For as long as I could remember, I was a runner, not a cyclist. Biking, quite simply, was boring. And then I went out for a ride with some friends from work. Twenty miles later I was hooked, head over wheels in love with my bike.
"Here For The Ride" is the story of how my love affair with my bike almost did me in. And what it took to recover my balance and find meaning on two wheels.
"Simmons takes his passion for amateur bike racing to the brink and finds that anything we love in life can mend our souls or break our hearts. Here For The Ride is about balancing the things that matter in one's life. An inspired portrait of family and sport and discovering what really matters." Joe Kurmaskie, Contributing Writer, Bicycling Magazine, Author of Metal Cowboy, Momentum Is Your Friend, and Mud, Sweat and Gears.
"A psychologist comes to terms with his own cycling addiction-great stuff! I heartily recommend this book to the avid cyclist or anyone in his/her inner circle." David Herlihy, author of "Bicycle: The History" and "The Lost Cyclist"
“Jonathan Simmons writes beautifully about anything, but in particular about bicycling, something for which he is passionate. You will read his book, Here For The Ride, with delight and appreciation that such an ideally beneficial activity has such a human and effective advocate.” David Gordon Wilson, author of Bicycling Science
“Simmons' eye for detail and his observations on bike culture are funny and insightful." Nicole Freedman, former Olympic cyclist and Boston ‘Bike Czar.’