I bought my fist bike in 2000, or at least the first new bike that was my own. Like most riders I rode in a t-shirt and jeans with little or no protection and just about the same idea of how to ride a bike. As will happen to someone poorly trained on a motorcycle I crashed. About a year later I sold that bike and left riding altogether.
Then along came a certain show about two guys riding around the world and I started thinking I might want to get back into riding. I happened on this book in the local book store and read it cover to cover several times. I then bought and read the other two books by the same author. Armed with a much better understanding of bikes and riding I bought a new bike and have on the road for three years and 30,000 miles with no issues.
I still go back to the books when I feel I need to brush up after a ride. Buy all three, they are worth more it! (Posted on 3/12/11)