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Cycling’s Greatest Misadventures

Presenting twenty-seven true stories which cross the spectrum from terrifying to comical to downright bizarre. Everyday riders and pros tell their stories of freak accidents, animal attacks, sabotage, idiotic decisions, eerie or unexplained incidents, and other jaw dropping, adrenalin-pumping calamities. These stories bring to life the strange possibilities that await us once we step on the pedals of our road, mountain, or commuter bikes.

Here is a taste of the curious but true stories contained within: In Australia, a former pro cyclist decides to spread tacks on women’s race course in an attempt to get a date. In California, an enthusiastic computer programmer crashes a stationary bike during his first spin class. In Pennsylvania, a man accidently cycles deep into a prison yard and then has to make an escape. In 1897, twenty African-American’s complete the first group Transamerican ride on iron bikes with wood rims, and they all ride armed with rifles. In Washington DC, a woman is attacked by a large rat that jumps on her bike and slaps her repeatedly with its tail. In North Carolina, a man is “attacked” and knocked from his bike by a flying dead dog. Some of these stories might make your cringe or laugh; most will make you shake your head with disbelief.

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