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by Ted Simon

Download Jupiter's Travels : Four Years Around the World on a Triumph eBook
ISBN:
0965478505
Author:
Ted Simon
Category:
Specialty Travel
Language:
English
Publisher:
Jupitalia Productions; 2 edition (December 1, 1996)
Pages:
448 pages
EPUB book:
1153 kb
FB2 book:
1350 kb
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1374 kb
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Rating:
4.3
Votes:
113


I rode a bicycle around the world for over two years. Ted Simon captures the feelings of long-distance, long-time traveling like no one else I've ever read (although there are some other great books out there, see below).

Jupiter’s Travels Ted Simon Jupiter. When the reserve tank ran dry too, and the engine choked and died, I guessed I was ten or fifteen miles from Gaya. The thought was disagreeable. My thoughts brushed over the years and miles of the journey, tracing the fear as it had waxed and waned along the way, trying to hold it all together and reassure myself that there really had been a beginning. Without a beginning how could there be an end? At times, and more frequently now, I could feel the tiredness invading my bones, bleaching my retina and raising a mist on the horizon of my mind. Soon it would have to end. There were many men walking along the road.

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H. Johnston, 1902 'The Turkana is a careless and cruel herdsman and a most efficient liar. E. D. Emley, 1927 'A feature of social life. is the continual begging. he only limits I am aware of are that a man may not beg another man's wife. Savage and wild as the country he lives in, so he will remain, in my opinion, to the end of time. P. K. Gulliver, 1963 Time came to an end abruptly a few years after those last words were written, with the bad drought and cholera of the sixties

Yet Ted Simon rode around the world over the course of four years, traveling 78,000 miles, through 45 countries and became a motorcycling . Simon wrote Jupiter’s Travels in 1979 and it quickly became a cult classic.

Yet Ted Simon rode around the world over the course of four years, traveling 78,000 miles, through 45 countries and became a motorcycling legend whose fame continues today. His was a story of raw adventure. His travels took him over mountains and through jungles, through wars and revolutions. He was thrown in prison and feted at palaces, finding friendship, mystery, and romance, before always returning to his bike and moving on.

Jupiter's Travels -Ted Simon's astonishing 4 year motorbike journey around the world The book that inspired Ewan McGregor's Long Way RoundIn the late 1970s Ted Simon set off on a Triumph and rode 63,000 miles over four years through f. .

Jupiter's Travels -Ted Simon's astonishing 4 year motorbike journey around the world The book that inspired Ewan McGregor's Long Way RoundIn the late 1970s Ted Simon set off on a Triumph and rode 63,000 miles over four years through fifty-four countries in a journey that took him around the world. Through breakdowns, prison, war, revolutions, disasters and a Californian commune, he travelled into the depths of fear and reached the heights of euphoria

In the late '70s, Ted Simon rode 63,000 miles over four years through fifty-four countries in a journey that took him around the world. Through breakdowns, prison, war, revolutions, disasters and a Californian commune, he travelled into the depths of fear and reached the heights of euphoria. He met astonishing people and was treated as a spy, a welcome stranger and even a god. For Simon, the trip became a journey into his own soul, and for many others - including bikers Charley Boorman and Ewan McGrergor - it provides an inspiration they will never forget.
  • LeXXXuS
I am not quite finished but I have been taking my time with this expansive real-life adventure. While this is, in many ways, a travel journal and ride report, the books is written beautifully. And the level of detail? How could he remember such detail of this travel tapestry. I guess when you really can't go very fast in many places, you spend a lot of time taking photos and notes. On the other hand, some people have amazing memories for details (and there may also be some creative licensing). I still have a lot to go but I am still completely living vicariously. Every time I get onto my touring bike I feel like there's a 10% chance I might start riding and never turn back (that's why I don't carry my passport or too much money with me). Superb.
  • Nuadazius
I've not read that many books in my life but have recently taken up the hobby of reading books about around the world motorcycle trips since I don't have the time to make the trip myself. I enjoyed the book and just finished it today. This is my third book of its kind. The two prior were less eloquently written and took a more "matter of fact" approach which I kind of prefer. It took a while for me to like Jupiter's Travels but by the end I was completely absorbed by the story. In my opinion the book starts a bit slow and it takes a while to captivate the reader but stick with it and you'll be glad you took the time to read it by the end of the book.
  • JoldGold
One of the best books I've ever read.
What a great writer Mr. Simon is!
This book is much more about the people he meets, the government bureaucracies, scenery he sees, hotels he stays in,roads he survives and problems and challenges he has along the way as well as his rambling thoughts than it is about the motorcycle. But he does describe the challenges of motorcycling in remote places such as packing tools and spare parts along with clothing and camping gear, frequent falls from the bike, having to buy gasoline from other vehicles when he doesn't have enough, and the various repairs and overhauls that are needed.
  • Rexfire
Friends:

Inspired by this book and several others in 2008 I bought a new BMW R1200 GSA motorcycle which now has over 30,000 miles on the odometer. My wife bought a BMW G650 GS in 2010. We live on an own a Ranch in the remote Sangre de Cristo mountain range of Colorado.

Here are some more of the books that inspired me:

- Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle maintainance by Robert Pirsig
- The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto Che Guevara
- Ghostrider by Neil Pearl
- The Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor and Charlie Borman
- The Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor and Charlie Borman
- Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon
- Mount Analogue by Arthur von Boennighausen

The last two road trips were originally done in Ford and Volkwagen Vans but can be duplicated on a BMW motorcycle. As an Engineer the first book inspired me to study under Tensin Gyatso the XIV Dali Lama of Tibet. To paraphrase Tensin: " Images in the rear view mirror of a motorcycle are closer than they appear..... ".

Google my name to Learn more......

Arthur von Boennighausen
  • happy light
Timeless classic. It inspired me to dig my old motorcycle out of the shed and start rebuilding it. There's no time like the present to have adventures and everything doesn't have to go right to make it a fantastic journey.
  • JoJolar
I don't care if you get it out of the library, borrow it, or whatever, you should read this book. This book should be on everyone's "bucket list."

I just finished rereading it for the nth time and I was just as moved, amazed, and thrilled by the journey (and the good writing) as the first time I read it. I know how the story ends; but I just want to keep on reading and reading and reading.

I rode a bicycle around the world for over two years. Ted Simon captures the feelings of long-distance, long-time traveling like no one else I've ever read (although there are some other great books out there, see below). The thrill of departure, the shock of the new, the wariness of the unsupported traveler in a strange place, the difficulties of language and even alphabet, the fear, the exhaustion, the new-place fatigue, the need to just lie down sometimes, the misery of illness (though he was very lucky there), the numinous joy of the great places and views of the world (sometimes even the most ordinary places), the pleasure in seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting new things, the joy of finding your fellow humans all around the world to be very much like you and enjoyable to meet and know, the incredible education that travel gives you, the powerfully ambivalent feelings of the end of the journey and the return to home-place, never again able to see the world as you once had. The difficult re-birth into the old routines and requirements of your life. His story, especially his description of the end of the journey gives me goosebumps and re-awakens powerful memories of my own journey. As the cliche goes (it's a cliche because it's true) you can never step into the same river twice. The closest you can come is to take someone else to the river and watch them swim.

This book has lost nothing and it never will. It touches the universals of human experience found in travel. We evolved as wandering apes on the plain. It's basic to our bodily fiber.

Very little navel gazing in this book and what little there is is actually worth reading, unlike nearly all travel books I read that were written since Jupiter's Travels.

A true classic. And not the kind you feel obligated to read; but the kind you can't put down. One of the truest books I've ever read. Enjoy.

Some other excellent books about long-distance travel that I highly recommend:

Seven Years in Tibet
Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle
One Man Caravan ("Incredible Journeys" Books)
News from Tartary
Canoeing with the Cree
Sailing Alone Around the World
Two Years Before the Mast (Signet Classics)
Arabian Sands (Penguin Classics)
The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons (Penguin Classics)