Cycling Widows

Cycling Widows

by Alannah Foley

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The antidote to cycling obsession...
A humorous 'must read' for fanatical cyclists & Cycling Widows alike!

Lifting the Veil on Living with an Obsessive Cyclist
Are you a cyclist in denial of your addiction to the sport?
Or the long-suffering spouse of an obsessive bike-freak?
Either way, you need to read this satirical lifeline!
In the cycling world, the term 'Cycling Widow' has long been used to describe the spouse of someone with OCD (Obsessive Cycling Disorder).

All across the globe, these women live a lonely life in the shadow of this affliction.

Until now, the world of the Cycling Widow has remained shrouded in secrecy. But here, the author – a long-suffering Cycling Widow herself – lifts the veil to candidly reveal the trials and tribulations of living with a cyclomaniac, deftly tackling controversial issues such as the addictive scourge of bike porn, cycling safety, how best to handle fetid cycling clothes after a ride, the Curse of the MAMIL in older pedallers, and the old chestnut: taking a vacation without the 'other woman' (ie her husband's pesky bike).

This book includes a handy test to find out – for once and for all – whether it really is a case of 'hobby or obsession'. And don't miss out on the bonus Survival Guide at the end featuring a Revenge Toolkit and Agony Aunt column! Packed with coping mechanisms and satisfying tactics, it's designed to support both the new or seasoned Cycling Widow through desperate times.

Take heart! This satirical exposé of cycling might just save a few marriages – as well as many a bike from being fed into the garden mulcher.

LOOKING FOR A GIFT with a difference for the long-suffering Cycling Widow in your life? You can't get better than this! So why not pick up your copy of Cycling Widows TODAY?


Here are just a few of the author's infamous 'faux reviews' of the spurious kind for Cycling Widows…

I might have won six or seven Tours de France – or is it eight? – but that doesn't make me completely unsympathetic to my other half. I've promised her I will give up cycling for good as soon as I've won my tenth Tour. In the meantime, I've fobbed her off left her at home with a copy of Cycling Widows – highly recommended.

My wife always used to keep a picture of me in her wallet. Not because she was romantic or anything — just so she could remember what I looked like when I finally turned up after a season's racing. Thanks to Cycling Widows, we can laugh about it all now. Well, I can, anyway.

This book is a solemn forewarning to dedicated cyclists everywhere that Cycling Widows are onto us. And if you've read the author's Cycling Widow's Survival Guide, you'll also know that the blighters have a whole bunch of tactics and coping mechanisms at their disposal to deal with us. So clip into your cleats, fellow pedallers, we're in for a bumpy ride!

Pick up this light-hearted antidote to cycling obsession today!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940032807827
Publisher: Pyjama Writer Publishing
Publication date: 09/19/2011
Series: Cycling Widows
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 668 KB

About the Author

Alannah Foley... aka The Pyjama Writer

Author of mysteries, travel tales, fiction, and other maverick titles that won't fall in line...

Raised in the UK, Alannah lived in her Aussie birthplace for five years in her twenties, where mozzies regularly used her for target practice. She managed to return to Old Blighty devoid of shark or snake bite, however, and currently lives in picturesque Cornwall with her cycling-obsessed partner.

Alannah is a multi-genre author who has published mysteries & other works of fiction as well as travel tales about her capers in a campervan and adventures Down Under. She also enjoys writing humorous portraits of life (some still in the pot!).

When she's not writing, Alannah likes to hit the trails on her bike, take walks in nature, and go kayaking – basically, anything that will get her butt out of the chair for a while that doesn't involve going to a sweaty old gym.

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