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MORE OFFBEAT CYCLING MISADVENTURES FROM TIM MOORE

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The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold - Adventures along the Iron Curtain by Tim Moore
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Few writers make me laugh out loud, with abandon and in public. Tim Moore is one of them. Buried deep in his Tour de France-alike 'French Revolutions' whilst en route to my own joust with Le Grande Boucle in the shape of the 2006 Etape du Tour, I was rudely dug in the ribs by my long-suffering wife and told to shut the book. My giggling apparently was not appreciated by our fellow cyclists who sat in our coach from Geneva Airport brooding over the travails to come on the Izoard and Alpe d'Huez. Moore was my antidote to the anxiety facing all of us before that mammoth ride but I was forced to stop reading it in such company because I couldn't keep my mirth to myself. For my fellow travellers it was too late anyway - most had already developed the hundred-yard-stare.
In this, his third bike book, Tim Moore once again is pedalling headlong towards what he calls, the coal-face of off…