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Old 07-26-21, 06:09 PM
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C&V reading material

My kids got me some great books to read for my birthday about a week and a half ago. My daughter says there's still another one coming late; I'm thinking it's probably "We Were Young and Carefree" by Laurent Fignon and William Fotheringham. Hurray for my Amazon wishlist; they don't know what to get me otherwise!

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Old 07-26-21, 06:13 PM
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Looks like I need to add a few books to my shopping list!
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Old 07-26-21, 06:26 PM
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How about this one? It's only available through Trek, but I got my dealer to order one for me.

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Sex Lies and Handlebar Tape is a good one.
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Old 07-26-21, 07:14 PM
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Just read 'Slaying the Badger' about Greg The Man and Hinault at the 1987 Tour de France which is an excellent read.

Also look out for 'Road to Valor' about the life of Gino Bartali.
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Old 07-26-21, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
Just read 'Slaying the Badger' about Greg The Man and Hinault at the 1987 Tour de France which is an excellent read.

Also look out for 'Road to Valor' about the life of Gino Bartali.
Yup, I've got "Slaying the Badger" on the list. Thanks for the tip on the Bartali book! I also have these queued up:




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Old 07-26-21, 09:22 PM
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So, since William Fortheringham appears to be the author, or co-author to like half or more of the titles, how is his writing? I'm not sure I've read anything of his...
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Originally Posted by p!n20 View Post
just read 'slaying the badger' about greg the man and hinault at the 1987 tour de france which is an excellent read.

Also look out for 'road to valor' about the life of gino bartali.
1986 tdf
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Old 07-27-21, 03:50 AM
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1986 tdf
The worst bit is the book was right in front of me when I typed that. [facepalm]
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So, since William Fortheringham appears to be the author, or co-author to like half or more of the titles, how is his writing? I'm not sure I've read anything of his...
I've read "Half Man, Half Bike," his book about Eddy Merckx, in the past, and I enjoyed his writing. He's no Steinbeck, but a decent writer nonetheless.
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Old 07-27-21, 07:46 AM
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I don't read books about C&V per se, I just keep re-reading and re-reading my collection of Bicycle Guide magazines, the greatest cycling magazine ever. It's also great reading for the john.
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Anqueitil Alone looks interesting so far. I just started reading it yesterday. And it's only $3.99 on kindle.

https://www.amazon.com/Anquetil-Alon.../dp/B01KAEKHXA
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Anqueitil Alone looks interesting so far. I just started reading it yesterday. And it's only $3.99 on kindle.

https://www.amazon.com/Anquetil-Alon.../dp/B01KAEKHXA
Paul Fournel is a good writer. If you enjoy that, be sure to read "Need for the Bike."
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I recommend this one.
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Old 07-28-21, 08:43 PM
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I don't read books about C&V per se, I just keep re-reading and re-reading my collection of Bicycle Guide magazines, the greatest cycling magazine ever. It's also great reading for the john.
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Yeah, I fully concur. If I had the disposable dollars, I'd be trying to buy the full set.

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Old 07-29-21, 05:55 AM
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The Loyal Lieutenant - George Hincapie was good.
Domestique - Charlie Wegelius also a good read
Team 7-Eleven - another winner
Did not enjoy Half Man, Half Bike. It was a difficult read for me. Disjointed.
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Currently reading the Secret Race, story from Tyler Hamilton about life with the Postal team in the 90's. It's my follow up to reading Cycle of Lies. I just can't get enough of the big L and those crazy times in the cycling world.

I still can't fathom the depravity people will go to for winning.
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Team 7-Eleven - another winner
I didn't know about this one, thanks. Ordered!
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Did not enjoy Half Man, Half Bike. It was a difficult read for me. Disjointed.
Reading this one right now and would agree. Disjointed is a good way to describe it.

7-Eleven is a good read.
Just bought Loyal Lieutenant at a local library sale.

We Were Young and Carefree was very good.
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Just picked up:
Three Weeks Eight Seconds
Major Taylor
The first Tour de France.
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Three Weeks Eight Seconds was very good. There were new facts in that book that I was not aware of.

I bought a used copy of Stephen Roche's autobiography Born to Ride on eBay. I enjoyed the book, but found this little surprise when I opened it.


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one of the greats!




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