The Bicycle Book: Wit, Wisdom & Wanderings

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The Bicycle Book: Wit, Wisdom & Wanderings

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. . . .As an avid cyclist, I greatly appreciate your efforts to advocate the importance of bicycling. You have created a fun book. . . .
— John F. Kerry
United States Senate
. . . .This is a very fine volume of short stories that can make the average, and not so average cyclist think about why they do it - why the bicycle is such an object of devotion, of joy, of endless expense and occasionally of frustration. . . . it's a book you can dip in and out of whenever the fancy takes you - such as just after the sunday bike ride has finished and facing reality needs to be put off for just a few more minutes/hours/days (delete as applicable) . . . . and the very best part is that most of the chapters easily bear re-reading, in the same way that it's nice to look at old holiday photos.
Brian Palmer, The Washing Machine Post (Scotland)
September 2008
This is a book for people who love cycling. And although I had a few suspicions at first, I must finally have become a real cyclist, because I enjoyed this book. . . . It’s the sort of book that you leave lying around and dip into from time to time. For avid cyclists, it’s a worthwhile read.
Densie Wrathall, Momentum Magazine
January 2008
This delightful collection of thirty-six essays, organized into the three categories listed in the subtitle, offers up a surprisingly diverse palette of views on many aspects of cycling. In parts philosophical, educational, and inspirational, the articles illuminate the great diversity of biking, and the writers who so clearly enjoy it. Amply illustrated with clever cartoons, this is an excellent compendium of cycling opinions and adventures, pretty much guaranteed to warm the heart of any bicycle aficionado.
Doug Dyment, BikeLit.com
January 2008
. . . This book will keep any cyclist entertained for a few hours of reading. (Click here to read full review)
— American Bicyclist
(League of American Bicyclists)
Nov. - Dec. 2007
. . . Since you can’t be on your bike all day (you can’t, right?), this book gives you a place to linger with recollections, think about your next ride or envy the people who have gotten to ride longer, farther and faster than you. (Click here to read full review)
— Nashville Scene
December 6, 2007
The Bicycle Book: Wit, Wisdom & Wanderings is an entertaining collection of stories by cycling celebrities . . . .
— St. Petersburg (FL) Times
December 5, 2007
A 'must read' for any and all bicyclists, The Bicycle Book is a unique and very highly recommended addition to personal and community library Outdoor Recreation collections. (Click here to read full review)
Midwest Book Review
December 2, 2007
[The Bicycle Book] is packed with interesting material. So interesting that, although small in size, I have not yet worked my way through all of it — preferring instead to parcel it out in small doses to make it last longer! . . . I recommend this book to all of you, for yourselves or as a gift to a fellow cyclist.
— Jim Nicholson, MasterLink
Bicycle Touring Club of New Jersey
December 2007
The bicycle as urban-planning tool, as sporting device, as touring vehicle, as machine in need of repair — all aspects are spoken for in The Bicycle Book: Wit, Wisdom & Wanderings.
— Pittsburgh City Paper
November 24, 2007
The Bicycle Book: Wit, Wisdom and Wanderings . . . surely belongs in the collection of everybody who ever set foot to pedal. . . . This book is a treasure for the cyclists on your holiday gift list.
— Jan Haber, The Nyack Villager
November 2007
This book might remind you of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance or On the Road – but it takes a much bigger view, from writers with perspectives you never looked at. What biking does to you, where biking takes you, what biking does for the world and what biking teaches you. The writers love bikes, they love the journeys, and the bikes and journeys become one. Even if you only manage a Sunday glide in the park, there is something here for you.
— Brian Connelly, screenwriter, Expo: Magic of the White City
No matter what kind of cyclist you are, this book offers something to make you think, laugh, or want to get on your bike and ride.
— Tom Snyders, The Bicycling Comedian, BikeComedy.com
Cartoons are among my dearest friends. They make me laugh, they make me think, and they make me money. So I’m glad to see the guys hard at work in The Bicycle Book, even if none of them are working for me. Chapeau to Andy Singer, Neal Skorpen and the rest of my fellow scribblers included here, and to Jim Joyce for bringing them all together.
— Patrick O’Grady, cartoonist for VeloNews and Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
This is the book that belongs on every cyclist’s coffee table. The laugh-out-loud comics weaved between articles about cycling’s bests makes flipping through this book addictive. It reads like an early season’s ride; with each crank of a page, you will be reminded of why you absolutely love cycling. Flip through and see for yourself.
— Nancy Henderson, Nationals Level Triathlete
Fat Rabbit Race and Countryside Cycling Racing
The drawings are at first simple, but when you look again, and think, they have deeper meaning that any cyclist can relate to and smile at.
— John Kwiat, owner, Bicycles and More, New Castle, PA
The Bicycle Book: Wit, Wisdom and Wanderings is a creative, well-put together collection of stories that I’d call cycling adventures. There’s something there for every level of cyclist. The touches of humor always keep it interesting and those Laws of Cycling are all true!
— Henry Dapper, owner, Dapper Bicycle, Zelienople, PA