Last week, I had the opportunity to do a book reading at Bayview Bicycles on Whidbey Island (drive north of Seattle, take the ferry out of Mukilteo, drive up the island for about ten minutes, and you’re there). I read the first couple of pages from The Descent into Happiness, which was appropriate since part of that initial chapter takes place in the bike shop I was reading in.
We had a great audience, which made for a great evening. Before the event took place, a group of us had dinner and beers at The Taproom. I’d recommend both the bike shop and the brew pub if you ever find yourself visiting the island.
The book is about the thought process that goes into distance cycling. It just felt right to read from the book, and engage the audience, surrounded by steal, aluminum, and carbon fiber.