It's Not About the Bike - I Don't Check My Mother at the Door Summary & Analysis

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I Don't Check My Mother at the Door Summary and Analysis

Lance describes that cycling is not an easy sport. Not only is the training rough and dangerous but the races themselves require patience and persistence. Throughout this chapter, Lance tells the story of his early racing career, from amateur International racing, to starting as a pro, to not be able to complete an entire Tour de France Race, to winning a stage in honor of a fallen teammate. Each race, win or lose, becomes a lesson for Lance. Each is a journey he shares with his mother.

Lance sets the scene of his early career by referring to himself as brash. He shares how in the beginning he struggled with listening to his coaches' advice to not come out fast early on, that he needed to pace...

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