Cycling Book Suggestions

Looking for some good cycling book suggestions. Please provide the name a a brief reason why you like it in the comments below. I'll tally them all up in a article soon with my own huge cycling library suggestions

Summarizing and categorizing a little

History Books
- **** Hearts of Lions Best book explaining the history of American Cycling, especially track cycling
- **** Major Taylor - Before there was Jackie Robinson there was Major Taylor, amazing cyclist having to conquer amazing social injustices

Fun & Light reads
- **** Bobke and Bobke II Best ab workout while reading a book. You'll laugh non-stop!
- *** Greg Moody's fictional series. There are 4 I think, somewhat mystery style book and some are Colorado based
- ** Yellow Jersey. Someone in the comments liked this... for me it was just TOO fictional. Could not believe the story was possible... but a good read

Other
- **** The Art of Cycling by Robert F. My 2nd favorite book in my entire library!!!! (Hearts of Lions is 1st) Other commenter liked this book.. It is a must for every commuter but really beyond that, every cyclists should read it.
- **** Positively False. Floyd's attempt to prove he is clean. First half of the book just covers his life up to pro racing and that was VERY interesting. Think very Amish! Part 2 of the book where he tries to prove he is clean is interesting but boring
- ** Man on the Run - Story of an italian cyclist who won the tour, did drugs and then died. Melodramatic but interesting like a train wreck.

From Comments below
- "Need for the Bike" by Fournel. One of my favorites. A great collection of stories about the bike which demonstrates a true love of cycling.
- "We Were Young and Carefree" by Laurent Fignon. A good read, though Fignon exhibits a bit too much hubris at times.
- 10 points by Bill Strickland. Commenter said it was motivating, but this book creeped me out.
- The Race & The Tour by Dave Shields
- The Happiness of Pursuit by Davis Phinney
- BikeSnobNYC & A Dog In A Hat
- Lance Armstrong's War

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"Need for the Bike" by

"Need for the Bike" by Fournel. One of my favorites. A great collection of stories about the bike which demonstrates a true love of cycling.

"We Were Young and Carefree" by Laurent Fignon. A good read, though Fignon exhibits a bit too much hubris at times.

Next up for me (over the holidays) is Robbie McEwen's new book.

Hurst's piece is a great

Hurst's piece is a great read. Forgot to mention it in my first post. I thoroughly enjoy his work, and this book is full of useful information for bike commuters at any experience level. This book has taught me the value of being vigilant on the bike.

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