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Thursday, March 25, 2010

It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

By Lance Armstrong

Reviewed by Emily

For many people, cycling may be one of the most boring, monotonous sports to participate in. I sure thought so before I started riding. In reality, cycling is a strenuous experience that requires a lot of self-motivation. It’s a brutal beat-down on the entire body, and takes an athletic composure in the mental, emotional, and (especially) physical components. As seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong puts it, “It's not about the bike. It's a metaphor for life, not only the longest race in the world but also the most exalting and heartbreaking and potentially tragic.” His autobiographical book, It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life, takes his readers down a winding road of defeat, hardship, success, and triumph.

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  1. the way she put it makes it sound exciting.

    commented by timothy hamilton

  2. i agree cause riding a bike sounds boring but once you start doing it you cant stop. sounds like a book i would read.