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'Why Don't You Fly?' Back Door to Beijing - by Bicycle
'Why Don't You Fly?' Back Door to Beijing - by Bicycle
by Christopher J.A. Smith
Edition: Paperback

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not about the bike!, 7 Aug. 2012
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If you've bought this book expecting to read tales of life in the saddle which include technical details about cycling and/or the bike itself, then I'm afraid you are about to be disappointed. This is a record of one man's journey from England to China and includes very little refernce to the bike, life on the bike, dealing with alternating terrain, repairs, etc. That said, I enjoyed the book generally, although I found the author's inability to speak plainly an unwelcome distraction and, at times, down right annoying. One might be more suited to poetry or other works of literary flamboyance, Mr. Smith!

If you're looking for books about travelling long distances by bike you might try 'Cycling Home from Siberia' or 'The Man Who Cycled the World' instead.

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