The holiday season is here, and for some, it’s time to start thinking about gifts for the cyclocross racer or cyclist in your life. In the next two weeks, we will be bringing you some gift ideas to help make sure it is a Merry Crossmas for one and all.
Books are a classic holiday gift idea, and they offer hours of enjoyment and a lifetime of knowledge. This year, several have come across our desks that are worth considering, as a gift for the cyclists in your life, or perhaps, yourself.
Our suggested holiday reading list includes:
- En Cyclo Pedia, by Johan Tell
- The Bike Deconstructed, by Richard Hallett
- The Art of the Jersey, by Andy Storey
- The Bicycle Coloring Book, by Shan Jiang
- 2017/2018 Cyclocross Album, by Balint Hamvas
’Cross & Gravel:
- The Cyclocross Bible, by Alexander Forrester
- Bell Lap Poems, by Laura Winberry
- Gravel Cycling, by Nick Legan
- Rainbows in the Mud, by Paul Maunder
Use the next button to scroll through and read about each of the gift ideas.
More more gift ideas, see our ever-growing list of 2018 gift ideas.
Pretty Pictures: The Art of the Jersey, by Andy Storey
Andy Storey’s early hobby of collecting bike jerseys has turned into quite an impressive, authoritative catalog of professional cycling jerseys. Through the Art of the Jersey, Storey documents cycling jerseys of the professional peloton, starting with collared wool jerseys from as far back as 1952 through the zebra stripes of MTN/Qhubeka of 2015.
For anyone who has been a fan of professional cycling for more than a decade, the 224 pages of jersey images and history offer up a virtual tour through the colorful highs and lows of pro cycling. As the jereys of years past come to life with each turned page, you can’t help but be reminded of the sport’s past heroes and cheaters. However, it’s the obscure, forgotten jerseys and the designs worn by past champions that will become dog-eared pages.
Brooklyn Chewing Gum? 7-11? Bic Pens? Noncyclists will also be fascinated by the storied brands that adorned pro jerseys of the past.
The Art of the Jersey makes a fine coffee table book, but one that more than just cyclists will enjoy.