Posts Tagged ‘read’

The Hemingway Way.

September 28, 2010

I just got back from a fishing trip in Snowdonia and while the car journey through the Welsh valleys was beautiful and at times spellbinding, I simply wanted to be on my bike because as Hemingway rightly wrote:

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.

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Bobet.

August 20, 2010

When French cyclist Louison Bobet won the Tour de France in 1953, 1954, and 1955 he became the first rider to win the event three consecutive times. His victories came through sheer hard work and determination.

I heard about the Bobet brothers whilst reading an excerpt out of Jean Bobet’s book ‘Tomorrow we ride’ in Rouleur magazine. Promtly after putting the magazine down I went online and bought the book.

Not being a big reader ( you can probably tell this by my mediocre use of the English language ) I read a little bit of it, put it down and forgot about it as it lay under my bed for a few months.

I went on holiday a couple weeks back and needing something to read and not wanting to splash cash on throw away comics, I reached under my bed for the unfinished book.

Now I am no book critic so I won’t even try to ‘review’ it but I can truly say that this book is great, it’s written beatifully by Jean the English scholar and for me specifically it holds my attention, something most books cannot do. So if you are looking for some letter forms to wrap your brain matter around, look no further.

You can also find a great write up on Louison Bobet’s racing career over at DM’s blog.


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