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I was browsing our used bookstore and bought this potential gem.
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I did a search on this forum, and found info on the magazines, but not the book. I wish I found this a few months earlier when the weather was worse and I was deeper in my recovery from hip surgery. Surprisingly this was published in 2014. Looks like $15 well spent. Does anyone have this, care to offer their opinions of the book?
 

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Good load of history in those pages! Cobbling a newsboy back in the '60s and '70s was awesome. Fire roads would never be the same. I ran a kickback two speed for a long time, then went with a three speed for their simplicity and reliability. The old Schwinn knobby is a fond, fond memory.
 

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You did find this, right?

 
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We were referred to as stoners on bikes by the roadie set. Would be decades before they infiltrated the dirt scene.
 

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You might wanna check this out, also. The whole film, that is. Available on Amazon.
 

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Charlie is local to me ,seemed like a good guy when I met him .You have a hard time finding more info from anywhere about how and why mountain biking got started.
 

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I have an opportunity to ride Repack in a couple weeks, but I was about to pass it up for the more modern trails, since I have a limited amount of time, but this has me thinking...
However, I don't think this is the best time of year for a local to ride a steep doubletrack just for historical reasons, given how dry things are out here right now.

The book I need to read though! And maybe even a signed copy...
 

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Charlie hangs out here once in awhile. He's Repack Rider
 
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