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Off the Rails: Moscow to Beijing on Recumbent Bikes
Off the Rails: Moscow to Beijing on Recumbent Bikes
by Chris Hatherly
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 2 men, 4 wheels and a lotta miles to cover!, 6 April 2005
Fascinating, any experience on a bike is amazing. It's the best way to travel and meet people. Not shielded behind the windows of a car, you can share their experiences battling against the weather and each other (at times).


Recumbent Bicycle
Recumbent Bicycle
by Gunnar Fehlau
Edition: Paperback

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to know about Bents, 6 April 2005
This review is from: Recumbent Bicycle (Paperback)
I bought this as an after-thought having just bought a 'bent' as they are affectionately known. However, this book is a gem as it takes you right back to the 19th Century grass root bents and their development. From the cycle races they won, then were banned from - a ban still in force these days - to a non-technical intorduction into the designs and concepts.
If you are interested in Bents then this book will highlight the pros and cons of bents, from understeering and oversteering to LWB and SWB - make sense! Probably not, that's why you need this book!
Imagine pedalling your way to 60mph and beyond - amazing and not just know to a few bearded men swilling homemade beer. Read it and be enlightened!


U-571 [DVD] [2000]
U-571 [DVD] [2000]
Dvd ~ Matthew McConaughey
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: £2.75

62 of 70 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pathetic, idiotic travesty of truth, 12 July 2003
This review is from: U-571 [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
What can I say except this is a typical Hollywood-view of History, based on American Patriotism rather than the factual events of World War 2.
Consider the facts!
1. America had not even entered the War when the events contained in the film took place! Pearl Harbour had not occured yet!
2. The Enigma Machine was captured using information gained from the Polish Free Army and British forces!
3. The Germans had the best trained Submariners in operation until 1944. So how a U-Boat could not be repaired by its own crew is a mystery, even more so the fact that an American Submarine crew can fix it!
4. The U-Boat was crewed by 37 crew, how can the Americans operate a submarine in battle conditions with eight people is amazing!
For once I agree with the French on the grounds that Hollywood should be stopped from rewriting history and promoting the insane fantasy that America won the war solely!
Besides that the film contains one of the most irritating soundtracks that seems to conjure up the the typical expressions of American Patriotism at every opportunity!
If you want to see an accurate portrayal of World War 2 submarine life watch Das Boot - a mature, honest account!
If you really want to swallow the American Dream watch this and remember people died in capturing the Enigma machine - this film does not pay any respect to those individuals nor credits them!
Shame on you Hollywood!
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Gusana Ciega
Gusana Ciega
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £13.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Mexican Rock and Roll for the new century, 16 May 2003
This review is from: Gusana Ciega (Audio CD)
I visited Mexico in late 1999 to see friends and in the short time I spent there I was expose to the music scene! This particular album is a studio album, but its energy and symbiotic theme really hit the spot! Mexican music is little known here in the UK so do yourself a favour and experience some culture!


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