3 for 2 Road Bike Book Bundle
3 Road Bike books for the price of 2. Italian Racing Bicycles, Roadie: The misunderstood world of a bike racer and Racing Through The Dark
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3 books for the price of 2 | *Prices Include Postage & Packaging
This fantastic bundle of Road Biking books includes Italian Racing Bicycles, Roadie: The misunderstood world of a bike racer and Racing Through The Dark. If you love to ride, this collection of books will give you an insight into the history, culture and stories that surround cycling. Not only that but you will receive 3 books for the price of 2! (The cheapest of which is free.)
Italian Racing Bicycles
Melding painstaking historical research with personal visits to the artist's workshops, author Guido P. Rubino has unearthed the stories, the methods, the dreams, and the personalities of these cycling firms, large and small, that have contributed so fundamentally to the glory of the sport.
40 Historic Brands including: 3TTT Alan Ambrosio Atala Bianchi Bottecchia Campagnolo Casati Cinelli Colnago Columbus Daccordi Dedacciai De Rosa Ganna Gios Gipiemme Guerciotti Legnano Masi Miche Milani Modolo Moser Olmo Olympia.... and many more
Roadie: The misunderstood world of the bike racer
Veteran race announcer and long-time cycling enthusiast Jamie Smith sets out to explain the sport he loves and the roadies who live for it in this light-hearted treatise on bike racing. Finally, a book to explain those people who roll out for a ride dressed in techno-coloured Lycra at the crack of dawn on Saturday, and return at sundown with a glow of satisfaction and even stronger tan lines.
Perfect for anyone who has ever known a roadie, considered becoming a roadie, or walked away from a bike race completely puzzled, Roadie addresses all of the curiosities that accompany the sport of cycling, from shaved legs to colourful jerseys and unbelievably expensive bicycles, shoes, and components. Every seemingly neurotic tendency is explained and celebrated with humorous illustrations from nationally syndicated cartoonist Jef Mallett (also rumoured to log thousands of miles of riding per year).
Explaining strategy and races from the famous Tour de France race to the local criterion, Roadie brings the excitement of bike racing alive for anyone with an appetite for adrenaline. And for the thousands who purchase a shiny new road bike each spring, it's a much-needed primer on the politics of a group ride. Pace lines, drafting, sprinting, climbing, and breakaways are turned into everyday commonsense with colourful anecdotes.
Whether interested onlooker or cycling aficionado, readers will find themselves laughing out loud as they revel in the roadie's world.
Racing Through The DarkBy his 18th birthday David Millar was living and racing in France, sleeping in rented rooms, tipped to be the next English-speaking Tour winner. A year later he'd realised the dream and signed a professional contract with the Cofidis team, who had one Lance Armstrong on their books. He perhaps lived the high life a little too enthusiastically - high on a roof after too much drink, he broke his heel in a fall, and before long the pressure to succeed had tipped over into doping.
Here, in a full and frank autobiography, David Millar recounts the story from the inside.