It was a rainy Saturday here along the Ohio Valley yesterday. I would stand up look out the window, sigh, and sit back down. I was reading "Bike Snob, Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling", when I read his comments about protecting your dream bike. How some people will get that dream bike, and not even ride it out of fear of damaging it. You see, I saved for awhile to get my bike, and I was rapidly becoming a fair weather cyclist. His comments hit that nerve, and I knew he was right. I also knew I might become one of these folks. I put the book down, got on my bike, and got sweaty and rained on. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
My question: What is the most important thing you changed in yourself or your riding after reading a book about cycling, and what was that book?
As an aside, my ride drove home his "rightness" about fenders, which is why they will be on the priority list for me.