open topic, for anything cycling related.
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.
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.
Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us -Jerry Garcia
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
Another vote for this
French Revolutions by Tim Moore.
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...
Cycle touring blog and tour journals: whispering wheels...
Yup - Saw a book by him on the weekend. It was in the fiction section though.
“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
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
Lone Rider- I rode on the long, dark road... before I danced under the lights.
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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