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Any Good Cycling Novels?
I want to find some decent cycling fiction, but am not really having any luck. I have seen a few, but would like to get some feedback on anything you folks have read.
I did some searching online, but get bored real quick sifting through all of the junk.
I did look a bit to see if there was a novelization done of Breaking Away. You know, one of those movie tie in things. Anybody know if that exists?
Anyway, any input on some good books would be appreciated.
 

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This is non-fiction but a very good well written book about a couple who traveled around the world on their bikes. It's called "Miles From Nowhere".
 

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I just got a copy of "Come and Gone"'by Joe Parkin. It's non fiction though. Pretty good so far, I really like his writing style/sense of humor. About pro bike racing in the 90's, road and mtn...
 

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I am looking for fiction, but will definitely be checking out these suggestions. I have found some non-fiction online, but none of the ones mentioned, so thanks. It seems that I haven't been able to find much in the way of non-fiction in my searches.
 

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CharleyGnarlyP290 said:
I am looking for fiction, but will definitely be checking out these suggestions. I have found some non-fiction online, but none of the ones mentioned, so thanks. It seems that I haven't been able to find much in the way of non-fiction in my searches.
Non-fiction, Parkins' A Dog in a Hat and Come and Gone are some of the better books out recently. highly recommend both of them; there's more mountain biking in the second book.

The Yellow Jersey is a pretty fair novel, based on the Tour de France back in the mid-70s or so...
 

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Might not be what you are looking for, but I'm reading Lance Armstrongs "it's not about the bike". Good so far, and it dosen't hurt that I picked it up for 50c at a garage sale.
 

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For non fiction, as mentioned above, A Dog In a Hat by Parkin is really good.

Another cycling oriented non fiction book I have been meaning to get my hands on is The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa by Neil Peart. Geeky music fans might recognize that author's name.
 

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May I suggest penthouse? The articles are great! Haha
 
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