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Old 05-16-13, 06:40 AM   #1
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So, You Are Going to Write a 50+ Bicycling Book/Article - and the Title Is?

Everyone seems to be writing bicycling books or articles of one sort or another.

So, what would be the title of your book or article?

Aimed at 50+, or 60+, or 70+, ot 80+ or 90+? (or all 50+'rs)

Serious?

Satirical?

Humorous?

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Old 05-16-13, 06:59 AM   #2
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Two Wheels, Two Legs and the love of Cycling. If I were writing a book I'd talk about how to go about enjoying the training, racing, touring, and the adventure of cycling for the over 50 crowd with an eye toward it being a bit of a resource book pointing people toward self-help for bike repair, planning, and tips on keeping cycling fresh, fun and safe.
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Old 05-16-13, 07:01 AM   #3
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"Get off my road!" like "Just Ride" but with more stereotypical hostility. Tongue-in cheek.
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That was zen, this is Tao: how I learned to ride slower than molasses and found inner peace.

Chapters: How to justify eating anything under the guise of pre-ride carb loading.

Huneybuns vs little chocolate donuts. Why settle for just one of them?

Tips and tricks for Androgel application.

I'm a little busy or I'd come up with a few more.
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That was zen, this is Tao: how I learned to ride slower than molasses and found inner peace.

Chapters: How to justify eating anything under the guise of pre-ride carb loading.

Huneybuns vs little chocolate donuts. Why settle for just one of them?

Tips and tricks for Androgel application.

I'm a little busy or I'd come up with a few more.
Good title. GREAT sample chapters.
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Retirement Cycling - cycling takes so much time, I'm always amazed how anyone can fit it in with a family and a job. (I started riding at 65). I used to find running demanding, and I stopped running marathons at 40 when I started having kids. I could get some serious running in under an hour. I noticed yesterday that one of my retired friends rode 1,800 miles last month!
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As a nod to Van Morrison...
"It's too late to stop now"

Or perhaps the Dead
"Old and in the Way"

Or maybe the first half of my my personal motto:
"It's not how well the bear dances..."
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First Volume hits all the criterea mentioned: A Seriously Satirical look at the Humorous side of bicycling after 50!

Second Volume: Bicycling Over 50: How to Calculate The Value of Pie. Comes with Bonus Map of all Pie Purveyors peppering the Planet, available for Garmin, Android, and iPhone.

Buy now, and receive a bonus booklet! "How to get those pesky kids off your lawn with a Surly Big Dummy, Two Rakes, and a Portable Mulcher!"
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Old 05-16-13, 08:02 PM   #21
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Old 05-16-13, 08:20 PM   #22
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Argh. They totally beat me to the Pie Volume...
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Old 05-16-13, 08:23 PM   #23
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Here's a great title, courtesy of, well, you know: Pie, pipes and slippers: A guide to create vintage flatulence on a bicycle.

I have no idea what I'd put in the book. I just like the sound of the title.
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I hear that from time to time, but they always use a different modifier before "road".
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