Anyone recommend any good books?

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Re: Anyone recommend any good books?

Postby byegad » 15 Sep 2013, 6:25pm

Big T wrote:
hgtevelo wrote:I have just read French Revolution s by Tim Moore, really good.

No sex in that though either :wink:


I've read that too. really funny - I especially like the bit where he's trying out SPD pedals for the first time!


My favourite was the slug squashing, second is the infamous Special Pizza. :D
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Re: Anyone recommend any good books?

Postby TomBruce » 19 Sep 2013, 12:24pm

You can read the first part (about 54 pages) of my book "Every Inch of the Way" about my round the world adventure for free here: http://www.tombrucecycling.com/book

This is the European leg, from Peckforton, Cheshire, England to Istanbul

Thanks,
Tom

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Re: Anyone recommend any good books?

Postby pedalsheep » 20 Sep 2013, 8:58am

Danny Bent's 'You've gone too far this time sir' about his ride to take up a teaching job in India is a good read and currently free on Kindle.
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Re: Anyone recommend any good books?

Postby chris3vic » 21 Sep 2013, 10:22pm

Who knew there were so many!!

:D

Loads of recommendations. Thanks. Enough to keep me going for many years at the rate I read!

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Re: Anyone recommend any good books?

Postby North Wales Yorkie » 23 Sep 2013, 11:29am

TomBruce wrote:You can read the first part (about 54 pages) of my book "Every Inch of the Way" about my round the world adventure for free here: http://www.tombrucecycling.com/book

This is the European leg, from Peckforton, Cheshire, England to Istanbul

Thanks,
Tom

I'm enjoying the read, Tom, just starting the Asia section. I was interested in the "Dog Dazzer" but a search only brought up "Dog Dazer II", is this the same device?

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Re: Anyone recommend any good books?

Postby TomBruce » 25 Sep 2013, 10:00am

That's the one, it was a great device, really did work on almost every dog that came at me.

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Re: Anyone recommend any good books?

Postby Whippet » 30 Sep 2013, 8:31pm

IrishBill76 wrote:http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005D5CLFY/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This one had me in hysterics many a time.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004 ... UTF8&psc=1 I rather enjoyed this one too.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1849 ... UTF8&psc=1 Absolutely loved this one. Read it twice now and plan on another go soon :)


They'll be great for my next holiday, thanks!

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Postby Big T » 2 Oct 2013, 3:36pm

Just finished reading Tyler Hamilton's book and really enjoyed it. Tells it like it really is/was in the Pro Peloton.
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Re: Anyone recommend any good books?

Postby North Wales Yorkie » 3 Oct 2013, 10:51am

TomBruce wrote:That's the one, it was a great device, really did work on almost every dog that came at me.

Thanks Tom, I've ordered one, just need an unlucky dog to test it on :shock:

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Re: Anyone recommend any good books?

Postby dundrydude » 9 Oct 2013, 10:26pm

Several of the books mentioned in this thread are in a bundle of books I have for sale on a well known auction site, item number 200972972599 :D

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Re: Anyone recommend any good books?

Postby StirlingCrispin » 11 Oct 2013, 1:33pm

I've read many cycling books over the years but these are the ones that have been kept on my bookshelves rather than passed on to a charity shop:

Freewheelin' A Solo Journey Across America by Richard A. Lovett
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/087742 ... 0877423520

Miles from Nowhere by Barbara Savage
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Miles-Nowhere-B ... 985&sr=1-1

The Wind In My Wheels: Travel Tales from the Saddle by Josie Dew (her best book by far)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wind-My-Wheels- ... 0751502499

A bike ride, by Anne Mustoe - as discussed above

Discovery Road, by Tim Garratt & Andy Brown,
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Discovery-Road- ... 0953057534

And finally:
Postcards From The Edge of Britain by Peter Mann
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Postcards-Edge- ... 1898941408

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Re: Anyone recommend any good books?

Postby Sweep » 25 May 2014, 7:54am

Just read the freebie bit (see above) of Tom Bruce's book.

Enjoyed it so I suppose I should buy the rest.

I think one or two folk have critcised the style in that when describing towns buildings views etc he uses a fairly limited vocabulary.

In truth I found this somewhat refreshing, having a limited appreciation of detailed architectural descriptions.

I found the style clear, crisp and down-to-earth with little recourse to over-dramatisation which can make some similar travelogues sound like a breathless over-hyped pub-tale-telling by a breathless gap year returnee with tales of almost being eaten alive by scorpions/cycling across a canyon on a zipwire or whatever.

Instead simple descriptions of slumming it on the cheap are rather empowering.

In the bit I read, despite this down to earth style, I remain somewhat puzzled/bemused possibly alarmed by his hygiene regime - at least a couple of times after what seems like an extended period on the road free camping in woods etc he describes being offered a shower by a friendly local (he meets lots) but declining it because he couldn't be bothered/didn't have time. I would have thought a shower would be a godsend in such situations and set one up for a few days.
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Re: Anyone recommend any good books?

Postby william_just » 28 May 2014, 7:47pm

This is a lovely book, done for children but great for adults too, especially if you appreciate nice graphics:

http://yngbkrz.tumblr.com

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Re: Anyone recommend any good books?

Postby Ridgeback » 28 May 2014, 10:51pm

Danny Bent . His book 'you've gone to far this time sir, is a good read

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Re: Anyone recommend any good books?

Postby Sweep » 10 Jun 2014, 5:43pm

no probs Tom.

I bought the full kindle book in the end - am enjoying it though haven't finished it yet.

So enlightenment on your shower aversion may await me :)
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