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Old 09-04-06, 04:40 PM   #1
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The Rider

The Rider by Tim Krabbe is an effin amazing book. For those of you with an inkling of interest in road racing, I highly recommend it. That is all.

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also check out "Need for the Bike" by Paul Fournel

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+1 to The Rider... I stayed up way to late on a business trip to finish that book in two sittings, great read. I'm forcing myself to wait till my next big trip on October so I can read the sequel on the way across the country.
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+1 to The Rider... I stayed up way to late on a business trip to finish that book in two sittings, great read. I'm forcing myself to wait till my next big trip on October so I can read the sequel on the way across the country.
There's a sequel?? What's it called? By the same author??!
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I don't believe there's a sequel. It's a great book though. Many passages are quite quotable and memorable. Not to mention inspiring.
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I've been reading "Flying Scotsman," which is Grame Obree's auto biography about building his bike and setting the Hour record. He's totally manic, its an interesting read.
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