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Racing 101 reviewThe Human G-Nome
Dec 9, 2003 10:54 PM
Any body else read it? It's definitely a 101 book and geared toward beginners only, but I thought it was really well written and unpretentious - a breeze to read. I loved the blip on Fast Freddie and basemiles as well as the crit strategies even though I prefer road races. Definitely something i'll read twice. Plus, since it's the off-season, I have to get my fix some how. (no, i'm not doing cross).

Book review #2: Bobke II

How can you not love this book? Keen insight for both road and mtn neatly packaged in short little diary entries. Life on the road seemed hard and lonely, but I'm jealous anyway of what he's gotten to experience.
My recomendation.......CARBON110
Dec 10, 2003 9:27 AM
"In Pursuit Of Excellence" by Terry Orlick. Has more on power etc then anything else. Very informative

I thought Bobke was great and hysterically funny

My favorite quote to date is one I recently came accross by an Avid RBR poster.

"Pain is temporary, glory is forever, bones knit and chicks dig scars"

Thanks LFR!

Yup, nothing gets me to the finish line faster then knowing there is a pretty face waiting for me there :D

Yee Haa!
Bobke IIAsiago
Dec 10, 2003 11:29 AM
Honestly, I was a little disappointed with Bobke2. It's not that it was bad, I guess it is just not what I expected. I didn't think it was going to be just a printing of his journal entries and some velonews stories. Again, not that they were bad, I was just hoping for more stories about his time in the peloton (both US and Euro).

I mean, the guy most have a zillion incredible stories that I would much rather read about than how hard this or that race was.

Still a good book though.

It wasn't what I expected eitherThe Human G-Nome
Dec 10, 2003 11:43 AM
... but once I got past the intitial dissapointment, I really started to like the format. I hadn't read most of the stories so they were still fresh for me.