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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:12 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Are you finding that helpful or not? Have used calibre myself and found it absolutely fine
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just reading up on it bg, but thanks for the affirmation of Calibre as I've never used it.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MAILLOT JAUNE wrote:
Just had a response from John at Velocast:

"Weíve made the book in ePub format which is the most versatile, and open ebook file type. The Amaxzon Kindle uses a proprietary .mobi format for itís DRM protected books.

Donít panic though! I do all of my reading on my Kindle and source books from places other than Amazon all the time. The best solution Iíve found is Calibre, free open source software to manage your library. http://calibre-ebook.com Itís a simple way to get content onto your Kindle and converts most ebook file formats on the fly. Thereís a walk through here http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_...o-read-epub-files-on-your-kindle/

Alternatively, we can email you a PDF of the book that you can read on your Kindle but you lose a lot of the benefits of a proper eBook format (font size, indexing etc)"


Thanks MJ for getting the information! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read a few more sections - still very good.

One observation, though...

The outbreak of the MAMIL, particularly in the UK is relatively recent. So the comment about "cycling being the new golf post-Armstrong" is a bit misleading. The major boost to participation in cycling in the UK amongst the MAMIL brigade is the success of Mark Cavendish (based on discussion with the LBSs). Certainly, the rise of the MAMIL in the UK post-dates Armstrong, but it would have happened anyway - all other things equal - whereas the reference to Armstrong implies there is some link.

There are still more HTC jerseys on the local roads than even Sky jerseys, and USPS/Disco tops are only slightly less rare than hens' teeth.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a fair point SR but it's inescapable that Armstrong, on the global stage, promoted the renaissance in interest in recreational cycling - and it pains me to say that Wink But yes, rise of Cav/Wiggins had the bigger impact in the UK
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

congratulations, bg. Smile
i'll read it but not yet as don't have my own laptop and i don't, to the shock of many people i know, don't have an e-reader
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only just sen this - good work BG!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bartali wrote:
I've only just seen this - good work BG!


Quite ashamed.
I've on just stumbled upon it elsewhere, having been in Holland when this thread was started.
Chapeau, BG. (quietly leaves the lounge...............)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This deserves to be linked. Nice one Smile

http://www.velonation.com/News/ID...volt-and-Bottecchias-triumph.aspx
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This arrived yesterday, ostensibly as a present for my better half...




Looks a great read and edited by our own BG.  Seems to be missing a chapter on Longo though... Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe her whereabouts were not known Wink

Looks a good read
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nolte wrote:
Maybe her whereabouts were not known Wink



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