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4.0 out of 5 stars Ned gets to the heart of the UK cycling wdorld, 4 Oct 2013
This review is from: On the Road Bike: The Search For a Nation's Cycling Soul (Yellow Jersey Cycling Classics) (Hardcover)
After enjoying "The Yellow Jumper" I looked forward to this book and was not disappointed. As someone who loves reading but finds most books sleep inducing (medical problem)I read this book in a couple of days a loved it. I like Ned's self-deprecating manner in his approach to the subject. He gives respect to the people who deserve it and is a bit sarky about the new generation of "men in black" The section on the difficulties regarding the bibshort/toilet question struck a chord with me. I have to agree with him when he states that no man looks good when wearing bib shorts, a chap in bib shorts should only be observed when the wearer is in motion (min speed 25mph)and consequently a bit blurred. I read with interest the stories of the older riders and marvel at their achievements in a less than supportive environment.
All in all this is a book for people who have been roadies for a few years -it's good to see your prejudices in print and also for riders who are new to game and want to know what makes the long-time rider the bundle of quirkyness that many of them are.
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