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Anyone? I just finished The Rider by Tim Krabbé and Wheelmen last week, with Tomorrow, We Ride by Jean Bobet en route currently. Got really sucked into it and would love some more recommendations.
     
August 11, 2014 08:24 AM
bikesnob is cool!
     
August 11, 2014 03:20 PM
joaobola
From: lausanne, Switzerland
51 posts
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The autobiographies of Laurent Fignon and Victoria Pendleton are great. We Were Young and Carefree is the name of Fignon's one, Victoria's one is called Between the Lines
     
August 11, 2014 05:36 PM
Yoink
From: Dublin, Ireland
24 posts
2 bikes
Pro Cycling on $10 a Day by Phil Gaimon is good
     
August 11, 2014 10:54 PM
joserheo
From: Los Angeles, CA
222 posts
9 bikes
I also heard "From Fat Kid to Euro Pro" by Gaimon is good too
     
August 11, 2014 10:55 PM
joserheo
From: Los Angeles, CA
222 posts
9 bikes
A Dog in a Hat - Joe Parkin
     
August 11, 2014 10:55 PM
stripes
From: San Francisco
85 posts
14 bikes
Tour de France. 100th race anniversary edition. Got it for Christmas the year before. Goes over the history of the race. A page summary for each year. And lots of background information.

     
August 12, 2014 12:40 AM
AKfromGC
From: Gold Coast. Australia
179 posts
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All great suggestions, gotta check em out. Unfortunately it seems all local libraries don't share my enthusiasm for them so it looks like many I will have to buy but they're truly fun reads.
     
August 12, 2014 02:29 AM
My lbs actually has a shelf full of cycling books. Kinda neat.
     
August 12, 2014 04:33 AM
stripes
From: San Francisco
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August 16, 2014 06:37 PM
ridingfixed
From: East Bay, California
356 posts
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Mulga Bill's Bicycle. A poem by Bango Paterson. Written 118 years ago! Over the years it has been inacuratly llustrated with a penny farthing but was actually a 'modern' safety bike.
     
August 16, 2014 11:00 PM
AKfromGC
From: Gold Coast. Australia
179 posts
2 bikes
My hairdresser has this one on her book shelf. 'So you think you're a cyclist' by Pete Jorgensen. A tongue in cheek piss take on all the different sorts of bike riders out there. Good for a coffee table or waiting room. Pretty funny.
And Velo-ciraptor, your name even gets a mention in there too.
     
September 22, 2014 01:56 AM
AKfromGC
From: Gold Coast. Australia
179 posts
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I just read Wheelmen by Reed Albergotti. It's about Lance and the doping scandals, pretty good.
     
September 22, 2014 03:05 AM
Bnut43
From: California
207 posts
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Haha, unreal that my username is unoriginal as it may seem.
I really enjoyed Wheelmen, it's outstanding how simple yet complex the Postal Service's (as other team's) doping really ran in the peloton, but far from surprising.
Quick update on Tomorrow, We Ride- phenomenal read. You won't be finding a book written as eloquently as this, in part due to the nature of the author having had been both a scholar and professional cyclist.
     
September 22, 2014 03:56 AM
looks like i've got some books to add to the reading list...awesome!
     
September 23, 2014 03:15 PM
moose
From: southern california
475 posts
6 bikes

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