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Long Cloud Ride
Josie Dew

Classification : Travel & Adventure
Pub Date : Feb 07, 2008
Imprint : Sphere
Page Extent : 352
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780751535846
Price : 799

About the book
After two months on board a Russian container ship sailing 15,000 miles across the world, Josie finally arrives in New Zealand with her bike. Over the next nine months she cycles 10,000 kilometres all over North and South Islands while experiencing the wettest, windiest and stormiest year on record. During this time Josie was spat at, shouted at, honked at, and both run off and blown off the road. She got soaked, sunburnt, hailed on and snowed on and was alternately starved and over-fed, over-charged and under-charged.
Then there was the wildlife: the possums (both dead and alive): exotic birds such as moreporks (with their eerie call) and fantails (who decided to follow); the ostriches, who liked to chase English cyclists and the harriers, who liked to dive bomb them; the more familiar but no less frustrating farm animals, who provided sheep-jams and cow-blocks to slow Josie down.
In Long Cloud Ride, Josie brings New Zealand brilliantly to life. Warm, witty and acutely observed as ever, her latest adventure is sure to delight old and new fans alike
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In Long Cloud Ride, Josie brings New Zealand brilliantly to life. Warm, witty and acutely observed as ever, her latest adventure is sure to delight old and new fans alike>
Charmingly illustrated with line drawings and photos from the trip, this is ideal for all those people who really would like to cycle for 10,000 miles around New Zealand but just don't have the energy right now>
     
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 sadd...(+)
Books by Josie Dew
A Ride in the Neon Sun (PB)
A Ride In The Neon Sun (HB)
Saddled at Sea (HB)
Saddled at Sea (PB)
Slow Coast Home (PB)
The Sun in My Eyes (PB)
The Wind in My Wheels (PB)
Travels in a Strange State (PB)