Friday, May 24, 2013

Read a book

Why? Because it's good for you. Builds character. Be real cool and read it in actual book form. Be super real cool and do so while riding your bike. Here's the book: In the City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist. It's by Pete Jordan. You may know him from Dishwasher fame. I actually tracked the guy down in Amsterdam. Yes... I, Mr. Astoria Bike, have met and like Pete Jordan (is that a crime?). If you like cities and bike (and if you don't, why are you reading this?), you will like reading about a Yankee in King Willem-Alexander's court (though, to be fair, it was Queen Beatrix's court when Jordan was writing, but whatever...). Amsterdam is a great bike city. I've biked there, in fact. In fact, I have a bike there (poor, dusty thing). In the City of Bikes will make you love cities even more. As a review on Amazon says, it's the book David Byrne wish he wrote. I couldn't agree more.

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