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As sensible as it may seem in an era when fuel prices are skyrocketing in tandem with environmental consciousness, a switch to bicycle commuting doesn't necessarily happen overnight. Certain questions arise: Do I really need that $1,500 bike? Are Lycra shorts necessary? What about traffic rules? What to do when a tire blows? InThe Bicycle Commuter's Pocket Guide, veteran cyclist, bike commuter, professional messenger, and author Robert Hurst gives you all the answers you need for worry-free riding. The ultimate, practical miniguide to tips, tricks, technique, and gear Compact and user-friendly For riding to work, to the grocery store, or just around town Color photos and illustrationsplus a popout map!
Robert Hurst is a veteran bicycle messenger and all-around cyclist who has cycled more than 180,000 miles and 18,000 hours in heavy traffic. In this time, he has completed something like 85,000 deliveries. He is a native Coloradan who is just happy to be in one piece after working for more than twelve years as a professional bike messenger in Denver. He celebrates his continued survival by spending time in the mountains, and by riding the world's most excellent trails. Mr. Hurst is also the author of The Art of Cycling, Mountain Biking Colorado's San Juan Mountains and Road Biking Colorado's Front Range (FalconGuides).