Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder is an anthology of 30 articles written by an amateur cyclist over a period of 10 years. The collection exhibits the madness that engulfs those who descend into cycling obsession, celebrating the average cyclist living in a world defined by the pros. The writings range from fanciful musings concerning the Tao of singlespeeding to lengthy descriptions of end-to-end rides in Britain and Ireland. Mountain biking, road cycling and all sorts of other cycling events are chronicled along the way. Each is written in a lighthearted style designed to bring the reader into the author's world which is often littered with incident and humour. The listener will find a loose ticklist of events to ride, bikes to own and challenges to take on, each described in the author's own inimitable style.
©2012 Dave Barter (P)2012 Dave Barter
"A must for all cyclists."
If you cycle at any level you surly cant fail to relate to some if not all of the storys in this book. In essence its a collection of short story's written as blogs or magazine articles the author Dave, he has collated these story's and presented them in a flowing narrative that brings you into his obsessive world of cycling, Dave has in his self-deprecating way has produced a superb book which translates into audio perfectly as a very funny listen, its well narrated by Simon together they transport you to epic and sometimes grueling world of road sportive s, local and distant mountain bike rides, The Alps, the lakes, E2E to all-night rides, Singlespeeds, punchers and into the lives of the friends he meets on the way . I was going for a ride anyway but if I wasn't It would have inspired me to get out there!
This is a superb book, written by the guy that lives next door. Dave is a very funny man and one you would love to have a pint with after a cycle through the mud. Everything he writes you will relate to, from buying too many bikes (he has 9!), buying every shiny new thing for cycling that CRC comes up with to the roadie vrs mountie battle and the hook that gets you when you get on your bike and trash out the miles. If you have a mountain bike, a super lite carbon race bike or some old banger that you trash around the forest in then you will love this book. Very well read too with a real belief that it is Daves voice without the speed and accent. If he ever comes to Ireland I'd love to take him to our forests and show him the colour of our mud (no ... not like that you perverts!)
"Waist of a credit"
Oh what an awful audio book. full of cliches and read by someone who sounds like Julian Clary.The whole thing sounds like it was done on the cheap and recorded in the toilet..! I stopped listening after a few chapters and deleted this poor book from my list.
Save your money...!
"An interesting book"
This is an interesting book, but it's about an amateur rider with a passion for cycling and an additional for the latest it thing for cycling, Interesting from the point it gives an insight into one man's passion gone over board. I guess there are worst things to be addicted to, but it seems to be quite expensive for this individual
"Oh yes, I know all about that...."
I'm sure I'm not the only person who has read/listened to this and thought....."OMG, he's written about my life!" This is a laugh out loud - bit embarrassing when you're on public transport - kind of book about the joys of cycling...or should that be the obsession of cycling? Well written/read and oh, so true! Definitely worth a read if you're still in denial about your cycling habits!
A good range of entertaining articles on the many facets of cycling. Narration not quite so good but tolerable. Any cyclist should enjoy them.
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