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An entertaining and thought-provoking book about the unexpected resurgence in cycling in the 1970s, through to today and beyond.
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An ETA ... finally

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My little secret

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BikeBoom, Brum and Brexit

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Still beavering away, but this time in Leicester

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I've finished writing a book (but not the one you might think)

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I've just published a book. It has 20 chapters. It's about bikes. I worked hard on it. There are 25,000 words in it. None of them are "Bike Boom". The "book" is a series of articles for BikeBiz.com on the shady world of counterfeit bikes, fake frames and knock-off parts.

I started writing "Faking It" thinking it would be a normal trade article, and done in a day or two. And then it grew and grew. It's an important topic, touching on many safety issues, but it has diverted me from working flat out on Bike Boom. Sorry about that.

However, as I produced a number of different formats for the 20-article series (PDF, ePub, Kindle and Word) that's shown me what I should do for Bike Boom, too. Before the print book comes out I'll produce a number of digital formats. This will speed up delivery of the words – it's designing and printing the darn thing that takes up a huge amount of time. The digital versions will be drafts, open to corrections – beta books, if you like.

While I was writing the Faking It articles I never stopped working on Bike Boom but I wasn't as focussed as I should have been. My focus is now back on the book you so kindly backed on Kickstarter.

Regards.

Carlton