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The Art of Cycling: A Guide to Bicycling in 21st-Century America

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Covering much more than just riding a bike in traffic, author Robert Hurst paints, in uncanny detail, the challenges, strategies, and art of riding a bike on America's modern streets and roadways. The Art of Cycling dismantles the bicycling experience and slides it under the microscope, piece by piece. Its primary concern is safety, but this book goes well beyond the usual tips and how-to, diving in to the realms of history, psychology, sociology, and economics. It empowers readers with the Big Picture of riding a bicycle in America — and gives cyclists useful insights to consider while pedaling the next commute, grocery run, or training ride.

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"This empowering cycling book should come in the glove box of every new car sold." Marla Streb, World Champion Downhill Mountain Bike Racer

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"With a spot-on foreword written by Luna downhiller Marla Streb and a detailed index of footnotes and bibliography, Hurst has compiled a cerebral but hip manifesto for 'urban' cyclists looking to coexist in a system that has left them to fend for their lives." Journal of Competitive Cycling

About the Author

Robert Hurst is a veteran bicycle messenger and all-around cyclist who has cycled more than 150,000 miles and 15,000 hours in heavy traffic. In this time, he has completed something like 80,000 deliveried. He is a native Coloradan who is just happy to be in one piece after working for more than ten years as a professional bike messenger in Denver. He celebrates his continued survival by spending time in the mountains, and by riding the world's most excellent trails. Mr. Hurst is also the author of Mountain Biking Colorado's San Juan Mountains and Road Biking Colorado's Front Range (FalconGuides).

Table of Contents

(1) Frankenstein's Monster (2) The City Surface (3) In Traffic (4) Bicycle Accidents and Injuries (5) Air Pollution and the Urban Cyclist (6) Punctures and Flat Tires (7) Equipment (8) Of Bicycles and Cities

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gscot68, February 6, 2007 (view all comments by gscot68)
Robert Hurst speaks with the gracefullness of a deer leaping a gurgling colorado mountain stream at approximately 11:54am or so on a cool autumn day as the leaves are changing colors against the bright blue sky that is but a veil of the infinate space of which we are but humble parts of and siblings with. Based upon this book and the fact that he was a messenger for so long, I'm sure must hold the most fragrant of "safety" meetings.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780762743162
Author:
Hurst, Robert
Publisher:
FalconGuide
Foreword by:
Streb, Marla
Foreword:
Streb, Marla
Author:
Streb, Marla
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cycling
Subject:
City traffic
Subject:
Cycling - General
Subject:
General Transportation
Subject:
Transportation - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw photo montages, diagrams, chapter
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Review" by , "This empowering cycling book should come in the glove box of every new car sold."
"Review" by , "With a spot-on foreword written by Luna downhiller Marla Streb and a detailed index of footnotes and bibliography, Hurst has compiled a cerebral but hip manifesto for 'urban' cyclists looking to coexist in a system that has left them to fend for their lives."
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