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Do you like reading on a cycling break?

I love cycling in the countryside and woods. I usually start early in the morning so that I reach my destination when the winter sun is out. I love carrying a fat subject book along with me. As the winter sun warms the green grassland, I read through some pages and later use the same book as a pillow. It's bliss!

Do you guys do something similar to this? Do you like reading something in a long cycling break? Which book did you read the last time you went cycling?

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Bmblbzzz | 3 years ago
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Yeah, if it's a leisurely ride and I know I'll be having a picnic at some point. Or if it's a tour. But if it's a group ride  or an audax, definitely not. 

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ktache | 3 years ago
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I always carry a book when out for a long ride, something to read while eating.  Generally a library book, non fiction and relaviely small and light.  500 page hardbacks are not travelling books for me.  Same for my ride train off road ride commute.

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Achtervolger replied to ktache | 3 years ago
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You may have come across them already, but OUP Very Short Introductions would be right up your alley. Over 500 titles now, on everything from Anarchism to Zionism.

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ktache replied to Achtervolger | 3 years ago
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I tend to like something a little more there.  A couple of hundred pages maybe.

Reading Libraries have a "Good Reads" thing, which are (mostly) enjoyable and informative.

Oddly, back in the early 00s, I got the Very Short Introductions to Terrorism, but lost it, I thought I  had left it on the train, had to pay for it, fair enough.  Found it down the side of the bed many months later, must have dropped it when reading in bed and fallen asleep.

I was very lucky in that, just before lockdown I had obtained 10 books, 9 reading, the other the Violet Bakery cook book, which were coming to an end just as Reading Central Library was opening up in it's strange way.  You can take books back, and use the hatch, they then go into quarantine for several days, and you can order books, no charge, and then book an appointment to pick them up at the service yard, with the books in a paper takeaway bag.

I did have to reread Richard Rhodes excellent Making of the Atomic Bomb as my lunchtime at work reading and very quickly read King of the World, David Remnik, on the train, I somehow owned it but hadn't read it.  Both Pulitzer prize winners, and it showed.

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Achtervolger replied to ktache | 3 years ago
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They sound like a couple of really interesting books you've been reading. I can certainly sympathise with losing books down the side of the bed... The VSI to Terrorism is one of my favourites, it's one of the slightly longer and more in-0depth of the VSIs.

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ChadCapote replied to ktache | 3 years ago
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Understandable. But I have this weird habit of reading a lot of novels and fiction when I'm amidst humans. It serves as an escape measure from all the worldly clamour. But when I go on solo bike rides, far away from all the noise, I love reading politics and human minds. I've been reading Goldstein's Cognitive Psychology. It has been a fascinating read thus far. A bit more than halfway through, I'll be completing the book on this weekend's ride.

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Nick T | 3 years ago
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I sometimes read my iPhone if I have to stop for a poo

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haruto replied to Nick T | 3 years ago
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Also reading is my hobby. Love manga and comics but do not have time for its reading. I need to write many howeworks now because I am student and use online studying. But ofc I get many tasks for writing like essays. Now I work on my javascript project and check some help from assignmentshark.com

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