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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:21 am 
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Daj, I noticed that book on Amazon, are you saying it is good?

I hope this thread is not jumping on the book thread mentioned previously.

If anyone has not read the Wiggo book, it is a good read, i hope to encourage my family to read it - and they are all bored with me and my incessant bike talk!!! I think if i said nothing about bikes, they would try it immediately but they think bikes are boring and that is putting them off.

I read a lot - and i mean A LOT - i think i have maybe 50 boxes of books in our attic, and i can remember most of them, Jason Bourne - LOL, that was so long ago; Jack Reacher - ditto!; books are best every time. I like fictional books, spy, military, police stuff - hioliday readers etc

My favourite books are very odd, pm me for details, and there are not many but i am impressed by the Wiggo book, it is well written and tells a story - three nights to finish it and i should have been sleeping two of them!!

I have had a few beers tonight and discussed vatious forums with someone on pm, and RB is the best by such a long way!!!!!!!!!

Stay safe RBers!!!!!!!!!!!

p.s. i got am iPod for my birthday and i think i will start posting about music once i work out how it works - you have been warned - especially anyone who like Rick Astley!!!!LOL


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The Death of Marco Pantani

Slaying the Badger

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gavr wrote:
The Death of Marco Pantani

Slaying the Badger

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What's Slaying The Badger like?

I've read the Pantani book, very sad, he was an extremely troubled soul.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:18 am 
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yes the Pantani book is very sad. Another book that's clear about the doping

Slaying the badger is a great read - I imagine more interesting to those like me who remember the race and the characters.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:26 am 
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The Maglia Rosa. Best cycling book I've ever read.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:32 am 
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gavr wrote:
Another book that's clear about the doping


Yes, if Armstrong had a highly organised doping system, then it would seem he took his 'business model' from the Italians.


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A Race For Madmen is a good read if you are interested in the history of the TdF. All the way from the start of it up to recent times.


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I can recommend "We were young and carefree" by Laurent Fignon.[/list]


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I have just realised that this thread would have been better pre-Christmas and pre-my birthday!!!! I will take a selection from here an add it to my Amazon wish list - thanks all.

Of course, more selections are welcome.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:47 pm 
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Reading the Victoria Pendleton book at the moment. I'm aiming to finish it so I can sell it on at the Manchester Bike Jumble on Sunday (plug).

It's a good read although I doubt British Cycling will think that.


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