the rider by tim krabbea dog in a hat by joe parkin
― cutty, Wednesday, 7 January 2009 23:50 (fourteen years ago) link
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 (fourteen years ago) link
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 (fourteen years ago) link
halfway? that book should be read in one sitting!
― cutty, Thursday, 8 January 2009 21:30 (fourteen years ago) link
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 (fourteen years ago) link
this is awesome
― Ed, Monday, 12 January 2009 15:57 (fourteen years ago) link
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 (eleven years ago) link