'Bill Bryson on two wheels' Independent Scaling a new peak of rash over-ambition, Tim Moore tackles the 9,000km route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike.
Author: Tim Moore
Publisher: Random House
'Bill Bryson on two wheels' Independent Scaling a new peak of rash over-ambition, Tim Moore tackles the 9,000km route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike. Asking for trouble and getting it, he sets off at the Arctic winter’s brutal height, bullying his plucky MIFA 900 through the endless and massively sub-zero desolation of snowbound Finland. Haunted throughout the journey by the border detritus of watchtowers and rusted razor wire, Moore reflects on the curdling of the Communist dream, and the memories of a Cold War generation reared on the fear of apocalypse – at a time of ratcheting East-West tension. After three months, 20 countries and a 58-degree jaunt up the centigrade scale, man and bike finally wobble up to a Black Sea beach in Bulgaria, older and wiser, but mainly older.
The chain demands careful attention principles , he says I regard the cold shower
as an the construction of better ... What will be has to come out ; a little more wear
, and another link a long or rapid ride , and most surely not when the has to ...
car purred over happily enough our enthusiastic cyclist went down the hole !
Fortunately he was not greatly damaged ... looked somewhat archaic for the
1920's and the driver was still left out in the cold . The company thought it
worthwhile to ...
The Emperors of Germany and Austria recently lent countenance to
SELECTIONS . what turned out to be one of the most ... What it most Chicago Cycling Club told Walter , ” said Mr. Fails , that an effort would palpably proved to
those who ...
Canadian writer and journalist Tom Babin started questioning this dogma after being stuck in winter commuter traffic one dreary and cold December morning and dreaming about the happiness that bicycle commuting had brought him all summer ...
Author: Tom Babin
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
Category: Political Science
The bicycle is fast becoming a ubiquitous form of transportation in cities all over the world, making our urban spaces more efficient, more livable and healthier. But many of those bicycles disappear into basements and garages when the warm months end, parked there by owners fearful of the cold, snow and ice that winter brings. But does it have to be that way? Canadian writer and journalist Tom Babin started questioning this dogma after being stuck in winter commuter traffic one dreary and cold December morning and dreaming about the happiness that bicycle commuting had brought him all summer long. So he did something about it. He pulled on some thermal underwear, dragged his bike down from the rafters of his garage and set out on a mission to answer a simple but beguiling question: is it possible to happily ride a bike in winter? That question took him places he never expected. Over years of trial and error, research and more than his share of snow and ice, he discovered an unknown history of biking for snow and ice, and a new generation designed to make riding in winter safe and fun. He unearthed the world's most bike-friendly winter city and some new approaches to winter cycling from places all over the world. He also looked inward, to discover how the modern world shapes our attitudes toward winter. And perhaps most importantly, he discovered the unique kind of bliss that can only come by pedalling through softly falling snow on a quiet winter night.
We poor English seem out in the cold over this inventor ' s game , though . ...
writes as follows concerning a route compiled by Cycling : " I now write to thank
you for the route you so kindly sent me a few weeks ago , which turned out
... knowing it's going to be wet and cold and unpleasant out there. It's on those
days that my stretching ritual takes a little longer; I am subconsciously
procrastinating. I don't particularly want to go out in the rain, but I have an internal
drive that is ...
Author: Cadel Evans
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The bestselling autobiography of a cycling legend and winner of the 2011 Tour de France On the afternoon of Sunday, the first of February 2015, Cadel Evans crossed the finish line in the first-ever race of the event that would immortalise his name: the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. At that moment, an extraordinary cycling career, spanning 20 years and more than 750 professional races, came to a close. Now, looking back on his journey, Cadel Evans tells his story of the races and moments that mattered. Ranging from the dirt tracks of his early 1990s mountain-biking days to the Tour de France's famous podium in 2011 and beyond, The Art of Cycling is a tale of potential realised and ambition fulfilled. It's also the inspiring story of a young boy from the Australian bush, whose focus, talent and dedication conquered the elite world of international cycling in an era when few Australians competed, let alone won. Famous in the sport for his meticulous preparation and as an athlete who prided himself on his ability to give his all, Evans writes with forensic detail about the triumphs, the frustrations, the training, the preparation, the psychology of the sport, his contemporaries, the legends, the controversies and, above all, his enduring love of cycling.
Somehow much of the fire has gone out of it and neither JEANMAIRE nor Petit
now communicate the ... C. B. MORTLOCK We are R AT THE PICTURES Death
of a Cyclist Patterns of Power EADING the synopsis after seeing Death of a Cyclist ( Director : JUAN A. ... It is the woman , a cold beauty , a femme about as
fatale as they come , who is the dominating figure ; the man had been her
We have to go back again so they are pushed into a field on our right to clear the
road . ... It was a bleak , cold night . ... Then a cyclist came , one of the special
cyclists that was with them , and the officer went out , and the cyclist told my father
Author: Lyn Macdonald
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Category: World War 1 - Military operations, 1914
Based almost entirely on the accounts of eyewitnesses and survivors, told in their own words, and on new or little-known letters, diaries, official reports, and papers, the author weaves together an engrossing and moving picture of what it was like to fight in the British Army in 1914.
He wheeled out his bicycle and went off without looking back . ... The elder of my
two younger brothers also hurried off . ... We looked out through the glass — from
time to time a cyclist emerged from the deluge , frantically searching for ...
Among the veterans is Dr. Dwight E. Hamilton , Humphrey Street chiropractor ,
who took up cycling as his principal means of ... Dr. Hamilton goes out in all kinds
of weather and is sometimes seen holding an umbrella over his head as he
pedals through a light rain . ... items from a neighborhood gas station to the value
of $ 5.00 with every new bicycle purchased during the cold , cold , winter months .
I wheels may come back at night aglow took great care to clear that left foot of
with ruddy trophies of maple and sumac any skirt ... then went out sandwich
laden , bearing richwith a push forward , as the left pedal cheeked late peaches
and bloom ... Not every ice - cold milk and warm words of cheery time since have
I been so fortunate . welcome on their honest lips . ... It is hard to sum up all the
plishment I devoted my energies to ac - enjoyment which waits upon the cyclist ,
quiring , as I ...
The foot itself doesn ' t do much work in The feet cycling , and it ' s moving
through the air much faster than any other part of the body , and ... don ' t do the
trick , here ' s cold ) : what will : take off your toe clips , raise the thin polypro inner
socks heavy wool socks saddle , and put ... I plan longer rides so that every 45
minutes or so I can go into a cafe or a Casey ' s . have a cup of coffee , and
defrost my feet .
That possibility made me break out in a cold sweat , I tried to imagine what would
have happened if , instead of a friendly ... Because I hadn't handled them myself ,
I had taken it for granted that prints on them were unimportant , that only the ...
The man by the Heath looked as he was turning back , following the cyclist .
leg was down , ' at a standstill ' as it In April 1978 he suddenly lost were . ... the
start of their training session in a and I decided to interrupt their sports complex in
Brno , with a blissful dozing with a cold combined cycling track and track shower .
He was fine as long as it was a half - day tour , but I had to come in and help him
get through that day . ... truck had cut the corner too tight , and she got scared
because she wasn't an experienced cyclist and went off into a ditch . ... Moving
from Atlanta where it was always quite hot — if it got below 75 degrees , I'd get cold .
Author: George Gmelch
While anthropologists often have been accused of failing to "study up," this book turns an anthropological lens on an elite activity – wine tasting. Five million people a year, from the US and abroad, travel to California's Napa Valley to experience the "good life": to taste fine wines, eat fine food, and immerse themselves in other sophisticated pleasures while surrounded by bucolic beauty. Written in a highly readable style by anthropologists George and Sharon Gmelch, Tasting the Good Life examines who wine tourists are and what the "tasting" experience is all about. It also examines the growth of wine tourism in the valley and the impact it is having on the landscape and the lives of the people who live there. In addition to the authors' own analysis, they present the personal narratives of 17 people who work in Napa tourism — from winemaker to vineyard manager, from celebrity chef to wait staff, from hot air balloonist to masseuse. Their stories provide unexpected and entertaining insights into this new form of tourism, the people who engage in it, its impact on a now iconic place, and American consumer culture in the 21st century.
Eventually he made his way south again and walked out on the long breakwater
with the light at its farthest point . The fishermen had packed it in for the year and
there was only a solitary cyclist at the end where Cooper liked to stand and look ...
Author: Sam Reaves
Publisher: Avon Books
A struggling Vietnam vet shelters a runaway from the streets of Chicago, but a sadistic killer is on his trail, forcing him to employ his rusty warrior's skills to protect himself and what may be his own son
At the bottom of the vine - slopes there are rather too many means of transport for cycling comfort - motorway , railway ... they switched off the street lamps and the
sun went out : the world became grey and cold , with snow clinging to the tall ...
Author: Tom Vernon
Category: Bicycle touring
Tom Vernon - the thinking man's Alan Whicker - who donned his metaphorical beret and cruised through France on two wheels, delights us with the subtitles and diversity of everyday French living. He visits the more popular areas of France such as Normandy (and Tom's ancestral town of Vernon), Brittany, Champagne, Alsace and Lorraine, the Loire Valley, Languedoc, and Lozere-Averyron-Cevennes. From whom else would you learn about the woman in the Cevennes who kept all the silkworm eggs of the village in bed with her for 15 days, until they hatched? Or where you can eat a salad of geziers (chicken gizzards) followed by duck breast with green pepper sauce accompanied by courgettes and bechamel, all for 85F?
Oh , I'm sounding snotty and bitchy and that isn't what I came here for . That's not
the way I want to be remembered . Sonia didn't look at Inge walking away , only
at Hunter , and realized with relief and sadness that wasn't without pain that she
... But I haven't walked out on you ! ... he drawled with low , throaty intimacy , and
steered her a little from side to side like a cyclist or a dance partner , jollying her .
Stopping at the entrance , the cyclist leaned his bike against a nearby picnic table
and sat on the table top , waiting for Mike ' s return . The island offered a single
road around its periphery and only two exits , both of which were plainly visible to
the cyclist . During his wait , the cyclist ... A cold metal weight rested in the bottom
of his pocket , and he moved the cell phone out of its way . Bundling back up , the
Author: Mike Silvestri
Publisher: White Mane Publishing Company
Join Mike Daniels and his dog Abby, the laziest Shetland sheepdog ever, for a romp in the woods on a trail that leads to murder. Trail runner, computer analyst (with a capital A-N-A-L), and clueless everyman Mike Daniels stumbles onto the deadly aftermath of a tryst gone wrong, entwining him in political intrigue that leaves him literally running for his life in the Central Pennsylvania woods. Can Mike unearth the reasons behind the murder before he becomes the next victim?