Into the Suffersphere - Cycling and the Art of Pain
'According to the website of The Velominati, the self-professed Keepers of the Cog, the optimal number of bikes owned is n + 1, where n is the number of bikes owned. But there's also an important corollary, s-1, where s is the number of bikes that will cause your wife or partner to leave you.'
Into the Suffersphere: Cycling and the Art of Pain is a brilliantly witty account of one former racer's exploration of whether cycling is the one sport that pushes its participants to the very limits of human endurance, and delves painfully into the role that physical and mental suffering can play in this elite endurance sport.
Drawing together sporting history and pro-cycling interviews, and investigating current medical, business and psychological theories, this is the story of the extraordinary lengths to which minds and bodies can be pushed. Peppered with recollections from the author's own racing experiences and offering a fascinating insight into the unique allure of pain in a sporting context, Into the Suffersphere explores a side of cycling that you would never have dreamed of - not even in your worst nightmare.
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" Clearly the result of a good deal of research, some deep thinking and some enjoyable recounting of racing stories, both legendary and self-deprecating personal ones. Unlike anything else in cycling literature, the book will give you insight into your own feelings: every cyclist should have a copy of it. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: pezcyclingnews.com