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Into the Suffersphere : Cycling and the Art of Pain (Hardcover) (Jon Malnick)

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"According to the website of The Velominati, the self-professed Keepers of the Cog, the optimal number of bikes owned is n + 1, where n is the number of bikes owned. But there's also an important corollary, s-1, where s is the number of bikes that will cause your wife or partner to leave you."
This is a brilliantly witty account of one former racer's exploration of whether cycling is the one sport that pushes its participants to the very limits of human endurance, and delves painfully into the role that physical and mental suffering can play in this elite endurance sport. Drawing together sports history and pro-cycling interviews, and investigating current medical, business, and psychological theories, this is the story of the extraordinary lengths to which minds and bodies can be pushed. Peppered with recollections from the author's own racing experiences and offering a fascinating insight into the unique allure of pain in a sporting context, Into the Suffersphere explores a side of cycling that you would never have dreamed of—not even in your worst nightmare.
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: Sports + Recreation
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Jon Malnick
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2017
TCIN: 51973691
UPC: 9780719820007
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-0798
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