Vague Direction: A 12,000 mile bicycle ride, and the meaning of life

Vague Direction: A 12,000 mile bicycle ride, and the meaning of life

Vague Direction: A 12,000 mile bicycle ride, and the meaning of life
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“A wake-up call to anyone sleepwalking through life…” Boneshaker Magazine

“Different from most cycling epics in the best way. It’s more personal, often hilarious, and sometimes heartwarming, and it’ll make you want to start your own adventure…” Molly Hurford – Bicycling Magazine

“You don’t even need to be a cyclist to be enthralled in Dave’s experiences and reflections. Told with pace and charm, a wonderful account of a grand adventure.” Mark Beaumont – RTW Cycling World Record Holder & BBC Presenter

VAGUE DIRECTION: A 12,000 mile bicycle ride, and the meaning of life.

The road. A place to escape, learn, and grow. A place where experiences are had, and memories formed, all of which will stay with you forever.

This is the story of a year long North American bicycle journey. After all, there’s a lot that happens when you get

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Bicycle Touring Map: Pacific Coast Section 3

Bicycle Touring Map: Pacific Coast Section 3
@ This is map #3 of 5maps covering the West Coast of the USA.
Detail information from Crescent City to San Francisco, CA
Road maps divided in 15 reasonable segments. Detail information about road, facilities, markets, important phone numbers and road side attractions.

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6 thoughts on “Vague Direction: A 12,000 mile bicycle ride, and the meaning of life

  1. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Engaging, amusing and a great travel read, May 30, 2015
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    Vague Direction is a really engaging read about a year spent travelling a loop of the USA and Canada on a bike. At times it is highly amusing with laugh out loud moments but it is also deep and contemplative as it takes us inside the mind of Dave Gill, the traveller/author who seeks to discover what ‘it’s all about’ whilst also questioning his motives for such a trip. The highs include feelings of freedom and achievement, his sense of awe at the natural beauty of his physical surrounding and moments shared with people he meets along the way. His lows include issues of self doubt, loneliness, overcoming awful weather and innumerable issues with his bike.

    Whilst the narrative comes from the bike trip, it’s accessible to absolutely everyone. It certainly isn’t bike focused. It’s just a great read. I’ve read loads of travel logs and this is certainly up there with the best of them.

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  2. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great story about the ride and so much more, January 3, 2016
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    S. E. M. (East Aurora, New York USA) –

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    I’ve read a lot of books about cycling – one day I hope to ride across the country. I found this book to be quite enjoyable. Rather than being filled with the “nuts and bolts” of the ride it focused more on the experience of the ride, both the high points and the low points. I appreciated the author being honest about his experiences. I enjoyed reading accounts of the people that the author met along his journey. In the end, the book was quite inspiring and gave me hope in the essential goodness of people. I’m certainly happy that I chose to read this book. I highly recommend it!

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  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    It’s not (just) about the bike……., June 11, 2015
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    I genuinely love this book. I have a vested interest in it….I was honoured enough to get the chance to write the foreword….but instead of blindly extolling its virtues like I could do given that it’s my mate who wrote it, I wanted to read it with a critical eye.

    Yeah there’s the odd grammatical error (try reading Dostoyevsky or Hemingway and not finding the same) and a word that doesn’t fit but come on! It’s such an excellent book with a story that begs to be read. The fact that this is honestly one of the few books that I’ve read where I’ve ‘belonged’ to the tale is testament to Dave’s natural writing style.

    Like others have said (and to loosely paraphrase Mr Armstrong) it’s not just about the bike, the bike was simply a vehicle to facilitate the journey, both the physical one and the philosophical one. You’ll learn a lot from reading this. Just because it’s a guy’s first book and you’ve maybe never heard of him should not stop you missing out on what is a standout story of what it is to experience life

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  4. 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    pretty legit, December 9, 2013
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    This review is from: Bicycle Touring Map: Pacific Coast Section 3 (Map)
    well designed and generally great map. heads up to those touring through Oregon. the Oregon department of transportation has a pacific coast bike map that is actually more detailed and informative than this series. and it is FREE! picked up several copies in the welcome center, right over the border from California (yes I fought the wind)… but I am sure they have somewhere to get them in Astoria as well. have a good ride!

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  5. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good, up-to-date bike map, October 16, 2013
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    Mark Dexter (Seattle, WA USA) –
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    I used this map for a ride from Crescent City to San Francisco. The map was accurate and easy to read and had all of the information needed to follow the route and make informed decisions about alternate routes. It is formatted to fit into a standard handlebar bag map pouch for easy reference while on the ride. It is made of waterproof paper which should help if you were riding in the rain (which fortunately I wasn’t!).

    The only quibble I have is the location of the elevation profiles. The profile for the whole route is on the reverse side. It would be better in my opinion if they were under each map segment so you could look at them when looking at the map segment.

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  6. 4.0 out of 5 stars
    This map was very hard for me to read and …, October 31, 2014
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    This map was very hard for me to read and understand until we started out trip. Once I got used to how it worked and was biking it was much easier to read.

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