Fb2 Bobke II ePub

by Dan Koeppel,Bob Roll

Category: Humor
Subcategory: Humour and Entertainment
Author: Dan Koeppel,Bob Roll
ISBN: 193138228X
ISBN13: 978-1931382281
Language: English
Publisher: VeloPress; Paperback Edition edition (September 10, 2003)
Pages: 200
Fb2 eBook: 1568 kb
ePub eBook: 1581 kb
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Bob Roll is a former Tour de France racer, well-known scribe, and race announcer, and he's back to cause a ruckus! . CHAPTER 1. Way Out West.

Bob Roll is a former Tour de France racer, well-known scribe, and race announcer, and he's back to cause a ruckus! Bobke II (correctly pronounced "BOOB-kuh") revisits all of the original journals of Roll's wild rides and crazy tales about cycling's uncensored side.

Author of The Tour de France companion, The Tour de France companion 2005, Pedros Simple Trailside Repair Guide, Bobke II, Bobke (boob-ka), The Tour de. .

Author of The Tour de France companion, The Tour de France companion 2005, Pedros Simple Trailside Repair Guide, Bobke II, Bobke (boob-ka), The Tour de France companion 2005. The Tour de France companion 2005.

Bobke II (pronounced BOOB-kuh ) revisits all of the original journals of Roll’s wild rides and crazy tales about cycling’s uncensored side. Bobke II Bob Roll Paperback. Foreword by Dan Koeppel. Bobke tips his cap to the classic riders and races, takes us on a grueling week of training with Lance Armstrong, tells the sport as he sees it, and entertains us with plenty of ditties and rants in between.

Bob Roll-former Tour de France racer, well-known scribe, and race announcer-is back to cause a ruckus! Bobke II (correctly pronounced BOOB-kuh ) revisits all of the original journals of Roll’s wild rides and crazy tales about cycling’s uncensored side.

Bob Roll; MR Dan Koeppel. As someone who loves cycling but finds most books on the subject more boring than watching paint dry, this book is a refreshing change

Bob Roll; MR Dan Koeppel. Book Format: Choose an option. As someone who loves cycling but finds most books on the subject more boring than watching paint dry, this book is a refreshing change. Bob Roll takes you riding in the pelaton, on the training rides, and into the heart of a professional cyclist, which after reading this book you will never look at the same again. Part of Roll's charm stems from his being exceptionally unexceptional.

He was a member of the 7-Eleven Cycling Team until 1990 and competed for the Motorola Cycling Team in 1991. In 1992 Roll moved to Greg LeMond's Z team and added mountain biking to his racing accomplishments. Roll continued racing mountain bikes professionally through 1998.

Bob Roll former Tour de France racer, well-known scribe, and race announcer is back to cause a ruckus "Bobke II" (correctly pronounced BOOB-kuh ) revisits all of the original journals of Roll s wild rides and crazy tales about cycling s uncensored side.

Bob Roll--former Tour de France racer, well-known scribe, and race announcer--is back to cause a ruckus! Bobke II (correctly pronounced "BOOB-kuh" ) revisits all of the original journals of Roll's wild rides and crazy tales about cycling's uncensored side.

When Bobke retired from competition, his pen continued the crazed poetic commentary, and Roll's newest additions cover both topics held reverent in cycling and also those that are hardly related to the sport. Bobke tips his cap to the classic riders and races, takes us on a grueling week of training with Lance Armstrong, tells the sport as he sees it, and entertains us with plenty of ditties and rants in between. It's a zany, often absurd, yet compelling commotion.

Comments to eBook Bobke II
Uriel
Some of the negative reviewers are disappointed by this book because it doesn't really explain bike racing. They're right, but they're also missing the point. This book is about Bobke, not bike racing. As such, it's very much worth reading.

Many books about cycling seem based on the idea that the riders are lonely, obsessed heroes who are willing to die face down on a peak in the Alps for a moment of glory. Or, alternately, they're doped up cyborgs who are willing to die face down for a pile of money.

While there probably are some examples of both stereotypes, the reality is that, as Bob Roll points out, in Europe, most professional cyclists are working class guys. And so is Bob Roll. That's what makes this book so interesting to me-- and maybe why it disappoints some other reviewers.

Roll is a real oddball as a professional cyclist. (And I don't mean his off-the-wall irreverence, though that is the 800-pound gorilla in the room whenever Roll is present.) Roll's oddness as a professional is that he enjoyed a long career near the top of the road racing and mountain biking worlds, yet he was a thoroughly unexceptional rider. He wasn't really fast, he wasn't a great climber, and he certainly wasn't a great tactical mind. However, he was as tough as a $2 steak. Throughout his career he was willing-- and able-- to race with a nearly maniacal focus on helping his team win. He was relentless, to the point of making his competitors believe that he would ride through walls if need be to beat them. And maybe he would have done just that; who really knows?

In this book, Roll takes us with him as he toils deep in the peloton, as he crashes in horrendous piles of screaming riders, as he pauses to throw up on a French farmer's front lawn, as he goes on fanatical ten-hour training rides with Lance Armstrong or alone in the snow on closed highways in the Rockies. These things, and not the races themselves, are what professional cycling is like for a real-world, working-class guy with a relentless work ethic and a boundless love for cycling.

I'm not sure I'd enjoy being with Bobke on a long car ride, and I most definitely wouldn't want to be trapped in a stalled elevator with him, but I really enjoyed this book. If a regular guy can do an international sport at a high level, Roll is that guy. Read this book, and you'll probably never look at bike racing and the men who do it in quite the same way ever again.

This book isn't really about bike racing. It's about Bob Roll-- Bobke-- a true American original.
Mr.mclav
I didn't expect thet Bobke II was a compiliation of diary entries made by Bob, during his cycling career, and a story or two that followed each. It was an entertaining book, even though the writing format was different. Reading about Bob's adventures in traveling the world as a pro cyclist was interesting and reading about some of his intetactions with the other pros he raced with and against, including Lance and Greg Lemond, was revealing. I would recomment this book to anyone who is interested in cycling, and the past of bike racing, and someone looking for a light read-" no worries".
Invissibale
Most of the book is in diary form. There's a lot of jargon. If you ride a lot and watch bicycle racing on TV, you will enjoy the diary, and will understand the jargon. The last part of the book is filler. I skipped through most of that. It didn't detract from my enjoyment of the diary, which suffices and justifies the book.
Fordrellador
Bob Roll is one of the funniest ex-pro athletes I've come across. He commentary during the Tour de France is usually right on the mark and having been on several pro cycling teams, he knows his way around. This is not a prima donna cyclist writing a memoir of how wonderful he was. No, Bob Roll was one of the grunts in the pack that do the hard work day in and day out with little or no glory. This book is from a selection of magazine articles for a cycling magazine and much of the reading is laugh out loud hilarious. Bob Roll is an american cycling treasure.
Malogamand
I'd highly recommend this book to anyone who has even the slightest of interest in competetive cycling/endurance events. I've always enjoyed Bobke's unique commentary on OLN, especially during the Tour. Bobke II takes the whole thing up a notch as Bobke reflects on a truly inspirational cycling career. Its great to hear what the Tour de France really feels like when you are just trying to hang in there to the end. And of course Bobke's colorful and diverse vocabulary makes it all the more enjoyable, even when we need to use his end-of-chapter glossary to decipher what nickname belongs to who. I especially enjoyed the chapter about Bobke's training camp with Lance Armstrong, in which we hear what its like for an accomplished pro rider (Bobke) to try to keep up with super-human Armstrong. Look forward to reading more of Bobke's zany ruminations. By the way, anyone ever see a copy of Bobke I??
Dugor
While watching Le Tour De France this year (2007) my wife and I fell in love with Bob Roll. What a character! And when the Tour was over we went into withdrawal...

So we were delighted beyond belief to find we could get our Bobke fix with "Continuing Misadventures."

Is "Bobke II" for everyone? Not likely. Not everyone likes "cowboy poets." But if you kinda sorta grok where Mr. Roll's coming from, this book is a treat!

And whenever my wife and I bike a century now? We plan, to borrow Bobke's phrase, "To finish in good order."

Now... haven't seen anything in VELONEWS recently by Mr. Roll... starting to shake... Is that a little purple elephant on the wall?

Dr. Kirtland C Peterson
Nidor
Hilarious excerpts from cycling legend Bob Roll's diaries during his competitive years in the 80's and 90's, plus a few "literary" extras. Insider's view of the cycling world through a mid(?)-level but eloquent pro's eyes. Sequel to "Bobke: A Ride on the Wild Side of Cycling." For those of us who've gotten to know Bobke through his years of distinctive TV commentary on the Tour de France, the book is a chance to learn more of the Bobke mystique. You'll read it straight through.
I recommend this book to any cyclist, or anyone who enjoys a fun reading book. A cyclist will certainly enjoy Bob's stories in this book. Thanks to Bob Roll for writing this enjoyable book.
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