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Old 02-20-23, 11:07 PM
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Obligatory "Haven't read, but want to read." I think Jan's story was overshadowed and forgotten about in light of the craziness involved with Lance. I want to hear Jan's story, I know there's a lot of ups and downs involved just from what little I've heard on forums. Hopefully I'll get around to it soon.
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Old 02-21-23, 01:46 PM
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A Hole in the Wind, by David Goodrich
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The First Tour de France, by Peter Cossins
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Old 03-06-23, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Irishred

Over the Hills: A Midlife Escape Across America by Bicycle

This is an excellent read
Too bad it isnít on Kindle
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Complete Guide to Upgrading Your Bike by Frank Berto.
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Originally Posted by IcySwan1
The Dancing Chain by Frank Berto. An exhaustive look at the development of the derailleur in particular and bikes in general. Very dense and informative. Illustrations are sublime.

Not a quick or easy read but worth it.

Mike
That book looked interesting but $50-60 used! Geez. Anyone have a copy they want to sell?
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Old 03-13-23, 05:40 AM
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That book looked interesting but $50-60 used! Geez. Anyone have a copy they want to sell?
It really is worth the money
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Old 08-15-23, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Aerzon

Obligatory "Haven't read, but want to read." I think Jan's story was overshadowed and forgotten about in light of the craziness involved with Lance. I want to hear Jan's story, I know there's a lot of ups and downs involved just from what little I've heard on forums. Hopefully I'll get around to it soon.
It's a great book, I've read it too. I have been fond of bicycles for a long time, but I discovered books about them literally 3 years ago. Read fahrenheit 451 before, used https://edubirdie.com/examples/fahrenheit-451/ for this. It's a short version and I liked it. And now, of course, it's David Hurley's Cycling Life, full of fascinating stories about cycling. Also Stardust: A Journey into the World of Bicycles by Greg Stevens is about meeting colorful personalities in the world of cycling. And, of course, "Bicycle Marketing" by Jordan Rapp, who humorously follows the cycling memes. Well, just like that.

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Old 08-15-23, 06:03 PM
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the classic anybody's bike book was my go to in high school https://www.amazon.com/Anybodys-Bike.../dp/0898150035
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ďDividing The GreatĒ is a Y2K vintage travelogue of the GDMBR by a British comedy writer. He figures if he can make it in twice the FKT then heís at least half as good.
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Just finished Jens Voigtís Shut Up Legs. His entire cycling history from the very early days, through multiple wins and crashes to his crowning achievement before retirement. A wonderful, positive story by a fantastic story teller. What a fantastic guy. Highly recommended.
Agree this is a worthwhile read. In addition to the usual biographical stuff, there are some very interesting tidbits on race strategy and tactics, how riders from different teams interact, stuff like that. Nothing earth-shattering, but definitely insider stuff that would not occur to most of us. It also gives a look at the last days of the East Germany sports machine, of which Jensie was a part in his youth.
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer
Agree this is a worthwhile read. In addition to the usual biographical stuff, there are some very interesting tidbits on race strategy and tactics, how riders from different teams interact, stuff like that. Nothing earth-shattering, but definitely insider stuff that would not occur to most of us. It also gives a look at the last days of the East Germany sports machine, of which Jensie was a part in his youth.
Currently reading George Hincapeís book. Interesting stories of so many greats as well as struggles with his conscience on drugs and then racing clean. The book is a bit disjointed with all the guest quotes, but if you hang with it, I found it worthwhile.
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