Pro Cycling on $10 a Day

Pro Cycling on $10 a Day

Author: Phil Gaimon

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 9781937716554

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

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Plump, grumpy, slumped on the couch, and going nowhere fast at age 16, Phil Gaimon began riding a bicycle with the grand ambition of shedding a few pounds before going off to college. He soon fell into racing and discovered he was a natural, riding his way into a pro contract after just one season despite utter ignorance of a century of cycling etiquette. Now, in his book Pro Cycling on $10 a Day, Phil brings the full powers of his wit to tell his story. Presented here as a guide--and a warning--to aspiring racers who dream of joining the professional racing circus, Phil's adventures in road rash serve as a hilarious and cautionary tale of frustrating team directors and broken promises. Phil's education in the ways of the peloton, his discouraging negotiations for a better contract, his endless miles crisscrossing America in pursuit of race wins, and his conviction that somewhere just around the corner lies the ticket to the big time fuel this tale of hope and ambition from one of cycling's best story-tellers. Pro Cycling on $10 a Day chronicles the racer's daily lot of blood-soaked bandages, sleazy motels, cheap food, and overflowing toilets. But it also celebrates the true beauty of the sport and the worth of the journey, proving in the end that even among the narrow ranks of world-class professional cycling, there will always be room for a hard-working outsider.
Pro Cycling on $10 a Day
Language: un
Pages: 312
Authors: Phil Gaimon
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-05 - Publisher: VeloPress

Plump, grumpy, slumped on the couch, and going nowhere fast at age 16, Phil Gaimon began riding a bicycle with the grand ambition of shedding a few pounds before going off to college. He soon fell into racing and discovered he was a natural, riding his way into a pro
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Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Andrew M. Homan
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

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Language: un
Pages: 352
Authors: Phil Gaimon
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-10 - Publisher: Penguin

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Language: un
Pages: 216
Authors: Phil Gaimon
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-03 - Publisher: VeloPress

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Language: un
Pages: 272
Authors: Tom Danielson, Kourtney Danielson
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher:

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