RE: [CR]"Heft on Wheels" by M. Magnuson - Classic Content

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Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 17:46:01 -0800 (PST)
From: "Peter Jourdain" <pjourdain@yahoo.com>
Subject: RE: [CR]"Heft on Wheels" by M. Magnuson - Classic Content
To: stevens@veloworks.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, Roman Stankus <rstankus@mindspring.com>
In-Reply-To: <MONKEYFOODSl1q4gtop000034ff@monkeyfood.nt.phred.org>


Hi, all--

I believe the basis of this book appeared as an article in Bicycling magazine a year or so ago...showed "before" and "after" shots of Mike Magnuson. It was very interesting reading, and, without saying more, may serve as "inspiration" for some of us who need to shed some ballast...

But I don't mean me. Not, not me. Uh, other guys, yeah...others...

Peter Jourdain
Whitewater, WI


--- Roman Stankus wrote:


> Steven,
>
> Do you get a cut from Amazon for every cycling
> related book they sell?
>
> Roman Stankus
> Atlanta, Ga.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org
> [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On
> Behalf Of Steven L.
> Sheffield
> Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005 12:52 PM
> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: Re: [CR]"Heft on Wheels" by M. Magnuson -
> Classic Content
>
> On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 12:06:36 -0500, Bianca Pratorius
> wrote
> > I love this new book "Heft on Wheels" by Mr. Mike
> Magnuson.
>
>
> Hardcover version available new from Amazon.com for
> $15.64. New and used
> copies available for a bit less less from
> third-party vendors:
>
> http://tinyurl.com/3mjwv
>
>
>
> > It
> > inspires me in a way that no account of Merckx nor
> certainly drugged
> > up moderns like Armstrong can. I will never be the
> fastest in the
> > world but for a couple of hours, I can be the damn
> fast on the east
> > leg of the Key Biscayne ride. This book tells the
> story of a 275 lb
> > man who challenges himself to in one year become
> damn fast, and drop
> > his weight down to 175, all while fighting
> alcoholism and a smoking
> > addiction. Now to the classic content:
> >
> > In the book, a true story set in Illinois, there
> is a bike shop
> > called Carbondale Cycle. The manager is "Saki" the
> Thai rider who
> > inspires all around him and allows many to watch
> classic videos and
> > borrow tools from the shop. Also described is
> Geoff of Geoff and
> > Christina fame. They ride a tandem and Saki allows
> Geoff to bring
> > "his assortment of thirty year old friction
> shifting Italian bikes"
> > and fix them using Saki's tools and stand. Does
> anyone have
> > familiarity with Carbondale Cycle, Geoff or his
> assortment of thirty
> > year old Italian bikes"? I am half way through the
> book, can't put
> > it down (except for food, morning ride and
> essential time with my
> > wife and child), so of course I would recommend it
> to all, even the
> > slender tea-tottlers among us, which is a category
> I guess I fit
> > in..... However, we all have our personal demons.
> >
> > Garth Libre in Miami Fl.
> >
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> --
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