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It's not about the bike
on 5 January 2004
Don't read this book if your interest is primarily in cycle touring. Even though this journey was truly epic and the author's bravery and endurance is almost unbelievable the fact that it was done on a bike is incidental to a wonderful description of Afghanistan and Pakistan in the early 1960s.
Oh, and don't expect many tips about touring in Europe either. This book really only gets going in Iran.