An Illustrated History of the Bicycle, Forward By Lance Armstrong, By the editors of Bicycling Magazine.
Just finished reading the book, though most of it is pictures, etc. Learned some things I was not aware of and re-read about things I did already know about the most noblest invention of all time.
One thing I was not aware of was that Madison Square Garden in NYC was originaly built for track racing. I wonder if any part of the original contstruction remains, or if there is a history of it in the current building. Funny how it went from indoor track bicycle racing to what it is today.
I also found out that motorists have more to thank cyclists for. I knew that orignally because of bicyclists motorists now have good roads to travel on. But I also now know that the invention of the automobile was stemmed from bicycles.
Its funny how a lot of motorists complain, harrass and don't want us on the roads. Yet it is because of the bicyce that they themselves are on the roads. Instead of yelling complaints against us they should be thanking us for what they have today.
The book covers all aspects of cycling from the beginning to the present.
I recommend it for everyone to read.