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Bike Snob

Bike Snob

Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling

By BikeSnobNYC


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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. 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.

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Size: 5 x 7 in;
Pages: 208 pp;
2-color line drawings throughout, full-color photo insert
Format: Hardcover
Publication: April 2010
ISBN: 9780811869980
ISBN10: 811869989
BikeSnobNYC is a frequent racer, daily commuter, and former bike messenger himself. He has been published and profiledin numerous publications, including the New York Times, Outside, and Bicycling Magazine.

Media Reviews

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.

Bill Strickland, Editor-at-Large of 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

After reading Bike Snob I put a brake on my fixie, started wearing a helmet, then punched myself in the stomach for spending so much time as a stupid hipster. This is a social manual that should be bundled with every bike shipped in America.

Christian Lander, author of Stuff White People Like

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

First you'll think the Snob is funny. Then you'll think he's smart. Eventually you'll probably think that he's seen far too many movies for his own good. At some point during this book, however, you're going to say to yourself: "Holy crap. He is right." Believe me, that is one disconcerting moment.

Elden "Fatty" Nelson,

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