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    DescriptionRobert Penn has saddled up nearly every day of his adult life. In his late twenties, he pedaled 25,000 miles around the world. Today he rides to get to work, sometimes for work, to bathe in air and sunshine, to travel, to go shopping, to stay sane, and to skip bath time with his kids. He's no Sunday pedal pusher. So when the time came for a new bike, he decided to pull out all the stops. He would build his dream bike, the bike he would ride for the rest of his life; a customized machine that reflects the joy of cycling."It's All About the Bike "follows Penn's journey, but this book is more than the story of his hunt for two-wheel perfection. En route, Penn brilliantly explores the culture, science, and history of the bicycle. From artisanal frame shops in the United Kingdom to California, where he finds the perfect wheels, via Portland, Milan, and points in between, his trek follows the serpentine path of our love affair with cycling. It explains why we ride."It's All About the Bike" is, like Penn's dream bike, a tale greater than the sum of its parts. An enthusiastic and charming tour guide, Penn uses each component of the bike as a starting point for illuminating excursions into the rich history of cycling. Just like a long ride on a lovely day, "It's All About the Bike" is pure joy--enriching, exhilarating, and unforgettable.

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    It's All About the Bike
    The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Penn, Narrator Jonathan Cowley
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 160 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9781452606392
    ISBN 10: 1452606390

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.4
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WSQ
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    B&T Approval Code: A09403000
    BISAC V2.8: SPO011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54400
    DC22: 629.227/2
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 629.2272
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: TL410 .P46 2012B
    DC23: 629.28472
    Thema V1.0: SMQ
    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    13 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Robert Penn is a journalist who writes for publications including the "Financial Times" and "Conde Nast Traveller." Jonathan Cowley is a British actor whose recording of "The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise" by Julia Stuart earned him an "AudioFile" Earphones Award. He has narrated many audiobooks as well as film trailers and documentaries on both sides of the Atlantic.
    Review quote
    "If you don't long for your own bike at the end of this book, you will at least never look at one the same way again." ---Kirkus