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Roadie : the misunderstood world of a bike racer

Author: Jamie O Smith
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Velo Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Suitable for those who have ever known a roadie, considered becoming a roadie, or walked away from a bike race completely puzzled, this book addresses the curiosities that accompany the sport of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jamie O Smith
ISBN: 9781934030172 1934030171
OCLC Number: 180690000
Awards: Winner of Michigan Notable Books 2009
Description: xiii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Riders ready --
The bike --
The lifestyle --
The training ride --
Nutrition and the bonk --
Drafting and the breakaway --
The sprint, the solo, the combine, and others --
Crashes --
Race day --
The system --
Our sponsors --
The criterium --
The road race --
The individual time trial --
The stage race --
Podium finish.
Responsibility: Jamie Smith ; illustrated by Jef Mallett.
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"This primer explains everything you've wanted to know (and more) about a somewhat mysterious sport." -- Chicago Tribune"Absolutely entertaining from start to finish. The book finishes up with ways Read more...

 
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