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Bike Tribes: A Field Guide to North American Cyclists by Mike Magnuson

By Mike Magnuson

A hilarious and crucial illustrated box advisor that breaks down the tribes of the bicycling neighborhood: from the spandex-clad weekend warriors to the hipsters on road motorcycles who like to snicker at one another (and themselves)

Anyone who rides a motorbike is aware the bicycling global is made from tribes. From tattooed messengers to lovely city hipsters to grouchy store vendors, they might appear like they continue to exist assorted planets, yet they're united by way of their abiding love of bikes―and frequently their overall disdain of different contributors of this insular global.

Bike Tribes is the Preppy guide of bicycling, replete with exceptional illustrations that taxonomize the unique behavior, garments, personal tastes, and predilections of cyclists.
Mike Magnuson, an avid rider, bicycling professional, and longtime contributor to Bicycling magazine, covers the fundamentals of racing, etiquette, and clothing and kit, together with operating observation on biking tradition, poking holes in essentially each pretension within the biking international. Bike Tribes is a enjoyable romp during the a variety of subcultures within the motorcycle community―bound to attract beginners and grizzled cyclists alike.

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He pushes down and rocks the bike and gasps for air and feels almost dizzy hurtling down the trail. He keeps going and keeps going and keeps going. He should be passing those women soon. But now he’s on the hill, and it’s getting really steep, and he’s grinding it as hard as he can upward. The women must have turned off somewhere. When he finally reaches the top, the two women are standing near their bikes, talking with each other and watching him on his bike. ” Todd doesn’t know what to say. He’s breathing too hard to form a word.

People think she’s lost her mind. People think she’s dying. She is certainly not dying, is what she will tell you. She is finally coming to life! She is a new person: more confident, quick-witted, and definitely brighter in every way. In fact, some people don’t even recognize her when they see her out and about in town. If that doesn’t mean she’s a new person, what does? So today, after a nifty 35-mile ride, she stops at the coffee shop, still in her sweaty bike clothes, and buys a skim milk latte—no sugar, 75 calories—and takes it outside to drink in the sun.

It’s also not too rocky, meaning they can safely push the pace, which they do. They don’t have much breath left to talk to each other. When they reach the climb, they shift into granny gears and bear down on the pedals to keep a reasonable pace. They can hear each other breathing hard and hear each other’s bikes creaking and the small rocks flinging out from under their knobby tires. ” She says this each Saturday and means it. ” They lower their heads and keep pedaling toward the top. the Weekend Mountain Biker: TODD Maximum intensity.

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