Just ride [electronic resource] : A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike. Grant Petersen.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "A wonderfully sane, down-to-earth, and frequently funny guide to riding, maintaining, fixing and enjoying your bicycle."Dave Eggers, New York Times Book ReviewWinner Silver Medal 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards In the same way that Michael Pollan's slim bestseller Food Rules brought a gust of common sense to the everyday activity of eating, Just Ride is a revelation. Forget the ultralight, uncomfortable bikes, flashy jerseys, clunky shoes that clip onto tiny pedals, the grinding out of endless miles. Instead, ride like you did when you were a kid—just get on your bike and discover the pure joy of riding it.A reformed racer who's commuted by bike every day since 1980, whose writings and opinions appear in major bicycling and outdoor magazines, and whose company, Rivendell Bicycle Works, makes bikes for riders ready to opt out of a culture overrun by racing, Grant Petersen shares a lifetime of unexpected facts, controversial opinions, expert techniques, and his own maverick philosophy. In 87 short, two-to-three page chapters, it covers: Riding: Count Days, Not Miles; Corner Like Jackie Robinson; Steer with Your Hips, Shift with Your Legs Suiting Up: The Shoes Ruse; Ponchos—the Ultimate Unracer's Garment Safety: #1 Rule—Be Seen; Helmets Aren't All They're Cracked Up to Be Health and Fitness: Why Riding Is Lousy All-Around Exercise; Saddles Don't Cause Impotence; Drink When You're Thirsty—Not BeforeAlso includes chapters on Accessories, Upkeep, and Technicalities as well as a final chapter titled "Velosophy" that includes the essential, memorable thought: Your Bike Is a Toy—Have Fun with It.
    • Notes:
      Electronic reproduction. New York : Workman Publishing Company, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2535 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 9097 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
    • ISBN:
      9780761171270 (electronic bk)
    • Accession Number:
      fay.617008
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      PETERSEN, G. Just ride. [electronic resource] : A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike. [S. l.: s. n.]. ISBN 9780761171270. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.617008. Acesso em: 26 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Petersen G. Just Ride. [Electronic Resource] : A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike.; 2012. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.617008. Accessed May 26, 2020.
    • APA:
      Petersen, G. (2012). Just ride. [electronic resource] : A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Petersen, Grant. 2012. Just Ride. [Electronic Resource] : A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.617008.
    • Harvard:
      Petersen, G. (2012) Just ride. [electronic resource] : A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.617008 (Accessed: 26 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Petersen, G 2012, Just ride. [electronic resource] : A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike, viewed 26 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Petersen, Grant. Just Ride. [Electronic Resource] : A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike. 2012. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.617008.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Petersen, Grant. Just Ride. [Electronic Resource] : A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike, 2012. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.617008.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Petersen G. Just ride. [electronic resource] : A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike [Internet]. 2012 [cited 2020 May 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.617008

Reviews

LJ Reviews Newsletter

This piece of awesomeness should become a populist manifesto for bicyclists everywhere. In it, Petersen (founder, Rivendell Bicycle Works, Walnut Creek, CA) makes a pungent (yes, pungent) case for enjoying bicycling, for returning it to its recreational and utile state. Though the book is masked as a list of 89 basic ideas (e.g., use your kickstand, get your quick release right, etc.), it's really a clarion call for riders to "unrace" aka "jettison the influences of racing that make your bike riding worse than fantastic." Spend some time on a bike and you'll see the dudes I see: blowing by-and scaring-little kids, pushing themselves to injury, dropping thousands of ka-ching, and scoffing at those not crushing two hard-core century rides every weekend. Petersen gives us permission to enjoy bike riding again, to ride your bike to pick up the groceries, to fart around. I have four bikes (yes, that's three too many), and I enjoy the hell out of them. But the one bike I really crave isn't the fully pimped $15,000 Pinarello Dogma 2; it's the black fat-tire, three-speed with metal fenders, a basket on the front, and a rack on the back. I sit upright on it, not hunched over in aero position. I pedal it to get to work, to the store, to the beach; it replaces my car, and it is extremely awesome. Smell what Petersen is cooking*. *Except for this funny idea he has that the poncho is the ultimate cycling garment. - Douglas Lord, "Books for Dudes," LJ Reviews 5/3/12 (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.