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Book..."Discovery Road"

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by cisamcgu, 20 Apr 2008.

  1. cisamcgu

    cisamcgu Veteran

    Location:
    Merseyside-ish
    I have Discovery Road by Andy Brown and Tim Garratt for anyone that wants it (Got it from Panter - many thanks). Not a bad read, trundles along at a good pace, but perhaps lacking in depth - still better than many cycling books I have read.

    Just reply to this thread, and I will pick a name (assuming there are any takers) at random tomorrow lunchtime.


    Andrew
     
  2. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    Im in.
     
  3. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    And me, please!
     
  4. bobg

    bobg Über Member

    Location:
    Crosby Merseyside
    Me too please. NB Just finished " The Hour .. Michael Hutchinson , splendid. I'd pass it on but the library might object....
     
  5. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    Ermm - What's it about?
     
  6. cisamcgu

    cisamcgu Veteran

    Location:
    Merseyside-ish
    And the winner is ....... punkypossum !

    If you still want it, just PM me an address, and I will stick it in the post tomorrow.

    Thanks
    Andrew
     
  7. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    In a nutshell; two blokes cycle from Sydney to somewhere on the west coast of South America (obviously they have other means of transport for the wet bits!) It's a good read, quite inspirational.
     
  8. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    So they cycle to Sydney harbour, and get on a ferry to Peru. And the Pacific is lacking in depth? Is that to do with global warming? :biggrin:
     
  9. cisamcgu

    cisamcgu Veteran

    Location:
    Merseyside-ish
  10. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill

    Thanks Dayvo :biggrin:. Hadn't heard of it. I'll leave the title lying around in a month or so when my birthday is due. Somebody might take the hint :biggrin:
     
  11. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    It's a very good read! West across Australia (boat trip to eastern Africa) across to the west coast (another boat trip) then west across South America.
    If long-distance cycling is your thing, this'll get the juices flowing.
    I had it, but passed it on here a few months back.

    Read the reviews on amazon.co.uk

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Discovery-Road-T-Garratt/dp/0953057534
     
  12. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    Well I quite like to read accounts of adventurous folks, as being a wimp, I don't get out much.

    I read a couple of the Crane Brothers' escapades on bikes Kilimajaro on MTB's and Centre of the earth thing That latter one was get as far as possible from any ocean - so China/Mongolia - in the 70's or 80's? Nick Crane did that "Coast" TV programme for a while and he's done some "ancient maps" TV series too. He always walks with a brolly at the ready - just like me :biggrin:

    I've read some of the older Everest accounts too.
     
  13. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Agree, very enjoyable read, gave me a thirst to venture beyond Banbury...:biggrin:
     
  14. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
  15. You might enjoy "Two Degrees West" by Nick Crane, about him walking along a one kilometre corridor either side of the two degree meridien, all the way down the middle of England.
    Try Fergus Fleming's books too. Killing Dragons is a fascinating read, all about the early Alpine explorers.
    I'd pass them on to you, but I've lent them both to my dad in Bahrain.:wacko: