Best cycling adventure book, any ideas?

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Postby cotterpin » 31 Jan 2007, 5:15pm

Into The Remote Places by Ian Hibell and Clinton Trowbridge.

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Postby groveller » 1 Feb 2007, 8:03pm

After The Gold Rush by John Stuart Clark. A bicycle journey through Americn history. Following the route taken by the "Forty-Niners"

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Postby mankymitts » 1 Feb 2007, 8:09pm

I too enjoyed French Revolutions. However, after reading it I discovered that Tim Moore specialised in writing books where he put himself in challeging situations. With hindsight I feel it was a bit contrived.

There was a similar book called Shadow Cycling The Tour De France, cant remember the author's name. Enjoyed it too.

MM

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Postby Reynard » 2 Feb 2007, 5:26pm

If your into touring with a bit of education thrown in try all Anne Mustoe's books.

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Postby Penfold » 2 Feb 2007, 9:03pm

Reynard wrote:If your into touring with a bit of education thrown in try all Anne Mustoe's books.


Ah, touring is what I want to start to do.

I have this as my home page:

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com

Some of the touring journals on there are simply insperational

This one in particular (Check the Tibet photos)
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=l ... =985&v=5z3

Can you give me a couple of Ms Mustoes titles?
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

There is a forgotten, nay almost forbidden word, which means more to me than any other. That word is England.
- Winston Churchill

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Postby groveller » 3 Feb 2007, 3:37pm

Log on to:- http://www.annemustoe.co.uk/books.htm
Amazon also has lots of info., on her books.

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Postby georgew » 3 Feb 2007, 10:20pm

What does always amaze me about Anne Mustoe is that she would never dream of doing any work on her bike. Even with punctures she will wait until someone comes along.

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Postby David » 4 Feb 2007, 9:13am

The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells

Not strictly cycling but Alfred does ride a bicycle and I enjoyed the story.

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Postby Mick F » 4 Feb 2007, 9:31am

Take a look at http://lejogandback.blogspot.com/

A good read, and in a few installments!

Mick F. Cornwall

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Postby David » 4 Feb 2007, 10:33am

And it was fine, full of a promise of glorious days, a deep blue
sky with dazzling piles of white cloud here and there, as though
celestial haymakers had been piling the swathes of last night's
clouds into cocks for a coming cartage. There were thrushes in
the Richmond Road, and a lark on Putney Heath. The freshness of
dew was in the air; dew or the relics of an overnight shower
glittered on the leaves and grass. Hoopdriver had breakfasted
early by Mrs. Gunn's complaisance. He wheeled his machine up
Putney Hill, and his heart sang within him. Halfway up, a
dissipated-looking black cat rushed home across flile road and
vanished under a gate. All the big red-brick houses behind the
variegated shrubs and trees had their blinds down still, and he
would not have changed places with a soul in any one of them for
a hundred pounds.

He had on his new brown cycling suit--a handsome Norfolk jacket
thing for 30/--and his legs--those martyr legs--were more than
consoled by thick chequered stockings, "thin in the foot, thick
in the leg," for all they had endured. A neat packet of American
cloth behind the saddle contained his change of raiment, and the
bell and the handle-bar and the hubs and lamp, albeit a trifle
freckled by wear, glittered blindingly in the rising sunlight.
And at the top of the hill, after only one unsuccessful attempt,
which, somehow, terminated on the green, Hoopdriver mounted, and
with a stately and cautious restraint in his pace, and a
dignified curvature of path, began his great Cycling Tour along
the Southern Coast.


H.G. Wells - The Wheels of Chance

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Postby Penfold » 4 Feb 2007, 4:18pm

Mick F wrote:Take a look at http://lejogandback.blogspot.com/

A good read, and in a few installments!

Mick F. Cornwall


A damn good read Mick F 8)
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

There is a forgotten, nay almost forbidden word, which means more to me than any other. That word is England.
- Winston Churchill

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Postby groveller » 4 Feb 2007, 5:15pm

Mick F wrote:Take a look at http://lejogandback.blogspot.com/

A good read, and in a few installments!

Mick F. Cornwall

A great read Mick, I'm hooked and eagerly await the next installment.

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Postby Reynard » 8 Feb 2007, 1:56pm

Anne Mustoe has done......A Bike Ride, Furs,Amber & Cockleshells, Lone Traveller,Two Wheels In The Dust,Cleopatra's Needle. I thimk there are more. Try her website www.annemustoe.co.uk

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Postby fatboy » 8 Feb 2007, 3:04pm

I didn't get on the with the one Anne Mustoe book that I tried "Two wheels in the dust". I didn't care about the story that she was shadowing and I gave up.

I also enjoyed French Revolutions which I'm currently rereading. Also the Flying Scotsman gets my vote.

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Postby reohn2 » 8 Feb 2007, 7:21pm

The Flying Scotsman without doubt a must!