Tag Archives: bicycles

Walkable City Rules

Walkaable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places © 2018 Jeff Speck312 pages In Walkable Cities, Jeff Speck argued for the virtues of a city optimized for pedestrian travel, and offered ten general guidelines  for making it happen — … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Fear, bikes, and NaNoWriMo

Happy Monday! (Or Monday evening, depending on where you are…) My NaNoWriMo is off to a promising start, as I’ve been logging just over 4,000 words per day, well over the 1667 minimum average requirement.   That is completely  unprecedented … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Amsterdam

Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City© 2013 Russell Shorto369 pages In the early 14th century, a group of fisher-folk around the Amstel river came together with a dream: to build a place where people could smoke weed … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Wheels of Chance

The Wheels of Chance: A Bicycling Idyll© 1896 H.G. Wells193 pages What an odd little story! Begin with one J. Hoopdriver, a draper’s assistant who lives for nothing but spare opportunities to ride his bicycle — or rather, to crash … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

On Bikes

On Bicycles: 50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life© 2011 ed. Amy Walker384 pages On Bicycles collects fifty cycling pieces, collecting in categories on why biking is awesome, how gear can make it better, how biking can … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Related Vids: In the City of Bikes

Welcome to the entry in my Related Vids feature! Jordan’s book gave fine form to the history and culture of cycling in Amsterdam, but the above video shows off another side.  After a brief history of the bike vs. cars … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

In the City of Bikes

In the City of Bikes: the Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist© 2013 Pete Jordan448 pages “It is quite possible that all the bicycles in the world are not in Amsterdam, but you’ll never be able to convince me.”  American tourist, … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

From Chunk to Hunk

From Chunk to Hunk: Diary of a Fat Man© 2003 Fred Anderson242 pages Fred Anderson had an epiphany while munching on snack cakes and watching TV; as he witnessed the amputation of a diabetic man’s leg, he realized: this is … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Into Thick Air

Into Thick Air© 2003 Jim Mauser388 pages             Jim Mauser might be interested in the view from the Seven Summits, the highest points of each continent, were it not for the fact that they have … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Man Who Cycled the World

The Man Who Cycled the World© 2011 Mark Beaumont400 pages Why did Mark Beaumont decide to try and break the world record for circumnavigating the world by bicycle? Well, it beat law school. In his early twenties, with his life’s … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment