Bicycle Diaries


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Since the early 1980s, David Byrne has been riding a bicycle as his principal means of transportation in New York City. A few years later he discovered folding bikes, and starting taking them with him on music tour overseas, and experienced a sense of liberation as he pedaled around many of the world's principal cities. The point of view from his bike seat has given Byrne a panoramic window on urban life over the last thirty years as he has cycled round cities such as London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Manila, New York ...

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Nov 18, 2010

re-writing headlines

This is a good book about many things in life in many places in the world. Bicycling is how David gets around, but it is not discussed as much as I would have liked. I thought it would be more about how bicycling in different parts of the world, but it was just about different parts of the world. The title is misleading. It's a good book and many interesting thoughts, but I think the title is off-target. I would have called it, "worldly diaries." (Might have reached a wider audience also.)

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