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Book : A Dog in a Hat


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Product code: EV151916
 

The Book : A Dog in a Hat is an American Bike Racer’s Story of when a normal situation suddenly changes. Joe Parkin, an American bike racer who left the familiar comforts of home to compete at the highest professional level in Belgium, was that dog in a hat – something familiar, yet decidedly out…

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The Book : A Dog in a Hat is an American Bike Racer’s Story of when a normal situation suddenly changes. Joe Parkin, an American bike racer who left the familiar comforts of home to compete at the highest professional level in Belgium, was that dog in a hat – something familiar, yet decidedly out of place. In his searing, no-holds-barred memoir, Parkin describes the true life of the professional bike racer. His plainspoken prose puts us in the whirlwind of this hardest of athletic educations, starting with the first visit to his team doctor, where, strapped to a metal table and monitored by humming electrodes, men in white lab coats coldly divine his future as a pro.

 

Parkin pulls no punches. A Dog in a Hat celebrates the glory of bike racing, but Parkin tells the hard reality of the life thrillingly- the drugs, the payoffs, the betrayals by team-mates, the battles with team owners for contracts and money, the endless promises that keep you going, and the sheer physical agony of racing day after day. Despite the pain, despite the suffering, A Dog in a Hat is a beautiful book. It is one racer’s story of his love affair with professional cycling, set in the hardest place in the world to be a bike racer. It is a story untold until now, and one that Parkin’s readers will never forget.

 

Author:

Joe Parkin

Publisher:

Velopress

Size:

151 × 230

Pages:

204

Illustrations:

Colour Plates

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