Most of these have already been mentioned but here goes:
- Ten Points, Bill Strickland. A tremendous story about the chilling abuse he suffered interspersed with his efforts to get sufficient upgrade points to cat up.
- Tales From the Bike Shop, Half-Wheel Hell, both by Maynard Hershon (he also has a column that appears in the Bicycle Paper). Most of these are only a page or two long, real light reading but some of the stories are so poignant and touching.
And of course anything & everything by our local home-boy, the Metal Cowboy Joe Kurmanskie.