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The cyclist who went out in the cold: adventures along the Iron Curtain trail

The cyclist who went out in the cold: adventures along the Iron Curtain trail

Moore, Tim, 1964- author

Scaling a new peak of rash over-ambition, Tim Moore tackles the 9000km 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

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Yellow Jersey Press, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Tim Moore
ISBN: 0224100211, 9780224100212
Note: Map on inside covers.
Note: Originally published: 2016.
Physical Description: 340 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
Subject: Europe, Central Description and travel.; Travel and Tourism.; Moore, Tim, 1964- Travel Europe, Eastern.; Cold War.; Europe, Eastern Description and travel.; Bicycle touring Europe, Eastern.; Bicycle touring Europe, Central.; Moore, Tim, 1964- Travel Europe, Central.