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Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escap&hellip by Alastair Humphreys
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars INSPIRATION!, 12 Jun 2014
If you hanker for something that will really enliven your life, have a go at this book - it is an inspiration. It gently and enthusiastically gives you the shove you might need to get yourself out to enjoy nature, this country's wild lands, and to feel a invigorating connection with the real world. I really recommend it. And if you dont want to get out and do some Microadventures, its a pretty fine coffee table book too - hundreds of high quality, glossy photographs of great experiences and places. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars too small, 30 Nov 2012
You'd think that having a slot big enough for a standard slice of bread would be a basic design requirement...seems it isnt. Feels light and cheap, too. I returned it.
Moods of Future Joys: Around the World by Bike - P&hellip by Alastair Humphreys
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Having done a fair bit of cycle touring, I have read quite a few cycle touring books. Most just frustrate me - I'd rather be doing it than reading it, but Alastairs two books of his travels are a great,inspiring and honest read. I really enjoyed and empathised with them. The stories are well observed and told with wit. Alastair has a superb way with words and a refreshing truthfulness. This second book is perhaps the better of the two - maybe just because it covers more regions, particularly ones that are less well known to me. Honestly, the best cycle touring book I've ever read. Highly recommended.