Easy Rider

Easy Rider : A Kiwi's Guide to Cycling

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More and more Kiwis are keen to take up cycling, but don't know how to start. Popular media personality Jon Bridges wants to take biking to the masses - and have a good dose of fun along the way. Easy Rider outlines the many joys of riding a bike in New Zealand, and provides a complete beginners' guide - from riding for fun, to commuting, riding for fitness, mountain biking and even racing. We learn about the reasons for, the reasons against (there aren't any), the basics of buying a bike and getting started, riding in New Zealand traffic, training and racing, safety and etiquette, maintenance, gizmos, gadgets, Lycra - and so much more. Told with Jon's amiable sense of comedy, boundless energy and passion for the subject, and accompanied by illustrations and photographs throughout, Easy Rider is your one-stop bike shop. Two-wheeled heaven is just one enjoyable read away. (This book, that is.) 'There is no doubt [Bridges] is a converted cycling enthusiast ...once you have read his reasons why you should pedal with your legs rather than motor on your backside, you too will be a convert.' --NZ Fitness
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 171 x 214 x 16mm | 495g
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 0143568388
  • 9780143568384

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Jon is a well-known TV presenter and producer, with such credits as IceTV, Who Ate All the Pies?, and the panel show Would I Lie to You?. For the past four years he has been the producer of New Zealand's most successful TV comedy show, 7 Days. Jon has written a column for the New Zealand Listener, a popular blog for Stuff.co.nz, a book on cycling in New Zealand, Easy Rider, and another on New Zealand inventions and innovation, No. 8 Re-wired (with David Downs). Jon lives in the house he built with his designer wife Gemma, along with their recent addition Xeno.
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