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u/minimus_ · 2 pointsr/peloton

My second favourite book of all time, fiction or non-fiction, is the Official Centenary book, released in 2003. Ok, so it's 10 years out of date, but for a fantastic insight into the first 100 years it is just unbelievable, with some outstandingly evocative writing and pictures. It is superb. Linky

u/Roobsa · 2 pointsr/peloton

Everyone should read The Hour by Michael Hutchinson (a very successful national TTer in the UK). It's a great read and pretty funny and goes into a lot of detail about the history of time trailing and the hour record.

u/Avila99 · 3 pointsr/peloton

The book Slaying the Badger is an amazing holiday gift and one of the best cycling books ever written!

The 30 for 30 really doesn't do it justice.

u/spdorsey · 59 pointsr/peloton

This may be unpopular, but I have always enjoyed Phil and Paul's banter, description of landmarks, commentary, and (most of all) final sprint call-out at the end of each stage. I grew up listening to them and, while I realize nothing lasts forever, I will miss their voices.

(I own a copy of Mike and the Bike that came with the CD and Phil's narration, love it!!)

u/cwillis1605 · 1 pointr/peloton

David Millar: Racing through the dark autobiography other than providing a good insight into the peloton in a deep and straight to the point way that David Millar is known for its an incredibly good story (My mum enjoyed it and she didn't really pay much attention to cycling! He's now one Of her favourite riders)

u/HighSilence · 1 pointr/peloton

I'm reading Gironimo about the 1914 giro. It is insane what they used to do in the grand tours. The 1914 giro went 3100+ km over eight stages. Eight Stages. All in the high-300 to low 400km range.

From wikipedia:

> It is remembered as the hardest Giro of the heroic period of bicycle racing. Besides five stages of over 400 km (and the longest ever average stage length), it included the longest stage ever in the history of the Giro: the Lucca-Rome stage won by Costante Girardengo. This edition of the Giro was run at the lowest average speed (23.374 km/h); marked the highest gap between the first and the second (1 hour, 55 minutes and 26 seconds); saw the longest ever stage by time taken (the Bari-L'Aquila). Only 8 riders (of 81 participants) finished the race.

Gironimo is the book by Tim Moore. He re-creates the entire route with an old Hirondelle bicycle specific to the period. Complete with wine cork brake pads.

He also did one on the tour which I own and hope to begin soon.

u/Krisc119 · 20 pointsr/peloton

Probably a cooling vest, this one looks similar, but with active cooling. A couple locals use ice vests for warming up for TTs in the summer (95F+, 60%+ humidity).

u/adigits · 1 pointr/peloton

One More Kilometre and We're in the Showers: Memoirs of a Cyclist by Tim Hilton is my recommendation.

If you want to understand why Coppi vs Bartali was a big deal read this, if you want to understand why people rate Bahamontes as one of the all time great climbers read this.

It's a biography of post war racing cycling up until the start of the Armstrong era, although the description suggests it's more about the author - it's not.

You can get it for used for $0.81:

u/Nerdlinger · 3 pointsr/peloton

If you want to learn more about road cycling and racing, try Roadie: The Misunderstood World of a Bike Racer.

Fr a specific race, there's Slaying The Badger, which is about to be presented as an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary this week.

A Dog in a Hat is the story of an Amrican rider's experiences on the European circuit back when Americans were just starting to get into cycling.

Rough Ride is Paul Kimmage's account of riding in the peloton and the reality of riding. It helped turn him into persona non grata in the cycling world for many years.

And Team 7-Eleven tells the story of the creation of the first big American cycling team.

u/alfredturningstone · 4 pointsr/peloton

One of my favourite cycling books, that I don't think you own is "Pedalare pedalare" by John Foot - it's a really in depth book on the history of Italian cycling and is much more academic and in depth than most cycling books I have read Link

Otherwise "Slaying the Badger" by Richard Moore is a bit of a classic Link

u/isochromanone · 2 pointsr/peloton

It's a line from The IT Crowd based on a common misinterpretation of the phrase. Apparently it's a book title too!

u/Ausrufepunkt · 3 pointsr/peloton

I got bib tights...I wanted to finally try out all my new gear and get back on the bike for the first time since summer....and then I noticed that I got a vac shot earlier this week and I really shouldn't do it
Big bummer :(

non-bike related gift would be this book

u/mmitchell30 · 8 pointsr/peloton

It's also referenced in the title of Ned's first book - of which I have a signed copy from the man himself after doing a thing on stage during one of his shows.

The version of the story from the blurb is

>Paris, 4 July 2003: My first Tour de France. I had never seen a bike race. I had only vaguely heard of Lance Armstrong. I had no idea what I was doing there. Yet, that day I was broadcasting live on television. I fumbled my way through a few platitudes, before summing up with the words, "...Dave Millar just missing out on the Yellow Jumper." Yes, the Yellow Jumper.

u/big_al11 · 2 pointsr/peloton

It is a term universally used - by politicians, Human Rights groups, media, governments etc. to describe what happened in Colombia. Government and paramilitaries did not ethnically cleanse, in the sense that it was a race of people they were getting rid of, rather they "socially cleansed", meaning they were getting rid of a class- anyone who is a peasant and forcing them off the land with violence.

There's a wikipedia entry for social cleansing in Colombia

Here is a Human Rights Watch Report that uses the term.

And here's an Amnesty article using "social cleansing".

Here's a book produced by Human Rights Watch using the term.

Here's a New York Times article using the term.

It's also ubiquitous in academia, with many of the best-selling books on Colombia using the term- for instance "Colombia: a Genocidal Democracy" by Javier Giraldo, or "Violence and Crime in Latin America" by Gema Santamaria. Or what about "Colombia: Essays in Conflict, Devleopment and Peace" by Andres Solimano. And here you can read a good peer-reviewed article by Elizabeth Schwartz which uses the term in the title.

I have to say I'm pretty surprised that was questioned. Have you never heard the term "limpieza social" before? Have you never wondered why there are millions of people living in shanty towns in your country? They were forced off the land at gunpoint in the 80s and 90s.

u/retro_slouch · 1 pointr/peloton

Ronde Van Seattle

Seattle's terrible roads and steep, short climbs make some sweet-ass Flanders/Liege vibes. I combined the two into something nasty! Thankfully, teams won't have to worry about the housing crisis because the Ronde van Seattle is a 233km one-day sufferfest.

TL;DR - Lots of hills, hellish technical brick finish, check the last bit.

Space Needle > Pike Place Market 233.31km / Hilly, 3222m gain)

MapMyRide Link

It rolls out from under the Space Needle before passing under the monorail and by the EMP, through the Seattle Centre, past the International Fountain and Pacific Science Centre.. The race is on as the course goes along the edge of Lake Union and over the Fremont Bridge. Then over roughed-up roads out to Golden Gardensand the first steep climb at about 13.5km. It's about 1.8km long with a ramp of 18%.

Golden Gardens: StreetView link | Profile | MapMyRide Link

Then, the race loops Green Lake and back to Lake Union. The race climbs through the U of Washington campus (800m @5%), then to the next bergs.

The first is up 65th Street through a rich suburb at km 35. It's 1km long with 61m of elevation gain with two bits at 13%.

65th St Climb: StreetView Link | Profile | MapMyRide Link

4km later, the race turns left again up the ridge on Inverness Drive. It's only 360 metres, but sticks at 20%+. Normally, StreetView doesn't do a great job of capturing steepness. But this one comes pretty close. Doesn't that look like fun?

Inverness Drive Climb: StreetView Link | Profile | MapMyRide Link

The riders will then climb to the highway and descend to Log Boom Park. Hopefully they recover in time for Juanita Drive past St. Edward State Park, home of a historical seminary, cyclocross races and mountain bike trail at km 40. The route doubles the climb up, doing the notorious southbound direction before the steeper way from Holmes Point Road. The combo is 10km long with 1/3 being descent. The climbs max out around 15% but are some of the harder ones in the Seattle area.

Juanita Drive Climb(s): StreetView Link | Profile | MapMyRide Link

The race heads through Kirkland and Marymoor Park, home of a sweet velodrome. The course wraps around the east bank of Lake Sammammish with the race's future biggest hill looming. The riders will get a bit of a break before that from kilometre 50 until about 70, but the route still climbs a bit along the May Valley Road before descending to south Lake Washington. Then they turn around and go back where they just were via the Sunset Drive climb.

Sunset Drive Climb: StreetView Link | Profile | MapMyRide Link

The race crosses over itself and heads to Cougar Mountain, the biggest test, but skips it the first time past. The riders will climb up Village Park Drive first, AKA Lower Cougar.

Lower Cougar Mountain: StreetView Link | Profile | MapMyRide Link

The course loops back to do the real Cougar Mountain. High teens for 3.6km. Oof!

Cougar Mountain: StreetView Link | Profile | MapMyRide Link

The race crosses the elevated span of I-90 from the east side to Mercer Island. The bridge is very windy and exposed. Frequently a strong gusty wind from the north. The riders start the 18.5km Mercer leg at kilometre 185. Funnest bit!
Mercer Island: StreetView Link | Profile | [MapMyRide Link] (

Legs should be soft by now, but the race is just starting. The riders return to mainland Seattle via I-90 floating bridge where they immediately have a short 25% kick from the bridge. Then they ride up "Montez Par Coleman à Saint-Clément," a 350m climb averaging 19% on a road where the pavement has worn off the original 1900s brick road base. The steepest part is 25% on the bricks.

Montez Par Coleman à Saint-Clément: StreetView Link | Profile | MapMyRide Link

The riders return to the lake on a very fast and very technical descent before climbing up Madrona Drive, a longer 7% climb.

Madrona Drive StreetView Link | Profile | MapMyRide Link

The race then goes downtown, past its start point and up Queen Anne where it loops up and down some of the steepest and narrowest roads in Seattle. Also brick cobbly! This comes around 220km, so expect some crazy moves here.

Queen Anne Crapshoot StreetView Link | Profile | MapMyRide Link

The finale takes the riders by the Olympic Sculpture Park and along the waterfront. It turns left and heads up Western Avenue by Pike Place Market three kilometres from the finish. Profile!

They head downhill, make two righthand turns past the Seattle Art Museum. Then they turn down Pike Place, which is aggressively bricked. Very slippery. The final 600 metres are in the market area.

Finish profile!

It finishes with a hellish kick. Last 200m. The hill is not just wickedly steep, but also bricky. The trouble with this hill is that it starts at nearly 20%, then kicks to 40% (hard to walk on!) but levels out, making it necessary to kick pushing after that ridiculous effort.