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The Rules: The Way of the Cycling Disciple Kindle Edition

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

About the Author

Velominati.com is one of the world's most popular and rapidly growing cycling websites. Blending unbridled passion, unparalleled expertise, international recognition and unashamed awesomeness, it boasts a loyal readership hailing from all corners of the globe, including the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, France, Argentina, Chile, The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, India, the Middle East, South Africa, Asia, and other parts of the world. The Velominati are: Frank Strack, founder and editor (Seattle); Aussie Brett Kennedy (Wellington, New Zealand); Gianni Andrews (Hawaii); and Marko Carlson (Minnesota).

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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: 4.3 out of 5 stars 142 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,801 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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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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I have a collection of cycling books that now dominates my bookshelves with topics ranging from biographies to race histories to cycling humour.
This book is without a doubt a definite keeper, it will be referred to on a regular basis and it will always be with a wry smile on my face.
"The Rules" can be seen by some as tongue in cheek commentary on aspects of cycling but behind every rule thought has been put into it
Rule #28 discusses socks and what colour they should be. A bit anal I thought but was then told by a good friend that when he used to ride time-trials you HAD to wear white socks, ride without socks or not ride.
The rules aren't in chronological order but are grouped by category - The Disciple, The Ride, The Bike and so on - and make for a very entertaining and thought provoking read. Some rules are aesthetically based some are psychologically based
My favourite rule is rule# 5. Since applying this rule to my own cycling, I have done better times and enjoyed the ride more.
Some people will no doubt see this book as merely a cycling parody and something to be flicked through in a book shop and then put down as it for someone else. However there's plenty in this book for any cyclist to get their teeth into and have a laugh at themselves when they think "Oh my god....I do that".... But there's also the flip side of "Yeah...maybe I SHOULD do that"
Definitely a recommended read!
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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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Can only echo the other 1 star reviews - don't buy this book on Kindle. The font is so small as to be illegible and cannot be enlarged. Amazon, please withdraw from sale until you have resolved the p problem.
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A good book, works fine on my iPad but NOT my Kindle. Apparently this Kindle book, bought from the Amazon Kindle store isn't compatible with my Kindle. What's that all about then?
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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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It's a funny read when almost everything described in the book is true. It's a decent lunch break read and I loved the sarcastic tone of the humour. Unfortunately though I felt the book was let down by many cringeworthy cycling fanboy moments and man-crushes on their cycling heroes. I also can't help but notice the British/American spelling variations peppered throughout the book (please just pick one style and stick with it!). Overall, a light read and you can bag on your friends (or vice versa).
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