The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold

'Bill Bryson on two wheels' Independent Scaling a new peak of rash over-ambition, Tim Moore tackles the 9,000km route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike.

Author: Tim Moore

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473522855

Category: Travel

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'Bill Bryson on two wheels' Independent Scaling a new peak of rash over-ambition, Tim Moore tackles the 9,000km route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike. Asking for trouble and getting it, he sets off at the Arctic winter’s brutal height, bullying his plucky MIFA 900 through the endless and massively sub-zero desolation of snowbound Finland. Haunted throughout the journey 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 ratcheting East-West tension. After three months, 20 countries and a 58-degree jaunt up the centigrade scale, man and bike finally wobble up to a Black Sea beach in Bulgaria, older and wiser, but mainly older.

The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold

Author: Tim Moore

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 1784705357

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'Bill Bryson on two wheels' Independent Scaling a new peak of rash over-ambition, Tim Moore tackles the 9,000km route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike. Asking for trouble and getting it, he sets off from the northernmost Norwegian-Russian border at the Arctic winter's brutal height, bullying his plucky MIFA 900 through the endless and massively 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 ratcheting East-West tension. After three months, 20 countries and a 58-degree jaunt up the centigrade scale, man and bike finally wobble up to a Black Sea beach in Bulgaria, older and wiser, but mainly older.

Cycling Home from Siberia

By placing pots of my bicycle oil in the freezer to see what happened to it at a cold temperature, he had concluded that we simply needed ... He wore no fur hat, appeared rather nervous, and it turned out was the local English teacher.

Author: Rob Lilwall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451607873

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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“ It is late October, and the temperature is already –40 degrees . . . My thoughts are filled with frozen rivers that may or may not hold my weight; empty, forgotten valleys haunted by emaciated ghosts; and packs of ravenous, merciless wolves.” Having left his job as a high-school geography teacher, Rob Lilwall arrived in Siberia equipped only with a bike and a healthy dose of fear. Cycling Home from Siberia recounts his epic three-and-a-half-year, 30,000-mile journey back to England via the foreboding jungles of Papua New Guinea, an Australian cyclone, and Afghanistan’s war-torn Hindu Kush. A gripping story of endurance and adventure, this is also a spiritual journey, providing poignant insight into life on the road in some of the world’s toughest corners.

Bearings

The Emperors of Germany and Austria recently lent countenance to what turned out to be one of the most ... on the other hand , the trained cyclist steps smilingly from his machine , goes about the ordinary duties of his life as if ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015023141032

Category: Bicycles

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Iron Mac

The Legend of Roughhouse Cyclist Reggie Mcnamara Andrew M. Homan. Newark and New York bike tracks, had just shoved ... The cyclist was down low, near the flat, and Charlie was also on the flat. ... Meyer and McNamara both went out cold.

Author: Andrew M. Homan

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803290556

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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At a time when cycling in the United States rivaled baseball as the nation's most popular professional sport, along came Reggie McNamara, a farmer's son from Australia. Within a month of his arrival in the United States in 1913, he had earned the moniker "Iron Man" for his high tolerance of pain and his remarkable ability to recover from seemingly catastrophic injury. The nickname proved justified. Not only was he tough, he was also one of the best and highest-paid athletes in the world. During his thirty-year career, McNamara won seventeen punishing six-day races along with an inestimable number of shorter distance races, including high-profile events on three different continents, peaking in 1926-27 at the age of thirty-nine. The fans, media, and his fellow professionals all idolized him as an example of the true grit needed to succeed in this grueling and dangerous sport. Late in his career, however, hard drinking and injuries took their toll, and McNamara became estranged from his wife and children. He fought back just as he always had on the race course, conquering his addiction to alcohol and becoming one of the earliest success stories of Alcoholics Anonymous. In this humorous and exciting biography of the original Iron Man, Andrew M. Homan pulls McNamara back into the spotlight, depicting a flawed but beloved man whose success in those unrelenting six-day races came at a price.

Urban Practices from Delicacy Management to Governance in Contemporary China

At about 10:00 a.m., a clear ringing sound of a bicycle came from the outside, and the people in the room hurried out to check it. The cyclist was the committee director, who went to the hypermarket along with two members of the “Golden ...

Author: Gaohong Chen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811540110

Category: Political Science

Page: 329

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This book focuses on the practice and experience of urban delicacy governance in Xuhui District, Shanghai. As we know, urbanization is the inevitable course for agricultural civilization to move towards industrial civilization. Over the past forty years, the urbanization of China has developed rapidly and has become an important push for economic development and social progress. At the same time, the rapid expansion of city scale, the shortage of public services, environmental pollution, traffic congestion, housing tension, as well as other urban pain points have emerged, and these have brought about serious challenges to urban governance. Delicacy management is the concentrated expression of modern scientific management theory and the inherent requirement to realize the modernization of national governance systems and governance capability. From delicacy management to delicacy governance, urban governance needs the transformation of logic. Shanghai has been identified as the only super city in the Yangtze River Delta and East China. It is of great significance to understand the theory and practice of urban governance in Shanghai. Meanwhile, Xuhui District is one of the seven central urban areas in Shanghai with a profound historical background, important institutions, advanced science and education.

Trans Canada Chronicle

It turned out that he was the only cyclist I met in my whole trip that was cycling from coast to coast like me. ... At the motel, I mentioned to the owner of the establishment, where would one find a cold beer out there in east nowhere.

Author: Paul Wittreich

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595281114

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Subsequent to hiking the whole Appalachian Trail, which took 47 hikes over many years, and having bicycled alone across the USA in four separate trips, Paul Wittreich decided that he wanted to do a long distance adventure in one shot. The result was a two-month bicycle ride across Canada from the Pacific at Vancouver Island to Nova Scotia and the Atlantic. In the next summer, he topped it off by going to the end of Trans-Canada Highway, Mile 0, in St. John's, Newfoundland. The adventure took him through all ten of Canada's provinces, including Prince Edward Island. In addition to keeping a continuous chronicle, he took panoramic photos with his WideluxT camera. The resulting pictures visually encompass scenes of 140 degrees to portray the sweeping breadth of Canada.

The Wheel and Cycling Trade Review

Editors of THE ITEM :-( read of snow block win the third or even a third . ... Maliby came out incomplete - rather incomLeague affairs . and Mrs. W. A. Rowe , at Christmas , that my plete - ballet dress , and gave a graceful ...

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The Indian Warrior

She hurriedly dressed for the cold outside and picked up the rst-aid kit from the bathroom. Locking the door, she went out. ... Schumann came out and started cycling towards the track calling out to Goofy. Goofy seemed to understand ...

Author: Major General Ajay Pant (Veteran)

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781684946532

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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Major Abhishay, a daring Special Forces officer and his Team are inducted into Rajauri Sector to eliminate a terrorist group that had become a rallying point for youngsters. Over the next few months, Abhishay’s Team eliminates many terrorists in a series of audacious operations. After the terrorists put a price on Abhishay’s head for the killing of a terrorist leader, he is posted to the Embassy of India, Berlin. An attack in Berlin leaves Abhishay grievously injured with no memory of his attackers. He resigns from the Army after being declared unfit for operations. Now back in Berlin after four years, Abhishay's quest for the truth about the attack leads him into a dangerous confrontation. This time with his Kalaripayattu skills, secret weapons and two trained dogs, Abhishay is prepared. Will he defeat whatever comes out of the dark depths of the ruins near Tüfelsberg?

The Sand Panthers

The light went out,but the cyclist did notmove away immediately. From above theycould hear the raspof a match. Red flamespurted up and the watcherscould seetheman puffatthe cold pipe gripped between his teeth until apparently satisfied ...

Author: Leo Kessler

Publisher: Benchmark Publishing

ISBN: 9781310850677

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Desert combat for von Dodenburg in The Sand Panthers. SS Wotan embarks on a daring and dangerous mission during the Battle for El Alamein.SS Wotan has been sent to join the Desert Rats, their apparent objective to wrest control of Alexandria away from the Allies. But Rommel doesn't want them! Instead, a thousand kilometres of desert lies before them, a blazing, barren, limitless hell. The only creatures an enemy lying in wait for them, silent and unseen. This is the final book in Leo Kessler's major World War 2 fiction series, The Dogs of War. It can also be enjoyed on its own as a one-off read. Leo Kessler is the pseudonym for the late writer Charles Whiting. Over three million of his books have been sold worldwide.