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Today I have....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Hilldodger, 16 Feb 2008.

  1. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    ...started writing my book on the history of cycling in Leicestershire.;)

    When it will be finished is another matter.
     
  2. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    Well done.

    And as Lao Tzu might have said if he were writing a history of cycling in Leicestershire, "even a book of a thousand pages has to start with a single word".
     
  3. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    Is it likely to have much sex in it?
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    It'll be full of pumping, panting, rubber, helmets, leather etc, yes.
     
  5. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    Put me down for a copy then.
    ps
    Please send it in a plain brown envelope.
     
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Don't make it too sexy as I won't ever get to the end of the book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. <OT>Hey Hilldodger, do you want to buy another H Van? Mine is for sale.:smile:[/OT]
     
  8. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    Cheap van RT if it goes for what it is as the moment (£500.00)
    Get onto Rapha, they might want another one
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    Blimey, that's huge:ohmy:

    Afraid I have my hands full with the one I've got and a rusty Capri:sad:
     
  10. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    Will I be in it, Hilldodger? :biggrin:

    * Wonders if Hilldodger is the same chap who I spoke too regarding a tandam racing photograph last year, or the year before? *
     
  11. OP
    OP
    Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    Yes I am.

    You probably won't be in it unless you were riding a bicycle prior to the first war:ohmy:

    Seriously, I will be including Saffron Lane and might require pictures at some point.
     
  12. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    I wasn't... Honest!

    Let me know if/when :biggrin:
     
  13. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    Ooops! Forgot this...

    Good luck with your book, Hilldodger
     
  14. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Yeah, good luck. Will it be one of those books that comes out in phases, like the OED, over decades, and by the time it's finished, you'll be starting the second edition with all the new evidence you've found?:biggrin:
     
  15. OP
    OP
    Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester

    Yep, I don't doubt it!

    Of course, other books on the history of cycling (although excellent) are going to look a bit out of date with no mention of Leicester - the city really is that important to the early history of cycling in England.


    Oh, and Arch, there will be both signed and unsigned copies available!