Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Touring
Reload this Page >

Here's a free book for you Kindle readers

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.

Here's a free book for you Kindle readers

Reply

Old 12-25-13, 11:14 AM
  #1  
George
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
George's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Katy Texas
Posts: 5,494

Bikes: Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Here's a free book for you Kindle readers

http://www.amazon.com/Biking-Across-...eywords=biking across america&tag=vglnk-c587-20
__________________
George
George is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-13, 11:32 AM
  #2  
bhchdh 
Senior Member
 
bhchdh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Hampton Roads VA
Posts: 1,788

Bikes: '07 Trek 520, '09 Gary Fisher Triton, '04 Trek 8000, '85 Trek 500, '84 Trek 610, '85 Trek 510, '88 Trek 660, '92 Trek 930, Trek Multitrack 700

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Thanks for the heads up.
bhchdh is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-13, 03:48 PM
  #3  
zvez
Senior Member
 
zvez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Columbus, GA
Posts: 536

Bikes: 2014 Cervelo R5 Dura Ace,2014 Specialized S-Works Roubaix

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
thanks!
zvez is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-13, 05:18 PM
  #4  
Flog00 
Senior Member
 
Flog00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Milan, Ohio
Posts: 1,481

Bikes: Tomii Touring

Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 156 Post(s)
Thanks, sent it to my daughter!
__________________
Wheels are turning around
The hills roll out like centuries
Pass by without a sound
Just a mile outside of town

Beck
Flog00 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-13, 09:20 PM
  #5  
donalson
just pedal
 
donalson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 969

Bikes: Surly Disc Trucker, trek 560

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
thank you always love a good kindle read
donalson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-13, 06:40 AM
  #6  
Tandem Tom
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 1,836

Bikes: 1992 Serotta Colorado II,Co-Motion Speedster, Giant Escape Hybrid, 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 201 Post(s)
How is it fee? When I click on the link it comes up priced at $7.99.
Tandem Tom is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-13, 07:42 AM
  #7  
mjww
Mike
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Cayman Islands
Posts: 54

Bikes: Cignal Silverado MTB

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
mjww is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-13, 07:50 AM
  #8  
wahoonc
Membership Not Required
 
wahoonc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: On the road-USA
Posts: 16,849

Bikes: Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 65 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Tandem Tom View Post
How is it fee? When I click on the link it comes up priced at $7.99.
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.

Aaron
__________________
Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

"Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
_Nicodemus

"Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred
Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
_krazygluon
wahoonc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-13, 10:13 AM
  #9  
donalson
just pedal
 
donalson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 969

Bikes: Surly Disc Trucker, trek 560

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
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
donalson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-13, 03:16 PM
  #10  
IAMAMRA
Big Boned Biker
 
IAMAMRA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: NW Indiana
Posts: 478

Bikes: Raleigh Detour 4.5, Trek Crossrip Elite '14

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Missed it anyone want to send me a copy?
IAMAMRA is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-13, 05:42 PM
  #11  
sstorkel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 5,427

Bikes: Cervelo RS, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Pro, Schwinn Typhoon, Nashbar touring, custom steel MTB

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
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...
sstorkel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-13, 05:47 PM
  #12  
donalson
just pedal
 
donalson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 969

Bikes: Surly Disc Trucker, trek 560

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
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
donalson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-13, 08:05 PM
  #13  
sstorkel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 5,427

Bikes: Cervelo RS, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Pro, Schwinn Typhoon, Nashbar touring, custom steel MTB

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
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.
sstorkel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-13, 08:18 PM
  #14  
donalson
just pedal
 
donalson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 969

Bikes: Surly Disc Trucker, trek 560

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
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.
donalson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-13, 08:29 PM
  #15  
Bakerb24
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 123

Bikes: Scott CR1 Team

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Bakerb24 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-13, 08:38 PM
  #16  
ct-vt-trekker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: CT
Posts: 370

Bikes: 2018 Trek Stache 9.7, 2013 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Expert, 2009 Ritchey Breakaway Cross, 2016 Lynskey ProCross, 2008 Trek T1000 Tandem, 2016 Trek Fuel EX8, 2016 Motobecane Night Train Bullet,

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
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
Straz85



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.
ct-vt-trekker is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-13, 08:39 PM
  #17  
donalson
just pedal
 
donalson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 969

Bikes: Surly Disc Trucker, trek 560

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
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
donalson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-13, 09:18 PM
  #18  
IAMAMRA
Big Boned Biker
 
IAMAMRA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: NW Indiana
Posts: 478

Bikes: Raleigh Detour 4.5, Trek Crossrip Elite '14

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
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?
IAMAMRA is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-13, 12:04 PM
  #19  
sstorkel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 5,427

Bikes: Cervelo RS, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Pro, Schwinn Typhoon, Nashbar touring, custom steel MTB

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
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.
sstorkel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-13, 09:30 AM
  #20  
thenomad
Riding like its 1990
 
thenomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: IE, SoCal
Posts: 3,773
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
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.

Last edited by thenomad; 12-28-13 at 09:39 AM.
thenomad is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-13, 09:41 AM
  #21  
thenomad
Riding like its 1990
 
thenomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: IE, SoCal
Posts: 3,773
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
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?
thenomad is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-13, 10:54 AM
  #22  
sstorkel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 5,427

Bikes: Cervelo RS, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Pro, Schwinn Typhoon, Nashbar touring, custom steel MTB

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Originally Posted by thenomad View Post
I read the kindle help and it looks like lending is an Amazon Prime benefit?
Correct.
sstorkel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-13, 11:30 AM
  #23  
IAMAMRA
Big Boned Biker
 
IAMAMRA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: NW Indiana
Posts: 478

Bikes: Raleigh Detour 4.5, Trek Crossrip Elite '14

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
I have amazon prime, but I will try and just get from my library.
IAMAMRA is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-13, 12:45 PM
  #24  
donalson
just pedal
 
donalson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 969

Bikes: Surly Disc Trucker, trek 560

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
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
donalson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-14, 09:42 PM
  #25  
prathmann
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bay Area, Calif.
Posts: 7,262
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 657 Post(s)
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.
prathmann is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service