The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold

The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold

Adventures Riding the Iron Curtain

Book - 2017 | First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
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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: 6,000 mile route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike. Asking for trouble-- and getting it-- 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 his journey by mechanical failure and 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 steadily warming temperatures, man and bike finally wobble up to a Black Sea beach in Bulgaria, older and wiser, but mainly older"-- Dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, [2017]
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781681772998
168177299X
Branch Call Number: 796.6094 MOORE
Characteristics: 340 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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