Recommend a cycling novel?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Panter, 18 Jan 2008.

  1. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Love the new sig, Cathryn!
     
  2. Pete

    Pete Guest

    The Wheels of Chance - H G Wells
    Charming little lightweight other-worldly piece. My first sig. line on C+ was a quote from it. You can read it online.


    She must have been on the Paris Métro sometime! Here it is with the accent, Cathryn, if you want to cut'n'paste..... "Mutilée de Ski"
     
  3. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

  4. Bonno

    Bonno Veteran

    Location:
    Tiptree
    One more kilometre and we're in the showers by Tim Hilton
    A great read about life and cycling in fifties Britain
     
  5. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Thanks DaveN and Pete...I was very chuffed when I thought of it. Thanks for the accent too - I hate being gramatically incorrect!
     
  6. girofan

    girofan New Member

    No need for a review. It's the biggest load of cobblers you are ever likely to read!
    I wouldn't even donate it to a charity shop, in case some poor soul decided to buy it. Why should they be subject to the torture I endured.:smile::angry:!:biggrin:
     
  7. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Here's hoping you don't stay 'mutilée' for too much longer! xx(
     
  8. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Waterstones did not have it in stock xx(

    I have a better selection of cycling books than the nearest Waterstones.
     
  9. just jim

    just jim Guest

    I've read Three Men On A Bike a few times now, to remind myself not to worry too much about a complete lack of physical preparation before any sort of trip.
     
  10. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    Location:
    Stevenage
    Oh! That reminds me - 'three men on the bummel' by Jerome J Jerome. It's the 3 men in a boat blokes some years later on a cyling holiday to the Black Forest, AFAICR. I didn't like it as much as the boat one.
     
  11. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    That's because it's crap. The bits where he deigns to mention bikes and riding them are quite amusing but there aren't many of them.
     
  12. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    Location:
    Stevenage
    You didn't enjoy it, I'm guessing?:biggrin:

    Next to '3 men in a boat' it's an unmitigated heap of steamy smelly stuff, but then most things are.

    Just spotted a typo - it's Jerome K Jerome. Oopsy.
     
  13. Marvellous book. Read it three or four times over the years.
    I used to rather like Josie Dew's books, I even went to a talk she gave in Stafford. Not sure they'd be quite my thing now though.
     
  14. Donate it to me! One of my Christmas pressies was a box with mushroom "seeds" in it. The suppliers recommend using an old paperback book, soaked in water and wrapped in a plastic bag with the seeds spread between the pages every 50 pages or so, as a substrate to grow the mushrooms on. This book sounds ideal.
     
  15. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    'shrooms, eh, RT? :biggrin:
     
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