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The Rules Audiobook

The Rules: The Way of the Cycling Disciple

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Publisher's Summary

The Velominati embrace cycling as a way of life, as obsessed with style, heritage, authenticity, and wisdom as with performance. This is their bible.

The Rules is an essential part of every cyclist’s kit - whether you’re riding to work or training to be the next Bradley Wiggins or Victoria Pendleton. Winning awards and gaining millions of viewers, Velominati.com has become an online cycling mecca. In 92 canonical rules, these masters of the peloton share tips on gear, tell stories from cycling’s legendary hardmen, and enforce the etiquette of the road - with a healthy, often sinister sense of humor. Practical and motivating (Rule #12: the correct number of bikes to own is N + 1, where N is the number of bikes currently owned), unflinching and authoritative (Rule #9: If you’re out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.), The Rules will help listeners find their cycling passion, whether it’s in high alpine passes or tight velodrome races, in the garage before the ride or in the bar afterward. Vive la Vie Velominatus.

©2014, 2013 Velominati. Foreword by Greg LeMond (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    jfactor 02-06-15
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    "Hilarious"

    This book was hilarious and insightful on the unspoken rules of etiquette and looking good. If you cycle then you should learn these rules.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    doug sharp 04-17-15
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    "A must for every cyclist."

    Every cyclist should hear this book. Every cyclist should give a copy of this book to the new hard charging young bucks in the group ride. Funny, entertaining and a must read for every cyclist.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MetLog1 03-31-15
    MetLog1 03-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Spectacular"

    There are few audiobooks that cause me to laugh out loud - this is one of them. Although wearing headphones during a ride is officially a violation of the Rules, I can't think of better entertainment while out there suffering. Bravo!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Victor 03-25-16
    Victor 03-25-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great narrator, made listening very enjoyable"

    Very humorous yet educational audio book about bicycling. Those who enjoy biking will love to hear the views of the velo lumati and the stories about the biking legends the rules were derived from.

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    mtnbyked 11-25-15
    mtnbyked 11-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wishing every newbie would listen to this!"

    Listening to this basically sums up my 30 year hobby of riding bikes. All too true....and even feeling slightly embarrassing at the same time. We've all been there! Also, having it narrated by a bike geek really makes it even better.
    Thank you Sean!

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    Justin Wright 10-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Motivate yourself and don't embarrass yourself"

    Funny as hell, inspiring. Ride with dignity and respect and ride with some "v". For God sakes!

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    Robert 09-13-15
    Robert 09-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant!"

    Very very funny and expertly read. As with all great humor, there is much truth in this volume. You'll be either laughing or being humbled as this book is poking its finger into the chest of your particular insecurities.

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    Carter C Addy 08-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Brilliantly funny! Cyclists will understand."
    What did you love best about The Rules?

    Absolutely hilarious. Straight faced delivery is great. Fine details of the art form abound.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The details...the subtle and infinite details brought to life.


    Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Hilarious.


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    Listen to this if you are a cyclist and you will not only learn, but laugh what ass you have off.

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    K. Mares Reno, NV 07-11-15
    K. Mares Reno, NV 07-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A Great read for any cyclist."

    A fantastic read for any avid cyclist. Funny, witty, historical, educational and motivational. And very well narrated.

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    JH WORCESTER, MA, United States 07-05-15
    JH WORCESTER, MA, United States 07-05-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Recognition!"

    All true and written and narrated in the best of English. A must read for both those who believe they know what cycling is about and those who want to know more about it!

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