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Grant Petersen is the founder and owner of Rivendell Bicycle Works. He has been featured in Outside and Men’s Journal, among other magazines. He lives with his family in Walnut Creek, California, and online at Rivbike.com.
If you are getting into riding for the fun of it, you NEED to buy this book.
After skimming it, though, I'm not sure what in the book is true and what has been made up just because the author doesn't agree with it.
Highly recommended for the serious lifelong cyclist and anyone who wants more enjoyment when they "Just Ride".
I found again the joy of riding a bike. I think lots of people are having that in nowadays. We had it when we were kids then we grow up and loose it. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Alexandre Duayer Chaves
Useful book for those who are thinking about becoming bike commuters, but worried about many things that pro shops won't give you a straight answer. Read morePublished 17 days ago by fzahirovic
I expected a bit more but it is OK. I used to get the Rivendell Reader and that was more enjoyable but I think he discontinued those long ago -- I'm sure they were a royal pain in... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Phil Osborn
Day riders, touring bicyclists, and commuters are not racers. There is no need for riding with the pack, dressing to fit in with the pack, or riding an "official" road... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Thomas Kepler
I really enjoyed this book. I already 90% agreed with his curmudgeonliness before I read it, and Petersen has swayed me another 5% or more. The best part is his punny wordiness.Published 1 month ago by Thomas L. Reingold
There are some good nuggets in this book if you can get past some of the opinions that are a little difficult for me to accept. Read morePublished 1 month ago by E. Tschosik
Likely to apply this great bike info forever. MANY high marks. Past reviewers disagree on author's stance on wearing a helmet. Read morePublished 1 month ago by NMWtony