Tuesday, March 30, 2010

BikeSnobNYC is Eben Weiss (no, really!)

(photo by Shelby Gates)

BikeSnobNYC, after years of anonymity, has revealed himself to be Eben Weiss, bike racer, writer, husband, soon-to-be-father, and former literary agent. The reason he outed himself? His new book, Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling Culture, is due out in May and it's difficult to propote a book anonymously. Quote: "Doing interviews in a balaclava tends to scare people away and get you in trouble at airports" (from Bicycling mag).

(photo by Bryan Derballa for the Wall Street Journal)

It'll be interesting to see how much, if any, this changes his blog. I've been reading it for a little while and many of his posts have struck a certain nerve with me (and countless others). It's nice he'll finally get some recognition for the fine writing evident on his blog.

The interesting thing about the timing is that he actually outed himself in a comment on March 19th, on Streetsblog NYC, but apparently nobody believed him.

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