Hearts of lions

the history of American bicycle racing
  • 317 Pages
  • 2.13 MB
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Norton , New York
Bicycle racing -- United States., Cycling -- United St

Places

United St

StatementPeter Nye ; with a foreword by Eric Heiden.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGV1049 .N84 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination317 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2390980M
ISBN 100393025438
LC Control Number87020331

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“Hearts of Lions”, despite its page heft and impressive detail, is not an encyclopedia of American bike racing. The lack of big domestic road races alluded to above perhaps works against the growth of the sport but the book does not cover the ones that did take place in the modern : Leslie Reissner.

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