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Bike Snob returns with 'The Enlightened Cyclist'

April 3, 2012 • Entertainment


In this book cover image released by Chronicle Books, “The Enlightened Cyclist: Commuter Angst, Dangerous Drivers, and Other Obstacles on the Path to Two-Wheeled Transcendence,” by Eben Weiss, is shown. (AP Photo/Chronicle Books)

“The Enlightened Cyclist” (Chronicle Books), by Eben Weiss: “The Enlightened Cyclist” aspires to be a kind of bible for bicycle commuters, who will read it, laugh, weep and identify with almost every detail.

It’s also the kind of book that motorists and pedestrians should read but probably won’t, either because they just don’t care and/or because they just outright hate cyclists.

Author Eben Weiss understands this.

“It’s hard to be truly compassionate if you don’t know what it feels like to be disliked,” he writes. “Cyclists do not have this problem, because nobody likes us. Drivers think we’re smug dorks who slow them down, pedestrians think we’re deadly scofflaws, and Login to read more

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