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ISBN:
0547750366
Author:
Austin Murphy,Davis Phinney
Category:
Individual Sports
Language:
English
Publisher:
Mariner Books; Reprint edition (June 5, 2012)
Pages:
256 pages
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1923 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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Davis Phinney and Taylor Phinney. Father and son. They have in common an incredible drive to succeed. The Happiness of Pursuit shows how a father and son can become an unbeatable combination, building a strong relationship by conquering challenges both on and off the bike.

Davis Phinney and Taylor Phinney. Axel Merckx, former professional cyclist and current team director of Trek-Livestrong U-23. The cycling talent scouts’ salivary glands went into hyperdrive when they saw Davis Phinney for the first time.

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The Happiness of Pursuit: A Father's Courage, a Son's Love and Life's Steepest Climb. by Davis Phinney and Austin Murphy. For two decades, Davis Phinney was one of America’s most successful cyclists. He won two stages at the Tour de France and an Olympic medal. But after years of feeling off, he was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s. The body that had been his ally was now something else: a prison

For two decades, Davis Phinney was one of America’s most successful cyclists The Happiness of Pursuit is the story of how Davis sought to overcome his Parkinson’s by reaching back t. .

For two decades, Davis Phinney was one of America’s most successful cyclists. The body that had been his ally was now something else: a prison. The Happiness of Pursuit is the story of how Davis sought to overcome his Parkinson’s by reaching back to what had made him so successful on the bike and adjusting his perspective on what counted as a win. The news of his diagnosis began a dark period for this vibrant athlete, but there was also light

Davis Phinney and Taylor Phinney. But what they slowly came to understand was that the era of the pedestaled despot was over.

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The happiness of pursuit. A Father's Courage, a Son's Love, and Life's Steepest Climb. by Davis Phinney with Austin Murphy. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, Phinney coupled his talent for endurance with the never give up philosophy he learned from his father’s courageous battle with cancer, and that resilient style emanates throughout this memoir. A sprinkling of mild expletives, humor and some parenthetical asides make the author’s voice immediate and real, as he describes how he went from being the first American to win a road stage in the 1986 Tour de France to a broadcaster at the height of his career who was unable to hold a microphone.

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Author: Davis Phinney. Title: The Happiness of Pursuit: A Father's Courage, a Son's Love and Life's Steepest Climb. cycling legend Davis Phinney takes us along for the ride as he faces his steepest climb yet, the battle with early onset Parkinson's disease.

The Happiness of Pursuit: A Father's Courage, a Son's Love and Life's Steepest Climb Davis Phinney, Austin Murphy. 2. Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Release Date : 2011-06-01. 4.

For two decades, Davis Phinney was one of America’s most successful cyclists. He won two stages at the Tour de France and an Olympic medal. But after years of feeling off, he was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s. The body that had been his ally was now something else: a prison. The Happiness of Pursuit is the story of how Davis sought to overcome his Parkinson’s by reaching back to what had made him so successful on the bike and adjusting his perspective on what counted as a win. The news of his diagnosis began a dark period for this vibrant athlete, but there was also light. His son Taylor’s own bike-racing career was taking off. Determined to beat the Body Snatcher, Davis underwent a procedure called deep brain stimulation. Although not cured, his symptoms abated enough for him to see Taylor compete in the Beijing Olympics. Davis Phinney had won another stage. But the joy, he discovered, was in the pursuit. With humor and grace, Phinney weaves the narrative of his battle with Parkinson’s with tales from his cycling career and from his son’s emerging career. The Happiness of Pursuit is a remarkable story of fathers and sons and bikes, of victories large and small.

  • Simple
I absolutely loved this book. There are a lot of great cycling anecdotes, which I was expecting, but there is a lot of depth to it as well. Davis Phinney is an inspiring character in numerous dimensions, but there is an incredible frankness and honesty to this memoir that I can only guess comes from having confronted such a challenging and personal illness as Parkinson's Disease. He really opens up in terms of talking about his difficult relationship with his own father and his relationship with his son Taylor. This book is stirring and thought provoking and literally moved me to tears, but ultimately left me feeling uplifted and inspired. I highly recommend it.
  • Hamrl
I thoroughly enjoyed Davis' book. It was touching, funny and compelling.

I remember watching Davis race in the Tour de France and the Coors Classic. He was the Mark Cavendish of his time. It was thrilling to watch him race his bike.

Davis is very forthcoming about his illness and being encased in armor for ten years. Several times his honesty brought tears to my eyes.

I recommend this book to anyone who is a cyclist or is dealing with a serious illness. You will not regret reading this genuinely honest book.
  • Vojar
Great read, learned a great deal about managing my Parkinson's Disease from this book, recommend it for everyone's reading list.
  • Cktiell
A great story about courage!
  • Lilegha
I found this book to be very moving. Thankfully I have not had to endure a disability such as PD, but all of us experience challenges in our lives and should think about Davis Phinney's advice to look for small victories each day and push ourselves to never give up.
  • Bandiri
An inside look at the trials and tribulations of one of America's greatest cyclists who goes from Tour de France stage winner to Parkinsons Disease patient. Phinney's story is both motivating and inspirational. A great read!
  • Mavegelv
First, I am an avid cyclists. I have read several compelling books about cycling and its many unique aspects. I was looking forward to this read. Sorry to have picked it up. Phinney seems to only see his version the universe - a good career ended with a sad and sudden medical condition. Very self - centered approach. Author failed to see the bigger issues in his setbacks (or at least failed to articulate issues in his story). Only so many times I can read about reminders of a once good career cut short. Had to put it down about half way through.

Disappointment of what could be an inspiring tale.
This is a great book by a great guy. It helps to know that even those with huge success have huge hurdles to overcome.