Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Art of Urban Cycling

I received this good bicycling book from my Sister in Law as an Xmas present.   It is the Art of Urban Cycling and it was written by Robert Hurst.  I read the whole book in one day!  It talks about bicycling safely in the city.

There are chapters about potholes, reading parked vehicles, Road position and location, breathing strategies for urban cyclists, and the cult of equipment.  It discussed the pros and cons of bike lanes and paths, types of accidents and injuries most common when bike riding and how to avoid them.  It even has a writeup on the history of the bike.  It was pretty informative book and it was hard to take a break from reading it as I wanted to see what it would talk about next.  It was nice that it talked about both sides of the bike lanes/paths, and the helmet debate.

This is my first submission for Part II of the LGRB Summer Games,  Read a book about cycling.

Taken from the LGRB site:

"June 7-June 27: Learning Experiences
  • Perform a maintenance task — big or small!
  • Decorate your bike
  • Read a book about cycling
  • Carry a load on your bike — groceries, etc.
  • Test ride a different type of bike than you normally ride"
It's not too late to join in on the fun!  Go to the Let's Go Ride a Bicycle website for more info on how to participate.  For two of them above, you don't even need a bike!

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