Classic/historical books on cycling?
doing some searching it seems 45 out of 50 books recommended on cycling somehow revolve around the tdf, or racing in general.
my interest is more on cycling history not related to the "sport" but everything else. whether it is early builders, explorers, tourers, etc... I'm not against a good biographical account of an early racer, it just seems the market is flooded with those and I'm more interested in a good story...
just picked up "In The City Of Bikes - the story of the Amsterdam cyclist" as told by an American. first few pages seem overly whimsical when describing the witnessing of their cycle culture, but it has promise.
any stand out recommendations?