The more that Tom was told he was crazy wanting to try and ride his bike round the world and across Africa the more he wanted to do it. Have you ever wanted to do anything so much that you ignored everyone telling you that you couldn’t do it or that it would be dangerous and you couldn’t do it?
He started out with his classmates making fun of him when he blurted out a wish “I’m going to cycle the world.” Throughout the story everyone tells him reasons he won’t achieve his dream. What do you feel is the most important character traits that Tom showed during this epic journey?
We are wondering if Tom’s adventures are a mirror of Al Humpreys real trip cycling the world. We’ve seen movies that was nothing like the original book. We would like to know if the real trip was a lot different? What was the most challenging thing to Al Humpreys? What will be the biggest challenge for Al crossing the Altantic Ocean or going to the South Pole?
We wonder what adventures await Tom on his ride in the Americans? Where will his bicycle take him next? What kind of people will he encounter?