Thursday, February 7

Latter Day Sloane

Eugene Sloan's "25th Anniversary" Bicycling Book Came out Just Under 25 Years Ago
One large influence on my cycling life was Eugene A. Sloane. It's now been over a decade since he passed away. His book first came out 50 years ago. I was reminded, yesterday, of how things have changed for things bicycling. I've touched on Sloane at times, such as here, here, and here, but never at any length.

You see, I ran across the 25th anniversary edition of his book. I must say that, not only is it a dramatic change from his initial edition, but nowadays, things would merit a "50th anniversary" edition with even more changes. While I don't often do book reviews, I'm tempted to do a comparative one. For those needing a memory jog of what the original book looked like, look below. For those who would castigate me for spending good money on what is, arguably, an obsolete book, well, since the 25th Anniversary Edition was in paperback, the library only wanted 50 cents for it. Well worth it even if I'd had to pay twice the price had it been in hardback...

This Book Came out a LONG Time Ago!

3 comments:

mike w. said...

Looking forward to your thoughts after comparing the two editions.

Justine Valinotti said...

I think that reading Sloane's original volume was a rite of passage for cyclists of my generation.

Trevor Woodford said...

Look forward to a comparison review....

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