The Resource The cyclist who went out in the cold : adventures along the Iron Curtain Trail, Tim Moore

The cyclist who went out in the cold : adventures along the Iron Curtain Trail, Tim Moore

Label
The cyclist who went out in the cold : adventures along the Iron Curtain Trail
Title
The cyclist who went out in the cold
Title remainder
adventures along the Iron Curtain Trail
Statement of responsibility
Tim Moore
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'Bill Bryson on two wheels' Independent Scaling a new peak of rash over-ambition, Tim Moore tackles the 9,000km route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike. Asking for trouble and getting it, he sets off from the northernmost Norwegian-Russian border at the Arctic winter's brutal height, bullying his plucky MIFA 900 through the endless and massively sub-zero desolation of snowbound Finland. Sleeping in bank vaults, imperial palaces and unreconstructed Soviet youth hostels, battling vodka-breathed Russian hostility, Romanian landslides and a diet of dumplings, Moore and his 'so-small bicycle' are sustained by the kindness of reindeer farmers and Serbian rock gods, plus a shameful addiction to Magic Man energy drink. Haunted throughout by the border detritus of watchtowers and rusted razor wire, Moore reflects on the curdling of the Communist dream, and the memories of a Cold War generation reared on the fear of apocalypse - at a time of ratcheting East-West tension. After three months, 20 countries and a 58-degree jaunt up the centigrade scale, man and bike finally wobble up to a Black Sea beach in Bulgaria, older and wiser, but mainly older
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Tim
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bicycle touring
  • Bicycle touring
  • Cold War
  • Comedy
  • Europe, Central
  • Europe, Eastern
Target audience
adult
Label
The cyclist who went out in the cold : adventures along the Iron Curtain Trail, Tim Moore
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=RDH_379729&b2bSite=1545
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Publication
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Downloadable Book
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781473522855-RDH1067210-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781473522855
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The cyclist who went out in the cold : adventures along the Iron Curtain Trail, Tim Moore
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=RDH_379729&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781473522855-RDH1067210-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781473522855
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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