Gironimo!: Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy (Paperback)
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Gironimo!: Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 30/04/2015
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A 3,162 km race. A 48-year-old man. A 100-year-old bike. Made mostly of wood. That he built himself. Tim Moore sets off to recreate the most appalling bike race of all time. The notorious 1914 Giro d'Italia was an ordeal of 400-kilometre stages, cataclysmic night storms and relentless sabotage - all on a diet of raw eggs and red wine. Of the 81 who rolled out of Milan, only eight made it back. Committed to total authenticity, Tim acquires the ruined husk of a gearless, wooden-wheeled 1914 road bike with wine corks for brakes, some maps and an alarming period outfit topped off with a pair of blue-lensed welding goggles. From the Alps to the Adriatic the pair relive the bike race in all its misery and glory, on an adventure that is by turns bold, beautiful and recklessly incompetent.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224100151
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A considerable achievement" -- Duncan Craig * Lonely Planet Traveller *
"Painfully funny" -- Tim Dowling * Week *
"A wonderfully written, extremely funny book... You read Gironimo! with a permanent smile on your face" * UK Press Syndication *
"A superbly funny read" * Cycling Weekly *
"Readers of Moore's French Revolutions will not be disappointed by this hilariously painful, and poignant, adventure" -- Anna Carey * Irish Times *

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“ON YOUR BIKE”

Clever witty and easy reading. Of special interest to cyclists.
But why doesn't the author check out and make bookings before he leaves home ! So aggravating!

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30th June 2014
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