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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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    TeamJames 02-06-15
    TeamJames 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.

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    doug sharp 04-17-15
    doug sharp 04-17-15 Member Since 2015
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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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    doe United States 06-18-17
    doe United States 06-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Laughing and learning!"

    I am new to cycling and have only been riding my road bike for less than two months. I adored this book enough to listen 3 times so far! I took the pink "posterior man satchel" off the back of my seat and my bike thanked me. It was ruining the lines of my amazing machine. When my legs are shaking and lungs are screaming on the slightest of upgrade, I remind myself of Rule #5.
    When my friends tease me about using toe clips instead of "lipless" pedals I now post pictures of Eddie Merckx and tell them that he did just fine. I had never followed anything about cycling or than the news about the infamous yellow bracelet guy. I have now been learning all about the greatest cyclists and I am so inspired.
    I will probably listen the book a few more times on long drives because it makes me laugh every time. I am a beginner triathlete and the rules regarding cycling after a swim and before a run just made my day.
    To the Velominati-Thank you

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    Christopher A Stout 05-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "funny book. great rules."

    fun book if you are a cyclist. if not just checkout the website for the rules

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    "meh"

    I know it's supposed to be tongue and cheek, but a lot of comes across as pretentious. I cannot support their anti-beard stance. The stories in between the rules were interesting. A little too much adoration is bestowed upon a known doper.

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    Paul Yoder 11-05-16
    Paul Yoder 11-05-16 Member Since 2012
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    "If you ride a bike, get this."
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    If you ride a bike, you should listen to this. Narrator is perfect. If you find that you don't like this, or worse yet, you don't get it. Sell your bike and go play tennis.

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    Matthew G. Witter 08-24-16
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    "Absolutely Fantastic"

    This should be required reading for all road cyclists. Incredibly funny, perfectly narrated, best audiobook I've ever come across.

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    Ralph 08-09-16
    Ralph 08-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "If you're a cyclist get this."

    Filled with funny and entertaining rules for cyclists. Best read story as well of any audio book I've listened to. Some parts had me laughing out loud.

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    Richard Planet earth 08-01-16
    Richard Planet earth 08-01-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Hilarious serious never tedious"

    No matter what stage you are at: principante amateur, seasoned rider, pro, there are nuggets of gold in this text for everyone.

    My favourite (after rule 5 "V") is never to hold your bike over your head like mountain bikers do... It may be acceptable if you are escaping from jail,

    So well read too. My fave audible purchase in seven years of being a member.

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