El Oso wrote:My personal favorites are:
The Rider, by Tim Krabbé
Put me back on my bike - In search of Tom Simpson by William Fotheringham
Lance Armstrong's War by Daniel Coyle (yes it's a Lance book, but it gives a good perspective of how he actually works)
Has anyone read The Death Of Marco Pantani, by Matt Rendell or an English translation of We Were Young And Carefree: The Autobiography Of Laurent Fignon? Looking for some summer reading myself.
Caledon wrote:I've enjoyed these titles in the last couple of years.
In Search of Robert Millar by Richard Moore
Push Yourself Just a Little Bit More by Johhny Green (used to be the road manager for the Clash!)
One More Kilometre and we're in the Showers - memoirs of a cyclist by Tim Hilton
The Hungry Cyclist - pedalling the Americas in search of the perfect meal
and required but depressing reading - Bad Blood - The secret life of the Tour de France and of course Rough Ride by Paul Kimmage.
Oh, and Fallen Angel was excellent.
ElChingon wrote:Don't forget to reserve some space for David Millar's book and Tyler Hamilton's up coming book!
LugHugger wrote:Tomorrow, We Ride by Jean Bobet is my favourite book that hasn't already been mentioned, along with The Rider by Tim Krabbe.
A Dog In A Hat by Joe Parkin is a close third. Parkins' Come and Gone will be in the suitcase for my pre-cross season training camp in Tenerife at the start of September!
For technical reads, Andy Pruitts Complete Medical Guide for Cyclists and, of course, Cyclocross by Simon Burney
Edit: How did I forget this? Great Road Climbs of The Pyrenees by Graham Fife. I've lost count of the hours spent with my nose in this book dreaming up epics
The Rapha Photography Annuals
And finally, Paris Roubaix A Journey Through Hell - a coffee table book but a fantastic history of my favourite race.
SirLes wrote:I enjoyed Laurent Fignon's book and am looking forward to reading "Slaying the Badger".
In search of Robert Millar is also good.
I'm not a huge fan of Rough Ride to be honest. Interesting but somehow not engaging.
My favourite is French Revolutions which still makes me laugh out loud. (Tim Moore's other books are also very funny.
fmk_RoI wrote:Looking for suggestions for a cycling bookshelf. I write book reviews and related rubbish for Podium Cafe but actually have the oddest bikes' book shelf, missing lots of stuff it should have. So what do you think are the must read books every cyclist should have on their bookshelf, and are there any should read books most people aren't aware of?
Ninety5rpm wrote:Must read books every cyclist should have on their bookshelf?
* Cyclecraft by John Franklin (get the N. American edition if in N. America)
* Effective Cycling by John Foresteer
These are must read because they are likely to help even the most experienced cyclist learn to read traffic and ride in it more safely and comfortably. They could save your life, seriously. Read the reviews on Amazon.
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