Life Is a Wheel by Bruce WeberRead about another book on the list.
The easy joke about fifty-seven-year-old obituary writer Bruce Weber taking a cross-country bike ride across America is that the next notice he'll write will be his own. But with a stoic's wit, Weber's brisk musings prove not only fun but downright life-affirming. Weber approaches his daunting trip as a "midlife reckoning story" of learning to live in the present: "Never wish away distance. Never wish away time." Weber's strong, silent nature gives him the air of a sage who speaks volumes when it counts. Call it "Zen and the Art of Ten-Speed Maintenance."
Also see John Mullan's list of ten of the best bicycles in literature, Marjorie Kehe's list of ten great books about cycling, Matt Seaton's top 10 books about cycling, and William Fotherham's top ten cycling novels.