There was a time was when riding a bicycle meant going outside, hitting the kickstand with the back of your foot, swinging your leg over and taking off. You didn't need to buy expensive gear; you didn't need a huge number of gears; and you didn't have to ride miles and miles, just as fast as you could.
Grant Peterson is the founder and owner of Rivendale Bicycle Works - purveyors of lugged steel bicycle frames, small parts and accessories, wool clothing, leather saddles and good advice. So, why did he write a book that tells those of us who aren't into marathon riding that it's okay to just have fun on a bike? Tune in as I confess my own hesitation of riding a bicycle these days. Peterson has some excellent advice for me and others alike.