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The Rider by Tim Krabbé
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Sep 02, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: sports

Spend a few hours inside the head of a professional cyclist as they race their heart out. Translated from Dutch this short book pulls you into the obsession of cycling and drags you along 150km of grueling road racing. To 'non-racers' the thoughts that swirl through the rider's mind are worrying and and frequently hilarious, but anyone that enjoys cycling or endurance sports will find themselves understanding the rider and sometimes seeing reflections of their own thoughts in the pages of the book. Yes, it's about racing but simpler than that it's about suffering, suffering out of choice, suffering for something you're passionate about and of course... your beautiful wrists...

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