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Old 03-20-24, 09:21 PM
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Touring book recommendations?

I just read A Bike Ride: 12,000 Miles Around the World by Anne Mustoe. And I am currently reading/looking at photos of One Year on a Bike: From Amersterdam to Singapore by Martjn Doolaard.

What other books should I consider that has to do with bike touring?
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Josie Dew writes a pretty good bike travel book.

https://josiedew.com/

Dervla Murphy's are also classics worth reading.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dervla_Murphy
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Thomas Stevens -Around the world on a Bicycle - original is in two volumes, reproduced in a single book

Fred Birchmore - Around the World on a bicycle

Karl Kron - 10000 miles on a bicycle

All early stories, a couple on high wheel bicycles.

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GJ Coop has a couple of laconic-style e-books on cycling in Australia. You can find them at Amazon. You can also get a taste of this style at Crazy Guy on a Bike
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Miles from Nowhere by Barbara Savage.
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I thoroughly enjoyed The Hungry Cyclist by Tom Kevill-Davies. "Pedalling the Americas in search of the perfect meal." He's a British cyclist who biked across North America then south to Brazil.
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Frosty Wooldridge has a couple of books about his cycling adventures. "The Kickstand Chronicles" has some how-to chapters. I don't agree with much of it, but it's one take on things. It's poorly edited and reads more like a field journal. There are some fantastic adventure stories, like a grizzly vs moose story in Alaska.
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Originally Posted by axolotl
I thoroughly enjoyed The Hungry Cyclist by Tom Kevill-Davies. "Pedalling the Americas in search of the perfect meal." He's a British cyclist who biked across North America then south to Brazil.
This one seems interesting! (as do some of the others above - I'm just thinking of more current rides since a lot has changed with riding in the last 35 years).
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This is a good one: Life is a Wheel; Memoirs of a Bike-Riding Obituarist by Bruce Weber
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Has anyone read Bicycling with butterflies?
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Has anyone read Bicycling with butterflies?
I read most of it until it was due back at the library. Not my style of cycling, but that was the whole idea I think. I'm a fast reader and the fact that I didn't finish in three weeks says something. It was highly recommended by botanist friends who also bike, but haven't toured.
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Go write your own book. I’m working on mine.
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Originally Posted by 50PlusCycling
Go write your own book. Iím working on mine.
I have two published novels in a series (not about cycling). Up to now, I havenít successfully combined writing with touring as itís so easy to want to get going in the morning

This spring Iíll be in Greece writing for a couple of months, then touring in France and Germany, where Iíll try to write in the mornings, before riding shorter days.

Send me a pm for a link to my books on Amazon.
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Home is Elsewhere Heinz StŁcke: 50 Years Around the World by Bike



There's Herr StŁcke, and then there's everybody else.



Ach! There's a brand new book just published about Heinz' travels - but, and it's a big but, it's in German.
Nur noch kurz die Welt sehen - 51 Jahre nonstop mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs. 648.000 Kilometer. 196 Lšnder.

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Originally Posted by mams99
I'm just thinking of more current rides since a lot has changed with riding in the last 35 years.
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Originally Posted by Small cog
Dervla Murphy's are also classics worth reading.
Ms. Murphy's arrival at the Sultan of Swat's palace (Full Tilt) has to be the warm shower GOAT.

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I thought the children's book series The Boy Who Biked the World was wonderful, capturing the wide-eyed wonder and joy of cycletouring. It's a loosely fictionalized account of Alastair Humphreys' four-year, 46000-mile ride.
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Originally Posted by mams99
Has anyone read Bicycling with butterflies?
I hadn't heard of this book and I'm glad you mentioned it. My library has it and I'll read it after I finish the novel I'm currently reading. I've toured in Mexico and I've also visited one of the Monarch butterfly reserves in Mexico (not during a bike tour, however). The Monarch butterfly reserve was an incredible sight. Millions of butterflies flittering around us on top of a mountain in Michoacan state. That visit was about 15 years ago and I've read that the butterfly numbers have been dropping since then.
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I'm not a romance kind of gal, but I'm happy to see that there are romance novels for everyone readily available without it needing to be "under cover" Bravo for progress!
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Alastair Humphreys wrote two books about his ride around the world; Moods of Future Joys and Thunder and Sunshine. I liked both of them very much.
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My favorite is Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Richard and Nicholas Crane. It has been out of print for a while, but there are transcriptions floating around The Information Super Highway if you can't find a used copy.


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A road atlas of an area I'm interested in.
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more about photography, great books!

https://www.isolapress.com/shop/rsf-archives-2

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Here's my contribution to the area : https://www.amazon.com/Ride-Places-n...s%2C161&sr=8-1

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