Synopses & Reviews
All athletes love their sports, but cycling has a fetishistic side to it—the love of this deceptively simple machine that allows you to silently float, race and climb. These 50 essays on the many varieties of bicycle love range from dreamy reminiscences of childhood bikes to powerful, sometimes insane adult attachments to mountain bikes, road bikes and tandems. They all celebrate the freedom of cycling, the elegance of the machine and the beauty of the act. The characters are everyone from a teenage girl on a moun-tain bike to old men crossing the country on touring bikes to couples falling in love while cycling. Funny, revealing and intensely emotional, these stories show the secret inner life of every cyclist.
An outpouring of affection for bikes, and the places (physical and metaphysical) they take us.
About the Author
Garth Battista is the publisher of Breakaway Books. He has been riding and racing bicycles nearly all his life, and still rides every day, rain or shine. He lives in Halcottsville, New York.