Bobke II

Bobke II

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by Bob Roll
     
 

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Bob Roll—former Tour de France racer, well-known scribe, and race announcer—is back to cause a ruckus! Bobke II (correctly pronounced "BOOB-kuh" ') revisits all of the original journals of Roll's wild rides and crazy tales about cycling's uncensored side.

When Bobke retired from competition, his pen continued the crazed poetic commentary, and

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Bob Roll—former Tour de France racer, well-known scribe, and race announcer—is back to cause a ruckus! Bobke II (correctly pronounced "BOOB-kuh" ') revisits all of the original journals of Roll's wild rides and crazy tales about cycling's uncensored side.

When Bobke retired from competition, his pen continued the crazed poetic commentary, and Roll's newest additions cover both topics held reverent in cycling and also those that are hardly related to the sport. Bobke tips his cap to the classic riders and races, takes us on a grueling week of training with Lance Armstrong, tells the sport as he sees it, and entertains us with plenty of ditties and rants in between. It's a zany, often absurd, yet compelling commotion.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Not a day passes in the life of Bob Roll without a little good time commotion." '—Outside magazine

"Bob has a fine eye for the absurd nature of racing a bicycle for a living." ' —Ned Overend, professional mountain bike racer

"All things considered, Bob is a pretty damn good writer." '—Daryl Price, professional mountain bike racer

"Bob Roll is the consummate team player and one of the most 'gentlemanly' riders that I know of in the peloton. He has suffered through countless races helping riders such as Andy Hampsten win the Giro with nary a whimper about little exposure he gained for his toils. He follow the 'code of respect' that the European 'profis' demanded of their peers. Bob was always there when you needed him but never in the way! The consummate professional." '—Alex Stieda, former 7-Eleven teammate of Bob Roll

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931382281
Publisher:
VeloPress
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,148,938
Product dimensions:
4.86(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

Bob Roll, known to racing fans as Bobke (boob-ka), is a former Tour de France racer and member of the U.S. Cycling Hall of Fame. He is the author of two books on the wild side of racing, Bobke and Bobke II, and is a wildly popular bicycling commentator for the Outdoor Life Network.

Dan Koeppel has been writing for more than 20 years about bikes, bike racing, and outdoor adventure for National Geographic Adventure, Bicycling, Men's Journal, and ESPN: The Magazine. He was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 2003.

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