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Review ?You don''t have to be into cycling to reap the benefits of Gironimo! An entertaining and jauntily written travelogue that at times made me laugh out loud. With Moore as your guide, you may want to hurry over to Italy on the next flight out.? (The New York Times Book Review)?In this funny and fascinating tale of cycling, writer Tim Moore takes the reader on a journey few will ever attempt, let alone finish: a 3,162-kilometer route over the Italian mountains that was once the setting of a notoriously difficult bicycle race. On a mission that could easily veer into preachiness, Moore is too humorous a narrator to let the story go off track. Hilarious.? (Minneapolis Star Tribune)?Disgusted by the Lance Armstrong scandal and disappointed in the dispassionate, technology-driven cycling world, British humorist Moore challenges himself to ride the route of the 1914 Giro d?Italia. His journey is peppered with self-deprecating humor, and his interactions with the people he encounters and charming towns he visits are very entertaining. Moore?s patented combination of humor and travelogue proves thoroughly engaging.? (Booklist (starred review))?Moore?s adventures are perfect for adventure readers, cyclists, and sports fans alike.? (Midwest Book Review)?A superbly funny read.? (Cycling Weekly)?One of the funniest books about sport ever written.? (The Sunday Times) Read more About the Author Tim Moore's writing has appeared in the Daily Telegraph, the Observer, The Sunday Times and Esquire. He is the author of French Revolutions?and?Gironimo!?in addition to four other books. He lives in London. Read more