I’m off to the southwest, on a nonbicycling journey to visit my aunt. However, in the spirit of the Olympics I saved this book on my Kindle for the plane ride: Gold: A Novel. The author is Chris Cleave, and the following partial description is copied directly from amazon.com
What would you sacrifice for the people you love?
KATE AND ZOE met at nineteen when they both made the cut for the national training program in track cycling—a sport that demands intense focus, blinding exertion, and unwavering commitment. They are built to exploit the barest physical and psychological edge over equally skilled rivals, all of whom are fighting for the last one tenth of a second that separates triumph from despair.
Now at thirty-two, the women are facing their last and biggest race: the 2012 Olympics. Each wants desperately to win gold, and each has more than a medal to lose.
Anyone else reading it? If so, I’d love to discuss it. What about a virtual book talk?
In other book news, I first learned about Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike by Grant Petersen on the always informative and fabulous Lets Go Ride A Bike blog! http://letsgorideabike.com/blog/2012/06/an-afternoon-with-grant-petersen/ Just as stated in the title,it’s a practical guide as well as a quick, enjoyable read. Additionally, Grant Petersen was recently interviewed on the Brian Leher Show, on wnyc. The link is to the interview, and more than 60 comments. http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2012/jul/23/bicycling-101/?utm_source=local&utm_media=treatment&utm_campaign=daMost&utm_content=damostviewed
Are you reading anything good?