Some of the challenges Juliana has done…
World Cycle 2012
On July 23 2012, Juliana Buhring set out from Naples, Italy to make the first women’s world record for fastest circumnavigation by bicycle. On December 22, 2012, she re-entered Naples with a total time of 152 days including flight transfers and 144 actual days peddled.
Transcontinental Race 2013
In 2013, Juliana participated in the inaugural Transcontinental Race, the toughest unsupported race across Europe starting in London and ending in Istanbul, crossing the high cols of the Alps. Juliana was the only woman in the race, finishing in 12 days and placing 9th overall.
Trans AM Race 2014
In June 2014, Juliana raced the inaugural Trans Am Bike Race. Starting in Astoria, Oregon, and finishing in Yorktown, Virginia, the race is 4,322 miles long, with 67,000 metres of total altitude. Buhring finished the race in 20 days and 23 hours, winning first place in the women’s category & 4th place overall.
The Race Across America 2016
The Race Across America (RAAM) is one the most respected and longest running endurance sports events in the world. Racers must traverse 3000 miles across 12 states and climb over 170,000 vertical feet. This will be Juliana’s first supported ultra-cycling race and she is keen to discover how much further she can push herself within this category.
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Where Juliana is living at the moment and why she love Naples
Going back to when Juliana was growing up and what life was like for her growing up in a cult
Learning how to ride a bike at 30 and making the decision to cycle around the world
Dealing with tragedy and the death of her soulmate and how she struggled to bounce back
Deciding on the ultimate adventure of cycling around the world and finding out that no women had done this challenge before
Starting to train for the challenge and deciding on which bike to use & what route to take
Advice for listeners on how to get through the darkness and into the light
What Juliana’s learnt about inner strength and how you can get stronger - “if you’re going through hell keep on going”
Why you need to have a purpose and a reason to wake up in the morning.
Her world cycle trip & what she experienced along the way and why she changed on the journey
Running out of money, almost having to give up and what kept her on the road
Human kindness while on the road and how the most incredible moments came after the hardest points on the way
How cycling changed her life and why she didn't want to go back to teaching
Being invited on the transcontinental race across Europe in 2013 and being the only women in the race!
What’s she learnt about the “mind body connection" and how she’s applied it to endurance sports and also to her life
Trying to find the balance in her life
Following a ketogenic diet to reduce inflammation
Being the only female in a very male dominated world and how she’s started to see this change
Dealing with accusations of cheating and how she responded to it
Advice for women who are competing with the men at all levels and why she just focuses on herself and why knowing your why is so important
The Race Across America (RAAM) - everything you need to know and why Juliana decided to do this race
Her next challenge - heading off to Australia to race!
Changing her diet to fat burning and the benefits she’s had from that
Her advice for women who may be scared or afraid of travelling alone
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