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whats the name of the book about a guy..(3 posts)

whats the name of the book about a guy..ClydeTri
Apr 28, 2003 11:47 AM
who rides the tour defrance route in six weeks to see what its like? is it good? author? etc..thanks
French Revolutions by Tim MoorePsalm 147-10_11
Apr 28, 2003 11:58 AM
I read it last summer and can't recommend it. I only got about 2/3 of the way through the book before I put it away. It was supposed to be similar to "A walk in the woods" by Bill Bryson. Not even close.

If you're looking for a good cycling book though, pick up "The Rider" by Tim Krabbe.

http://www.rbookshop.com/sports/c/Cycling/The_Rider_1582342032.htm

I loved this book and think it is the best cycling books I have ever read. While that's sort of like saying Caddie Shack is the best golf movie, it really is a good read about a guy racing a bike.
I liked it....Gregory Taylor
Apr 28, 2003 1:20 PM
I thought that it was pretty well written and funny in an anti-heroic kind of way. Not the best book about cycling, but a good light read.

A GREAT book that I just finished is "Metal Cowboy" by Joe Kurmaskie.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0609809113/qid=1051564184/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/102-4976079-6045761

It's a collection of essays/stories about bike touring by a guy who spent a chunk of his youth taking bike trips across America. Well written, funny, occasionally moving. Good summer read.