Subtitled “The Best of Peter Egan from Cycle World Magazine’, this book spans the man’s writings for that publication, beginning in 1977 and continuing to the present day. 21 articles are in the first volume, all written in Egan’s flawless, evocative prose that describes everything from the history of the leather jacket, to how many bikes should a person really have in their garage to the nearly lost art of the kickstart. Resonant with all riders, he has a common, familiar touch that is a joy to read and reminds us of why we ride, and why it’s so good. By Peter Egan. Softbound, 6.5"×9.5". 320 pp., b&w illus.