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    24 copies of my book. Taking them to Nevada City...

    24 copies of my book. Taking them to Nevada City tomorrow at the invitation of my brotha from anotha motha Chris Kelly, the frame builder. He wants me to perform with him at an open mike on Tuesday...
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    The Herlihy book is excellent, but it barely...

    The Herlihy book is excellent, but it barely recognizes the arrival of mountain biking, the biggest development in cycling of the 20th Century.. In the first edition David spelled my name wrong. ...
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    Since I'm probably the only person in this...

    Since I'm probably the only person in this conversation who has actually written a book about bikes, I might as well point out that my publisher has made a couple of chapters of Fat Tire Flyer...
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    My own favorites don't include anything about...

    My own favorites don't include anything about mountain biking.

    My friend Andy Homan wrote an amazing tome called Life in the Slipstream; the Bobby Walthour Jr. Story. It's about Six-Day racing at...
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    Here is a link to Robert Penn's one-hour BBC...

    Here is a link to Robert Penn's one-hour BBC special called "The Ride of My Life." The programme follows the same adventure as the book, It's All About the Bike. Our part starts at 30:00

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    Joe Breeze and I got a chapter in that book, and...

    Joe Breeze and I got a chapter in that book, and also ten minutes out of the one hour TV show made to complement it.

    So Rob Penn and I are friends. When the Wall Street Journal looked for someone...
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    Jeez, I'm 69 and that sort of question never...

    Jeez, I'm 69 and that sort of question never occurred to me.

    Should I ride at this age? How old will I be if I don't?
  8. I was admiring the photo of your classic...

    I was admiring the photo of your classic Ritchey/MountainBike, then I saw it got stolen. Beyond bummer!
  9. Which page are we talking about?

    Which page are we talking about?
  10. Just making sure, you do know that I wrote a book...

    Just making sure, you do know that I wrote a book about my cycling adventures.
  11. Chew on this....

    Chew on this.
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    It's not about "fair use." The bloody crash...

    It's not about "fair use." The bloody crash photo has made it around the world several times.

    For me, it's only about attribution. Who took that photo? Where did you find it?
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    Lifted without attribution from my website...

    Lifted without attribution from my website. I see why they call you Lazyass. Probably thought I wouldn't notice.

    Everyone here uses other people's photos, like, um, mine above. Seems like...
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    You're the one who has to ride it. Don't listen...

    You're the one who has to ride it. Don't listen to anyone who has no stake in it. Ride the bike. If you can't pick one, flip a coin.

    Whatever you do, paralysis by indecision eats into your...
  15. I got just about the first one that came out of...

    I got just about the first one that came out of the box. Great bike!

    Joe Breeze will be joining me in signing books tomorrow.
  16. Wall Street Journal reviewed my book, Fat Tire...

    Wall Street Journal reviewed my book, Fat Tire Flyer.

    They liked it.
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    I sure like mine. Incredible on rough...

    I sure like mine. Incredible on rough singletrack.
  18. Gary Fisher and I started a business in 1979 that...

    Gary Fisher and I started a business in 1979 that we called "MountainBikes." My book is just out. Official release date is today.

    My publisher has put a sample chapter online, so check it out.
    ...
  19. Everybody has wanted to tell me for 35 years...

    Everybody has wanted to tell me for 35 years about all the people who thought of mountain bikes before I did. Buffalo Soldiers, whoever, riding bikes on dirt started as soon as there were bikes. A...
  20. Fat Tire Flyer...

    Fat Tire Flyer has started arriving at the homes of those who bought in advance. I really don't mind the cut-rate royalties. I'll do fine with this.

    My publisher has made a complete chapter...
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    I use a FS 29er for a town bike. Took a road...

    I use a FS 29er for a town bike. Took a road bike ride last week on a rigid frame and I'm thinking, wow, this thing is brutal.

    Use cheap tires with the least knobby tread you can find and pump...
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    I built this one myself in 1977. 398854

    I built this one myself in 1977.

    398854
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    There's a Fairfax in Virginia? Who knew? ...

    There's a Fairfax in Virginia? Who knew?

    No, I'm talking about the famous town of Fairfax, in California, where mountain biking was born and where the Marin Museum of Bicycling will soon open....
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    For 20 years or so it has been in the Mountain...

    For 20 years or so it has been in the Mountain bike Hall of Fame in Crested Butte. The Hof recently moved to Fairfax, and I saw my bike for the first time in decades.

    Here are Joe and myself with...
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    Joe didn't have a bike company in 1977, when I...

    Joe didn't have a bike company in 1977, when I asked him to build my bike. He delivered it eight months later in 1978. He was a friend who had built a half dozen road bikes for other members of our...
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