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on 1 May 2012
A great book which all the thousands of club racing cat 2/3/4 riders or Nyone with a passion for bikes will relate to. Shows the difficulties us mere mortals face in balancing our working and personal relationships with our passion and selfishnes when getting on a bike for hours at a time.
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on 13 March 2012
Having just started amateur bike racing, I've been reading all manner of books on racing, and this is the best so far for the weekend warrior. It tells the true story of Matt and his obsession with racing, his motivations for doing it, and how it fitted in with his other life, which was ultimately more important to him.

If you're struggling to explain to friends who just don't understand why you're racing your bike, then give them this book, they'll be taken on a trip inside your mind.
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on 5 April 2002
'The Escape Artist: Life from the Saddle' is primarily an account of the ingredients that make up the world of UK cycle racing and therefore is ideally directed towards the amateur racing cyclist. For a reader, such as myself, who has competed for a number of years in the sport, Seaton's account enables them to compare their own experiences of diverse issues such as leg shaving, road rage, the unwritten rules of the racing peloton and the feelings experienced when pushing your body to its limit with his own. From another angle, the book is very educating for those interested in UK cycle racing. Having started my racing career a few years after Seaton's ended, it was possible to learn about previous racing eras such as the 1974 Tour, when helmet use became compulsory in UK races and the battle between Boardman and Obree that captured everyone's imagination at the time. But most of all, this account shows the true world of the racing cyclist through the description of race days and Seaton's views of drug abuse in the sport. Furthermore, this book helps identify to the empassioned cyclist when it is time to hang up their wheels; the point when they no longer shave their legs.
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on 1 May 2002
Matt Seaton's book captures perfectly the relationship between the keen cyclist and all that goes with cycling. It goes on to describe succintly a relationship that most cyclists would find hard to put into words. It is for this reason that I commend this book to partners, friends and associates of those whom might be termed 'crazy about cycling'
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on 20 January 2014
loved the book it came from the heart. I could relate very well, it was a great read and thoughly recommended to all
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on 16 March 2016
Read this again having read it many years ago. Still brilliant if you like cycling and/or life and good writing.
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on 13 May 2009
An excellent dissection of what makes a cyclist tick and what makes a man come to terms with life's harsh kick.
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on 8 July 2016
Bought this for my Dad - a keen cyclist. He thoroughly enjoyed it, a book about cycling but so much more.
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on 27 June 2014
brilliant book would recommend to cyclists and anyone who enjoys a book about dedication and passion
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on 19 December 2015
An excellent book. Seaton's conversational style makes a difficult subject seem very approachable.
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