Romanticizing riding a bicycle is a myth easily dispelled by the act of actually riding a bike. The grease, the grit, the grind, the rude motorists who honk as they pass, because goodness knows you can't hear a large piece of metal on wheels coming from behind at 30+ miles faster than you... but I digress.
-How big was it [fish/hill]?
While I only ride my bike in the spring and summer, to commute to work (a non-romantic 20 miles, uphill both ways I might add), there are those whose whole lifestyle is built around commuting on bikes. My hats off to the real road warriors.
Including the creator of the BikeSnobNYC blog. BikeSnob has just had his blog restructured as a book and it is one of the best blog to book creations. It is beautifully illustrated by Christopher Koelle.
The book is a wonderful chronicle of the history of bicycling and what it means to bicycle in the modern age. Koelle's artwork beautifully captures the essence of bikesnob's writing, making this book a must have for the shelf of both bike elites and non bikers alike!