The first book was an entertaining read- I enjoyed reading it and learning more about the man behind the bike. However, I've read hundreds, if not thousands of books, so I wouldn't call it great writing. Good yes, but great? It was ok...
This current book looks a little less entertaining, but still an enjoyable read. I wouldn't mind borrowing it from someone someday (hint hint for those who get the book). I agree with KennethToronto- a good enjoyable read.
I'm still trying to piece together the point of book 2.... it wasn't really clear from reading it, which is probably why I don't feel very connected to it right now either.
It will probably thrill Lance fans and T de F fans to no end, though. Viva la Lance!