It's All About the Bike

It's All About the Bike

The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels

Book - 2011
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"It's All About the Bike is, like Penn's dream bike, a tale that's greater than the sum of its parts but those parts are nothing to sneeze at. His components set the standard in reliability, craftsmanship and beauty. A cheerful and charming tour guide, Penn tells how the bicycle has changed the course of human history, from the invention of the "people's nag" to the bike's role in the emancipation of women, and from the engineering marvel of the tangent-spoked wheel to the enduring allure of the Tour de France. It's the story of why we ride, and why this simple machine remains central to life today"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2011.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9781608195381
1608195384
Branch Call Number: 629.2272 Pen
Characteristics: 199 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

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velowallah
Oct 22, 2011

Very much for the gear geek and bicycle history buff. This said, I really enjoyed the sub-theme of celebrating lovingly hand-crafted durable tools in the age of cheap disposable Wal-Mart junk. The book is a nice addition to the renaissance of bike culture that we're witnessing.

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paul1
Apr 09, 2016

"When I see an adult on bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." pg.184

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