The Outspokin’ Cyclist

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For four years, readers of The Herald-Sun newspaper (Durham, NC) enjoyed Phillip Barron’s monthly columns on bicycling. The Outspokin’ Cyclist gathers some of the best columns together in one volume. With insights into cold-weather bike commuting, urban design, the spiritual solitude of solo mountain biking, and the philosophical problems with drug use in competitive sports, Barron’s columns offer glimpses into the life of a cyclist and a small city’s biking community. The resulting book appeals to residents of the Bull City as well as those unlucky enough not to know Durham, to cyclists as well as readers who simply enjoy a good story.

Read more about the book in this Davis Enterprise article.

“I appreciate the Zen nature of the book’s first part “Why I Ride.” Barron speaks to both the sports cyclist enjoying those rare moments of being in the zone and the commuter experiencing their city to a degree that only bicycles allow.”
— Courtnee Felton, Sweet Georgia Brown

“new from one of our contributors from relatively long ago. Long time readers may remember Phillip Barron’s ‘A Special Place In Hell For Bike Thieves’…”
Urban Velo

“Phillip Barron on bicycling is like David Foster Wallace on tennis.”
Cycle Velo

“As South Carolina’s larger cities work to make traffic flow more friendly and attractive for bicycles, Phillip Barron’s new book offers itself as a cyclist’s encouraging companion.”