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The Resource Cyclist who went out in the cold : adventures riding the Iron Curtain, Tim Moore

Cyclist who went out in the cold : adventures riding the Iron Curtain, Tim Moore

Label
Cyclist who went out in the cold : adventures riding the Iron Curtain
Title
Cyclist who went out in the cold
Title remainder
adventures riding the Iron Curtain
Statement of responsibility
Tim Moore
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 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
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
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Moore, Tim
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moore, Tim
  • Bicycle touring
  • Communist countries
Label
Cyclist who went out in the cold : adventures riding the Iron Curtain, Tim Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781681772998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951925776
  • (OCoLC)ocn951925776
  • 855631
Label
Cyclist who went out in the cold : adventures riding the Iron Curtain, Tim Moore
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781681772998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951925776
  • (OCoLC)ocn951925776
  • 855631

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