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Flying Scotsman : Cycling to Triumph Through My Darkest Hours Paperback – September 28, 2005
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As he was setting world records, he was battling with a low self-image, and when you parallel his thoughts with what he accomplished, you cannot deny that this book does more than just show one man's struggle to be a cycling champion - it explores the true heart behind the actions we do, and forces us to realize that money and fame are not an end in themselves. Ugly thoughts from childhood still haunt him through the very moment he wrote them in this book. It's interesting that as he writes this book, he is still uncertain about what the future holds for him. He has survived truly phenominal challenges, and is amazing in his brutal honest opinion of himself.
He has a very informal style, and his mind flows on the page through his pen, and it is an adventure till the last page.
On the plus side this book Is a tremendous David vs Goliath story where an average man in the street (If you could ever consider Obree to be average) achieves unheard of success. The style of writing is easy to follow and the the subject matter interesting enough to draw you into the "one more chapter before bed" trap. If you ride a bike you have to read this book.
The movie (although very enjoyable) is not in the same league.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very good read about the life of Greame Obree. I saw the movie and had to read this for more detail. Enjoyed it very much.Published on April 22, 2014 by J. makar
A trully inspirational story about humanity and sportmanship. You will probably need to ride your bike for several kilometers every time you end a chapterPublished on February 14, 2013 by Henrique
Excellent read, it kept me captivated, couldn't wait to read everyday. Well written and insightful.Published on February 7, 2009 by AZ Cyclist