A good read

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Mick F
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Re: A good read

Postby Mick F » 20 Mar 2012, 3:50pm

I just finished reading this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Cycling-Mis ... -2-catcorr
A great little book for dipping in and out of.
Full of little factoids and quotations.
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Re: A good read

Postby sirmy » 20 Mar 2012, 5:36pm

Don't know if it's on kindle but try H G Wells' little romance Wheels of Chance, odd ending though

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Re: A good read

Postby niggle » 20 Mar 2012, 10:43pm

Dervla Murphy's Full Tilt is excellent and on Kindle: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Full-Tilt-Irela ... V12T0I6NSM

Ditto Anne Mustoe's A Bike Ride (see other thread): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bike-Ride-Miles ... 319&sr=1-1

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Re: A good read

Postby The Mechanic » 21 Mar 2012, 8:19am

Flying Scotsman by Graeme Obree. Facinating insight into the mind of a troubled genius. He couldn't half ride a bike too. Still can! :)
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Re: A good read

Postby boris » 21 Mar 2012, 8:47pm

Eothen by Alexander Kinglake is a gem of a book. no bikes, but the same spirit of travel in the 1840's. Written with a surprisingly modern-seeming wit and sarcasm.
currently i am reading David Byrne :bicycle diaries and really enjoying it . It is not about the bike, but what he describes and discusses could really only be seen from a bike.

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Re: A good read

Postby fausto copy » 22 Mar 2012, 4:34pm

beachcomber wrote:Some time ago I read a book about two guys and a girl who set off riding across Africa. Eventually they left the girl.
Both of the lads contributed to the book sometimes covering the same events from their own perspective.
I can't remember the title. Does anyone know the book to which I refer?


Hi bc, I think you're referring to "Discovery Road" by Tim Garratt and Andy Brown.
They cycled across Australia, Africa and South America.

A great read, indeed.