23 books — 10 voters
A bicycle is a human-powered, pedal-driven vehicle, first developed in the 19th century and remaining a popular form of transportation and sport today.
“ I had to ride slow because I was taking my guerrilla route, the one I follow when I assume that everyone in a car is out to get me. My nighttime attitude is, anyone can run you down and get away with it. Why give some drunk the chance to plaster me against a car? That's why I don't even own a bike light, or one of those godawful reflective suits. Because if you've put yourself in a position where someone has to see you in order for you to be safe--to see you, and to give a fuck--you've already b ...more ”
“ To ride a bicycle is in itself some protection against superstitious fears, since the bicycle is the product of pure reason applied to motion. Geometry at the service of man! Give me two spheres and a straight line and I will show you how far I can take them. Voltaire himself might have invented the bicycle, since it contributes so much to man’s welfare and nothing at all to his bane. Beneficial to the health, it emits no harmful fumes and permits only the most decorous speeds. How can a bicycle ...more ”
[close] From Phil the Thrill to The Rider
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[close] Jill Homer, author of "Ghost Trails, Journeys Through a Lifetime" will answer questions about her upcoming book, "Be Brave, Be Strong: A Journey Across the Great Divide," to be released May 31.
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A book club for San Francisco bicycle activists focused on discussing the intersections of trans…more
[close] A book club for San Francisco bicycle activists focused on discussing the intersections of transportation advocacy with issues of race, class, and equity.
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A drinking club with a reading problem.
[close] A drinking club with a reading problem.
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