GlobeRiders Eurasian Odyssey Riding with the Sun from China to Germany
The Ride of All Rides! It begins in China when a dozen motorcyclists lead by Photojournalist and Adventurer, Helge Pedersen, set out from Shanghai to ride across the largest landmass on the planet. They head north through the densely populated cites of China, crossing the Great Wall and doing battle with the elements, mechanical breakdowns and non-existent roads.
Crossing the border from Inner Mongolia into Russia, they head west across the vast Siberian Taiga, riding thousands of miles across eight Russia time zones, the expanses covered with endless forest, scattered with isolated pockets of people hardened from the harsh conditions.
Russia''s Ural Mountains serve as the gateway into Europe and the Black Sea, and a fascinating pit stop at the remote Ural motorcycle factory in Irbit.
Through the green rolling hills and post-Soviet shadows of the Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia, the riders finally arrive in Munich, Germany, having traveled 65 days and 11,000 miles. A dozen GlobeRiders are elated and filled with a new sense of themselves, their accomplishments, and the remarkable world they live in.
“…You learn about the unseen people in these exotic locations and find out they are very happy to
welcome foreigners to their country. …overall the video provided a fascinating glimpse into a trip many
of us wish we could take…“
James Pratt ADVENTURE RIDER MAGAZINE
“Many of us want to see exotic places from the seat of a motorcycle, but such adventures
are expensive, time-consuming and often dangerous.…Pour yourself a tall glass of something tasty,
settle into your favorite seat and enjoy the(ir) ride!...”
Greg Drevenstedt - Road Test Editor, Rider Magazine
“…Fall and winter are great times to kick back, watch a DVD and dream about riding.…And
like other GlobeRiders adventures, this one shares not only details about the ride, but the
fabric of the people and traditions that make up each country along the way…”
“…The sporting riders share stories of strong friendships, welcoming citizens, and memorable
stretches of road. Both motorcycle enthusiasts and armchair travelers will enjoy the ride.”
Candace Smith Booklist - American Library Association