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Any recommendations? I've just finished reading Bad Blood by Jeremy Whittle, which was really good. I'm just starting The Death of Marco Pantani by Matt Rendell.

The Resistible Force (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 7 January 2009 22:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

the rider by tim krabbe
a dog in a hat by joe parkin

cutty, Wednesday, 7 January 2009 23:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

Seconding "The Rider" by Tim Krabbe, it's an excellent little book.

Non-fiction, cycling-proficiency-wise, I can recommend "Cyclecraft" by John Franklin. Lots of good tips for safer road riding.

krakow, Thursday, 8 January 2009 09:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

Am halfway through "The Rider", thirded. And may as well recommend "French Revolutions" by Tim Moore for empathy and laffs, and Paul Kimmage's "Rough Ride".

Mark C, Thursday, 8 January 2009 15:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

halfway? that book should be read in one sitting!

cutty, Thursday, 8 January 2009 21:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

Heh I know - I started reading it while in Wales after Xmas and it was pretty much a social weekend so I only got a few pages snatched here and there. I picked it up yesterday and couldn't remember where I'd got to :/

Mark C, Monday, 12 January 2009 14:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

this is awesome

Ed, Monday, 12 January 2009 15:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

I'm about two-thirds of the way through 'Pedalare, Pedalare' by John Foot - the story of Italian cycling. I read 'Calcio' (also by him) about five years ago (the story of Italian football). Kind of interesting, if you like cycling and Italy - maybe one for MarkC?

Back Shift Backline (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Saturday, 7 January 2012 21:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

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