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? In The Bicycle Commuter’s Handbook, veteran cyclist, bike commuter, professional messenger, and author Robert Hurst gives you all the answers you need for worry-free riding.
Robert Hurst is the author of The Cyclist's Manifesto and The Art of Cycling (both FalconGuides) and has logged nearly 200,000 miles on his bike. He lives in Denver, Colorado.