Been to the library lately?
I remember getting my first library card when I was in the 4th grade. My Mom took me to the local library and signed me up to check out all the books I could possibly carry at one time. From that point on, I rode my bike almost every week to 2 different libraries within a few miles from my home. I liked to switch it up because the neighborhood public library had a good selection of Nancy Drew and Babysitter’s Club books, the library on the air force base had a kick ass record collection that included the Dirty Dancing soundtrack and Duran Duran. Hey, I was an 80’s kid and loved all things hair metal and neon.
Fast forward a few years and I still have a library card. This one is on my key chain and allows me to not only check out and reserve books, but download from the library website to my Kindle. The library has really changed over the past few years with technology, and while I don’t go in as much, I still find it a great educational resource.
Next week is Bike to Work Week. The Downtown Dallas Public Library will have an energizer station next Friday morning supporting all the bike commuters riding by with snacks, drinks, and on the spot repairs. You can even sign up for a library card!
The library just posted this blog about their energizer station and recommendation for bike related books, which brought back a lot of good memories from my childhood spent at the library. What are some of your favorite books about cycling? Here’s a few of mine which you should immediately log on to the library’s website and request them.
BikeSnob NYC-crass and honest bike humor. Read one on a trip to the Middle East. It made me laugh out loud enough to draw a few attentive stares. I actually met Eben at a bike event in NYC a few years ago. He’s a cool dude and very much like his writing.
Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne-mainly because he’s David Byrne and has an interesting perspective about community and bicycling.
Bicycling Magazine’s Road Bike Repair and Maintenance Handbook-The cover pictures speaks volumes about the future of cycling. Women rock and are awesome mechanic’s. This is your go to manual for learning how a road bike operates.