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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:48 pm 
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Afternoon all,

I am having a boring afternoon, housekeeping, child minding and nursing; i had a look on Amazon for a book to keep occupied having just read Wiggo book (which i enjoyed). I would like some advice as to which of these two books to purchase -

Book 1 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lance-Armstrong ... _sim_sg_20

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Book 2 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Secret-Race ... pd_sim_b_6


All advice welcome!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:46 pm 
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A more amusing and interesting book about the TdF is 'How I Won The Yellow Jumper', by Ned Boulting.

Or a really fascinating historical read would be 'In Pursuit Of Stardom' by Tony Hewson (which can be bought direct from Tony, just google his name).

Lastly, another historical perspective from inside the peleton would be 'Tomorrow, We Ride' by Jean Bobet.

There's a book review thread at the top of the page that may also provide some inspiration.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:02 pm 
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I read david millar's autobiography, and also "in search of robert millar" last year, and can recommend them both.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:11 pm 
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if you want the Secret race, you can have mine for £8 .

good book .


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:15 pm 
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Cchris is it any good?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:22 pm 
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good insight into doping .

not good if you are a LA fan :lol:

read it while on a plane .


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:25 pm 
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Are there any LA fans left? Has anyone seen the interview with Oprah yet?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:17 pm 
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I'll be reading the secret race soon... I think the oprah thing will be broadcast on the 17th? I'm in two minds whether to watch it, but probably will, if I can.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:29 pm 
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The Secret race is a must read I think !

For a completely different random read I am half way through

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Obsessive-Compu ... 297&sr=8-2

Really enjoying it !! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:38 pm 
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we could ask John to create a sticky to swap cycling books .


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