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Going out of town for the weekend should have a bit of down time.. looking for a cycling /sports related book to read any suggestions?
 

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Zinn's Art of Bicycle Maintenance.
Gonna have to order that one from Amazon... local book store didn't have it.. gonna be reading "the man who cycled the.world"
 

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"The Race" by Dave Shields. Fast read, awesome story.
 

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"The Yellow Jersey," Ralph Hurne
 

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"A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson--It's about a couple of guys that decide to hike the Appalachian trail. Funny stuff!
 

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"A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson--It's about a couple of guys that decide to hike the Appalachian trail. Funny stuff!
Doubt it will happen, but hiking the Appalachian trail would be on my bucket list if I had one.

I might have to pickup that book.
 

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lol well i live in the foothill area of the appalachians. and spend some time on a reg basis in the heart of the KY part of the range.. it's beautiful lol but could def see some "burt reynolds vs. hillbilly" stuff going down.... i finsished the The man who cycled the world. going to grab "The Race" and "The rider" before i head out for 2 weeks of boredom
 

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I want to read this one by David Byrne from the Talking Heads.




Since the early 1980s, David has been riding a bike as his principal means of transportation in New York City. Two decades ago, he discovered folding bikes and started taking them with him when travelling around the world. DB's choice was initially made out of convenience rather than political motivation, but the more cities he saw from his bicycle, the more he became hooked on this mode of transport and the sense of liberation, exhilaration, and connection it provided. This point of view, from his bike seat, became his panoramic window on urban life, a magical way of opening one’s eyes to the inner workings and rhythms of a city’s geography and population. Bicycle Diaries chronicles David’s observations and insights — what he is seeing, whom he is meeting, what he is thinking about — as he pedals through and engages with some of the world’s major cities. In places like Buenos Aires, Istanbul, San Francisco, and London, the focus is more on the musicians and artists he encounters. Politics comes to the fore in cities like Berlin and Manila, while chapters on New York City, and on the landscaped suburban industrial parks and contemporary ruins of such spots as Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Columbus are more concerned with history in the urban landscape. Along the way, DB has thoughts to share about fashion, architecture, cultural isolation, globalization, and the radical new ways that some cities, like his home town, are becoming more bike-friendly — all conveyed with a highly personal mix of humor, curiosity, and humanity.
 

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I've been reading Tim's books. He's written one about his travels through Central America, South America and Asia. He's been out for 10 years now. Very well written.
 
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