The Wind in My Wheels
Travel Tales from the Saddle
By (author) Josie Dew
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Wind in My Wheels by Josie Dew
Book DescriptionAs a young girl, Josie Dew developed an overpowering urge to travel. She also fell out of a fast-moving vehicle and, rather inconveniently, developed a lifelong aversion to cars. Along came her first bicycle, and she has never looked back. Four continents, thirty-six countries and eighty thousand miles worth of astounding adventures, eccentric characters, varied cultures and ever-enduring optimism are the result of her travels. From Saharan locust invasions to tree-climbing goats, and a customs official who wouldn't let her leave India because 'You are making me a very fine wife', her encounters are described with honesty, wit and perception. Strange incidents and bizarre circumstances punctuate her journeys: in Nepal she met a team of Frenchmen running from Paris to China, and a cyclist on his way from one Olympic Games to the next. In Udaipur she was greeted by everyone with the refrain 'Hello Mr. Jamie Bond Octopussy filmed here', whilst her view of post-Ceausescu Romania, a nation suffering and starving, affected her both physically and mentally. THE WIND IN MY WHEELS is informative, illuminating, and ceaselessly amusing.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780751502497
(197mm x 128mm x 26mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 10-Jun-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Josie Dew
Long Cloud Ride, Paperback (February 2008)
* The popular cyclist, Josie Dew, cycles round New Zealand and shares her unique and entertaining perspective of Kiwi Life in the perpetual adventure of her life on wheels.
Ride in the Neon Sun, Paperback (August 2004)
* The third in her series of cycling books sees Josie Dew riding east into the rising sun - to Japan * re-covered in her new cover style and in B format.
Slow Coast Home, Paperback (May 2004)
* The popular cyclist, Josie Dew, cycles the perimeter of England and Wales and shares her unique and entertaining perspective of the Coast and its people in the perpetual adventure of her life on wheels.
Travels in a Strange State, Paperback (April 2004)» View all books by Josie Dew
* A highly entertaining memoir of an improbable journey, revealing the United States as it is rarely seen - from the seat of a bicycle
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Author Biography - Josie Dew
Josie has cycled 280,000 miles across 43 countries, some by accident. The survivor of 5 continents, several wonky knees and a handful of worn-out bottom brackets, she is still firmly fixed in the saddle. WIND IN MY WHEELS was shortlisted for the 1992 Travel Writer of the Year Award.
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