“Riding With Reindeer” – Jolly good from start to ‘Finnish’

Great book!

Bicycle Trax

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One of my favorite authors is Bill Bryson. His travel essays are an absolute stitch. While not quite as sarcastic as Mr. Bryson, in Riding With Reindeer, writer Robert M. Goldstein tells a fun and humorous tale of his riding some 2,000 miles south-to-north through Finland, Lapland (part of Finland), and portions of the Arctic regions of Norway on his Bike Friday urban folding bike, with trailer full of supplies in tow. As an avid bike commuter who pedals an urban folding bike, I was particularly interested in learning how it (and he) fared over such a long distance and such varied terrain. Without issuing any spoilers, this book is a fun and fantastic read, even for those who may be armchair travelers. Mr. Goldstein provides and very interesting historical and geographic perspective on Finland, a nation most of us are much less familiar with than the…

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