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Nick Sanders. The Autobiography: The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man. Volume 1 . 1957-1990 by [Sanders, Nick]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6633 KB
  • Print Length: 453 pages
  • Publisher: On The Road; 1 edition (25 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G6TL2HO
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #235,295 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I've really enjoyed Nick's previous books and DVDs, great story-telling, great photography and film. I also met him at a bike show after reading 'Beyond Reason' and as I suspected, he is probably a couple of spokes short of a full wheel but what an inspiration and example he is.

Be many be bonkers to put his body (and sanity) on the line but it's what he does and deserves admiration and respect for that.

I hope to join him on one of his (not so fast and long) tours one day as he will be great company and entertainment.

A fascinating man with a fascinating life. Five top stars.
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Dont buy this book if your trying to get anything done round the house etc! you can't put it down. Nick you're a top man. Full of gritty descriptions of a dysfunctional childhood and the tough environment. I laughed as he stopped the hot air balloon with a customers head and nearly cried as he described his mothers behaviour. The way Nick Saunders comes through shows a resilience that gives no one an excuse not to try in life(and succeed).One of the best books I have read in years. More, More !
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have been following Nick since 1983... the book fills in all the blanks on his life between the adventures and as to why he stopped the dream to be a pro on the continental cycle scene...
lots of history and delving in to past explorers... some times a bit too much...

how long til book II ?
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As someone born in the same era and a keen motorcyclist for nearly 40 years, this book took me back to my own youth and explained a question I had always had about Nick's record attempts and never understood.. Why would you want to do it?
This is a very honest "warts and all" autobiography and reaffirmed my belief that you should never judge a book by it's cover and I now understand "why"
There is a lot of background and historical information that some may find heavy going but there is a lot of humour and anyone born in the late 50's will find themselves travelling back in time to there own youth.
Well worth a read..
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A fascinating insight to the man who has undertaken more circumnavigations a of the world than almost anyone else.
Nick's zest for life is to be applauded and if possible followed by us all.
Read this and be inspired
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An enjoyable read overall and difficult book to put down. It is a riveting story of someone who has survived life using pure drive, determination and raw initiative. All the more remarkable given the difficult circumstances surrounding Nick's early upbringing. It is no wonder that throughout his life he has rebelled against the 'norm'.

The book gives a brave insight into the difficulties faced and the emotional effect it has had on him. I get the impression that it has taken much time for Nick to discover his real identity, to build his self-esteem and feel comfortable with himself. It is a good lesson to show others that you don't have to be limited by childhood experiences, despite it leaving many scars.

Nick has demonstrated though his many travels and experiences, the life choices taken, all of which have been very challenging. Some unsurprisingly haven't always worked out, but he has had the mental strength to move on and let go of any disappointment.

If there was to be any criticism of the book, in some of the later Chapters the longer philosophical extracts from his wider reading tended to distract from his life story. However, I can see why these extracts have been included, as one could see these as his 'inner voice' guiding him along... to the ultimate discovery that 'less is actually more'!

As someone who used to cycle alongside Nick with Glossop Velo (often being left behind in his wake as he sprinted away), never once during our chats did he reveal the difficulties at home. We went our separate ways upon leaving the schoolboy ranks... but it is so nice to be back in touch again and now to have read the first part of his autobiography to fill in the gaps.

Now looking forward to reading Volume 2.
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Nick is a extraordinary guy who's had a tremendous life. This book is really quite inspiring and very interesting but, doesn't really stack up well as a book. As a biker, I expect like a lot of people I had only heard of Nick through his world record rides on an R1. What I didn't know was that he had a whole life of cycling behind him, firstly racing and latterly numerous, incredibly harsh, sometimes record breaking, world expeditions. Also unexpected was the incredible vocabulary of the man, digging up all sorts of obscure words throughout the text, he is obviously a very well read and intelligent man. There is much referencing of other travelling tombs which bring up some very poignant (to his travels) and thought provoking quotations. From reading this book Nick has become a genuine hero of mine, I think probably my only one. Much of the book is given over to his childhood and growing up in a dysfunctional family which he submits to much analysis in attempts to understand and qualify his need for exploration throughout his life. Fair enough it's his autobiography after all and it does give the reader considerable insight in to the man. My complaint with the book is that is doesn’t seam to know what it is trying to be; the first 2/3rds or so follow a reasonably linear life history, but then it goes in to a very detailed account of Patagonian history which seams totally out of place. The final part of the book ends abruptly at the end of a journey without warning, so much so that I was left looking for the missing pages. There’s no detailed account of his Motorcycling exploits, they are only alluded to here and there. It seems that there only half a life here and I am wondering if room has been left for a second book but without the commitment to it in the first book case it just doesn’t happen. All in all the format is badly planned.
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