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Anyone in OZ have a used copy of Cadel Evans: Close to Flying that they want to sell?

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joe_papp said:
If anyone has a used copy of Cadel Evans: Close to Flying that they'd like to sell and ship to me in the USA, let's make a deal! PM me.

Thanks.

You can buy it on amazon. What are your reasonings to wanting to read it?
 
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TBH I didn't find it a great read. I think the author is a bit much of a fanboy, and as someone who has followed his career for quite a while now, it didn't really tell me anything new. I did think it was interesting that he claimed that his hct always fell in a 2 point range. Mid to low 40's from memory.
 
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PACONi said:
TBH I didn't find it a great read. I think the author is a bit much of a fanboy, and as someone who has followed his career for quite a while now, it didn't really tell me anything new. I did think it was interesting that he claimed that his hct always fell in a 2 point range. Mid to low 40's from memory.

I found it super interesting. Some of the stories and his opinions are interesting. I don't mind it being a bit fanboyish and but he does say some things about evans' persona.
 
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I found it super interesting. Some of the stories and his opinions are interesting. I don't mind it being a bit fanboyish and but he does say some things about evans' persona.

You should read Anna Meares book and Allan Pieper's (which I think is a really good read, he's one tough cookie!!)
 
PACONi said:
TBH I didn't find it a great read. I think the author is a bit much of a fanboy, and as someone who has followed his career for quite a while now, it didn't really tell me anything new. I did think it was interesting that he claimed that his hct always fell in a 2 point range. Mid to low 40's from memory.

IIRC he said it has always been between 42-44 and he also has a VO2 of 87(?) i think it was and that the AIS compares applicants to his numbers because he was so good
 
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You can buy it on amazon. What are your reasonings to wanting to read it?

There's one copy on Amazon and it's around $80USD + shipping... I'd rather buy a used copy from someone in OZ/NZ who'll ship it on the cheap, and then when I'm done reading it I'll sell it/pass-it-on to the next person who wants it.

What are my reasonings to wanting to read it? Why not?

Peiper's book was great. Just finished reading Parkin's books. #1 was great. #2 was ok but really died off in the second half, I thought.

Just started reading Sex, Lies and Handlebar Tape. Matt Rendell's books are great, and I found Game of Shadows to be an engaging read, though of course it hits close to home and had some familiar characters in it.

And for when I don't feel like reading about bikes, I have "The Blond Knight of Germany" on-deck.

Seriously, if someone has a used copy that they'd sell and ship to me, after I finish it I'd be happy to pass it on to the next person...
 
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joe_papp said:
There's one copy on Amazon and it's around $80USD + shipping... I'd rather buy a used copy from someone in OZ/NZ who'll ship it on the cheap, and then when I'm done reading it I'll sell it/pass-it-on to the next person who wants it.

What are my reasonings to wanting to read it? Why not?

Peiper's book was great. Just finished reading Parkin's books. #1 was great. #2 was ok but really died off in the second half, I thought.

Just started reading Sex, Lies and Handlebar Tape. Matt Rendell's books are great, and I found Game of Shadows to be an engaging read, though of course it hits close to home and had some familiar characters in it.

And for when I don't feel like reading about bikes, I have "The Blond Knight of Germany" on-deck.

Seriously, if someone has a used copy that they'd sell and ship to me, after I finish it I'd be happy to pass it on to the next person...

I'd like it next :p
 
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Straßenrennen said:
its alot cheaper on the english amazon... which is co.uk, only about 20$ + postage... couldnt be much more than getting a old one outta oz or so.

I wish.

Accessing Amazon.co.uk, the price for Cuddles' book is: £42.04 + shipping.

c8tQs


I'm working on getting a copy out of NZ for what's hopefully just the cost of shipping (;)) - I'll cover that and then recoup it by sending it to Michielveedeebee who will reimburse me, right?

Listen, I'm not a complete e-commerce noob. I looked around on a variety of sites, including more obscure retailers and second-hand dealers in OZ, but in no instance did I find a scenario that made economic sense. I want to read the book, and I'd like to share it with others. But I'm not in a position where ponying up more than forty pounds for a book on Cadel Evans is justifiable.

I haven't been feeling well, so I didn't get to review this thread and don't know if he posted here or not, but I did have an interesting offer from a NZ-resident who seemed to understand the situation I had in mind. If it works out and the book arrives at my door, once I read it I'll be happy to pass it on to the next guy in the USA for a reimbursement of my costs, plus onward shipping, or something like that.
 
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Author's get very little money from writing books unless they are major sellers.

I think you will find the book very interesting especially the early parts of his life and career. I loved it.
 
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Wwell when i posted it was availaible for 16 pounds.... if i knew we were in screenshot territory here then i could of joined the club ^^. I've no reason to post bull**** regarding something like this. I wouldnt of recommended that if it had 40 pounds which is about 60$ when your looking for a cheap copy. No need to be a ****ing ***** over it.

Edit: http://www.waterstones.com/watersto...peAheadFormSubmit.x=0&typeAheadFormSubmit.y=0

you can buy it for 17£ in a NORMAL british book store, so it doesnt take a stretch to image that you can buy it for 16£ or less on amazon uk normally. Stupid idiot.
 
Straßenrennen said:
Wwell when i posted it was availaible for 16 pounds.... if i knew we were in screenshot territory here then i could of joined the club ^^. I've no reason to post bull**** regarding something like this. I wouldnt of recommended that if it had 40 pounds which is about 60$ when your looking for a cheap copy. No need to be a ****ing ***** over it.

Edit: http://www.waterstones.com/watersto...peAheadFormSubmit.x=0&typeAheadFormSubmit.y=0

you can buy it for 17£ in a NORMAL british book store, so it doesnt take a stretch to image that you can buy it for 16£ or less on amazon uk normally. Stupid idiot.


If I could walk into a 'normal' British bookstore (or an Australian one, for that matter), I'd be happy to pay the list price for the book. Alas, for me to obtain "close to flying" from the vendor you recommend, I would have to pay a shipping charge equal to nearly twice the cost of the book.

c8Xgj


Which brings us back around to why I posted in the forum asking if someone in one of those markets served by walk-in access to 'normal' bookstores who'd possibly already read Cadel's book and wouldn't mind selling it and shipping it to the USA for cost would be willing to help me out. I like Cadel, but I don't like him so much that I can justify paying £49.47 for the book in question.

I do appreciate your effort to help me locate an online vendor though, and by "Stupid Idiot" take it you must have been referring to whomever it was that Cadel's wife seemed to flog on Twitter today?

c8Y93
 
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joe_papp said:
I wish.

Accessing Amazon.co.uk, the price for Cuddles' book is: £42.04 + shipping.

c8tQs


I'm working on getting a copy out of NZ for what's hopefully just the cost of shipping (;)) - I'll cover that and then recoup it by sending it to Michielveedeebee who will reimburse me, right?

Listen, I'm not a complete e-commerce noob. I looked around on a variety of sites, including more obscure retailers and second-hand dealers in OZ, but in no instance did I find a scenario that made economic sense. I want to read the book, and I'd like to share it with others. But I'm not in a position where ponying up more than forty pounds for a book on Cadel Evans is justifiable.

I haven't been feeling well, so I didn't get to review this thread and don't know if he posted here or not, but I did have an interesting offer from a NZ-resident who seemed to understand the situation I had in mind. If it works out and the book arrives at my door, once I read it I'll be happy to pass it on to the next guy in the USA for a reimbursement of my costs, plus onward shipping, or something like that.

Sure :) but i don't live in USA, Live in Belgium :p so things might get pretty expensive no?
 
joe_papp said:
There's one copy on Amazon and it's around $80USD + shipping... I'd rather buy a used copy from someone in OZ/NZ who'll ship it on the cheap, and then when I'm done reading it I'll sell it/pass-it-on to the next person who wants it.

What are my reasonings to wanting to read it? Why not?

Peiper's book was great. Just finished reading Parkin's books. #1 was great. #2 was ok but really died off in the second half, I thought.

Just started reading Sex, Lies and Handlebar Tape. Matt Rendell's books are great, and I found Game of Shadows to be an engaging read, though of course it hits close to home and had some familiar characters in it.

And for when I don't feel like reading about bikes, I have "The Blond Knight of Germany" on-deck.

Seriously, if someone has a used copy that they'd sell and ship to me, after I finish it I'd be happy to pass it on to the next person...

Sounds like someone might be doing a survey of cycling literature to prepare for writing his own book. :)