Bob Roll—former Tour de France racer, well-known scribe, and race announcer—is back to cause a ruckus! Bobke II (pronounced “BOOB-kuh”) revisits all of the original journals of Roll’s wild rides and crazy tales about cycling’s uncensored side.
When Bobke retired from competition, his pen continued the crazed poetic commentary, and Roll’s newest additions cover both topics held reverent in cycling and also those that are hardly related to the sport. Bobke tips his cap to the classic riders and races, takes us on a grueling week of training with Lance Armstrong, tells the sport as he sees it, and entertains us with plenty of ditties and rants in between. It’s a zany, often absurd, yet compelling commotion.
Paperback. Foreword by Dan Koeppel.
6″ x 9″, 208 pp., $16.95, 9781931382281