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Old 12-07-07, 10:12 PM
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Neil_B
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Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
All this talk about Dostoevsky and other literature on the T.V. free living thread has gotten me curious...has anyone gotten around to reading any of these books herein mentioned, or are we still not quite housebound enough yet?

East Hill
I've been reading a number of books on bike touring. Unfortunately, they've usually been self-published, and illustrate the point that people with half a mind to write a book usually do so. Wide Hips, Narrow Shoulders by Monte Lowrance is typical - an endless string of "did this, did that" tour recapping told in a non-stop stream of enthusiasm. The book doesn't end so much as stop, and by the end I was worn out from the excessive statements of "Yahoo!" in the text. I'd expect a cyclist to remember pacing is as important when writing as it is when pedaling.