Read heft on wheels then.audiisaac said:Thanks for all the replies/good links! Are ther any novels that dont focus on racing? I only ask because my interest in bicycling do not lie in racing but just enjoying the ride, being outside and the machine.
May not sound that way to you, but there are others who would strongly disagree .John Nelson said:Novel implies fiction. "Just enjoying the ride" doesn't sound like the makings of good fiction to me.
wim said:May not sound that way to you, but there are others who would strongly disagree .
H.G. Wells' The Wheels of Chance is a good novel. No racing.
James E. Starrs' The Noiseless Tenor: The Bicycle in Literature is a helpful anthology pointing to other novels, many of them with zero racing content.
Agree with that, and highly recommend this book as well. Like in all good novels, the protagonist—a racer, in this case—is extremely interesting.MarkS said:But, even if you are not into racing, Tim Krabbe's The Rider is the book I would recommend most highly.