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

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

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The cyclist who went out in the cold : adventures riding the Iron Curtain
Title
The cyclist who went out in the cold
Title remainder
adventures riding the Iron Curtain
Statement of responsibility
Tim Moore
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Author
Subject
Genre
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 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"--
Summary
The author describes his bicycle tour through the old Iron Curtain territory, traveling 6,000 miles from the northern border between Russia and Norway to the Black Sea in Bulgaria while reflecting on what became of the Cold War Communist dream
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Writing style
Assigning source
Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10549213
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1964-
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Moore, Tim
Dewey number
796.6/094
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Moore, Tim
  • Bicycle touring
  • Communist countries
  • Cyclists
  • HISTORY / Europe
  • HUMOR / Sports
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Cycling
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / History
  • Moore, Tim
  • Bicycle touring
  • Cyclists
  • Travel
  • Communist countries
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
adventures riding the Iron Curtain
Label
The cyclist who went out in the cold : adventures riding the Iron Curtain, Tim Moore
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Yellow Jersey Press, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn951925776
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
Label
The cyclist who went out in the cold : adventures riding the Iron Curtain, Tim Moore
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Yellow Jersey Press, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn951925776
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

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