French revolutions

French revolutions by Tim MOORE

Title: French revolutions
Author: Tim MOORE
ISBN10: 0224060953
ISBN13: 978-0224060950
Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press; 1st ed. edition (2001)
Language: English
Subcategory: Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
Size PDF: 1425 kb
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Rating: 5.0/5
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Pages: 288 pages
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Seduced by the speed and glamour of the biggest annual sporting event in the world, and determined to tackle the most fearsome physical challenge outside classical mythology, Moore, the ultimate amateur, attempts to complete all 3,630km of the 2000 Tour in the weeks before the professionals set off.      Battling it out with the old men on butchers' bikes across the plains of Aquitaine and pursued by cattle over Europe's second highest road, Moore soon finds himself resorting to narcotic assistance, systematic overeating and waxed legs before summoning a support vehicle staffed by cruelly sceptical family and friends. Accounts of his suffering and chicanery, and those encountered in the race's epic history, are interwoven through a look at rural France busy tarting itself up for those 15 seconds of fame as the Tour careers through at 50kph. An heroic depiction of an inadequate man's attempt to achieve the unachievable, Moore's Tour is a tale of calorific excess, ludicrous clothing and intimate discomfort.