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Bike Snob: Systematically and Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cyclingby BikeSnob NYC
If the byzantine world of cycling has a cultural critic, it is the Snob. From hipster-infested Williamsburg he blows darts at the over-inflated egos of cyclists everywhere. This book is the much-needed distillation of his cycling wisdom. Read it and be enlightened.
Synopses & Reviews
Cycling is exploding in a good way. Urbanites everywhere, from ironic hipsters to earth-conscious commuters, are taking to the bike like aquatic mammals to water. Bike Snob NYC cycling's most prolific, well-known, hilarious, and anonymous blogger brings a fresh and humorous perspective to the most important vehicle to hit personal transportation since the horse.
Bike Snob treats readers to a laugh-out-loud rant and rave about the world of bikes and their riders, and offers a unique look at the ins and outs of cycling, from its history and hallmarks to its wide range of bizarre practitioners. Throughout, the author lampoons the missteps, pretensions, and absurdities of bike culture while maintaining a contagious enthusiasm for cycling itself. Bike Snob is an essential volume for anyone who knows, is, or wants to become a cyclist.
"Bike Snob should be lovingly gifted to all new cyclers — and forcefully smacked against the heads of all the jaded know-it-alls who take the sport way too seriously." Bicycling
"As any avid biker will attest, cycling isn’t just a form of transportation. It’s a complicated culture with its own slang, taxonomy, and preferred tat styles. If you haven’t read Bike Snob, you should consider reattaching those training wheels to your overpriced fixie." Robert Lanham, Author Of The Hipster Handbook
"I like to think I know a thing or two (or three) about being ruthless and relentless — either trying to win the Tour or fighting cancer. The Snob knows it too. Keeping us dorks in line is tough work. I take pleasure in getting picked on by the Snob, slightly more pleasure in reading his writing, but take the most pleasure punishing his ass (my payback) on the bike either in Central Park or on 9W/River Road. Long live the Snob." Lance Armstrong
About the Author
BikeSnobNYC is a frequent racer, daily commuter, and former bike messenger himself. He has been published and profiled in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Outside, and Bicycling Magazine.
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