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

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

Label
The cyclist who went out in the cold : adventures riding the Iron Curtain
Title
The cyclist who went out in the cold
Title remainder
adventures riding the Iron Curtain
Statement of responsibility
Tim Moore
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Not content with tackling the Italian Alps or the route of the Tour de France, Tim Moore sets out to scale a new peak of rash over-ambition: 6,000 mile route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike. Asking for trouble-- and getting it-- Moore sets off from the northernmost Norwegian-Russian border at the Arctic winter's brutal height, bullying his plucky MIFA 900 through the endless 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 his journey by mechanical failure and 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 renewed East-West tension. After three months, twenty countries, and steadily warming temperatures, man and bike finally wobble up to a Black Sea beach in Bulgaria, older and wiser, but mainly older"--
Assigning source
Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Tim
Dewey number
796.6/094
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1051.M66
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moore, Tim
  • Bicycle touring
  • Communist countries
  • Cyclists
Label
The cyclist who went out in the cold : adventures riding the Iron Curtain, Tim Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Yellow Jersey Press, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
To the North -- Finnish Lapland -- The winter war -- Northern Ostrobothnia -- Central and southern Finland -- Russia -- Estonia and Latvia -- Lithuania and Kaliningrad -- Poland -- The German Baltic -- The inner German border -- The Czech Republic, Germany and Austria -- Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia -- Serbia -- Romania -- Serbia II -- Bulgaria and Macedonia -- Bulgaria II -- Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria
Control code
ocn951925776
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781681772998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951925776
  • a1158177
Label
The cyclist who went out in the cold : adventures riding the Iron Curtain, Tim Moore
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Yellow Jersey Press, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
To the North -- Finnish Lapland -- The winter war -- Northern Ostrobothnia -- Central and southern Finland -- Russia -- Estonia and Latvia -- Lithuania and Kaliningrad -- Poland -- The German Baltic -- The inner German border -- The Czech Republic, Germany and Austria -- Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia -- Serbia -- Romania -- Serbia II -- Bulgaria and Macedonia -- Bulgaria II -- Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria
Control code
ocn951925776
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781681772998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951925776
  • a1158177

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