Cycles of a Traveler

True Tales of Voyage, Discovery and Synchronicity

by Joe Diomede



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/9/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 676
ISBN : 9781452026350
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 676
ISBN : 9781452050232
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 676
ISBN : 9781467006064

About the Book

Cycles of a Traveler – A celebration of humanity in all its wondrous glory and the world in all its devastating beauty. From the streets of The Bronx, Joe Diomede accomplishes his dream and heads out across America on his motorcycle for a once in a lifetime trip with his college buddy. For Joe it doesn't stop there – it turns into his yearly ritual. When a small mishap on one of those journeys puts him on a collision course with his life's path, the bitter reality of the poverty and injustice he confronts leads him to look at his life in a different light. A bicycle soon replaces his trusty motorcycle and we are led down the backstreets of Japan, maneuver on the muddy roads in the rainforests of Borneo, freewheel throughout the European countryside, and up to a chance meeting with fate high in the Himalayas. While mingling with the people who share our planet we are drawn into a search for meaning at a time before the internet offered instant answers, and mobile phones kept us in constant contact. Explore the world from the saddles of Joe's cycles; adventure becomes accessible to us all, coincidence takes on new meaning and synchronous moments become the norm. We become conscious that, although cultural, linguistic, religious, and social differences seem to separate us all, we’re truly on this ride together. Put on your leather jacket, slip on your bike shorts and enjoy these true tales of voyage, discovery and synchronicity.

About the Author

   Joe Diomede lives with his wife Angie and two children, Louis and Francesca, in the stunning beauty of Southern France where the majestic Pyrenean Mountain chain secrets away small hamlets and villages from the modern world.

     Cycling is still a big part of his life, and besides riding bikes with his family, Joe co-owns two small-scale bicycle shops serving local communities in England and Ireland. To supplement a low-key lifestyle their back garden produces (or tries to) much of the food they consume as a vegetarian family.

     Although his open-ended travel has changed with the arrival of children, his love of life, passion for social justice, and trying to keep his life simple is a constant challenge.

     Coming from The Bronx in New York City, he struggles between his love of nature, and the 'buzz' of a big city, but manages to maintain the balance.

     Writing short stories and articles have always been a hobby for Joe but this book is his largest writing endeavor to date.