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Old 09-04-06, 10:15 PM
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Good cycling books, your pick here please.

I can't help myself. A good read is usualy better than a good movie. I can't wait to see some of the movies listed in the other post but in the mean time lets list some good books.

I'll start:

Um, I haven't read any. Your turn.
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The Hard Road by Paul Kimmage
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"Le Tour" by Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Aside from the class-isms, and the anti-Catholicisms, a great book, scholarly, without being inaccessible; some lovely touches, including little write-ups on the various regions of France.

Invaluable read.
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The latest best read by Penguin right here.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=225633

Not a book but hey. A good read is a good read.

Now back to the books.
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Originally Posted by BanzaiBikes
The Hard Road by Paul Kimmage
Don't you mean Rough Ride by Paul Kimmage ?

http://www.amazon.com/Rough-Ride-Pau...e=UTF8&s=books
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Kelly by David Walsh is a good 'un. Good luck finding a copy......

Freddy Maertens bio is unintentionally hilarious in places.
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Surpised that nobody has yet to suggest "The Rider" by Tim Krabbe.

Best book that involves cycling. Ever.

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"A Significant Other" by Matt Rendell.

Excellent book about racing from the perspective of the domestique...in particular, Victor Hugo Pena, who happened to get into the yellow jersey during the book's writing.
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Put me back on my bike - The book about the British TDF cyclist who died in 1967 on Mount ventoux
Off the rails - Tim Cope - 10000kms across Russia on a recumbent bike
Laid back round the world - Me - My soon to be published book of cycling around the world on a recumbent bike.
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Originally Posted by nasz
Put me back on my bike - The book about the British TDF cyclist who died in 1967 on Mount ventoux
Tom Simpson
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If VeloPress ever makes a decision on mine, I'll recommend it.
They've been considering it for over a year now.
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Originally Posted by nasz
Put me back on my bike - The book about the British TDF cyclist who died in 1967 on Mount ventoux
Off the rails - Tim Cope - 10000kms across Russia on a recumbent bike
Laid back round the world - Me - My soon to be published book of cycling around the world on a recumbent bike.

Good luck
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Originally Posted by EventServices
If VeloPress ever makes a decision on mine, I'll recommend it.
They've been considering it for over a year now.
Good luck too
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Thanks all
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1.) Lance's War

Best sports book I've ever read. Period. And not that flattering towards Lance either. Very real. Very eye opening about Euro bike racing.

2.) Bobke II

The Team Lada 'Day at the Fair' story is without doubt the best cycling story you will ever read. This book is utterly priceless.
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Heft on Wheels

Lance's War

It's Not About the Bike (probably anticlimactic at this point but I enjoyed it)

The Cyclists Training Bible

Training and Racing with a Power Meter
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The Immortal Class by Travis Hugh Culley
A great story from a chicago bike messenger.

Also, I agree with "Heft on Wheels".

Best training book is yet to be produced. They are all pretty average and I've read every one published in the last 25 years. Maybe Coach Carl's E-book, just for the pure enormity of it, plus I like his attitude.
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Lance's War: Provides a great insight into the world of professional cycling.

Not a cycling book, but a running book that you might appreciate:

Once a Runner, by John L. Parker.

Before I officially f***ed up my hamstring, this was a great inspiration for me to get out the door to track practice every day and get my @ss kicked by sub-1:50 800m guys.
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Yellow jersey
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Originally Posted by EventServices
If VeloPress ever makes a decision on mine, I'll recommend it.
They've been considering it for over a year now.
Better damn let us know if it gets approved! I'll pre-reserve a copy now. Hell, send me a draft.

Cole
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Running With The Buffalos- Clearly not a biking book, but a really good read if you can understand running times. If you can't, you won't be able to fully grasp how hard these guys trained at high elevation. The story is great.
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Originally Posted by botto
Surpised that nobody has yet to suggest "The Rider" by Tim Krabbe.

Best book that involves cycling. Ever.
+1
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French Revolutions by Tim Moore. Describes his quest to ride the route of the Tour de France by himself. Very entertaining.
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[QUOTE=Duke of Kent]Not a cycling book, but a running book that you might appreciate:

Once a Runner, by John L. Parker.QUOTE]


Duke of Kent started this so blame him for the thread highjack, I read(re-read) "Pre, The Story of America's Greatest running Legend" about once a year. The dude just loved to push himself. He seemed to care less about winning then how he ran. To him it was an art form, an expression. As for the two major movies made about him I prefer "Without Limits" over "Pre", but they are both worth a spot on anybody's netflicks lists.
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Originally Posted by classic1
Kelly by David Walsh is a good 'un. Good luck finding a copy......

Freddy Maertens bio is unintentionally hilarious in places.
Yup, can't find it. Someone sell me a copy. Also, can't find A Sunday in Hell, the movie.

I have now ordered, The Rider and A Significant Other and Lance's War.
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