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Old 12-10-12, 21:11
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Hi all,

I would really appreciate if you could recommend a few cycling books as a present for my dad.

He's not really into the whole pro-cycling scene but prefers stories about 'normal' riders and i know he has read obsessive cycling disorder or something and The escape Artist by matt Seaton.

Really appreciate any suggestions !

Thanks
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Old 12-10-12, 21:34
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Take a look through this thread http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthr...ling+bookshelf
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Old 12-10-12, 21:39
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Many thanks, Afrank.

Do you know if there are any new books out for xmas, that thread finished around September?
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Does your father enjoy reading about normal riders, or also about places you can ride.

For the former, try:

- The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American, by David Herlihy
- The Enlightened Cyclist: Commuter Angst, by BikeSnobNYC
- The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa, by Neil Peart
- Cycling Home from Siberia: 30,000 miles, 3 years, by Rob Lilwall
- The Man Who Cycled The World, by Mark Beaumont
- Ireland, a Bicycle, and a Tin Whistle, by David A. Wilson
- Come and Gone, by Joe Parkin (it's about racing, but not professional)

For the latter, try:

- Fifty Places To Bike Before You Die, by Chris Santella

I love these ones, but they are about professional cycling (beautiful photos and engaging stories though, although I am admittedly a Merckx fan and a Paris-Roubaix devotee!):

- Merckx 525, by Frederik Backelandt
- Paris-Roubaix: A Journey Through Hell, by Philippe Bouvet
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Does your father enjoy reading about normal riders, or also about places you can ride.

For the former, try:

- The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American, by David Herlihy
- The Enlightened Cyclist: Commuter Angst, by BikeSnobNYC
- The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa, by Neil Peart
- Cycling Home from Siberia: 30,000 miles, 3 years, by Rob Lilwall
- The Man Who Cycled The World, by Mark Beaumont
- Ireland, a Bicycle, and a Tin Whistle, by David A. Wilson
- Come and Gone, by Joe Parkin (it's about racing, but not professional)

For the latter, try:

- Fifty Places To Bike Before You Die, by Chris Santella

I love these ones, but they are about professional cycling (beautiful photos and engaging stories though, although I am admittedly a Merckx fan and a Paris-Roubaix devotee!):

- Merckx 525, by Frederik Backelandt
- Paris-Roubaix: A Journey Through Hell, by Philippe Bouvet
Add "a dog in a hat" by Joe Parkin. It's a bit more racing but as a struggling American on the European scene in the early 1980's.

It's a page turner.
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Old 12-11-12, 10:46
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That is a great list i will take a look. Thanks!
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Old 12-11-12, 13:13
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Dare I say that the Escape Artist is the best cycling book i have ever read. May take some beating!

I tend to read autobiographies or about professional cycling so may not be able to recommend much except to read the forum feed already linked to above
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Old 12-11-12, 20:54
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The Rider by Tim Krabbe is very good
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Old 12-12-12, 09:43
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Is Marco Pinotti's book available?

"Il mestiere del ciclista: Una vita in bicicletta, curiosit√*, esperienze e consigli" (The cyclist's trade: a life in cycling, secrets, experience and advice).

In English?
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I bought my dad "The Memory of Running" by Ron McLarty for Christmas. Has anyone read it? I am going to lend it from him after he's done
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