Pro Cycling On $10 A Day: From Fat Kid To Euro Pro

May 5, 2014|
Pro Cycling On $10 A Day: From Fat Kid To Euro Pro by Phil Gaimon
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Plump, grumpy, slumped on the couch, and going nowhere fast at age 16, Phil Gaimon began riding a bicycle with the grand ambition of shedding a few pounds before going off to college.He soon fell into racing and discovered he was a natural, riding his way into a pro contract after just one season despite utter ignorance of a century of cycling etiquette. Now, in his bookPro Cycling on $10 a Day, Phil brings the full powers of his wit to tell his story.

Presented here as a guide--and a warning--to aspiring racers who dream of joining the professional racing circus, Phil's adventures in road rash serve as a hilarious and cautionary tale of frustrating team directors and broken promises. Phil's education in the ways of the peloton, his discouraging negotiations for a better contract, his endless miles crisscrossing America in pursuit of race wins, and his conviction that somewhere just around the corner lies the ticket to the big time fuel this tale of hope and ambition from one of cycling's best story-tellers.

Pro Cycling on $10 a Daychronicles the racer's daily lot of blood-soaked bandages, sleazy motels, cheap food, and overflowing toilets. But it also celebrates the true beauty of the sport and the worth of the journey, proving in the end that even among the narrow ranks of world-class professional cycling, there will always be room for a hard-working outsider.

Phil Gaimonis a cyclist, writer, and entrepreneur who retired from laziness and computer games in 2004 in favor of riding a bike to lose weight. On a whim, he started racing and soon discovered that he was a natural. Phil advanced rapidly through the amateur ranks and turned professional in his second full year, still ignorant of a cen...
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Title:Pro Cycling On $10 A Day: From Fat Kid To Euro ProFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:312 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 inShipping dimensions:312 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1937715248

ISBN - 13:9781937715243

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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