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Old 08-13-14, 11:37 PM   #1
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Favorite Cycling Books/Biographies?

Lately I've gotten really into reading cycling books in my downtime, a whole lot of fun reading about the qualms and strategies of the Tours in their golden years. I was hoping to get some recommendations, I've read Tim Krabbe's The Rider and currently have Tomorrow, We Ride by Jean Bobet en route. I also knocked back Wheelmen on a lazy weekend, fascinating how complex the US Postal Services doping program was.
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Once you have purchased your copy of Armstrong's Its Not About the Bike and then flushed it down the toilet, you might like to try Robert Penn's It's All About the Bike.
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Some libraries have moved "it's Not About The Bike" to the Fiction section.
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I just finished Thomas Stevens' Around the World on a Bicycle (Pt.1) and have just started pt. 2. A great read.

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'Hell on Two Wheels' is a quick and good read.
'Raising the Bar' by Erickson is somewhat bicycle-centric and is a general good read, especially if one enjoys exploring in life.
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I just finished Thomas Stevens' Around the World on a Bicycle (Pt.1) and have just started pt. 2. A great read.
I read part 1 many years ago. It's about the first transcontinental bike trip, in the 1880's as I recall, on a penny-farthing. Some of the events I remember was he once hung over the side of a railrod trestle bridge holding on to his bike as a train passed; he carried a revolver; and he referred to an Oriental as "John Chinaman."
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David Byrne "Bicycle Diaries".

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I keep going back to French Revolutions by Tim Moore. Really good read on riding the Tour from a "normal" person's perspective.
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