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  • Published: 15 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781780570631
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272
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Two Wheels on my Wagon

A Bicycle Adventure in the Wild West




Acclaimed cycling writer tackles the Tour Divide

As bicycle races go, the attractions of the Tour Divide are not immediately apparent. For a start, it is the longest mountain-bike race in the world, running nearly 3,000 miles down the Rockies from Canada to Mexico. But the distance is not the only challenge - the total ascent of 200,000 ft is the equivalent of scaling Mount Everest nearly seven times.

Then there are the dangerous animals likely to be encountered on the route: grizzly bears, mountain lions and wolves, not to mention rattlesnakes and tarantulas. Worse, the rewards for all this effort are strictly limited. Unlike in the Tour de France, there is no fabled yellow jersey and no prize money.

Yet, undaunted, and in spite of never having owned a mountain bike, Paul Howard signed up. Battling the worst weather for generations, drinking whiskey with a cowboy and singing karaoke with the locals, Howard's journey turned into more than just a race - it became the adventure of a lifetime.

  • Pub date: 15 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781780570631
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272
Categories:

About the Author

Paul Howard

Paul Howard is a writer who contributes frequently to cycling magazines and the national press. His first book, Riding High, was shortlisted for the National Sporting Club's Best New Sports Writer prize. He is also the author of Two Wheels on my Wagon.

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Praise for Two Wheels on my Wagon

“Equal to the heroics of Le Tour, with extremes of weather, sleeping rough in toilets and gorging on blueberry pies in diners which provide the only grub hundreds of miles apart on this epic”

London Cyclist


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