Not only is it the world s largest and most watched sporting event, but also the most fearsome physical challenge ever conceived by man, demanding every last ounce of will and strength, every last drop of blood, sweat, and tears If ever there was an athletic exploit specifically not for the faint of heart and feeble of limb, this is it So you might ask, what is Tim MooreNot only is it the world s largest and most watched sporting event, but also the most fearsome physical challenge ever conceived by man, demanding every last ounce of will and strength, every last drop of blood, sweat, and tears If ever there was an athletic exploit specifically not for the faint of heart and feeble of limb, this is it So you might ask, what is Tim Moore doing cycling it An extremely good question Ignoring the pleading dictates of reason and common sense, Moore determined to tackle the Tour de France, all 2,256 miles of it, in the weeks before the professionals entered the stage This decision was one he would regret for nearly its entire length But readers those who now know Moore s name deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Bill Bryson and Calvin Trillin will feel otherwise They are in for a side splitting treat.French Revolutions gives us a hilariously unforgettable account of Moore s attempt to conquer the Tour de France Conquer may not be quite the right word He cheats when he can, pops the occasional hayfever pill for an ephedrine rush a fine old Tour tradition , sips cheap wine from his water bottle, and occasionally weeps on the phone to his wife But along the way he gives readers an account of the race s colorful history and greatest heroes Eddy Merckx, Greg Lemond, Lance Armstrong, and even Firmin Lambot, aka the Lucky Belgian, who won the race at the age of 36 Fans of the Tour de France will learn why the yellow jersey is yellow, and how cyclists learned to save precious seconds a race that lasts for three weeks is all about split seconds by relieving themselves en route And if that isn t enough, his account of a rural France tarting itself up for its moment in the spotlight leaves popular quaint descriptions of small towns in Provence in the proverbial dust If you either love or hate the French, or both, you ll want to travel along with Time Moore.French Revolutions is Tim Moore s funniest book to date It is also one of the funniest sports books ever written.
French Revolutions Cycling the Tour de France Not only is it the world s largest and most watched sporting event but also the most fearsome physical challenge ever conceived by man demanding every last ounce of will and strength every last dro
Title: French Revolutions: Cycling the Tour de France
Author: Tim Moore
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About the Author
Tim Moore is a British travel writer and humorist He was educated at Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith In addition to his seven published travelogues to date, his writings have appeared in various publications including Esquire, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Observer and the Evening Standard He was also briefly a journalist for the Teletext computer games magazine Digitiser, under the pseudonym Mr Hairs, alongside Mr Biffo aka comedy and sitcom writer Paul Rose His book Frost On My Moustache is an account of a journey in which the author attempts to emulate Lord Dufferin s fearless spirit and enthusiastic adventuring, but comes to identify far with Dufferin s permanently miserable butler, Wilson, as portrayed Dufferin s travel book Letters From High Latitudes.In 2004, Moore presented an ITV programme based on his book Do Not Pass Go, a travelogue of his journey around the locations that appear on a British Monopoly board.Moore lives in Chiswick, West London with his Icelandic wife Birna Helgad ttir and their three children, Kristj n, Lilja and Valdis He is also a brother in law of Agnar Helgason and Asgeir Helgason, and son in law of Helgi Valdimarsson.