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writers and cycling...colker
Feb 13, 2002 11:06 AM
malaparte wrote on the bartali x coppi rivalry, hemingway said he couldn't describe the bycicle race intensity in words, henry miller described a love affair with his bike. any other writers who loved bikes?
ps: i find bob roll good w/ words, by the way.
the cyclists ive met at AA meetings have told good stories nmsecourir
Feb 13, 2002 12:04 PM
Yeah but...Spoke Wrench
Feb 13, 2002 12:26 PM
Most of those stories are pre-cycling adventures. About the time they had to start cycling, they'd already met Bill W.
you should at least try going for asecourir
Feb 13, 2002 12:50 PM
ride, thru nice country side on a warm day at an easy pace after a few glasses of wine. just to feel the breeze and enjoy the world.

might be scorned by some purists but .... heck i couldnt think of too many more pleasurable things to do with clothes on not spending much coin. easy kicks and a happy feeling for the most part.

try it some day - or go winery touring on a three speed.
Anecdotes Anonymous?Crankist
Feb 13, 2002 8:05 PM
Mark Twain wrote an amusing piece...Greg Taylor
Feb 13, 2002 12:07 PM
..on learning to ride a bike. Dino Buzzati (a very good Italian poet) covered the Giro in the early 50's and wrote a book on the duel between Coppi v. Bartali.

My favorite is Jerome K. Jerome, a popular English humorist from the turn of the prior century. He wrote "Three Men On The Bummel" about a cycling trip through the Kaiser's Germany. Hilarious.
Jerome K. Jerome rulescory
Feb 13, 2002 3:25 PM
Found that in a used bookstore for 50 cents a couple of years ago. I loved it.
The noted SF author Tom Ligon ...Humma Hah
Feb 13, 2002 8:28 PM
... what, you never heard of me?

Well, I've been published a few times in _Analog_, anyway. Have 5 or 6 fans.
re: writers and cycling...cyclequip
Feb 14, 2002 2:19 AM
Albert Londres in a stunning piece on the 1924 Tour de France.
John Lennon, too.
re: writers and cycling...Harry Hall
Feb 14, 2002 7:30 AM
Seattle mystery writer, firefighter, cyclist and sometime racer (I couldn't keep up with his 10-hour group in 1984 Seattle to Portland) Earl Emerson. His private eye character Thomas Black uses cycling for surveillance, recreation and contemplation. Read "Fat Tuesday" or "Deviant Behavior."