Publisher: Casagrande Press, Inc.
Cycling's Greatest Misadventures presents twenty-seven true stories which cross the spectrum from terrifying to comical to downright bizarre. In these pages both everyday riders and pros tell their stories of freak accidents, animal attacks, sabotage, idiotic decisions, eerie or unexplained incidents, and other jaw dropping, adrenalin-pumping calamities. These stories bring to life the strange things possibilities that await, once we step on the pedals of our road, mountain, or commuter bikes. A sampling of misadventures in this collection includes the stories of:* the mountain biker who follows a bull and then gets gored by it * the twenty African Americans who pioneered cycle touring by completing a Transamerica ride in 1897, with rifles* the large rat that leapt on top of a woman's bike and slapped her repeatedly with its tail* an inside-the-head narration by a professional racer as h ...