04 Dec '12, 12pm

The Blue book on bikes: everything you need to know and then some

The Blue book on bikes: everything you need to know and then some

At some point in your life, I bet you’ve looked at yourself in the mirror and said, “Hey, I should take up biking. It seems so fun and cool and dammit, I bet the exercise’d be good for me.” Then you realized you didn’t know much about cycling, lived in a city that has less-than-stellar bike infrastructure, and were intimidated by things like cars. Oh well. But wait! Portland, Ore., bike blogger/evangelist Elly Blue has produced the 127-page solution to all of your pedaling problems – Everyday Bicycling: How to Ride a Bike for Transportation . This little green book is a handy toolkit for the bicycle curious, full of practical info for people of all shapes, lifestyles, and wheel preferences. At times, Blue’s words of wisdom may seem obvious to a seasoned cyclist, but that’s her magic: She is like that friend who knows everything about a topic but can still explain it in a w...

Full article: http://grist.org/living/the-blue-book-on-bikes-everything...

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