Who needs cars? True freedom starts with two wheels and a push on a pedal, according to "Velo: Bicycle Culture and Design," a new book that celebrates bicycles as a way of life and icon of modern design.
The young man in the photo is pigeon-chested. Yet his thighs are inflated, so muscular he must spread his legs wide to stand. But there are no anabolic steroids involved here. It's all a road bike's fault. The culprit is sleek and green and hangs on the wall in the background. It's obvious: Here, man and machine have formed one another.
The symbiotic relationship between cyclists and their equipment is documented in the soon-to-be-released picture book "Velo: Bicycle Culture and Design," put out by publisher Robert Klanten and graphic designer Sven Ehmann.
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