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The Rules: The Way of the Cycling Disciple
 
 

The Rules: The Way of the Cycling Disciple [Kindle Edition]

The Velominati
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Like a two-wheeled Fight Club, the Velominati are here to initiate you into the secret Rules of Cycling.

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THE WAY OF THE CYCLING DISCIPLE

Rule #6: Free your mind and your legs will follow.

Rule #9: If you cycle in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.

Rule #12: The correct number of bikes to own is n+1, where n is the number of bikes currently owned.

THE VELOMINATI embrace cycling not as a pastime, but as a way of life, as obsessed with style, heritage, authenticity and wisdom as with performance.

THE RULES is their Bible. It is an essential part of every cyclist's arsenal - whether you're grudgingly cycling to work in the rain or gearing up to be the next Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy or Victoria Pendleton.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 55843 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1444767534
  • Publisher: Sceptre (20 Jun 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AJP25YA
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #53,864 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Should be a required college text. 23 Jun 2013
Format:Hardcover
The Velominati have compiled in one handy and humorous volume the entire anthropology of the dedicated club rider.

When today's club ride started our group was joined by a youngish woman I had not met before. I could see that she was properly kitted out in black bibs and a leZyne pump peeking out of her jersey pocket. No European posterior man satchel was to be found on her clean and silent steed. Her tires were properly aligned over the wheels. Her barely padded saddle was slammed back, level, and 8 cm above her bar tops. The appointed hour of departure arrived and she, sitting casually deliberate on her top tube, suggested we delay not even a second. No sooner had we rolled out than my worst fears were realized. Despite her modesty ("Oh, I only ride once a week and I'm not comfortable in groups"), she quickly served large helpings of the V; Dropping us like bad habits on the first inclines, swooping down off camber switchbacks and taking her turns in the wind with nary a thought.

Having just read "The Rules" I recognized her for what she was, The Woman with the Hammer and a true Velominata Rule Fundamentalist.

THIS is anthropology. Leave the kinship rituals of long forgotten aboriginals to others and take a couple of hours to learn about your neighbors. Highly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOL in the real sense 17 Oct 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Just try not to laugh at this book. If you're a hard core cyclist you'll realise that every word is shamefully (or joyously) true. If you're not then what are you doing with your life?
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In Merckx We Trust 21 Jun 2013
By Simon
Format:Hardcover
If you are interested in cycling, and want to read from those with a passion for the sport, and the way of life, then this is the book for you. If you seek knowledge of excellence, history, heritage, culture, dedication, and anything else, related to dishing out hurt from your legs as you peddle just that bit harder, then this is the book for you. If you want to be amused, amazed, entertained, and suprised then this is the book for you.

It is a beautifully bound, sacred text, handed down from Mount Velomis. Buy it, read it, treasure it.

Vive la Vie Velominatus.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The new bible 11 Jan 2014
By SteM
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Brilliant book which explains lots of cycling history and etiquette.... A copy should be sent to every cyclist in the UK!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a hilarious and irreverent view of cycling behaviour. I've laughed out load at several sections in this book, especially the one on whether 'to shave or not to shave'. This book contains of mix of genuine advice for conduct on the bike, cyclesport history and humour; probably generated at the expense of the type of humourless kill-joy who turns up at cycle event on their £5000 road bike with little or no regard for his or her fellow cyclists. The road can be a 'jungle' so we have to look out for each out there, have a read of this book and heed it's meaning - enjoy riding your bike no matter how hard the road! And if you can only remember three rules make sure it is these ones - #5, #9 and #10!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Obey the Rules 23 Jun 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
With tongue very firmly planted in several different cheeks, the rules offer guidance for a cycling devotee.
Funny, factual (sort of!) & well worth the price of admission. The Keepers have managed to take the website & rolled it into a fantastic looking book.
Highly recommended & should be added to your list of books that must be read before you die.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cyclist? Read this book. 7 July 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A most valuable addition to a cycling library. No, the most valuable book on road cycling. Except for maybe "Tomorrow, We Ride" by
Jean Bobet.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Rules 18 July 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
New to cycling I had a desire to do things right. To tread lightly with all due respect to tradition and to those well versed in this wonderful sport. The Rules gave me the framework with which I could confidently move forward.

Highly recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This book contains the truth!
Published 15 hours ago by Eirikur Vigfusson
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant.
An excellent read and a book every road cyclist should own. We are the Velominati!!!
Published 8 days ago by Matt the moaner
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant - the scales have fallen from my eyes!
I am a convert! The way of the Velominati is the only way! Spread the gospel and shave your guns!
Published 15 days ago by Matthew Bakewell
4.0 out of 5 stars Affirming, shaming - but poorly proofed.
Very funny (the chapter on yellow wristbands alone is worth the money). Of course, for us cyclists it is both affirming and shaming - just what we all need. Read more
Published 1 month ago by fatbadger
2.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY ON A KINDLE! Otherwise, a good book
This is a good book, and lots of fun, but heed a warning- DO NOT BUY ON A KINDLE! The light and small writing simply do not work, and spoil it massively. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Simon Paddon
5.0 out of 5 stars Respect the V....
A great read.. Entertainment for any road cyclist.
Some of "the rules" are written in blood & sweat for roadies. : )
Respect the V....
Published 1 month ago by Barry
5.0 out of 5 stars The Rules - which ones to keep?
Great collection of cycling wisdom - some of which is useful, all of which is hilarious. Buy and read alongside the website.
Published 1 month ago by Paul_Winch
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Proper cyclists need look no further.
Published 1 month ago by Mr John Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Well entertaining.
Well entertaining. For anyone who is into cycling it's a great read whilst on the toilet.
Published 2 months ago by Georg F. Keferboeck
5.0 out of 5 stars Good fun read
Hilarious read and I feel ashamed to say that I've modified my cycling attire and removed my 'saddle bag' as a result.
Published 2 months ago by Barry S
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