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Moron to Moron : Two Men, Two Bikes, One Mongolian Misadventure - Tom Doig

Moron to Moron

Two Men, Two Bikes, One Mongolian Misadventure

By: Tom Doig

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Published: 1st September 2013
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Uncrossable rivers! Hospitable nomads! Rabid dogs! Marijuana fields! Hailstone flashfloods! Maidens on horseback! Underpants wrestling! Toxic mountain-top lakes! Stupid westerners! And the mountain-biking - so much biking your arse will hurt just reading it. This is what happens when two young idiots set out on a gonzo ride across the wilds of Mongolia.

In July 2010, Tom Doig and his best mate Tama Pugsley cycled 1487 kilometres across northern Mongolia from a small town called Moron to a smaller town also called Moron. Why? Because it was there. Armed with spandex unitards, Chinese steel-frame mountain bikes, unidentifiable meat product and a woefully inadequate phrasebook, these two morons blunder into some of the world's most remote and beautiful wilderness--and triumph. Sort of.
For 23 brutalising days--two days longer than the Tour de France--Tom and Tama slog their way over muddy mountains and across desolate steppes, all the time struggling to avoid Mongolia's legendary hospitality. This hilarious, thoroughly shonky odyssey overflows with sweat, miscommunication and torrents of Chinggis Khaan vodka--named after Genghis Khan, the greatest warrior who ever lived. Moron to Moron is a travel book like none other. It has it all: pleasure, pain, heartache, heartburn and the dried fermented milk of a horse.

About the Author

Tom Doig has been published in The Big Issue, The Lifted Brow, Sleepers Almanac and Voiceworks magazine. His plays include Survival of the Prettiest, Hitlerhoff and Selling Ice to the Remains of the Eskimos. Tom is currently a PhD candidate at Monash University, researching the lived experience of climate change in Australia. Moron to Moron is his first book.

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Pros

  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Not For My Age 85

Cons

  • Disappointing
  • More On Mongolia
  • Not What I Expected

Best Uses

  • Younger Readers

commentary on youthful exhuberance stifled any desire to follow

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Written with boundless originality, Doig's natural skill as a humorist is the book's standout quality, lasting the distance from start to finish. Both a hilarious travel memoir and epic bromance, Moron to Moron is a feat in itself. --The Big Issue

ISBN: 9781743311264
ISBN-10: 1743311265
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 1st September 2013
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.8  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1