Originally published in Holland in 1978, The Rider became an instant cult classic, selling over 100,000 copies. Brilliantly conceived and written at a break-neck pace, it is a loving, imaginative, and, above all, passionate tribute to the art of bicycle road racing.
Not a dry history of the sport, The Rider is beloved as a bicycle odyssey, a literary masterpiece that describes in painstaking detail one 150-kilometer race in a mere 150 pages. The Rider is the ultimate book for bike lovers as well as the arm-chair sports enthusiast.
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Review: The RiderUser Review - Bruce Crawford - Goodreads
I totally LOVED "The Rider" by Tim Krabbe. Great great great!!! Conveys the different aspects of cycling incredibly well. Amazing how Krabbe captures the feelings, emotions, strategy and nuances of a ... Read full review
Review: The RiderUser Review - Jamie Brady - Goodreads
A first hand account of a single amateur bike race, told in amazingly succinct and accurate detail. A highly entertaining and funny narration from the rider himself, with musings that are umistakingly ... Read full review