The Misunderstood World of a Bike Racer
ISBN10: 1934030171 ISBN13: 9781934030172 Contributors: Mallett, Jef (Illustrator) Publisher: Velopress Published: Mar 28 2008 Pages: 206 Weight: 0.80lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
In the world of cycling, there are enthusiasts and then there are "roadies" -- the cyclist whose passion for bike racing cannot be tamed. A confirmed roadie will go to any length to better his record -- from shaving his legs to dropping a fortune on a bike -- and the reactions to a roadie's determination can vary from disbelief to outright scorn. Jamie Smith is a confirmed roadie, and in this unique book, he sets out to explain the often-misunderstood world of roadies, delving into the groups many neuroses and lightheartedly illuminating just what it is that keeps these extreme cyclists coming back for more. Accompanied by amusing illustrations from a nationally syndicated cartoonist, this look into a bike racing subculture is sure to convert even the most hardened skeptics.