Dave Barter

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (44 of 53)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 54,004 - Total Helpful Votes: 44 of 53
Silicone Bike Bicycle Rear Wheel LED Flash Light R&hellip by Buyincoins
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible, 1 Dec 2013
Arrived broken, the battery contacts had become removed from the main circuit board. This is due to the fact that they are held on with a small blob of solder. I suspect the same would happen over time on the bike with a few solid vibrations. As the old adage say "you get what you pay for". Avoid
Beyond Birkie Fever by Walter Rhein
Beyond Birkie Fever by Walter Rhein
I came in contact with Walter through a discussion concerning cycling and found out that he had written a book himself. Out of curiosity I purchased a copy even though I am not a cross country skier but was interested to read into the scene. Walt's book was immediately engaging as he covers the background to the "Birkie" and then takes us into his own personal journey through the race. The book is well written, witty and interesting. I know that as I finished it within a week, drawn back into the text each evening by the easy going style. At the end of the book Walter urges the reader to come and try the Birkie for themselves, he returns to the book's title "Birkie Fever" and lays out his… Read more
The Race Against Time by Edward Pickering
The Race Against Time by Edward Pickering
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
It's been a while since I've been properly engaged into any book concerning pro-cyclists. Recent literature has been littered with drug abuse "cash in" stories or utterly tedious autobiographies, playing to a marketable achievement.

Then along comes "The Race Against Time".

Like both Obree and Boardman, I was nervous on the start line as I browsed to page one. These are two iconic cyclists with huge characters to match, offering real potential for an author to play to the reader's inherent perception as to what they are about to consume. The nerves had gone after the first chapter. Edward has clearly taken pains to offer narrative rather than judgement, his book paints… Read more

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