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Author Moore, Tim, 1964- author.

Title The cyclist who went out in the cold : adventures riding the Iron Curtain / Tim Moore.

Publication Info. New York ; London : Pegasus Books, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  796.6 MOORE    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  796.6096 MOORE    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  914.7 MOORE    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  796.6 MOO    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  796.6094 MOORE    Check Shelf
Edition First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
Description 340 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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.
Subject Moore, Tim, 1964- -- Travel -- Communist countries.
Bicycle touring -- Communist countries.
Communist countries -- Description and travel.
HISTORY / Europe.
HUMOR / Sports.
ISBN 168177299X
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