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Hungry Jack wrote:Just finished (very quickly) "Slaying the Badger", which is a riveting account of Greg LeMond's victory over Bernard Hinault in the 1986 Tour de France. It is a fascinating tale of competition, sports psychology, intrigue, and LeMond crapping himself in a particularly brutal bout of food poisoning in the midst of a stage.
Even if you aren't gonzo about cycling, this book is a very good read. Hinault was a great champion and a complex man--a real one of a kind. And LeMond should be recognized as the greatest American cyclist ever for what he did sans drugs and under enormous psychological pressure, bad luck (pay attention to what happens to me during each of his 2 individual time trials during the 1986 Tour), and ouvert resistance from the French. A great story all around.
Sounds like a good one to check out. I've seen bikers crap their pants before in a race although I've never noticed it while watching the Tour de France on TV.
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• Mountains are not climbed merely to reach a geographical location — but as personal and spiritual challenges to the participants. — David Stein
• The best climber in the world is the one who’s having the most fun.— Alex Lowe
• Why do I climb the mountain? Because I'm in love! — The Captain
Colorado's Sangre de Cristo Mountains by Tom Wolf. Excellent reading if you, like me, are trying to figure out some of the history of this area. He didn't go into the Bacca Land Grants as much as I would have liked but he covers a lot ground. Good mix of science and history.
Does anyone know of other titles that cover the Sangre's?
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New father? I Am familiar with that that title too. Little Hungry has been enjoying The Lorax lately, though I am not sure he fully grasps the significance of it quite yet. He's not quite 3.
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John Muir was this country's most accomplished mountaineer for the latter part of the 19th century.
Numerous FA's to his credit, most of them solo.
He was into ultralight backpacking 100 years before the term was coined.
He was tough as a cob.
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