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Pro Cycling on $10 a Day: From Fat Kid to Euro Pro

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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 book Pro 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 Day chronicles 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.

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A TRUE TALE OF CYCLING FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

Pro Cycling on $10 a Day, Phil brings the full powers of his sardonic wit to tell his improbable story.

Pro Cycling on $10 a Day, chronicles the itinerant racer's daily lot of weeping bandages, inedible food, gunked-up water bottles and overflowing toilets. But it also celebrates the true beauty of the sport, and proves in the end that even in the cloistered ranks of professional cycling, there will always be room for a brilliant outsider.

Synopsis:

Phil Gaimon has no business being a professional cyclist.

Inexplicably forsaking his former life as a couch potato and gamer, Gaimon begin riding in 2004 with the grand ambition of shedding a few pounds. By sheer accident, he discovered he was a natural, advancing so rapidly through the amateur ranks that he entered the pro peloton utterly ignorant of a century of cycling etiquette.

During the 2013 season, Gaimon was recruited from the minor leagues to join Team Garmin-Sharp, the moneyball-style, ragtag cycling team of anti-doping advocates that races at the topmost levels of elite cycling.

In his story Pro Cycling on $10 a Day, Gaimon wields the full powers of his sardonic wit to present a hand-me-down guide for aspiring bike racers.

About the Author

Phil Gaimon is a professional cyclist who will ride for Team Garmin-Sharp in 2014. He is a writer and entrepreneur who retired from laziness and computer games in 2004 in favor of riding a bike to lose weight. Gaimon maintains a blog, Philthethrill.net, on which he chronicles his ceaseless pursuit of the best cookies and milk in America.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Riding Fixes Everything

2 Take What You Can Get

3 Pay Your Dues

4 Get in Your Damn Car

5 Pay Your Dues Again

6 Purgatory

7 Patience

8 Get Serious

9 You Gotta Believe

10 I Dont Believe It

About the Author

Product Details

ISBN:
9781937715243
Author:
Gaimon, Phil
Publisher:
VeloPress
Location:
Boulder
Subject:
Cycling
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Bicycling General
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30, Bandw photograps throughout.
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , A TRUE TALE OF CYCLING FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

Pro Cycling on $10 a Day, Phil brings the full powers of his sardonic wit to tell his improbable story.

Pro Cycling on $10 a Day, chronicles the itinerant racer's daily lot of weeping bandages, inedible food, gunked-up water bottles and overflowing toilets. But it also celebrates the true beauty of the sport, and proves in the end that even in the cloistered ranks of professional cycling, there will always be room for a brilliant outsider.

"Synopsis" by ,
Phil Gaimon has no business being a professional cyclist.

Inexplicably forsaking his former life as a couch potato and gamer, Gaimon begin riding in 2004 with the grand ambition of shedding a few pounds. By sheer accident, he discovered he was a natural, advancing so rapidly through the amateur ranks that he entered the pro peloton utterly ignorant of a century of cycling etiquette.

During the 2013 season, Gaimon was recruited from the minor leagues to join Team Garmin-Sharp, the moneyball-style, ragtag cycling team of anti-doping advocates that races at the topmost levels of elite cycling.

In his story Pro Cycling on $10 a Day, Gaimon wields the full powers of his sardonic wit to present a hand-me-down guide for aspiring bike racers.

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