Recommend me a bike related book
I've let reading go for the past few months and want to read more so thought i'd start with bike related books to get me back into it. Not too bothered by autobiographys but something that makes you want to get out and ride would also be good and anything that is about technique to training etc would probably spur me on even more but not wanting to read The Mountain Bikers TRaining Bible as dont want to formulate a plan.
Anyone got any they would recommend?Posted 8 years agoandrewySubscriber
Does anyone know of any good books about mountain biking though. I do like the roadie ones, and have quite a few on the shelves, but I've yet to see a good mtb one, other than the usual 'where to go' and 'how to fix the bike' ones. I'm thinking more of a book length version of stw?
To answer the first post, I like The Beautiful Machine by Graeme Fife; The Escape Artist by Matt Seaton; Into The Remote Places by Ian Hibell (not sure if this is still available, I've had mine for years, but it's a great read, hard core touring); and I'm half way through The Hungry Cyclist: so far so good.Posted 8 years agoglenpMember
Travels with Rosinante: 5 Years' Cycling Round the World
Only used available
I read this years ago – here's a review from Amazon:
Bernard Magnouloux's trip around the world is a perfect example of what can be done by just getting up and leaving. It would appear that he mustn't have undertaken a great deal of financial planning in to his trip, having set off with a (much loved) bicycle of a type that would be available for a few pounds in a second-hand shop. Nevertheless, with plenty of fortitude and determination he succeeded in circumnavigating the planet, taking in some routes that many would consider to be verging on suicidal.
The book starts off in Greece, although by this time Bernard has already cycled through France, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Italy, which is an epic journey in itself, but obviously not epic enough to commit pen to paper! The rest of the trip continues through Africa, South and North America and Asia in a series of anecdotes and challenges that make very interesting reading.
If you like cycling, or have a general wanderlust, you won't be disappointed by this book.Posted 8 years ago
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