Tuesday, May 6, 2014
The Way of the Cycling Disciple
According the blurb on the back this book is a necessity for the avid biker. It contains a list of rules, written with humor that provide tips on road etiquette, gear tips, and much more. The Velominati is a website for the devoted biker with much of the same information. That info has now been condensed and put into this book.
Since my husband loves his cycling I thought this would be the perfect book for him. I read through most of it and was slightly amused at the stories, but rather bored for most it. That's to be expected - I'm a runner. So as soon as I finished I gifted him the book and told him I wanted his opinion when he finished. He's not much of a talker, but here is his reaction upon finishing the book -
"Not a good book. Give it away." When I probed further he mentioned that it was "for the fanatical rider who had no other passions or interests in life, but definitely not for the regular rider". He also mentioned that while it has some slightly amusing or interesting stories, it was mostly boring. Both of us noticed quite a few errors as well. The pictures are black and white and very grainy. I asked him for a rating and he gave it 2 stars.
I received this book free of charge from Goodreads in exchange for my honest review.