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Old 01-01-07, 04:30 PM
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Speaking of books

I have been reading a lot as of late, and was thinking of ordering this one. Has anyone read it?

Inside the Postal Bus



Inside the Postal Bus: My Ride with Lance Armstrong and the U.S. Postal Cycling Team

by Michael Barry

If you've ever wondered what life in the U.S. Postal team whirlwind is really like, Inside the Postal Bus is your ticket to ride. Michael Barry, Lance Armstrong's teammate since 2002, opens the door and invites you in to share a coffee and meet the guys.

Barry, with help from fellow pros George Hincapie and Christian Vande Velde, will take you into the world of the professional cyclist and the final season for America's favorite team, shedding light on the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of the sport. Descriptive stories of the rituals and rigors of the team make this book an entertaining and refreshingly honest look at the riders and life on the road. A must-read for fans of the team and the sport.

Paperback. 16-page color photo section, b&w photos throughout.

6" x 9", 296 pp.
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$21.95

"From winter training camp in California to the Tour de France, Inside the Postal Bus offers an accurate behind-the-scenes view of our team. If you have ever wondered what the life of a pro cyclist is like, read this book."—Lance Armstrong, 7-time Tour de France winner
"A great read!"—Phil Liggett, OLN cycling commentator
"Inside the Postal Bus is so descriptive I felt I knew the riders and staff on the team before I actually met them."—Tom Danielson, Discovery Team
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i did....its pretty good....barry is a pretty dang good writer!!! i say go for it!!!
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i did....its pretty good....barry is a pretty dang good writer!!! i say go for it!!!
Awesome! Thanks Scootcore!!
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no sweat!!! hope you enjoy it!!!!
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looks like a kids book on cycling!!
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looks like a kids book on cycling!!
My guess that is because of the cover? After reading the write up, it sounds like an awesome read
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it is not a kids book......nope
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it is not a kids book......nope
I didn't think so
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Hey Bill!

How edited do you think that book is? Is it a rah rah Discovery is all wonderful & great or is it fairly honest sounding?
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its kinda rah rah...but he has some neat stories to tell as well....its not going to win any awards or anything but its a good read.
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I read it too. Its basically what you would expect from the title. Its kind of like a written version of the shows on the discovery channel about lance and the team. Its not so Lance oriented, which makes it more interesting. I enjoyed it. Its basically a book on the life of a pro cyclist.
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