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Description - Come and Gone by Joe Parkin

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781934030547
ISBN-10: 1934030546
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 150mm x mm)
Pages: 209
Imprint: VeloPress
Publisher: VeloPress
Publish Date: 1-May-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joe Parkin

Joe Parkin's life has not been without adventure. He has been an airplane pilot, motorcycle racer, automobile racer, sharpshooter, and of course a professional cyclist in Belgium. He represented the United States at the World Cycling Championships and the World Cyclocross Championships. Come & Gone is the follow-up story to the wildly successful A Dog in a Hat (VeloPress, 2008). Joe Parkin lives in Santa Cruz, California.