Author Shelley Jackson has written The Chainbreaker Bike Book: A Rough Guide to Bicycle Maintenance (Microcosm Publishing), a how-to guide on fixing bikes, and shes calling out bike-riding babes on their awesome do-it-yourself abilities.
She explains, Women are more logical then men, so were better at fixing bikes. Ive seen women go from fixing nothing to fixing bikes, to fixing things in their homes and cars. Its embarrassing how excited women get about fixing things.
Through her book, Jackson hopes to get people out of their cars and excited to ride their Schwinns again, but they shouldnt fear a bad fall.
She says, I got hit by a car on my bike once. I shattered the windshield and broke my leg. It was scary, but it made me want to keep riding so people would learn to respect bikers and give them their space on the street.
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