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Old 12-25-15, 11:40 PM
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Favorite Bike Racing Books

Let's give each other some book suggestions. Name a couple of your favorite books about bike racing.

I'll start: "Faster" by Michael Hutchinson. A detailed and sometimes funny examination of what makes a bike racer, from physiology to training to equipment. He was a near-world class time trials rider in the UK, and the book draws from a close knowledge of the methods and personalities of the British track team.
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If you can Read Dutch-Flemish there are a lot about Belgian race history in Flanders ..

when I visited Ypres on a Bike Tour, the fellow I stayed with, there,

Also a Cycling fan, had some fabulous Coffee-Table, Big, kinds of Books

But it was many Years ago I don't recall the Titles .
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'Merckx: half man, half bike'.... by William Fotheringham.
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It's kind of a coffee table book but Paris Roubaix - A Journey Through Hell is pretty cool.

http://www.amazon.com/Paris-Roubaix-A-Journey-Through-Hell/dp/1934030090
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Originally Posted by robabeatle View Post
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I love that book. And his second one.
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http://www.amazon.com/Kings-Road-Por.../dp/0880112972

Kings of The Road by Magowan and Watson. You can thank me later. A snapshot of a certain time in cycling, but reading it cover-to-cover on an almost weekly basis as a teenager in the 90s was one of the reasons I fell in love with cycling in the first place.
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"High Tech Cycling" by Edmund Burke. A readable but detailed investigation on all things technical, from cadence and aerodynamics to VO2 max and nutrition.
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The Rider by Tim Krabbé is an excellent fictional account of a race. highly engaging
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The Rider by Tim Krabbé is an excellent fictional account of a race. highly engaging
I agree. When I first read it, I stopped everything else I was doing to finish it. Since then, I must have read it about six times.
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