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Don Gunn

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (2 of 2)
Location: on a brown Cannondale in Hellifax
Birthday: July 4
In My Own Words:
I was born at a young age, bike as much as I can, love eating great food, am on a first name basis with Alexander Keith, travel whenever I can, I tend to say things like boo-urns, hungrometer, tatered, and wicked, yeah I'm that guy. Howsitgoin'?
 

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The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa by Neil Peart
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4.0 out of 5 stars Camarooned, April 12 2004
I stumbled onto this book and had no idea about Peart's books or other job/personla history. Immediately I noticed that he has a great writing stlye, very much like the way any cyclinst ponders life as they slug away on the cranks weherever their travels find them.
I was a bit surprised at the focus of the personalities of the group, I expected more on Africa itself, but I can't say it was a totally unpleasant turn.
Great book, definately didn't convince me to pack up my roadbike and spend a month in africa though, but reading the book was a good trip.
The presentation and layout was really impressive, the book was a pleasure to go through, hard to put down really. Peart's… Read more
Need for the Bike by Paul Fournel
Need for the Bike by Paul Fournel
I grew up biking in Canada so Fournel's perspective and unbringing into cycling is much different than my own. Here biking is often a thing that children do and a few of us stick with it. However in France they are so much more deeply steeped in cycling, the terrain, the heritage and the romanticism of the Tour, it's a way of life for many.
So this perpective was a refreshing one, I like the way the book was presented. The very short [mostly 2 page] stories were so easily digestable that you fly through 'em. Some of the references to specific climbs and racers were lost on me. But there are many points where a serious biker can relate to some of the romanticisms, physiological &… Read more
Downhill by Marla Streb
Downhill by Marla Streb
This book was a great read. Marla is one talented girl, she is very honest about everything from personal choices, professional direction, drinking, training, relationships, everything. Which anyone who rides comtemplates. She debunks the notion that racers are superhumans, and really reveals a lot in this personal journey. I think that anyone can relate to this on a whole bunch of levels.
I ripped through this book in record time. From the riding in europe, to breaking collarbones, career paths, longterm significant others, she does what a lot of us do...using cycling to figure out what happiness is and sort out all of life's big questions.
Give this book a go.

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