9781681776323-1681776324-The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold

The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold

ISBN-13: 9781681776323
ISBN-10: 1681776324
Edition: Reprint
Author: Moore, Tim
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Format: Paperback 368 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781681776323
ISBN-10: 1681776324
Edition: Reprint
Author: Moore, Tim
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Format: Paperback 368 pages

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Acknowledged authors Moore, Tim wrote The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold comprising 368 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1681776324 and 9781681776323. Since then The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Not content with tackling the Italian Alps or the route of the Tour de France, Tim Moore sets out to scale a new peak of rash over-ambition: the 6,000-mile route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike. Moore sets off from the northernmost Norwegian-Russian border at the Arctic winter’s brutal height, bullying his plucky MIFA 900 through the endless sub-zero desolation of snowbound Finland. Sleeping in bank vaults, imperial palaces and unreconstructed Soviet youth hostels, battling vodka-breathed Russian hostility, Romanian landslides, and a diet of dumplings, Moore and his ‘so-small bicycle’ are sustained by the kindness of reindeer farmers and Serbian rock gods, plus a shameful addiction to Magic Man energy drink. Haunted throughout 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 renewed East-West tension. After three months, twenty countries and a fifty-eight degree jaunt up the thermostat, man and bike finally wobble up to a Black Sea beach in Bulgaria, older and wiser, but mainly older.

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