Bike Tribes: A Field Guide to North American Cyclists
Anyone who rides a bike knows the bicycling world is made up of tribes. From tattooed messengers to pretty urban hipsters to grouchy shop owners, they ...more
This is a cute book. I live outside of bike city USA (Portland, OR) so I enjoyed learning the difference between the types of cyclists that I see around here. Magnuson was unapologetically biased toward his 'tribe' but that's acceptable because it's his book and he did seem to try to be even-handed with the other groups. He clearly wants everyone to support small businesses instead of ...more
Bike Tribes is a slightly (or maybe more than slightly) tongue-in-check look at the different types of riders you will see around the various bike venues. My older son, the MTB racer, recommended it and I am glad that he did as I quickly found myself nodding and laughing in agreement at the bikers as described. After several centuries of my own and many miles on the local trails, as well as working the support team for my son’s races, I have seen almost all of these riders at one time or anot...more
This book was a sometimes funny and interesting look at the world of cycling. If you are not a cyclist then I am sure this book was boring and at times confusing.
If I go out on my bike now, I will know EXACTLY how every other cyclist I see is thinking about me and thinking about themselves.
I still am not sure if I likes this book or not, it was rather silly and easy to leave around for a page or two reading every once in awhile.
Worth reading for fun.