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Old 07-31-19, 01:34 PM
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Good Book About Biking?

I must have done a poor job of searching but I thought I could get a list of good books about cycling. I am not talking about technical books, or how to books, or historical documentary books, etc. I would like to read a good book that happens to be about cycling and the love of cycling, be it racing or touring or whatever.

Needn't be a classic novel, need not be an award winning book or a piece of great literature, but a good book worth reading. I welcome any suggestions.
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Originally Posted by spinconn View Post
I must have done a poor job of searching but I thought I could get a list of good books about cycling. I am not talking about technical books, or how to books, or historical documentary books, etc. I would like to read a good book that happens to be about cycling and the love of cycling, be it racing or touring or whatever.

Needn't be a classic novel, need not be an award winning book or a piece of great literature, but a good book worth reading. I welcome any suggestions.

Off the Map: Bicycling Across Siberia

look it up on Amazon. I read this book years ago and it was interesting.
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Old 09-04-19, 04:39 PM
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Thanks Hondo, I will check it out.
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Old 09-17-19, 09:49 PM
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any good moive about biking?
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Old 09-18-19, 05:44 AM
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Only one I have found is " Breaking Away"

I have found one book I am enjoying: "Its All About The Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness On Two Wheels"
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Old 09-27-19, 09:51 AM
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Sounds interesting, tnx for review!
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Old 09-27-19, 10:18 AM
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Pete Sagan wrote a book. So did George Hincapie (OK, someone wrote it for him), Jens Voight and of course there are several about and by Lance Armstrong. And there are tons about Le Tour dr France.
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Old 09-27-19, 10:45 AM
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French Revolutions. Out of shape English guy decides to ride the Tour de France route on his own, based on a map he cut out of a magazine. https://www.amazon.com/French-Revolu.../dp/0312316127
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Old 09-27-19, 11:20 AM
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Old 11-04-19, 08:47 PM
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Need for the Bike, Paul Fournel. A bit of a classic about the "love for the bike".

It's All About the Bike, Robert Penn. I re-read every ten years.

https://www.amazon.com/Its-All-About.../dp/1608195759
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Thanks for these suggestions, I also was looking for a good book about bikes.
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Alpe d'Huez - Cycling's Greatest Climb by Peter Cossins. What can I say? It made me want to ride up a hill.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post

Off the Map: Bicycling Across Siberia

look it up on Amazon. I read this book years ago and it was interesting.
Thank you for sharing! I'll check it
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Old 04-24-20, 05:43 PM
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Alpe d'Huez - Cycling's Greatest Climb by Peter Cossins. What can I say? It made me want to ride up a hill.
Sounds good, I think I'll track it down. Maybe I should hold it until the week of the TDF?
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A lot of interesting book suggestions...Thanks
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Okay, old thread, but since I saw it I highly recommend this book. It's a blast from the past, bordering on Cyclist Militancy!

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I too have read "It's All About the Bike", a delightful book that's entertaining and informative. If you have any interest in the history and tech of bicycles you'll like this book
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"03:43 PM
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I too have read "It's All About the Bike", a delightful book that's entertaining and informative."


Absolutely and completely agree!
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Old 05-13-20, 05:00 AM
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I like “Metal Cowboy” by Joe Kurmaskie.
Also, recently finished “Draft Animals” by Phil Gamion which was a fun read too.
And “Wheelmen” by Vanessa O’Connell, although I never followed pro-racing again after reading this book. Kind of like “Game of Shadows”, but for cycling instead of baseball.
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Depending on your interest:

Coyotte's Bicycle - Kimball Taylor
The Dancing Chain- Rob Vander Plas
The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World- Major Marshall Taylor autobiography
Domestique - Charlie Wiggens
Cycling is My Life- Tommy Simpson autobiography
No Hands- Story of Schwinn -Judith Crown
One Last Great Thing- John Burke (Trek)
The Quest for Speed- Andrew Richie
Bicycles in War- Caidin

Just for fun-
Positively False- Floyd Landis (realizing it is predicated on a lie which he admitted after this was published)
Any of the Lance Armstong books( for the same reason)

So many good and great reads on bicycles available- and a few clunkers as well.

Good luck

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I'm trying to locate a local copy of Paul Kimmage's "Rough Ride: Behind the Wheel with a Pro Cyclist" (2007). I'd say most stuff by Paul Kimmage would be good, if you want focused on pro racing.

"Against The Wind: Pedaling For A Pint From Japan To Ireland" by Yasuyuki Ozeki (2004) was good.
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Life Is a Wheel: Memoirs of a Bike-Riding Obituarist by Bruce Weber.

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