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Old 10-31-12, 06:30 AM   #1
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Touring Book Finished: Across America by Bicycle

I enjoy reading books on blogs about bicycling, touring to be more specific.

Got this book online a while ago and just finished it. It's written very well and it was a great read.

If your interested in reading about touring, perhaps taking a look at the book would be worthwhile.

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p.s. anyone recommend any other book about touring?
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Old 10-31-12, 03:13 PM   #2
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Little known, but a great touring book: Freewheelin' by Richard Lovett
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Old 10-31-12, 03:27 PM   #3
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Another little known touring book I like is: Changing Gears-Bicycling America's Perimter by Jane Schnell
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thank you all for the suggestions. Jut ordered both of them!
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I am usually not much on reading touring books. I did get a kick out of "Hey Mom,Can I Ride My Bike Across America?" though.
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Dervla Murphy, Full Tilt -- From Ireland to India by Bicycle..

she is an excellent writer, several, (23), other books by her
are also about travel and places.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dervla_Murphy



help! keep independent small bookshops going, by buying thru them..

Amazon used to web link smaller sellers, who were the actual retail stock.

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Joe Kurmaskie's books Metal Cowboy; Momentum is Your Friend; Mud, Sweat, and Gears; and Riding Outside the Lines
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Joe Kurmaskie's books Metal Cowboy; Momentum is Your Friend; Mud, Sweat, and Gears; and Riding Outside the Lines
Thank you for the suggestions. I ordered them.
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Miles from Nowhere by Barbara Savage
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Where the Pavement Ends by Erika Warmbrunn
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A Taste for Adventure by Anik See

The last one is a unique book. It has little info on bicycle touring itself. No words on the bike or gear or mileage, etc. It is about travels by the author who is/was a producer of a Canadian TV foodie show named the Urban Peasant. The author travels several countries, meets locals and samples the local cuisine and writes some recipes.
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Miles from Nowhere by Barbara Savage
and
Where the Pavement Ends by Erika Warmbrunn
and
A Taste for Adventure by Anik See

The last one is a unique book. It has little info on bicycle touring itself. No words on the bike or gear or mileage, etc. It is about travels by the author who is/was a producer of a Canadian TV foodie show named the Urban Peasant. The author travels several countries, meets locals and samples the local cuisine and writes some recipes.
Thank you for the suggestions. I have read Miles from No Where. It was a little hard to get into at first but then I could not put it down! Sad though.
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Iīm probably in the minority, but I didnīt like this book. I thought that Bobbie and Alice took an amazing adventure and made it dull. It wasnīt a bad book, but it could have been so much better.

The book by Barbara Savage was a great read (and the ending was heartbreaking). I also enjoyed the Metal Cowboy (Joe Kurmaskie) books, but the one he wrote with "comments" by his wife just irritated the hell out of me. It was too much like listening to a guy tell a great story and have his wife interrupt with what she thought were witty one-liners. Usually, though, almost all of these travel-by-bike books and websites have a big fan in me.
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