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    Nice, I try to read every bike book that I can get my hands on. added to wish list, only because i have a bit of a queue now

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    I'm about 2 chapters in and find the writing is very entertaining. Since everyone in here clearly enjoys talking about racing bikes, I doubt you could find anyone in here who wouldn't enjoy it. Fun read so far.
    Last edited by wens; 10-18-13 at 07:53 PM. Reason: terrible writing; exchanged 1 word for 3
    Do you think we're gonna make it? / I don't know unless we try \ you could sit here scared to move / or we could take them by surprise

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    The ending is a little bit of a downer. The old guy wins a big race and then can't get a contract for next year.
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    It's a sham! The gear chart on page 257 lists 53x26 as 41" instead of 54" and a 53x27 as 43" instead of 52". (And apparently the chain always drops off a 48x29, making that gear 0".) I guess Jamie doesn't know the dessert menu at his favorite restaurant very well. How can I trust anything else?!

    Joking aside, I got the book a couple of hours ago and I'm in to the third chapter. Great reading.

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    Reading the Race (and Roadie) are both now available for Kindle at . . . <sigh> . . . a discounted rate.

    I suppose both of them have always been available for Kindling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices View Post
    Reading the Race (and Roadie) are both now available for Kindle at . . . <sigh> . . . a discounted rate.

    I suppose both of them have always been available for Kindling.
    Cool!

    I'm almost done with Reading the Race (hardcopy) and I can't say enough good things about it. I'm requiring as many members of my club as possible to read it.
    Attack in the feeling because it says I'll win absolutely.

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    next up: Cav's book.
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    Ordered. I remember messaging you a few years ago asking about tactics books. Glad you put it togheter!
    I'm sure when you were getting to the point of blowing nothing was obvious but making the pain stop...I don't know about you but after the fact I always look back at those moments and think 'why didn't I just keep going' but at the time there wasn't enough oxygen on the planet to make me take one more pedal stroke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices View Post
    Reading the Race (and Roadie) are both now available for Kindle at . . . <sigh> . . . a discounted rate.
    Sweet!

    I suppose both of them have always been available for Kindling.
    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jandro View Post
    Cool!

    I'm almost done with Reading the Race (hardcopy) and I can't say enough good things about it. I'm requiring as many members of my club as possible to read it.
    Don't loan them your copy. They'll ruin it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices View Post
    Don't loan them your copy. They'll ruin it.
    Give him a break. Like any writer needs another million in the bank. Especially these days when the money is falling out of trees.

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    I did hear writing books about bike racing is like printing money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    I did hear writing books about bike racing is like printing money.
    Writing is like printing money, period. It might even be more lucrative than offshore boat racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices View Post
    Don't loan them your copy. They'll ruin it.
    Right. Totally. What was I thinking? They're filthy roadies, after all.
    Attack in the feeling because it says I'll win absolutely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    Writing is like printing money, period. It might even be more lucrative than offshore boat racing.
    The only thing better is ACTUALLY PRINTING MONEY.

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    Reading 'Reading the Race' at the moment. I take it you don't have to read them in order. So far, I'm learning quite a bit and will probably devour it quickly. The biggest thing I learned so far is the term 'Fair to Midland', is actually 'Fair to Middling' Oh well, its a moo point. I blame the rednecks at work that use the wrong cliche every 5 seconds....

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    Quote Originally Posted by furiousferret View Post
    I blame the rednecks at work that use the wrong cliche every 5 seconds....
    Ha. Do they say "for all intensive purposes" too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    Ha. Do they say "for all intensive purposes" too?
    people in the south, primarily Alabama say, "I tell you what" like every other sentence...its kind of funny.
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    That Midland thing is from a Horner sidebar, right?

    My family members always said it that way to be funny.

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    On order.

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    Requested for a birthday present.
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    what? no yelling section?
    Ch.3 Pack Riding & Other Skills. (p. 49). "...If you are a threat to the forward progress and well-being of others, we will get vocal very quickly. We may even yell!" Hahaha!

    Great info. and a very fun read. Nice job Jamie!
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    I have a testimonial. One of my beloved teammies, after reading the book, got religion about how to do a proper paceline. This is a guy who got started with the local rec. club...which teaches pacelines... he's been racing (and winning) for 5 years... training with us, doing pacelines... ignoring me haranguing him and the rest of the team about how / when / why a proper line / echelon should exist... all of that apparently made no impression on him until he read this book.

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    Thanks! Nice to hear that!

    I had a teammate (talented junior rider) tell me that he read it and say "I've already put the knowledge to use."
    I expected to hear him say that he used the concept of counter-steering or something good. But no, he said he kicked his quick release skewer to tighten it without having to stop and get off the bike.
    Glad he got something out of it.

    And yes, I made a few passing references to yelling.

    Had to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    One of my beloved team mates ... how / when / why a echelon should exist...
    LOL.

    Me, too.

    I tell my team mates he is practicing his guttering skilz.
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