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Author: Adi B Hakim
Jal P Bapasola/Rustom B Bhumgara
Publisher: Roli Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788174366184
Traveling 44,000 miles , at times in 140'F heat - for days without food, at times without water, at times in pirate infested territories, at times in swamp lands, they cycled through dense jungles and notched up many 'firsts' while pedaling around the globe
They were the first to cycle the World, six young boys from Bombay Weightlifting Club who started this journey of adventure on 15 October 1923. Crossing the desert of Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria and Sinai they became the first globetrotters to cover the most arduous journey of their lives in four years and five months.
A must read of adventure and endurance.
REVIEWS & COMMENTS:
Such deed or heroism and adventure deserve all praise and encouragement.
- Benito Mussolini, Prime Minister of Italy
A great feat of endurance.
- Lord Reading, Viceroy of India
Three Indian boys show they've got the right stuff. It seems these stunts are necessary in this ultra-modern age if one has to secure any recognition.
- Japan Times, 15 December 1925
Many people have made world-tours in steamships, rail road trains and airships and many have made long trips on foot, but cycling trip around the globe is unique.
- The Pagoda, Shanghai
Around the Ghats
Though the Heart of Hindustan
Persia - -The Land of Lion and the Sun
Crossing the Syrian Desert
Palestine and Transjordania
In the Land of Mussolini
Crossing the Alps, Transalpine Tour
Through Germany and Netherlands
The Cockpit of Europe
So This is Paris
Across the British Isles
New York and Westward
' The wild west '
In the Geyser Land and over the Rockies
In the Land of the Rising Sun
Korea and the Hermit kingdom
The Forbidden City
Tramp through China
Burma, Bengal, Madras and Ceylon