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The Quotable Cyclist: Great Moments of Bicycling Wisdom, Inspiration and Humor (Breakaway Books Series) Hardcover – January 1, 1999

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About the Author

Bill Strickland is Executive Editor of Bicycling Magazine, and the editor of The Quotable Cyclist (Breakaway Books).
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Product Details

  • Series: Breakaway Books Series
  • Hardcover: 358 pages
  • Publisher: Breakaway Books; First Edition (stated) edition (January 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558215638
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558215634
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.2 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,728,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Mccaffrey on December 31, 1999
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I've spent two years promoting our annual 500-mile lap around New England, and I get two kinds of comments: "How could you possibly do that?" or "Sign me up NOW!" This book is for people who make the latter comment. Strickland gets why people go beyond LOVING cycling to BECOMING cyclists. The mountain biking section hooked me. I'm a long-distance tourist, and the mountain bikers who have toured with me have tended to be hot-dog-oriented teenagers. I'm not attracted to mud and racing and rocks (and I like my limbs and ribs, thank you!). But I saw a different, contemplative, spiritual side of mountain biking that helped me grow in appreciation for those who pursue it. There's something for every cyclist here -- in fact, there's multiple "somethings" -- and those of you who have ever used your wheels will appreciate instantly that there are many others who speak our hearts.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By M. Jason Moore on June 7, 2004
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With this book, Strickland is able to convey the essence and visceral emotion that cycling evokes in everyone who rides. The quotes are well organized into chapters like Fitness, Climbing, Speed, etc. Reading this book, my emotions ran the gamut from laughing out loud, to gut level understanding, to reverence. If you are looking for a book that can help with the technical aspects of cycling, look elsewhere. If you are looking for a book that can make your cycling soul smile, this is the one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kiril G. Kundurazieff on December 8, 2007
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In this book the author expresses in so many ways all the different feelings about cycling that we cyclists come to grips with through our enjoyment of the sport. Well organized and vastly entertaining.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lauracyclegirl on January 4, 2014
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This book is literally people's quotes on cycling. From Training, Crashes, Climbing, Women In Cycling.... multiple people's quotes per section with an intro by the author. It's a "mini" book (squarish) with 358 pages so it would look good on a coffee table (it's yellow as it is pictured - take the dust jacket off and the cover is yellow, too and nicer for display) or in display of a book shelf. Something to pick up and flip through when you are bored or your houseguest is. Don't think you're gonna be reading this type of book cover to cover. Lots from Greg LeMond. Good as a gift for a cyclist who has everything.
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By markb on March 9, 2010
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The kind of book you keep handy when you have a few minutes here and there to fill, and want to catch yourself off-guard with some nugget of hidden insight and wisdom for your ride.
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