It's Not About the Bike - The Start Line Summary & Analysis

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The Start Line Summary and Analysis

The title of this chapter is more than a racing metaphor. More than representative of just the start of Lance's life, the title shows how he became who he is, the start of the fierce competitor who would use the same determination to become the winning racer to fight cancer.

Lance tells about his mother, Linda Mooneyham, who has Lance at seventeen. Lance admits his birth father was nothing more than a source of DNA. It is not easy for Lance's mom to raise her son by herself being so young. Her family tries to help as much as they can. What they cannot give financially they give in love and support. Lance shares how close he is to his family and how his love for his mother helped him to not miss having a father. In...

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