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Old 07-24-16, 09:25 AM
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Your favorite cycling books and films.

There are some great books and movies involving bicycles, so what are your favorites. They might range from movies like "The Bicycle Thief" to "Peewee's Big Adventure"......

A great cycling book is "The Wheels of Chance", by H.G. Wells because it shows just how much the bike changed society when it became result available to everyone.

What are your favorites and recommendations?
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I read this last week and it was a lot of fun. In the City of Bikes by Peter Jordan.

If you are interesting in bike culture in Amersterdam, this is a great primer.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008XOA7T4/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1#nav-subnav
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Around the World on a Bicycle, by Thomas Stevens.
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Roads were not built for cars: Carlton Reid.
https://www.amazon.com/Roads-Were-No...or+cars#navbar
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"Just Ride"
Grant Peterson
Not too much Captain Planet and it has some comical relief.
The diagram pictorial on the frame has some things wrong.
All cartoonish like art, love that stuff.
Clearly pointed toward the non-competitive beginner bicyclist.
But it has some good points in it that anyone can glean from.
Good read.
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I liked Faster by Hutchinson. Domestique by Wegelius is good too.
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It's all about the bike" by Robert Penn is fun too.
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Don't read as much as I used too, but the last two cycling related books I read were "Heft on Wheels" and "Bike Tribes; A Field Guide to North American Cyclists," both by Mike Magnuson.

Favorite cycling related films would be "Slaying the Badger" and "Breaking Away."



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