am looking for a similar thing (for a gift).
I found this one "12 Months in the Saddle"
http://www.bicycle-discounts.com/access ... epic-rides
And according to this review http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/uk/ ... 66339.html
and http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/reviews/ ... the-saddle
it looks interesting.
I especially like the fact that the riders seems to be 'ordinary' people (MAMILs) going for an extra ordinary experience.
Did anybody read it?
pedalsheep wrote:I bought this very cheaply last year from a clearance bookshop as it had a slight printing fault. Its OK but its basically a book for looking at the pictures rather than actually reading. They were accompanied by a professional photographer and some of the pictures are excellent but the text is rather banal - mostly just blokey banter. Its a nice coffee table book but I wouldn't call it a good read.
I can recommend this.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Touring-Surviva ... ival+guide
Not a travelogue but you will learn more from it than reading several travelogues about the practicalities.
Answers lots of sensible questions (even stupid ones - stupid questions are often the best) you will have thought of, some you will have thought of but were too embarrassed to ask and some you maybe haven't thought of but should have done.
But no worries they will ask and answer them for you.
With this on a Kindle you could prepare for a trip in no time and if you take it with you will have a ready reference for comfort and advice along the way.
I bought this a couple of years ago from their website http://www.travellingtwo.com and a couple of days ago I received an email from them telling me that I was entitled to download the new updated edition for free. I did so and it is absolutely excellent. The focus is primarily on lengthy tours but the advice is equally applicable to shorter jaunts.
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