Book Review: Maglia Rosa – Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia is Sure to Please the Tifosi

Book Review: Maglia Rosa – Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia is Sure to Please the Tifosi

The Giro d'Italia is currently underway and there is a wonderful book out to help you appreciate this race and its venerable history and tradition: Maglia Rosa - Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia by Herbie Sykes. Through chapters with such titles as The Red Devil, Campionissimo, The Angel of the Mountains, The Savior of the Maglia Rosa, The Perfect Crime, and many more, this book tells the stories of great champions, colorful characters and exhilarating stages, delivers the beginnings and development of the Giro, gives behind the scenes history and detail, and offers a prognosis and direction for the future.…

Book Review: Take A Seat is an “Adventure”

“Take a Seat” is a book by an Englishman, Dominic Gill, who traveled by bike from Prudhoe Bay in Alaska to the southern tip of South America. He did it on a tandem bike, picking up strangers along the way to co-pedal.…

Book Review: Cycling for Everyone

Book Review: Cycling for Everyone

"Cycling for Everyone" Book Review: I can see this book being read by novice cyclists, recreational cyclists even entry-level bike shop employees or anyone wanting a broad look at cycling.…

Book Review: “Racing Through The Dark” by David Millar

Book Review: “Racing Through The Dark” by David Millar

I walked into that hotel room an anti-doper; I walked out of it a seasoned professional ready to do what was required of me. There was no torment or confusion in my mind. I now knew that that in a few weeks I would be doping for the first time. It felt like a massive burden had been lifted off my shoulders. I was now a professional through and through, with bigger responsibilities than my own personal belief system.…

Biking Through the ‘Hoods — Exploring Fifty American Cities by Bicycle

The first chapter discussed a bike tour through Philadelphia, up to Trenton and then returning via Camden. Having lived, worked, visited or attended school in all three of these locales, I was immediately interested in the book. Mr. Pinsky delved into the history, culture and politics of the cities he passed through along with a description of his ride.…

Joyride: Pedaling Toward A Healthy Planet

Joyride: Pedaling Toward A Healthy Planet

Imagine if you can, being an air traffic controller landing planes in a busy airport. Imagine now that the airport director decides that hang gliders are now going to be landing in the same airport. Why hang gliders? Because they are non-polluting, good exercise, relatively low cost, super fun and take up less space. Air traffic controllers are now in charge of landing these new intruders onto the runway and trying to come up with new designs of landing strips to accommodate the hang gliders. Substitute city streets for the airport runways and bikes for the hang gliders and you have the basis of what Joyride is all about.…