner Reise und läßt den Leser intensiv an seinen Gefühlen, Ängsten und Hochs [...]

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    4. I really didn't know what to make of this book all the way until the end. Like Blue Highways (William Least Heat Moon), Simon seemed to be looking for something without really letting us know what that really was. Of course he told us that he had already done this round-the-world thing before but now he was in his 70s. His age alone makes it a quite remarkable achievement. But he seemed always melancholy about what he would find-often old landmarks and favoured locations were gone. It wasn't cle [...]

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    5. This is an interesting book for anyone in a reflective mood but, like the author, I found it hard to see his second journey as anything other than an epilogue to Jupiter's Travels.The highlights of this book are in the accounts of meeting up with old friends and chance acquaintances from his first trip. The way 30 years have changed places, travel and the traveller also makes good reading.In many ways Ted Simon's biking achievements second time around are more impressive but the lustre in his wr [...]

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    6. For a man of seventy to ride a motorcycle around the world is a remarkable achievement. But this book, superficially similar in style to Jupiter's Travels, the story of his first trip, lacks the light-heartedness, the humor of the earlier work. Frankly, it would have been a better trip, and a better book, if Simon had simply fired up the bike once more to see what he could see, without the constant pressure of deadlines and goals. Instead of experiencing each country for what it is, he is again [...]

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    7. I read Jupiters Travels a after a traumatic motorcycle accident and it helped me to come to terms with my recovery and looking forward to getting back on two wheels. I read this book several years later having never gone back to motorcycling and so I come to this its a completely different perspective. I see this book as more of a reflection of how the world has changed rather than a motorcycle journey. Still a great book, especially if you are thinking of travelling the world and order how easy [...]

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    8. It was an interesting read, to see the comparrisons in Ted Simon on his recent trip around the World, compared to 1973 when he first set out on his voyage by motorbike. Differences were quite obvious, in his views toward this means and length of travel. He asks alot of questions of himself, that I would have liked to ask him. And also it is not too sentimental as you would imagine being it 30 years since he took the same route.

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    9. Ted Simon's retracing in 2001-04 of the route he took in the 1970s when he was in his 40s is similar in tone and style. The personal voyage is different in many ways, though. As he turns 70 and sees the many changes in the world, he reflects on many implications, both to himself and the world. I highly recommend this book.

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    10. a tired version of the fist book. Also he really didn't follow the early route, but was jumping here and there and taking a short route (because he was tired). So not so much of the original 'idea' (going again to the places where he visited on his first trip), of the book actually was fulfilled. A disappointing book after the first one.

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    11. Simon attemts to follow the route he took around the world 30 years privious. The story of the trip is interesting, but the added dimension is his compairing the two trips to each other. It sounds great, but I wouldn't want to be gone from my family and life for 3 years. Now doing part of the trip over several months would be cool.

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    12. I'm not a big non-fiction reader but couldn't resist a book about riding a motorcycle around the world, twice. Unfortunatley the writing didn't give me any sense of the excitement, wonder and awe that Mr. Simon must have felt on his two trips.

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    13. godofthunder/ted-sim

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    14. Fun follow-up to his earlier book, illustrating how much the world had changed. But the author really hasn't. ;-)I wonder if he ever settled down.

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    15. Started off extremely well, but sadly he obviously got bored towards the end. Although it has made me curious about Jupiter's Travels.

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    16. After all the others this was the first!

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    17. Ted was a lot better in this book

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