This book is a thoroughly enjoyable read. It is funny, adventurous, enlightening and inspiring. Although its placement in the non-fiction section is questionable, I do concede that history is written by the victor.
Admiration: These guys just keep on plugging along come rain or fog, bloody knee or busted rib. I now long to be a retired old geezer and to invade another continent by bicycle.
I shall eagerly await both "Book II: Homecoming, A Victory Lap of Fairest Africa" and "Tour de Farce Researchers Present: A Supplement Guide to High Octane Cycling".