The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold Kindle 99p deal
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The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold Kindle 99p deal

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Found 21st Sep 2017
I follow this guy on twitter and he's crazy. Also wrote the hilarious French Revolutions


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.
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Sweet. I’ll give it a bash.

Cheers @daviohead
Not quite as funny as some of his other books but still well worth a read, especially for 99p! French Revolutions is a classic.
majestic201241 m ago

Sweet. I’ll give it a bash.Cheers @daviohead


My pleasure!
Not read any of this guys books, but i like the look of this...... its worth a go for only 99p.
Ordered & heated.
Bought, thanks for finding at a good price.
It is the sort of thing i have thought of doing on a folding bike, but didn't go ahead with it.
Longest single trip i have cycled myself is 1300 miles.
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