aA wonderfully sane, down-to-earth, and frequently funny guide to riding, maintaining, fixing and enjoying your bicycle.a Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review Winner Silver Medal 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards In the same way that Michael Pollanas slim bestseller Food Rules brought a gust of common sense to the everyday activity of eating, Just Ride is a revelation. Forget the ultralight, uncomfortable bikes, flashy jerseys, clunky shoes that clip onto tiny pedals, the grinding out of endless miles. Instead, ride like you did when you were a kidajust get on your bike and discover the pure joy of riding it. A reformed racer whoas commuted by bike every day since 1980, whose writings and opinions appear in major bicycling and outdoor magazines, and whose company, Rivendell Bicycle Works, makes bikes for riders ready to opt out of a culture overrun by racing, Grant Petersen shares a lifetime of unexpected facts, controversial opinions, expert techniques, and his own maverick philosophy. In 87 short, two-to-three page chapters, it covers: ac Riding: Count Days, Not Miles; Corner Like Jackie Robinson; Steer with Your Hips, Shift with Your Legs ac Suiting Up: The Shoes Ruse; Ponchosathe Ultimate Unraceras Garment ac Safety: #1 RuleaBe Seen; Helmets Arenat All Theyare Cracked Up to Be ac Health and Fitness: Why Riding Is Lousy All-Around Exercise; Saddles Donat Cause Impotence; Drink When Youare ThirstyaNot Before Also includes chapters on Accessories, Upkeep, and Technicalities as well as a final chapter titled aVelosophya that includes the essential, memorable thought: Your Bike Is a ToyaHave Fun with It.aA wonderfully sane, down-to-earth, and frequently funny guide to riding, maintaining, fixing and enjoying your bicycle.a Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review Winner Silver Medal 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards In the same way ...
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