Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-06-13, 07:44 AM   #1
Chip seal rocks
Thread Starter
Howard's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Recent bicycle touring book: "Free Country"

Apologies if this has already been reviewed/posted here. I did a couple searches and didn't find anything.

"Free Country" is the account of two men, George & Ben, who rode from Land's End to John O'Groats.
The book opens with them at Land's End in a cold driving rain and in the first couple pages we get the complete list of their equipment.

Pretty standard stuff so far, right?
Except the complete list of equipment is this:

1 pair of boxer shorts each.*

No shoes, no socks, no shirts, no money, no ID ...

no bikes.
And 3 weeks to make Scotland.

I haven't finished it yet, but it's one of the funniest books I've read in a long time.

Another better review here:

*they do have A camera, a note pad, some note cards and pencil as well, else the book would be much shorter and less detailed.
Howard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-13, 02:53 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,714
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Is this a "Broke Back Mountian" adventure tour? I don't mind that, but I also don't really want to read that. Request advise please...
ksisler is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:38 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.