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Life in the Slow Lane: a patient quest for adventure [Kindle Edition]

Dave Cornthwaite
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Six years after quitting a job in order to chase his passions, Dave Cornthwaite hit a crossroads: one way, consistency. The other, adventure.

Driven by a promise never to get caught up in the rat race again, the next eight months became a resolution to travelling slow, appreciating life by moments, welcoming the kindness of strangers and embracing as many new opportunities as possible.

From the relative solitude of a sailing voyage across the Pacific to a dangerous yet soul-enriching ride through the American South on a unique four-wheeled Bikecar, Dave's determination, grit and indomitable humour is matched by candid, enthralling storytelling that will have you selling all your stuff and rethinking your priorities before heading out in search of a life changing adventure.

This is a story about what can happen if you follow your heart and allow the smallest seed to transform into something so much bigger. Not just once, but time and time again.


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About the Author

Dave Cornthwaite, 33, from England, is a Guinness World Record-breaking Adventurer and Author. Dave's adventure career is defined by the ambitious Expedition1000 project, a series of twenty five separate journeys of at least one thousand miles in length, each using a different method of non-motorised tranport. By July 2013 Dave had completed 8 of the journeys including skateboarding the width of Australia, Stand Up Paddleboarding the length of the Mississippi and swimming 1001 miles down the Missouri River. Dave has written three books: BoardFree, Date and Life in the Slow Lane.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1547 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CIC9GF8
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #103,596 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dave Cornthwaite, 34, from England, is a Guinness World Record-breaking Adventurer and Author.

Dave's adventure career is defined by the ambitious Expedition1000 project, a series of twenty five separate journeys of at least one thousand miles in length, each using a different method of non-motorised tranport. By July 2014 Dave had completed 10 of the journeys including skateboarding the width of Australia, Stand Up Paddleboarding the length of the Mississippi and swimming 1001 miles down the Missouri River.

Dave has written three books: BoardFree, Date and Life in the Slow Lane.

Official Website: www.davecornthwaite.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/expedition1000
Twitter: @DaveCorn
Blog: www.davecornthwaite.tumblr.com

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book has lit a fire in me! 25 Nov. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
There are countless 'jack it all in and do what you love' books, but if I could impart one piece of advice with total confidence it would be to forget the others and buy this one, like RIGHT NOW.

Dave perfectly balances an intrinsically humble attitude with sharing the deep pleasure and sheer exhillaration of serious adventures that challenge him physically, mentally and emotionally. He writes with an easy conversational style which I'd compare to a modern-day Jack Kerouac, only less random and bonkers...

In between liberating, life-affirming and sometimes spooky experiences on the road, Dave very gently and very thoughtfully prompts us to question the way we prioritise our lives.

Within the first 10 pages, this book had awoken something in me that's probably been dormant since I knucked down into the responsibilities of adult life - maybe not a full on bonfire just yet, but the embers are definitely glowing!

Dave writes with such positive attitude and spirit of adventure that he'll make you want to get out there and LIVE, immediately.

What more could you want from a book?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just another "boys own adventure"! 4 Sept. 2013
By N. Tee
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Dave Cornthwaite's book "Life in the slow lane" is so much more than just another boys tale of adventure. A heart warming read from the start, Dave's writing style draws you in completely. It's like being told the story by an old friend, filled with wit and humerous observations on life, love and the strange lives of our friends 'across the pond'!

I purchased this book wanting to read about the adventures Dave has experienced, but got so much more! Whilst telling the story of his epic 1000 mile journey on 'Priscilla' the bike car you learn about what makes Dave take on these challenges, and what made Dave take his life from the average plod of a standard job, to a life filled with new adventures, new challenges and new friends across the World.

"Life in the slow lane" is as much about challenging our perceptions of what makes us happy and how we can take life by the horns and seek fullfilment through adventure, as it is about the adventure itself. It has inspired me to look at my own life and re-visit the simple things that can offer huge rewards, I'll be spending more time on my bike from now and I'm planning on buying a decent hammock!

All in all this book was the perfect companion for a week spent on the beach, inspiring my own children to take on a life of adventure by introducing them to surfing and kayaking on the superb coast of Cornwall. I'm about to look at Dave's other books now as I'm ready to read more, I suggest you do the same.

Review by a newly invigorated Adventurer - Andrew Tee
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I went to an adventure weekend in Buxton in the peak District and happened to come across this book and fortunately for me it was an exciting and inspirational discovery. Dave has a way of expressing his thoughts and feelings that draw you in to the world of adventure, his story of just one journey of a 1000 miles between Memphis and Miami on a bikecar.

Mr Cornthwaite has Inspired all around him to believe that life is one big adventure and life is there for living, this is conveyed in the book especially the people that come out to support and help him in his quest to achieve his dreams. Somewhere along this Journey you to will be dreaming big and saying yes more to living.I think this book will help you to understand that living by the heart and not the head is harder and not always the easiest path but is definitely the more rewarding of the two.

I was living a fairly conventional life and probably getting frustrated with normality in the UK, I am now living in Tasmania Australia fulfilling my passion of Climbing Mountains and living life, this is testament to Dave Cornthwaite all I can say is Thanks Dave and if you are looking for adventure then give this a book a read. Cheers
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You have to experience this book! 18 Feb. 2014
By Ross
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am not normally a fan of books that are not far fetched fiction. I like the escape factor, drawing myself away from the daily hum drum of urban living. For brief periods you can be a pirate or detective etc. My point, non fiction books have never appealed at all. However, clearly, I read this one and I fell in love with it.

I picked it up on a random encounter with Dave's other work, 50 ways to make £50. He came and gave a talk at my University and I sadly missed it. I did however have a natural curiosity towards how someone can hold the title 'adventurer' in the modern age so did some googling. I have never though of myself as the jealous type, it turns out I am a rather jealous person afterall! Dave had done all these amazing things, skate boarded across Auz, SUP'ed down the Mississippi, doing random jobs for the day and I had to know more.

I immediately purchased this book and, although I was initially excited, I thought this would not be my 'cup of tea' so I delayed it somewhat. This was even after being enthralled by the section amazon lets you access for free, I could not get over my concept of this is not my sort of thing. Ironic really as the book is about Dave's journeys, seeking new experiences and saying yes more to things as well as a chunk of the experiences in his life.

The book itself is refreshingly honest about his adventures, what he takes away from them and the periods when it is all done, his 'post adventure' lows. Daves writting style (not that I am in anyway an expert on this) flows from page to page, I found myself swept up in his quest for a lady friend, his sailing and how he interacts with people on his journey. I marveled at his recount of everything that happened especially considering how busy his life sounded on the page.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational !
I've been following Dave online for sometime and reading this book has inspired me furthermore to get out there and adventure! Read more
Published 1 month ago by KellyDiggle
5.0 out of 5 stars Blazing his own trail
Dave's openness is his strength, grappling with how to live his life and sharing the experience. This book is worth reading for that alone but Dave's inclusive attitude, curiosity... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Andy W.
1.0 out of 5 stars Drivel written by a spoilt brat
I rarely leave a bad review but this book really is a stack of drivel. The author mentions that he now self publishes, this may be why this book is so self centred. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Marc Munier
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, interesting and unusual adventures.
An interesting chapter in Daves 1000 journeys
Published 5 months ago by David Priddis
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good read and an inspiring bloke, what more do you need?
Published 5 months ago by diz
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read that inspires you to contemplate travelling around the...
The story of Dave's travels through various parts of the world is an inspiring tale for all sorts of people young and old. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration to challenge yourself and see the world
Fantastic read - this book has played a big part in inspiring me to quit my job and see the world.

Dave comes across as not just another long term traveller but rather... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jordan Simons
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic inspiring read...say yes more!
Dave writes with an optimism and love of life that's hard not to be affected by. A great story told with passion and a great big grin, loved it!
Published 6 months ago by Alexandra Henderson
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly inspirational, must-read book!
I'm fortunate enough to have met Dave (albeit briefly) and to have followed his inspirational adventures in recent years via social media, but this book surpassed all my... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jonathan Cleverly
5.0 out of 5 stars Every tale and interaction is written so genuinely that you can't help...
A modern day adventure that I found incredibly hard to put down. Every tale and interaction is written so genuinely that you can't help feeling like you know the author once you've... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ross
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