Sex With a Mountain Bike and Other Stories

by Gary Wockner | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0963136216 Global Overview for this book
Registered by linnefaulk of Wesley Chapel, Florida USA on 3/28/2003
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9 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by linnefaulk from Wesley Chapel, Florida USA on Friday, March 28, 2003
Humor and mountain biking. Need I say more?

Journal Entry 2 by linnefaulk from Wesley Chapel, Florida USA on Friday, April 4, 2003
Mailed to BCer yesterday.

Journal Entry 3 by Cpetersky from Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, April 20, 2003
This book is set of humorous and thoughtful essays about bicycling, sex, and the rest of life. I got a kick out of these. I'm now thinking I'm going to try to set up a book ring with this book. I emailed the author and he has blessed this enterprise. I am looking forward to seeing who might end up reading this, and reading their comments here.

Journal Entry 4 by Cpetersky from Seattle, Washington USA on Wednesday, May 7, 2003
Final list for the book ray:
Bike -- Issaquah WA
Lightwavz -- Detroit MI
JollyRoger -- Detroit MI
AndysAngel -- Kelseyville, CA
Keithclove -- Milpitas, CA
JDZ -- Richardson TX
zenbiker --Norwalk, CT
Zmrzlina -- Boston MA
Abby001 --Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Then into the wild!

Journal Entry 5 by bike from Bellevue, Washington USA on Friday, May 9, 2003
5/15/2003: book "released" to Lightwavz. Enjoy!
I really couldn't get into the first story, but I enjoyed the "Ed the Metal Man" very much.

Journal Entry 6 by lightwavz from Detroit, Michigan USA on Friday, May 23, 2003
Just received... letting jollyroger read this one first, then I'll read and mail along... looks like a funny book!

Journal Entry 7 by jollyroger from not specified, not specified not specified on Tuesday, June 10, 2003
Not my thing... too much like poetry! Giving back to lightwavz.

Journal Entry 8 by lightwavz from Detroit, Michigan USA on Sunday, June 15, 2003
Well, I liked parts of this book. I think that it lost me on the first story, the point where jollyroger said "I can't read this!" I think we were both expecting more DirtRag magazine than it was. I did enjoy several of the stories such as "Ed the Metal Man", "Black Bicycle, Brown Boxes" (which I think jollyroger would've enjoyed having done a stint at UPS! It is like the union version of McDonalds these days, isn't it?!), and "Inokashira Park". "Bicycle Cowboy" also hit close to home. Whoever would ride out into the woods into the silence and beauty and then drop a PowerBar wrapper just doesn't get it. At all.

This is off again on the bookring! Thanks!

Journal Entry 9 by shellyann from Rifle, Colorado USA on Friday, June 27, 2003
received this in the mail as part of ring-looks good

Journal Entry 10 by shellyann from Rifle, Colorado USA on Monday, July 7, 2003
didn't finish, just couldn't get into the bike thing.

Journal Entry 11 by keithclove from Milpitas, California USA on Sunday, July 20, 2003
Curious read... but time to pass it on now!

Journal Entry 12 by zenbiker from Norwalk, Connecticut USA on Thursday, September 11, 2003
This book was sent to me as part of this bookcrossing plan. A neat way to share interesting books.. I'm always interested in any book on or even vaguely about cycling and so I was looking forward to reading it.

I must confess i was somewhat disappointed in this book. Perhaps my expectations were entirely out of line as I was probably looking for something either more theoretical or else more elegantly and engagingly written than this book turned out to be.

I found the subject matter of most of the essays were somwhat pedestrian unredeemed by any special insight.

At the same time I don't means to suggest this is an uninteresting or poorly written book, just one that failed to completely engage my interest and or imagination.

Still, it was worth reading and I'd still recommend it.

Journal Entry 13 by PostMuse from Wellfleet, Massachusetts USA on Monday, March 22, 2004
"It is Sunday morning and I' m not at church, never have been, never will be. Mountain biking is my only love, only religion."
So begins this collection of stories about escaping, or so the back cover claims. We shall see if this escape is one I'll enjoy. I will post again when I've finished it.

Thank you!

Journal Entry 14 by PostMuse from Wellfleet, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, May 23, 2004
I tried, I really did, but just couldn't get into this book. Going to send it off to Australia tomorrow.

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