Come & Gone, Joe Parkin
True Story of Blue Collar Bike Racing in America
After five years of blue-collar cycling in Belgium, Joe Parkin returns to the United States looking for a ride. He joins the elite Coors Lite road team as a key member, but the adjustment to domestic racing, with small crowds, inexperienced teammates, and poorly promoted events, proves difficult. Disillusioned, Joe is ready to hang up his cleats when he is offered a contract with a pro mountain bike team. The freshness of mountain biking proves to be an elixir: Joe's career blossoms and he rediscovers his love of the sport. Come and Gone is a rare, frank, and intimate sports memoir.
Joe Parkin's bike racing experiences in Belgium were written up in 2008 and published in the highly acclaimed book Dog in a Hat. His writing style is self-deprecating, refreshing, and has a gritty honesty which is demonstrated again in this new memoir.
Joe Parkin's life has not been without adventure. He has been an airplane pilot, motorcycle racer, automobile racer, sharpshooter, and of course a profess
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Cordee Code: CNC111
Author: Joe Parkin
No of Pages: 208
Page Size: 150 x 230 mm
ISBN 10: 1934030546
ISBN 13: 9781934030547
Publisher: Velo Press
Published Date: May 2010
Illustrations: colour plates