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Just Ride by Grant Petersen
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Sep 02, 2012

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I am not a bike racer so the book wasn't written for me--the author is trying to get serious long distance bike racers to stop the madness and just enjoy the fun of bike riding. I love riding my bike and we do a lot of family rides, but sometimes I don't enjoy riding just with my husband because the rides feel like a death march...a constant push to ride as fast as possible for mileS. Since reading the book, I have started to slow down a bit, to look at the scenery (as opposed to it being just a blur) and to enjoy the ride itself instead of just looking forward to rolling into our garage and getting off the bike. The author also included some technical information about bikes-- some interesting and some boring and too technical for my kind of riding, but I read every word and maybe someday it will come in handy as small talk at a dinner party!
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Sacha Kobatchnik Amen to your comments about biking with hubby! My husband and I often end up fighting because I am more concerned with safety (his and mine-while riding in traffic or crossing streets) and courtesy (to other bikers, runners, pedestrians) than "pushing" myself. I had hoped that reading this book would give me more insight, possibly improve my riding technique, but I think I will give the book to DH and find another for myself! Thanks for a very useful review!

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