Journey to the Centre of the Earth

My hands-down favorite adventure cycling book is Journey to the Centre of the Earth, by the Crane cousins. In the 80’s the Cranes hatched the perfectly nutter and manifestly excellent plan to ride to the point on Earth that is furthest from the ocean (the eponymous “centre”).  Thus, they pedaled their road racing bikes from Dhaka to western China.

It’s out of print these days, but you can usually find a used copy through Amazon or Alabris.  There is also a copy on-line. Even if you look at nothing else, check out their gear list.