“Heft on Wheels”

Posted: September 26, 2009 in Daily Weirdness

Last week Chef Joe recommended the book by Mike Magnuson called “Heft on Wheels.”  With the impending flight to Colorado coming up and since reading on a plane takes my mind off of the person stealing my armrest and the fact that airplane seats are not made for a 6’1 male I ran out to Borders and grabbed the last copy they had.  Despite the fact there is a naked fat guy riding a Trek on the cover (which the author explains in the book) I freaking loved this book and owe Chef a huge high five for pointing me in the direction of this literary offering.   From the gate in Detroit to the gate in Colorado Springs I read the entire thing which left nothing for the flight home but that’s a whole different story.  I couldn’t help feeling a almost kinship with Mr. Magnuson as we both used cycling as a way to take up the reins of our health.  If you have not read it go out and get it….NOW!


  1. Dough says:

    Like you, I have loved bikes through out my life and have found myself at a “heavy” point in my life. Long story short I saw this post and checked out his blog. I live in the Dale as we call it and realized I rode with this guy on one of my “shed some fat” rides. I rode by him and he caught up to my fat a$$ and was very supportive.

    Good on ya mate! Fight the good fight!

    Like you, I am fighting the weight and you inspire me to keep at it!

  2. ChefJT says:

    Glad to hear you enjoyed the book. Magnuson recently did an article in Bicycling Magazine about Greg LeMond also.

    Hi Five received and right back at ya!!

  3. Svend says:

    Disturbing cover … but will try to get a copy.
    More motiviation. More better.

  4. I have heard good things about this book. Will have to pick it up and read it… thanks for the recommendation!

  5. Lori says:

    Try requesting the book from the library – mine had it on the shelf. Also a Michigander….maybe I’ll see you on those back country roads!

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