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Wheels of Change by Sue Macy
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May 28, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: yalsa-best-of-the-best, 2012
Read from May 27 to 28, 2012

Eight years ago, I went from completely unathletic to completing a century around Lake Tahoe. And it changed my life. So there was a definite connection for me to this book.

This was a fascinating look at how the bicycle changed things, but especially for women. From fashion to athletics to politics. The information is presented in an engaging fashion. And I enjoyed the breaks between chapters for trivia related to cycling, especially the songs and terminology.

While the objections to the change in fashion and the inevitable moral decay of women seem somewhat amusing and trite, it's interesting to see how much things don't change.

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