Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just open your current read to a random page and share a few sentences. Be careful not to include spoilers!
The Bike Snob has for years written a wildly successful blog of which I am a fan. This is his first book. There has since been a second; I am behind. Here’s your teaser for the day, randomly selected:
Cyclocross is a strange, painful, and addictive form of racing involving dismounting and carrying your bike over obstacles on courses consisting of both dirt and pavement. In a way racing cyclocross is like freebasing cycling, since the races are short but incredibly intense, and they manage to distill pretty much every element of cycling into forty-five minutes. Consequently, like crack in the eighties, it becomes more and more popular in this country every year.
There’s your cyclocross lesson for the day. He gives a good description; it is indeed intense, painful, and addictive! This is also a pretty representative sample of Bike Snob’s irreverent approach. I like it.
What are you reading today?