Ten Points Bill Strickland is the kind of cycling fanatic whose two-wheeler costs more than his pickup truck. He's not a pro, but he lives near a… 2007-07-03 Memoir Nonfiction Hyperion
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Ten Points (2007)

Ten Points | LIFE CYCLE Memoirist/cycling fanatic Strickland tells a tale of pedaling away from a horrific past in Ten Points
LIFE CYCLE Memoirist/cycling fanatic Strickland tells a tale of pedaling away from a horrific past in Ten Points

Details Release Date: Jul 03, 2007; Writer: Bill Strickland; Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction; Publisher: Hyperion

Bill Strickland is the kind of cycling fanatic whose two-wheeler costs more than his pickup truck. He's not a pro, but he lives near a world-class training facility in Pennsylvania and battles elite riders every week in an open race. With little chance of scoring any points against such superjocks, Strickland desperately wants to test his willpower against any hardship, such as the self-destructive behavior that threatens his marriage, child-rearing, and even his cycling. His demons stem from his malevolent father's abuse, horrors that would make even Eli Roth squirm. Following Strickland's uphill climb in Ten Points, both in life and in racing, is a bracing and rewarding experience. A-

Originally posted Jul 13, 2007 Published in issue #944 Jul 20, 2007 Order article reprints