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    I saw Lance's new book at Border's today for $17.50. I didn't pick it up, though. Has anyone read it, yet? How about a review.

    For the record: I am a Lance fan. I read and liked It's Not About the Bike. The best bits of the book described his battle with cancer, and racing the TdF. I didn't think it was exceptionally well-written or the best book I've ever read.

    I'd be particularly interested to know what the new book covers and what insights it offers.

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    Haven't bought it myself yet, but was reading this review at Amazon just a day or two ago. Looks interesting, but I'm not sure I can justify the 17 clams on it. Might get it out from the library...

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    I think Lance is great, but I think I'm going to hold off on buying the book for now. I may just buy it next summer as good reading in case I can't get OLN again and need my Lance fix.

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    I read it in one sitting. It is a good read, but more geared towards biking this time out. I loved reading it and would recommend it to anyone who loves to ride, but his first book was much better in my opinion with a great inspirational story to tell.

    It was nice to see him actually mention Trek in this book. There was no mention of Trek in his first book, only a vague reference to him having ridden an "American made bike."

    I say buy it, but wait until it is on the bestseller rack and you can get it at a reduced price.
    Oh to be just a little bit faster....

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    You can read a chapter of it on the Lance Armstrong
    web site (if its still there), thats what I did.
    Seemed good, well written (same author as before,
    and no NOT LANCE!) don't know if it will have the same
    impact as Its Not About the Bike. don't know if I could take another one of those.

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    OooOOoOoOoh I just remembered I have a $25 gift certificate for Barnes and Nobel.

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    My copy showed up in yesterday's mail. I've read about 1/2 of the book thus far. I like the fact that this book is geared more toward the racing aspect of Lance's life. Me likes so far!

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    It is a fast read.

    I love the quote on page 53 "What makes a guy ride until he's out of his head? I guess because he can."
    Oh to be just a little bit faster....

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