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Ten Points Bill Strickland

Ten Points

Bill Strickland

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ISBN : 9781306750370
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Of the eight million dedicated cyclists in this country, just 32,044 own amateur racing licenses. Theres a reason for that: Racing is not only incredibly difficult, its downright excruciating, with the possibility for public humiliation never moreMoreOf the eight million dedicated cyclists in this country, just 32,044 own amateur racing licenses. Theres a reason for that: Racing is not only incredibly difficult, its downright excruciating, with the possibility for public humiliation never more than one pedal away. So when Natalie, Bill Stricklands preschool-aged daughter, asked him if he could win ten points during one racing season--the bicycling equivalent of taking an at-bat against Randy Johnson or going one-on-one with Lebron James--a sensible man wouldve just said no and moved on. Instead, Strickland decided to try. In the process, he discovered that he was racing toward the loving home life he cherished and, at the same time, trying to get away from something far worse--his legacy of horrific childhood abuse. Stricklands memoir is filled with lyrical insights on training and dedication, racing scenes packed with nail-biting suspense, and powerful reflections on the meaning of family. Because for Strickland, its definitely not about the bike.