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Book Reviews & Essays on Literature

Bike Snob, by Bike Snob NYC

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Bike Snob“Bike Snob – Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling”

First let me say that the freedom and affordability for everyone to blog as they please have caused some pretty ghastly stuff to be published on-line. Pokings-about in the primal ooze of cognition in bad grammar – not nice stuff, not fit to be read. I am no exception, I am frequently tempted to let my nastiest thoughts get out and write what ought not to be expressed. (Thankfully, you can always edit it out the next day.) So I was a bit taken aback when I realised that this cute little book had been written by a blogger (www.bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com). However, it is actually very good; witty, astute observations about cycling and cyclists, and the motorists who try to kill them. “Bike Snob NYC” knows his Sociology theory all right. Bike Snob, a.k.a. Eben Weiss, explains the basics about bikes and why people want to ride them, something that I, as an absolute beginner, found very useful. (Continue reading…)

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