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Offline Galloper

Re: Best book you've read on bicycle travel
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2021, 03:02:33 pm »
Anne Mustoe's book "12,000 miles, a bike ride around the World" is one of my favourites, a wonderful writer.   Any of Josie Dew's books and anything by Edward Enfield.


Offline Ty0604

Re: Best book you've read on bicycle travel
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2021, 07:56:09 pm »
My top 5, in no particular order, are as follows:

Going Somewhere Brian Benson
Life is a Wheel Bruce Weber
Over the Hills David Lamb
Just the Two of Us Melissa Norton
Across America by Bicycle Alice Honeywell & Bobbi Montgomery
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Offline David W Pratt

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Re: Best book you've read on bicycle travel
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2021, 07:56:34 pm »
An atlas.

Offline ggardner

Re: Best book you've read on bicycle travel
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2021, 06:06:15 pm »
Lands of Lost Borders by Kate Harris.
To give you a sense of her work, Kate has won two of Canada’s top literature awards.

Offline whitebirch

Re: Best book you've read on bicycle travel
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2021, 08:59:10 am »
I've gotta go with the Chris Pountney trilogy. First read him as a journal on Crazy Guy, then he edited and published his travels in a series of three books. Witty and whimsical throughout, but also introspective and you experience him growing and maturing over time. And he gets you to think about what's important in life. He should be part of the bicycle touring canon.

-- Book One: No Wrong Turns
-- Book Two: Into the Sunrise
-- Book Three: Different Parts of Everywhere

 

Offline John Nettles

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Re: Best book you've read on bicycle travel
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2021, 12:35:00 pm »
BikePacker, Don't let her death AFTER the ride was completed prevent you from reading it.  It is just sad in that someone who wrote such a wonderful story back in the 80s? had such a tragic death.  Her death has nothing to do with the story except you hear about it at the end.

Offline bobbiedobbs

Re: Best book you've read on bicycle travel
« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2021, 04:39:14 am »
The Barbara Savage book (I just turned my head and there it is on my shelf) and Over the Hills by LA Times writer David Lamb The latter was truest to some of my own experiences, and spared us of the hubris. https://www.amazon.com/Over-Hills-Midlife-America-Bicycle/dp/0812925793

Offline froze

Re: Best book you've read on bicycle travel
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2021, 11:11:18 pm »
I've read several books, the one I like the most was The Essential Touring Cyclist: A Complete Guide for the Bicycle Traveler, Second Edition by Richard Lovett.  But I'll be honest, I learned more from the internet then I did from various books I've read including the one I mentioned that I liked!

Offline hikerjer

Re: Best book you've read on bicycle travel
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2021, 12:15:54 am »
"Loved his In Dubious Battle -  What are you, some kind of Communist? :D  Great book by the way by truley one of Ameria's greatest authors.  Like you say, so many of his works are just as relevnt today as when he wrote them. The Grapes of Wrath come to immudately to mind. Maybe, IMHO, the greatest modern American novel.

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Re: Best book you've read on bicycle travel
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2021, 08:24:48 am »
"Loved his In Dubious Battle -  What are you, some kind of Communist? :D  Great book by the way by truley one of Ameria's greatest authors.  Like you say, so many of his works are just as relevnt today as when he wrote them. The Grapes of Wrath come to immudately to mind. Maybe, IMHO, the greatest modern American novel.
Not a communist but a historian that has researched deeply the way the FDR administration turned this country from capitalism to socialism and how many soviet operatives were influencing war and peace policy towards Stalin. But I will end here as to not be political or hijack this thread.
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Re: Best book you've read on bicycle travel
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2021, 09:36:31 am »
"Loved his In Dubious Battle -  What are you, some kind of Communist? :D  Great book by the way by truley one of Ameria's greatest authors.  Like you say, so many of his works are just as relevnt today as when he wrote them. The Grapes of Wrath come to immudately to mind. Maybe, IMHO, the greatest modern American novel.
Not a communist but a historian that has researched deeply the way the FDR administration turned this country from capitalism to socialism and how many soviet operatives were influencing war and peace policy towards Stalin. But I will end here as to not be political or hijack this thread.


I agree, this post is not about politics, so let's not ruin this post with that crap, go over to the discussion part of the forum and post this nonsense, well, partial nonsense anyways.