Praise

Argyle Armada book cover

“Johnson’s large-format book is a sumptuous banquet of intimate reporting, internationally spiced and lavishly served.” — Bostonia magazine

Johnson gained “the trust of seemingly everyone within the Slipstream organization and shares with the reader looks inside the machinations of a pro team that previously have been either largely imagined or left opaque.” — Red Kite Prayer

“Compelling reading, with unusually open behind-the-scenes anecdotes from names like Dave Zabriskie and David Millar, and all-access insights from team director Vaughters….all visually tied together by Johnson’s stunning photography.” — LAVA magazine

“Johnson was there, as he puts it, “like a jellyfish” to record a chapter in the life of one of the quirkiest teams in cycling.” — Bicycling magazine

“The photography in this volume is excellent and the quality of the writing rises to meet the level of artistry set by the images. The story of the season and the unfolding ups and downs, on and off the bike, is gripping….A happy medium between writing and photography…An insightful journey.” — BikeRumor

“From pre-season presentations through the Classics, Grand Tours and beyond, Johnson goes behind the scenes, beautifully documenting the ups, downs and sideways moments of Slipstream Sports’ 2011 season.” — Paved magazine

“Mark Johnson has done a great job portraying an unrestricted view of the inner workings of the annual traveling circus that is pro cycling. Inspirational photography paired with an uncanny recollection of anecdotes makes Argyle Armada a must read.” — Peter Stetina, professional cyclist for Team Garmin-Barracuda

Argyle Armada brings back a lot of emotion of a long season. It’s amazing to see what a full year looks like in photos… Argyle Armada is a great keepsake from a great year.” — Christian Vande Velde, professional cyclist for Team Garmin-Barracuda

“With vivid photos of the racers and support crew, Johnson weaves a narrative of physical pressures and business stresses…Johnson takes full advantage of his special access.” — American Society of Media Photographers

“Johnson is a fine writer…. secondly, he is a truly excellent photographer in both technical and observational senses. The illustrative part of this volume is finely judged and highly entertaining.” —TheWashingMachinePost

“Johnson rides inside the left ventricle of the team for a full year and the reader is rewarded with a raw and visceral look at how professional cycling is adapting to post-millennium strategies. [Argyle Armada is] a smart book written and photographed by a smart guy.” — Scott Tinley, teacher, author, and former professional triathlete

Argyle Armada [is] an important book for all who are curious about what is going on behind the scenes in cycling. It’s a look at the sport itself, through moments in one team’s season.” — Cyclismas

“Mark Johnson is unique. It’s not often that someone is not only a great writer, but is also a great photographer.” — Competitor Radio

Argyle Armada book coverArgyle Armada shows what it’s like to ride for a top cycling team. Available from your local bookstore or bike shop or from these retailers:

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