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    Here's a free book for you Kindle readers

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    Thanks for the heads up.

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    thanks!

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    Thanks, sent it to my daughter!
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    thank you always love a good kindle read
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    How is it fee? When I click on the link it comes up priced at $7.99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tandem Tom View Post
    How is it fee? When I click on the link it comes up priced at $7.99.
    I also get a $7.99 price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tandem Tom View Post
    How is it fee? When I click on the link it comes up priced at $7.99.
    Quote Originally Posted by mjww View Post
    I also get a $7.99 price.
    Must have been a one day deal? Amazon does that, or offers it free to Prime only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    Must have been a one day deal? Amazon does that, or offers it free to Prime only.

    Aaron
    I don't have prime... must have been a one day thing
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    Missed it anyone want to send me a copy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAMAMRA View Post
    Missed it anyone want to send me a copy?
    If you think the book is worth reading, maybe you should pony up the 8 lousy dollars to buy a copy rather than obtaining a pirated copy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sstorkel View Post
    If you think the book is worth reading, maybe you should pony up the 8 lousy dollars to buy a copy rather than obtaining a pirated copy...
    with kindle a friend can loan it out for 2 weeks to him free... no pirating involved
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    Quote Originally Posted by donalson View Post
    with kindle a friend can loan it out for 2 weeks to him free... no pirating involved
    I own 266 Kindle eBooks and have yet to find one that was eligible for lending...

    Perhaps this particular book is one of the few eligible for lending and IAMAMRA was, in fact, asking for someone to lend him the book rather than send him a pirated copy. If so, I apologize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sstorkel View Post
    I own 266 Kindle eBooks and have yet to find one that was eligible for lending...

    Perhaps this particular book is one of the few eligible for lending and IAMAMRA was, in fact, asking for someone to lend him the book rather than send him a pirated copy. If so, I apologize.
    it does look like the more academic books are not able to be loaned while most of my casual books are
    the last 5 books I've bought that where not for classes are all loan-able including the one in question in this thread.
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    If this book is available to loan I would appreciate it if someone would loan it to me. I leave for a 5 day vacation this weekend and could use some new material. I have a bunch of kindle books as well. How do I check if they're loanable or not? I may have something of interest that someone would like.

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    I wanted to like this but it was too much religion for me. I gave up on it after about 7 chapters.

    I agree with this review 100%

    Way too much religion, not enough about cycling, September 4, 2013 By
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    This review is from: Biking Across America: My Coast-to-Coast Adventure and the People I Met Along the Way (Paperback)
    I bought this book because I'm an avid cyclist who dreams of being able to do a ride across the US. I was hoping to hear a lot about his actual journey. The training and planning that went into it, details about his ride as well as people he met and experiences he had. Instead, it's constant mentions of God's plan for him. At one point he says the Holy Spirit made him talk to the guy in at the table next to him in a restaurant. If you want to write a book involving this much religion that's fine, but make it clear to people before they buy the book. One more complaint. The book is redundant. Everyday is the same thing. Ride 80 or 100 miles, stop at a hotel, soak in a tub, go get good, start again the next day. I want to hear more than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bakerb24 View Post
    If this book is available to loan I would appreciate it if someone would loan it to me. I leave for a 5 day vacation this weekend and could use some new material. I have a bunch of kindle books as well. How do I check if they're loanable or not? I may have something of interest that someone would like.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...deId=200549320

    hit me on PM and I can loan it to ya
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    Quote Originally Posted by sstorkel View Post
    If you think the book is worth reading, maybe you should pony up the 8 lousy dollars to buy a copy rather than obtaining a pirated copy...
    I thought you could lend books?
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    Quote Originally Posted by donalson View Post
    it does look like the more academic books are not able to be loaned while most of my casual books are
    the last 5 books I've bought that where not for classes are all loan-able including the one in question in this thread.
    I checked my library more closely: it turns out I do have 12-15 books that are eligible for lending. Anything recent/popular seems to be ineligible, however. The titles that are eligible, for me, are all older/cheaper or self-published books.

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    I got it free, enjoying it now.
    The author is a Mennonite man on a 5,000 mile cross country solo credit card touring adventure. Yes, his Christian world views and his spiritual journey are prevalent. As a man of faith I enjoy it but I also do agree that as a cyclist I'd like to have rundowns of the bike, gear, tips and tricks that worked for him etc.
    Easy simple read and I'm planning on short touring of my own (with small kids wife and job its tough).


    Remember that while interesting to a small minority of oddballs (us) a book written entirely about the nuances of packing bags, choosing gear, changing flats and shifting for hills would be barely readable. The scenery, interactions with other people and retelling of old adventures and memories is what makes it come to life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAMAMRA View Post
    I thought you could lend books?
    I read the kindle help and it looks like lending is an Amazon Prime benefit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thenomad View Post
    I read the kindle help and it looks like lending is an Amazon Prime benefit?
    Correct.

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    I have amazon prime, but I will try and just get from my library.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thenomad View Post
    I read the kindle help and it looks like lending is an Amazon Prime benefit?
    Nope... u can lend without http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...13882561610226

    I don't have it and was able to loan without an issue... just follow the steps in that link...

    With prime u can "barrow" a book from amazon once a month... and get free 2nd day shipping.... not worth it for me though
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Thanks for the tip. I just started reading it and have found it interesting so far. Yes, there's quite a bit of religion, but the first part talks about his tour down the coast to San Francisco which I've ridden as well so it's interesting to compare my recollections with his. And it turns out I even bumped into him on one of my short tours. On page 68 he mentions stopping at Cooks Station on the way up to Carson Pass and talking to a bike tourer coming down from the Pass after riding for awhile with the Bike4Peace group - that was me (although he gets some of the details wrong). I remember having an extended talk with him about his plans and mentioning that he'd probably catch up to the B4P folks who were struggling a bit on their cross-country trip - which he did on page 79.

    The photo record of my short trip is at:
    http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=725691
    and I mention meeting Paul at Cooks Station although I didn't get his picture.

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