Pedaling a bicycle around the world was a lifelong dream, but everyone told him it could not be done. Dismissing the skeptics, disinterested sponsors, and a woefully inadequate bank account, Scott Zamek resolved to try. Some 25,000 miles and six million pedal revolutions later, Zamek had encountered Bengal tigers, angry mobs, prison and sandstorms, fed on yak, dog meat, and gobs of cow intestines.
He had been taken prisoner by the Syrian Secret Police, left for dead in the Sahara Desert, and beset by hypothermia and heatstroke, using up two bicycles, 1,000 tire patches, and countless makeshift replacement parts along the way. One More Horizon takes us on a roller coaster ride of endurance and fatigue, success and setback, thieves and kindhearted souls, but what shines through in the end, is a reminder of all that is right with the human spirit.
Scott Zamek is an American novelist best known for the travel memoir One More Horizon, an account of the author’s 25,000-mile journey around the globe on a mountain bike. During the three-year odyssey, Zamek was taken prisoner by the Syrian Secret Police, left for dead in the Gobi Desert, and interned in a Pakistani immigration camp, among other misadventures. The journey spanned five continents, forty countries, and all of the major deserts and mountain ranges of the world–an estimated 5.8 million pedal strokes.
His recent works include full-length novels in the fantasy and science fiction genres, including the acclaimed fantasy novel The Light of Endura and the forthcoming sci fi adventure Singularity. He lives and works in Orange Springs, Florida.