Item description for Bobke II: The Continuing Misadventures of Bob Roll by Bob Roll...
This new collection from cyclist Bob Roll reflects his unique perspective on the professional racing circuit and his own brand of dry humor. Straightforward yet sly, funny but perhaps a little crazy, Roll calls it like he sees it. Here are anecdotes about the Tour de France, international mountain-bike tournaments, training struggles, heart-stopping crashes, and personal vendettas, all of which provide a fascinating inside look at the world of championship cycling.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9.25" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Sep 10, 2003
ISBN 193138228X ISBN13 9781931382281
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More About Bob Roll
Bob Roll, known to racing fans as Bobke (boob-ka), is a former Tour de France racer and member of the U.S. Cycling Hall of Fame. He is the author of two books on the wild side of racing, Bobke and Bobke II, and is a wildly popular bicycling commentator for the Outdoor Life Network.
Reviews - What do customers think about Bobke II: The Continuing Misadventures of Bob Roll?
Almost as good as the first Sep 22, 2008
I really enjoy the way Bobke tells a story and this book is almost as good as his first.
Bobke Rocks! Aug 8, 2008
This book is a collection of Bob Roll's training/travel journal while racing in the Tour de France and the European circuit as well as his days as a mountain biker. There are random thoughts sprinkled throughout the book. The passages are not only informative about the day in day out life of a pro biker, they are laugh out loud funny. I also think Bob's attitude toward racing is awesome: He goes out and does his best and whatever happens, happens. He is stoked over a 30th place finish in a World Cup mountain bike race if he knows he rode his best or recovered from a flat or fall to earn that spot. A highly recommended read.
BOBKE II Nov 17, 2007
I found this book very funny and liked it very much.Reading about him and seeing him on tv, he is comical and the book is well written. I found myself laughing out loud at some of his antica.
Where To Get Your Bobke Fix! Sep 12, 2007
While watching Le Tour De France this year (2007) my wife and I fell in love with Bob Roll. What a character! And when the Tour was over we went into withdrawal...
So we were delighted beyond belief to find we could get our Bobke fix with "Continuing Misadventures."
Is "Bobke II" for everyone? Not likely. Not everyone likes "cowboy poets." But if you kinda sorta grok where Mr. Roll's coming from, this book is a treat!
And whenever my wife and I bike a century now? We plan, to borrow Bobke's phrase, "To finish in good order."
Now... haven't seen anything in VELONEWS recently by Mr. Roll... starting to shake... Is that a little purple elephant on the wall?
Dr. Kirtland C Peterson
A lot of diary entries Jun 13, 2007
I love Bobke. I love him on TV, and I will forever picture him, Chris Carmichael, and Lance Armstrong spending a week in North Carolina in 1997 (maybe early 98). They did long rides every day and Bobke basically convinced Lance not to drop out of road racing. We all know what happened after that as far as Lance's career goes.
I wish he'd write about that week. (Maybe he has, but if so I'd have gotten that book I think.)
This book is just a series of diary entries, nothing really to sink your teeth into. I read awhile and then skimmed to the end. Sorry, man.