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A Biker's Tale

A Biker's Tale (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hellemans, John

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An hilarious tale about an epic event, written from a unique perspective. To be able to appreciate the story, the reader needs to be young at heart, have a vivid imagination and a love for adventure. If that sounds like you, join the writer on his journey, and experience his dail...y ups and downs with him. The Tour Aotearoa is a mountain bike 'brevet' (a timed, long-distance cycling event) covering the length of New Zealand. It starts at the most northern point of the North Island, Cape Reinga, and finishes at Stirling Point, just south of Bluff at the bottom of the South Island. The Tour is held biennially and requires participants to follow a set route covering 3,000 km which consists of existing mountain bike trails scattered throughout the country and connected by back country roads. The Tour is unsupported, so participants carry their own gear. To be awarded the brevet, the riders need to cover the full distance within 30 days. The writer took part in the 2018 edition of the Tour. His experience was different from what he expected. He encountered all types of challenges, from getting lost to physical ailments, serious weather events and loneliness. In between he had plenty of time to contemplate and let his thoughts and imagination run free. It helped him pass the time. He was seen late at night, furiously hammering away on his laptop, regardless of how tired he was, reliving the events and contemplations of the day. It helped him make sense of his journey and how it fitted into the complex world we live in. He called it his 'administration'.
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ISBN 9781990003127
Published NZ 8 Apr 2021
Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
672 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781990003127
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
Imprint Upstart Press Ltd
Published 8 Apr 2021
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hellemans, John
Category Sports & Outdoor Recreation
Sporting Events, Tours & Organisations
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 152
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 796.630993
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mountain biking - New Zealand, Bicycle racing - New Zealand
NBS Text Motor Sports & Cycling
ONIX Text General/trade