Mid-Life Cyclists - the book

thegreatdivide
thegreatdivide Posts: 5,803
edited December 2013 in Road general
My copy arrived yesterday morning and I was chuckling away to myself from the off. This book’s been a bit of a sleeper but I highly recommend it. Check out the first few pages:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mid-life-Cyclis ... 0AGRINP6#_

If that isn't the vast majority of us...;-) :lol:

Comments

  • Old_Timer
    Old_Timer Posts: 262
    On your recommendation I'll spring for a copy, the price is a bargain and low risk for me. Ordering later this morning from US Amazon.
    Lets just got for a ride, the heck with all this stuff...
  • Cheers!
    I was looking for a second book to take on holiday having just bought ' Put me back on my bike' (In search of Tom Simpson) William Fotheringham.


    :)
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • I don’t think you'll be disappointed. :lol:
  • fatsmoker
    fatsmoker Posts: 585
    Just ordered.
  • "
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • I would also recommend 'one man and his bike' by Mike Carter. A book that has made me laugh out loud, something I rarely do with books.

    Any other suggestions for good cycling books ?
  • petemadoc
    petemadoc Posts: 2,331
    I would also recommend 'one man and his bike' by Mike Carter. A book that has made me laugh out loud, something I rarely do with books.

    Any other suggestions for good cycling books ?

    No recommendations but I'm pretty sure that if you use the words "laugh ou loud" on the Internet it should really be abbreviated to LOL. . . . And no it doesn't mean lots of love.
  • Any other suggestions for good cycling books ?

    There was a thread on this last year.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40013&t=12881915&hilit=cycling+books
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • PeteMadoc wrote:
    I would also recommend 'one man and his bike' by Mike Carter. A book that has made me laugh out loud, something I rarely do with books.

    Any other suggestions for good cycling books ?

    No recommendations but I'm pretty sure that if you use the words "laugh ou loud" on the Internet it should really be abbreviated to LOL. . . . And no it doesn't mean lots of love.

    First ever post and already told off - welcome to the forum :oops: sorry I thought LOL was text speak but then again I'm over 50 so what would I know ?
  • lotus49
    lotus49 Posts: 763
    First ever post and already told off - welcome to the forum :oops: sorry I thought LOL was text speak but then again I'm over 50 so what would I know ?
    I think that was meant to be a joke.

    Doing the opposite, i.e. saying LOL, is one of the more stupid things a human being can do. Stick to spelling things out and you will rarely be wrong.

    Welcome to the forum BTW :D .
  • Thanks - I thought it was but it didn't have LOL after it ;)
  • LOL
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • kwi
    kwi Posts: 181
    Less than £2 on the kindle, ordered, delivered and started.
  • Old_Timer
    Old_Timer Posts: 262
    I received my copy yesterday and immediately bean reading, so far it is a good read.
    Lets just got for a ride, the heck with all this stuff...
  • fatsmoker
    fatsmoker Posts: 585
    It's all right - some things remind me of me, like having the crappiest bike in a group ride :cry:
    But it only took about 5 hours to read on a miserable Saturday afternoon. But on the plus side it got me in the mood to dodge the rain this afternoon for a couple fo hours :) .
  • kwi
    kwi Posts: 181
    The recommendation of Tim Moores French Revolutions was a good one though, just passed my Sunday afternoon completing that.
  • fatsmoker
    fatsmoker Posts: 585
    just ordered it . . . . . .
  • Raising this thread again as I had to do a 10 hour round trip to Sheffield on the train yesterday so re read the book. It's still making me laugh out loud. Neil's discovery of Strava at the end cracks me up.

    One for the Xmas stocking.
  • If you liked Mid-life Cyclists I'd recommend Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder. It's a collection of shorter stories rather than one continuous book, but it has a similar feel in that it documents the life of an amateur cyclist, and is very easy to relate to. Well written to boot.
  • src1
    src1 Posts: 301
    Another recommendation for Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder from me, but I may be slightly biased as I know the author and I'm featured in it! :)

    I've also enjoyed The Rider by Tim Krabbe and Bed Boulting's How I Won The Yellow Jumper.
  • kieranb
    kieranb Posts: 1,674
    speaking of Tim Krabbe, just found another of his books in my local charity shop. The Golden Egg (retitled as The Vanishing - to match the related movie). Looking forward to reading it over the Christmas.
  • Thouroughly enjoyed Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder earlier this year. Witty with some proper LOL moments and well written. Hoping Dave has a follow up out soon.
  • keith57
    keith57 Posts: 164
    Thanks for that, good find. It's also available on the iTunes Book Store BTW, downloading now :D

    Correction - the iTunes version is rubbish - they've gone for a fixed font size / page layout making it almost impossible to read - very bad….
    http://www.fachwen.org
    https://www.strava.com/athletes/303457

    Please note: I’ll no longer engage deeply with anonymous forum users :D