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              Riding With Giants

              Riding With Giants (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Holmes a Court, Peter

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              In 2011, international businessman Peter Holmes Court left the executive world and found himself living deep in rural France with only his seven-year-old twin girls for company. Peter was struggling as a single father in a foreign country - unsettled by the sudden move away from ...a traditional job, and completely baffled by the society around him. His only plan- to ride L'Etape du Tour, the challenging amateur leg of the Tour de France. In an effort to find some new friends in the community - and a bike for the race - he discovered the region's small bicycle factory. He was soon spending his days there- photographing his custom bike being built, meeting the locals, and learning about the rich traditions of artisan craftsmanship. Trying to enjoy the simple things and become a better father, Peter slowed down, and started to reflect seriously on history, industry and the structure of our modern economy. He and his daughters finally began to put down roots and understand the beauty and calm of a small-scale existence - and a very different approach to excellence and the well-lived life. This is one man's compelling, informative and funny story about the wisdom of children, the nature of work today, and the science of bicycles.
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              ISBN 9780670077946
              Published NZ 21 Jan 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              Riding With Giants
               

              Riding With Giants (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              Read by Holmes a Court, Peter

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              In 2011, international businessman Peter Holmes Court left the executive world and found himself living deep in rural France with only his seven-year-old twin girls for company. Peter was struggling as a single father in a foreign country - unsettled by the sudden move away from ...a traditional job, and completely baffled by the society around him. His only plan- to ride L'Etape du Tour, the challenging amateur leg of the Tour de France. In an effort to find some new friends in the community - and a bike for the race - he discovered the region's small bicycle factory. He was soon spending his days there - photographing his custom bike being built, meeting the locals, and learning about the rich traditions of artisan craftsmanship. Trying to enjoy the simple things and become a better father, Peter slowed down, and started to reflect seriously on history, industry and the structure of our modern economy. He and his daughters finally began to put down roots and understand the beauty and calm of a small-scale existence - and a very different approach to excellence and the well-lived life.
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              ISBN 9780655651673
              Published NZ 21 Jan 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Riding With Giants

              Riding With Giants (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              Read by Holmes a Court, Peter

              • RRP: $44.99
              • $38.24
              • Save $6.75
              • In Stock At Publisher

              In 2011, international businessman Peter Holmes Court left the executive world and found himself living deep in rural France with only his seven-year-old twin girls for company. Peter was struggling as a single father in a foreign country - unsettled by the sudden move away from ...a traditional job, and completely baffled by the society around him. His only plan- to ride L'Etape du Tour, the challenging amateur leg of the Tour de France. In an effort to find some new friends in the community - and a bike for the race - he discovered the region's small bicycle factory. He was soon spending his days there - photographing his custom bike being built, meeting the locals, and learning about the rich traditions of artisan craftsmanship. Trying to enjoy the simple things and become a better father, Peter slowed down, and started to reflect seriously on history, industry and the structure of our modern economy. He and his daughters finally began to put down roots and understand the beauty and calm of a small-scale existence - and a very different approach to excellence and the well-lived life.
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              ISBN 9780655651680
              Published NZ 21 Jan 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Cycle: The Art and Science of Building a Bicycle

              Cycle: The Art and Science of Building a Bicycle (Hardback)

              By Holmes a Court, Peter

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              Explores the science of bicycle design: why weight and geometry matter, why certain materials are used, and why bikes have been built in virtually the same way for more than a hundred years.

              ISBN 9781864705096
              Published NZ 26 Jun 2013
              Publisher Images Publishing Group Pty Lt
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