Inspirational Cycling Book

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Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby 4xsama » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:54 pm

OK.

So whats a really good book about cycling?

In light of the recent Lance news I'm still not adverse to his writings. There's the bust up's, the biographies and the life lessons.

I'm after an entertaining read about cycling be it right or wrong. Cadel, Lance, Hincape etc etc - not really fussed. Even an epic tour. A nice read (read in hindsight maybe) before sleep would be a treat.

Thank you and good night.

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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby wombatK » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:05 pm

The Anna Meares Story - When Courage Triumphs over Disaster ISBN 97817411090805.

Published in 2009 before her London win, but nevertheless, the book
is good and the girl is the real deal.

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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby V17L » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:41 pm

Try "Miles from Nowhere" by Babara Savage, about riding around the world.

"where the pavement ends" is about riding through Mongolia and onto viet nam.

Both have nice styles of writing. Both are available on kindle
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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby 4xsama » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:48 pm

V17L wrote:Try "Miles from Nowhere" by Babara Savage, about riding around the world.

"where the pavement ends" is about riding through Mongolia and onto viet nam.

Both have nice styles of writing. Both are available on kindle
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I actually have this book but haven't read it. The old man (who is a fitter old man than me) gave it to me.

Problem solved. Cheers

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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby takeitasread » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:25 pm

Tyler Hamilton's new book is a very good read, although not particularly "inspirational".
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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby fatdudeonabike » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:16 pm

Its not so inspirational in the sense of "YEAH! I'M GUNNA GO CLIMB A MOUNTAIN!"

But the Rupert Guiness book about Cadel's TDF win made me smile a hell of a lot, bringing back some very fond, if hazy (due to late nights) memories of that TDF.

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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:04 pm

Dog in a hat - joe Parkin
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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby g-boaf » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:18 pm

Cadel's book on the road to the TDF win was pretty inspiring - but I've been more inspired by a few training books. Learning all those things about proper training that I didn't know before - and having a lot of "ah!" moments. If I'd read them sooner, I'd be a lot faster and probably would have suffered less injury problems.

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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby Christine Tham » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:34 pm

I have just read this book about this amazing cyclist called Lance Armstrong, who I have never heard of before. Apparently he not only managed to beat testicular cancer, he went on to win the TdF 7 times!!! I also heard his father walked on the moon.

What an amazing, almost unbelievable story!

Anyone else heard of Lance?

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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby greyhoundtom » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:26 am

I kind’a thought that “inspirational” books were supposed to be like true stories so that it’s really really inspirational.........but I heard the books by that Lance guy turned out to be all made up stuff.........not for real like.

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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby Scarfy96 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:10 am

Robbie McEwens book is a fantastic read, highly recommend it.

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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby gretaboy » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:53 am

Scarfy96 wrote:Robbie McEwens book is a fantastic read, highly recommend it.


I also enjoyed his book...was a good read I thought
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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby Derny Driver » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:09 am

wombatK wrote:The Anna Meares Story - When Courage Triumphs over Disaster ISBN 97817411090805.

Published in 2009 before her London win, but nevertheless, the book
is good and the girl is the real deal.

Cheers

Another vote for this

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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby RonK » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:35 pm

4xsama wrote:I'm after an entertaining read about cycling be it right or wrong. Cadel, Lance, Hincape etc etc - not really fussed. Even an epic tour. A nice read (read in hindsight maybe) before sleep would be a treat. Thank you and good night.

French Revolutions by Tim Moore.
It's not easy cycling the Tour de France. Battling it out with old men on butchers' bikes and pursued by cattle, Tim Moore soon finds himself resorting to narcotic assistance and systematic overeating.
Accounts of his suffering and chicanery, and those encountered in the race's history, are interwoven through a look at France's preparations for the most famous cycling event in the world.

Available in paperback but for bedtime reading my tip is to get the audiobook and the Audible app, set the sleep timer and let it play...
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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby 4xsama » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:32 pm

Christine Tham wrote:I have just read this book about this amazing cyclist called Lance Armstrong, who I have never heard of before. Apparently he not only managed to beat testicular cancer, he went on to win the TdF 7 times!!! I also heard his father walked on the moon.

What an amazing, almost unbelievable story!

Anyone else heard of Lance?

8)


Yup - Saw a book by him on the weekend. It was in the fiction section though.

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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby Nikolai » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:33 pm

"Tomorrow We Ride" by Jean Bobet, Louison Bobet's brother. Great book.

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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby cant_stop » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:17 pm

“Road racing imitates life, the way it would be without the corruptive influence of civilization. When you see an enemy lying on the ground, what’s your first reaction? To help him to his feet. In road racing, you kick him to death." - Tim Krabbe, The Rider

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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby London Boy » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:25 pm

Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike by William Fotheringham

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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby Derny Driver » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:02 pm

Nikolai wrote:"Tomorrow We Ride" by Jean Bobet, Louison Bobet's brother. Great book.

Thats in my field of interest .... Ive ordered one. Thanks Nik

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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby pauls51 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:37 pm

"The Rider" - Tim Krabbe... I bought this recently based on a recommendation from a mate. Going to read it this weekend as I'll be climbing back onto the saddle after a 6 week break..

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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby mogwaiboi » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:01 pm

'Racing Through the Dark' David Millar
'It's All About The Bike' Robert Penn
'Bike Snob' Bike Snob NYC
'A Race For Madmen' Chris Sidwells
In search of up - Hells 500

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Postby brentono » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:10 pm

Scientific Training for Cycling by Christopher Roy Woodard

Aussie Attack. Road and Track Cycle Training-Racing Illustrated Manual by Keith L. Webb

Road Racing: Technique and Training by Bernard Hinault; Claude Genzling

The Tour de France by Peter A. Clifford

Conquer the World Written by the British World Championship Cycling Road Team Manager 1964-67.
Foreword by Peter Clifford and written by Chas Messenger.

Bicycle Road Racing: The Complete Program for Training and Competition by Eddy B.
by Edward Borysewicz

International Cycle Sport Magazine publications (Softcover) -
World Championships- Rainbow Jersey 1970 by N.G.Henderson
King of Sports- Cycle Road Racing by Peter Ward
Eddy Merckx and the 1970 Tour De France by J.B.Wadley
Eddy Merckx- 30 Year after Sylvere Maes by J.B.Wadley
Tour 80- The stories of 1980 Vuelta and TDF by Sergio Penazzo and Pierre Martin
Fausto Coppi- "The Capionissimo" by Salvatore Trence

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Lone Rider- I rode on the long, dark road... before I danced under the lights.

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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby RonK » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:32 pm

It's all about the bike The pursuit of happiness on two wheels - Robert Penn
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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby rothar » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:47 pm

50 titles to choose from here:

http://www.cyclesportmag.com/features/t ... -all-time/

Highly recommend entry No.8 'The Escape Artist' - Matt Seaton. I personally found it inspiring:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Escape-Artist-L ... 1841151041

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Re: Inspirational Cycling Book

Postby Mavic71au » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:51 pm

Brentono are you still selling Tour 80?

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