As some of you may know, by day I am a librarian, really I am. This means, in a very stereotypical way, I love reading as much as I love riding my bikes. When I can sit down in the evening after a nice long ride and read a book about bicycling pretty much all is right with my world. With that in mind I thought I would share a few of the titles I have read recently or my favorites, just in case you need something to read yourself.
The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance
By David Herihy, 2010
I really enjoyed this book. It is full of the romance of the bicycle that was at its height during the Victorian period. Frank Lenz sets out on a journey to bike around the world, this book recounts what is known of his journey and the search, although belated, to find him after he disappears in the Middle East.
Winding Rivers Library System Catalog
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Found Online is a collection of links to interesting articles and items we come across online. Most of these are also posted to our Facebook page (be sure to like our page) as we find them and are put here about once a month.
Holiday Cheer by Bike Bell
[via Commute by Bike] Schwinn has launched a Bell Choir Web site, featuring holiday songs performed on bicycle bells. You can send the songs as e-cards, and Schwinn says, “For each e-carol sent, we will donate Schwinn bikes and helmets to kids across the country.” More… Read more
We know you want to spread the word about the DRBC, well now you can and you can do it in style! Get your DRBC bicycling jersey or Marathon T and show your support for the DRBC. We have made it easy and secure to order yours right here on our website here Order now to get them in time for Christmas, really don’t wait!
We are offering these at a great price to our members and even to non-members. A small portion of every purchase goes to support DRBC programing.
The Jerseys are race cut so they will have a snugger fit, while the Marathon T’s are a looser fit (be sure to look at the size chart before ordering). The Marathon T’s are great for any kind of riding and with its wicking material make an excellent shirt for commuters. The T’s and jerseys are made in Wisconsin (Coon Valley) by Mt Borah, who has been very supportive.
If you have ever spent more than a few minutes out surfing the bicycling blogoshere you likely have heard about BikeSnobNYC (http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com). Not known for trying to make friends, the BikeSnobNYC mercilessly attacks, satirizes and pretty much pokes fun of all things “bike culture.” Hipsters riding fixies and wanna be road racers are some of his favorite targets, bicycle advocates also find themselves in his cross-hairs as well.
Moving from the online world to the “real” world, BikeSnobNYC has published a book titled “Bike snob : systematically and mercilessly realigning the world of cycling.” This smallish tome of just over 200 pages seems to be perfectly sized to fit into a messenger bag or rack trunk and can pretty much be digested in a lazy afternoon. Read more