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Two Wheels on my Wagon By Paul Howard

Two Wheels on my Wagon by Paul Howard

Condition - Very Good
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Summary

As bicycle races go, the attractions of the Tour Divide are not immediately apparent. Battling the worst weather for generations, drinking whiskey with a cowboy and singing karaoke with the locals, Howard's journey turned into more than just a race - it became the adventure of a lifetime.

Two Wheels on my Wagon Summary

Two Wheels on my Wagon: A Bicycle Adventure in the Wild West by Paul Howard

As bicycle races go, the attractions of the Tour Divide are not immediately apparent. For a start, it is the longest mountain-bike race in the world, running nearly 3,000 miles down the Rockies from Canada to Mexico. But the distance is not the only challenge - the total ascent of 200,000 ft is the equivalent of scaling Mount Everest nearly seven times. Then there are the dangerous animals likely to be encountered on the route: grizzly bears, mountain lions and wolves, not to mention rattlesnakes and tarantulas. Worse, the rewards for all this effort are strictly limited. Unlike in the Tour de France, there is no fabled yellow jersey and no prize money. Yet, undaunted, and in spite of never having owned a mountain bike, Paul Howard signed up. Battling the worst weather for generations, drinking whiskey with a cowboy and singing karaoke with the locals, Howard's journey turned into more than just a race - it became the adventure of a lifetime.

Two Wheels on my Wagon Reviews

"Equal to the heroics of Le Tour, with extremes of weather, sleeping rough in toilets and gorging on blueberry pies in diners which provide the only grub hundreds of miles apart on this epic" * London Cyclist *

About Paul Howard

Paul Howard's first book, Riding High, was shortlisted for the National Sporting Club's Best New Sports Writer prize, while his account of Jacques Anquetil's life, Sex, Lies and Handlebar Tape, was shortlisted in the Biography of the Year category at the British Sports Book Awards.

Additional information

GOR002104889
9781845965617
1845965612
Two Wheels on my Wagon: A Bicycle Adventure in the Wild West by Paul Howard
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2010-04-01
272
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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