Cycling is explodingin a good way. Urbanites everywhere, from ironic hipsters to earth-conscious commuters, are taking to the bike like aquatic mammals to water. BikeSnobNYCacycling's most prolific, well-known, hilarious, and anonymous bloggerabrings 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.Because the bicycle is by far the simplest and fastest way to cover short distances , cycling hipsters soon explored the often fertile areas surrounding their territory. ... In away, the fixedagear bicycle was the lightning bolt that struck the primordial soup of trendiness from which the latest ... in order to travel within their rapidlya expanding territories the bicycle in turn became even trendier and more coveted.
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