The Enlightened Cyclist

The Enlightened Cyclist

Commuter Angst, Dangerous Drivers, and Other Obstacles on the Path to Two-wheeled Transcendence

Book - 2012
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In Bike Snob, blogger BikeSnobNYC offered an overview of cycling and the various 'bike cultures.' This next book will focus on an experience that cyclists the world over are familiar with: commuting. With his trademark snark, humor and begrudging enthusiasm, BikeSnobNYC will take readers through the trials and triumphs (but mostly trials) of getting there by bike. Along the way, he offers up everything from the history of our commutes to the deadly sins of commuting to tactics for dealing with cars, pedestrians, and your fellow two-wheelers.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2012.
Branch Call Number: 796.6 BIK
Characteristics: 220 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm.

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southseattleite
Jul 03, 2015

Not the most substantial book and some of the analogies are stretched pretty thin. Still, it's humorous and a good reminder on keeping your cool as a bike commuter.

A quick, enjoyable read for cyclists. Just don't expect any technical info or heady revelations.

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Sev47
Jan 23, 2014

Obviously much more entertaining for cyclists. He does make some good observations though which everyone can relate to.
A bit slow at times with the whole enlightenment thing.

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velowallah
Dec 25, 2013

Surprisingly insightful. The social observations in this book are actually a few levels deeper than the usual cyclist commentaries. Very humble, funny, well-written and peppered with references to pop culture.

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russtm
May 28, 2012

Too snobby and snarky.

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