The Enlightened Cyclist

The Enlightened Cyclist

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

eBook - 2012
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The joys of commuting by bike attract scores of new converts every year. But as fresh-faced cyclists fill the roads, they also encounter their share of frustrations--careless drivers, wide-flung car doors, zoned-out pedestrians, and aggressive fellow cyclists, to name a few. In this follow-up to the best-selling Bike Snob, BikeSnobNYC takes on the trials and triumphs of bike commuting with snark, humor, and enthusiasm, asking the question: If we become better commuters, will that make us better people? From the deadly sins of biking to tactics for dealing with cars, pedestrians, and other cyclists, this primer on bike travel is a must-read for cyclists new and seasoned alike.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781452113470
Characteristics: 1 online resource ; 220 p. : ill

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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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