Bike Tribes: A Field Guide to North American Cyclists

Bike Tribes: A Field Guide to North American Cyclists

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by Mike Magnuson
     
 

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A hilarious and essential illustrated field guide that breaks down the tribes of the bicycling community: from the spandex-clad weekend warriors to the hipsters on street bikes who love to laugh at each other (and themselves).

Anyone who rides a bike knows the bicycling world is made up of tribes. From tattooed messengers to pretty urban hipsters to grouchy

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A hilarious and essential illustrated field guide that breaks down the tribes of the bicycling community: from the spandex-clad weekend warriors to the hipsters on street bikes who love to laugh at each other (and themselves).

Anyone who rides a bike knows the bicycling world is made up of tribes. From tattooed messengers to pretty urban hipsters to grouchy shop owners, they may look like they live on different planets, but they are united by their abiding love of bikes-and often their total disdain of other members of this insular world.

Bike Tribes is the Preppy Handbook of bicycling, replete with one-of-a-kind illustrations that taxonomize the special habits, clothing, preferences, and predilections of cyclists.

Mike Magnuson, an avid rider, bicycling expert, and longtime contributor to Bicycling magazine, covers the basics of racing, etiquette, and apparel and gear, including running commentary on cycling culture, poking holes in practically every pretension in the cycling world. Bike Tribes is a fun romp through the various subcultures in the bike community-bound to appeal to newcomers and grizzled cyclists alike.

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“Bike Tribes...is a field guide to pedal pushers. Even more, it's an entertaining catalog of two-wheeled snobbery.” —OUTSIDE MAGAZINE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609617448
Publisher:
Rodale
Publication date:
05/22/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Mike Magnuson is the author of Lummox: The Evolution of a Man and Heft on Wheels: A Field Guide to Doing a 180. He is a longtime contributing writer with Bicycling and lives in Oshkosh, WI.

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Bike Tribes: A Field Guide to North American Cyclists 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly entertaining, specially if you ride.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted to like this book. But the author's profiles lack humor and empathy. Not eorth the cost or the time investment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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