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    What's your favorite book that has some type of cycling as a major part Of the story

    Mine is The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty.
    Narrated by obese, single, and suddenly orphaned Vietnam War-veteran Smithy Ide, the book relates, in alternating chapters, his bike ride across the country, from East Providence, Rhode Island to Los Angeles, to claim the body of his late, mentally unbalanced sister, and an examination of the broken life which had led him here.
    He almost just falls into a bike packing journey across the U.S. with nothing but help from strangers along the way. It's very well written, I highly recommend it.
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    I don't read books so I got nutin'.
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    This is Off Camber........we don't talk about bikes here.

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    Good thread but it belongs in General Discussion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Good thread but it belongs in General Discussion
    Ah noted. I'll have to repost over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMC FS View Post
    Ah noted. I'll have to repost over there.
    Just PM the Mods (CHUM) to have it moved over there.

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    BMC, feel free to drop by once in awhile since you stumbled in here.
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    "Eat, Sleep, Ride: How I Braved Bears, Badlands, and Big Breakfasts in My Quest to Cycle the Tour Divide" by Paul Howard is a fun read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    BMC, feel free to drop by once in awhile since you stumbled in here.
    Yes, his (I assume it's a "he"?) avatar is cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Yes, his (I assume it's a "he"?) avatar is cool.
    I agree. He's mister hundred and one.
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    what's a book?
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    "Eat, Sleep, Ride: How I Braved Bears, Badlands, and Big Breakfasts in My Quest to Cycle the Tour Divide" by Paul Howard is a fun read.
    That's what I was hoping for. Thanks heyyall, I'll give that one a look.

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    Ha, yes. Mr heat miser. Thought it was fitting because I much prefer the hot weather over cold
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    Fat Man on a Bicycle: A Discovery of France (1981) I read it many years ago. The author Tom Vernon, fat man and food lover, cycles through France to experience at first hand the French, their countryside and their food and wine.

    http://www.amazon.ca/Fat-Man-Bicycle.../dp/0718120728

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    Duff McKagen's autobiography. (Bass player from Guns'n'Roses and Velvet Revolver if you didn't know).
    After very nearly dying due to a drug induced sleek rupture, he finally got off the stuff, but had the shakes so bad he couldn't drive. So he pulled an old bike out of his shed and started riding around LA on it. A couple of chapters later he is best buds with world DH champion Dave Cullinan and he's out training with a bunch of pro mountain bikers. It turns out to be a major part of his getting clean and turning his life around.

    Okay, I admit the biking isn't a major part of the book, but it's still worth a read as the whole story is utterly fascinating.
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    I've thoroughly enjoyed the rather recent autobiographies and bio's pertaining to the downfall of Lance (Tyler Armstrong's thesis, Juliet Macur's scathing bio).
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    Pee Wee's Big Adventure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    Pee Wee's Big Adventure.
    That's a book?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    That's a book?
    the movie doesnt do it justice.

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