Meet Mark Johnson and Jonathan Vaughters at Maria’s Bookshop in Durango before the USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Mark Johnson and Jonathan Vaughters will be at Maria’s Bookshop in Durango, Colorado before the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

Johnson and team founder Vaughters will speak and sign copies at 11 a.m. Sunday at Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave. For more information, call 970-247-1438 or visit

“It is a mark of a well-done book when a reader opens the pages and, despite a lack of previous interest and knowledge, is drawn into the fascinating world of pro cycling. Mark Johnson pulled this feat off through intimate, detailed photography and up-close and personal portrayals of the members of Team Garmin-Cervélo.” — Durango Herald

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Cyclismas: “Johnson paints with light, shade, words”

Argyle Armada tells its story through words and pictures. Most of the photographs are illustrative: you can flick through it as a coffee-table photo album and a few of the pictures will jump out at you and make you pause. But as you work through the text, you realise that the images are really there to add depth to what Johnson is saying. The words and images work together synergistically.” — Cyclismas

In their usual thorough style, Cyclismas offers up not just a review but a full exploration of the book Argyle Armada. Spend a few minutes reading this article and you’ll gain a more complete understanding not just of Mark Johnson’s book, but of its significance in the sport, how Team Garmin matters, and just what is so compelling about the vision Vaughters has laid out for cycling.

We’ll post the Cyclismas interview with Johnson when it’s been released.

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The Washing Machine Post Reviews Argyle Armada is probably the best cycling blog you’ve never heard of. It’s written by a writer-photographer in Scotland who is tasked with drawing tourists to the rain-soaked island of Islay, one of Scotland’s foremost producers of scotch.

The site offers this review of Argyle Armada. Considering Scotland invented argyle, this review seems particularly well informed. Click below to enjoy!

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