Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

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Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

Postby Richmond Racer » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:01 am

This is pretty interesting. Collection of new pieces written by Friebe, Birnie, Moore, Whittle, Fotheringham and others, to be published in a couple of weeks time

http://www.lionelbirnie.com/cyclinganthology/


Birnie, Moore and Friebe recorded a podcast yesterday

http://soundcloud.com/the-cycling-antho ... hology-1-1

Some interesting stuff discussed.

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Re: Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

Postby iainf72 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:08 am

It does look promising. However, as it's not going to be on Kindle I refuse to buy it
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Re: Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

Postby frenchfighter » Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:41 pm

Or is it because you saw this:

In Praise of Thomas Voeckler by Edward Pickering

:lol:
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Re: Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

Postby iainf72 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 13:11 pm

That too. I'll have to have a word with Ed about that

I buy pretty much every cycling book released (the Wiggins explosion of books is an exception) as long as they're on Kindle. And I will buy a coffee table book (like Friebe's excellent mountain book last year, and maybe the Herbie Sykes on that's just come out)
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Re: Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

Postby Le Commentateur » Sat Nov 10, 2012 14:43 pm

Are these old news reports re-purposed, in a sort of money-for-old-chinwag kind of way? If so then, like many sports books, the ephemeral nature of the content may not be worth the yellowing paper its printed on.

Depends how profound the essays are, but for an object that is going to take up shelf valuable space give me coffee table books that, in the quality of materials and design, become iconic souvenirs representing the subject, like having a piece of it in your home.



Sorry, had a bit of a Rouleur moment there....

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Re: Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

Postby LBirnie1 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:18 am

Monsieur Le Comentateur, all the essays are original pieces of work.

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Re: Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

Postby Mechanism » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:56 am

I have to admit they lost me with the "In Praise of Thomas Voeckler" line.

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Re: Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

Postby frenchfighter » Sun Nov 11, 2012 17:49 pm

LBirnie1 wrote:Monsieur Le Comentateur, all the essays are original pieces of work.


Good to know. I'm thinking of buying it just to read the Voeckler one!
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Re: Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

Postby andystorey » Mon Nov 12, 2012 17:57 pm

Pleased to say the book will arrive at prendas in the next day or two. I've read a sample chapter and really enjoyed it - really good journalism without a load of black n white photographs! :D

http://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp?ID=3247

For the kindle/ipod/ipad/etc types; check out their interesting podcast;
http://www.lionelbirnie.com/the-cycling ... y-podcast/

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Re: Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

Postby Richmond Racer » Mon Nov 12, 2012 18:14 pm

Yep, also ordered

(LBirnie1, it had better be good :))

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Re: Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

Postby OCDuPalais » Mon Nov 12, 2012 18:22 pm

Ha! You lot are stupid buying it.
I'm going to read me a copy in Borders...

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Re: Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

Postby Richmond Racer » Mon Nov 12, 2012 18:24 pm

OCDuPalais wrote:Ha! You lot are stupid buying it.
I'm going to read me a copy in Borders...



Oh, OCDP, another nail in the coffin for writers....

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Re: Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

Postby Mechanism » Mon Nov 12, 2012 18:47 pm

Richmond Racer wrote:
OCDuPalais wrote:I'm going to read me a copy in Borders...

another nail in the coffin for writers....


...and bookshops. Didn't Borders close a while ago?

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Re: Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

Postby OCDuPalais » Mon Nov 12, 2012 21:52 pm

In the absence of DullDave, henceforth you shall be known as 'DullMechanism'...

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Re: Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

Postby andystorey » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:29 am

The Cycling Anthology Book (Volume 1) is now in stock in @prendas
(unlike amazon and waterstones!)

Order (card or paypal payments), from the only official online store.
http://www.prendas.co.uk/cycling-anthology

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Re: Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

Postby inkyfingers » Thu Nov 22, 2012 13:03 pm

Prendas rock!
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Re: Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

Postby r0bh » Sun Nov 25, 2012 13:22 pm

I'm really enjoying the book so far, some great writing in it.

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Re: Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

Postby Richmond Racer » Mon Nov 26, 2012 14:19 pm

The essay by Alasdair Fotheringham on Oscar Freire is worth the price alone. The accounts of his forgetfulness are hilarious, and the one that combined this with his lesser known obsession with yoghurts, had me crying with laughter. :lol:

He will be sadly missed.

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Re: Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

Postby frenchfighter » Thu Dec 27, 2012 21:25 pm

I got this for Christmas and it is looking pretty good so far. I like short essays as they are more succinct.

The one on Voeckler is worth a read Iain. I liked him a lot before...that has just gone up many notches.
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Re: Cycling Anthology - book and podcast

Postby mroli » Wed Jan 09, 2013 16:43 pm

Book received from Prendas v quick - now on shelf to read...


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