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    Good book! "Its All About the Bike"

    I'm only about 1/3 through this book, but enjoying it enough to post a qualified recommendation here.

    It's not specifically about mountain biking, but it's very well written and I'm finding it a page-turner. Author is a cyclist who's ridden (literally) around the world. It tells the story of his quest to have his personal "perfect" bike built. Lots of interesting stuff about bikes and building them--at least for a newb such as myself.

    I even stole my new tag line from one of his chapter headings!


    Link to Amazon:

    Amazon.com: It's All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels (9781608195381): Robert Penn: Books
    The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash. ~Julie Furtado

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    Thanks porchefan! Got tired reading these forums and was craving a good book.
    On your recommendation got it and thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Little bit of history on the original mountain bikers at Repack Mtn.

    Gravy wheels had whole chapter😃

    Just had new custom road bike built so this book was especially enjoyable.
    Will now pass it on to my cycling friends.

    Rep added 👍
    .....the end

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    AWESOME book! I "won" it at a grab-bag at our annual mountain bike poker run and enjoyed the HELL out of it. Then, I found out my wife had bought the same book for me and wanted to give it to me for Christmas....so I kept the copy I had already, and gave the copy she'd bought to another cycling geek. Spread the love.

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