Journeys of a London Bicycle Courier
Hardcover ISBN: 1907903992
Cyclogeography lifts the lid on the hidden world of Cycle Couriers, the 'solitary creatures of the underworld', and the strange or illicit contents of the parcels they deliver. Here Jon Day explores the extraordinary subculture of courier bicycle races including the Cycle Messenger World Championships and the Alleycat races.
How Cycling Can Save the World
Paperback ISBN: 0143111779
Peter Walker -- reporter at the Guardian and curator of its popular Bike Blog -- shows how the future of humanity depends on the bicycle. Car culture has ensnared much of the world -- and it's no wonder. Convenience and comfort (as well as some clever lobbying) has made the car the transportation method of choice for generations. But as the world evolves, the high cost of the automobile is made clearer -- with its dramatic effects on pollution, the need for foreign oil, and the alarming rate at which people are injured and killed in crashes. Author and journalist Peter Walker argues that the simplest way to tackle many of these problems at once is with one of mankind's most perfect inventions -- the bicycle. In How Cycling Can Save the World, Walker will take readers on a tour of charming cities like Copenhagen and Amsterdam -- where everyday cycling has taken root -- demonstrating the proven effect cycling can have on reducing smog and obesity, and improving quality of life and mental health. Interviews with public figures -- such as Janette Sadik-Khan, who lead the charge to change New York City and create more pedestrian and cyclist friendly infrastructure -- provide case studies on how it can be done, and prove that you can make a big change with just a little paint and a paradigm shift. Meticulously researched, cleverly written, and extremely inspiring, How Cycling Can Save the World delivers on its lofty promise and leads the reader to the realization that cycling could not only save the world, but have a lasting and positive impact on their own lives.
The World's Fastest Man
The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's First Black Sports Hero
Hardcover ISBN: 1501192590
The award-winning author of Flight from Monticello traces the lesser-known story of Major Taylor, who broke racial barriers at the height of the Jim Crow era by becoming the world's fastest and most famous bicyclist. 100,000 first printing.
The Ultimate Bicycle Owner's Manual
The Universal Guide to Bikes, Riding, and Everything for Beginner and Seasoned Cyclists
Paperback ISBN: 0316352683
""Everything you need to know to purchase, maintain, and ride a bike for recreation, commuting, competition, travel, and beyond! From the bike world's most beloved and trusted advocate." --Provided by the publisher"--
Lonely Planet Epic Bike Rides of the World
Paperback ISBN: 178868303x
Discover 200 of the best places to ride a bike in this beautifully illustrated paperback. From family-friendly, urban rides to epic adventures off the beaten track. Destinations range from Europe, for the world's great bike races, to the wilds of Mongolia. These journeys will inspire, whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started.
Road to Valor
A True Story of World War II Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation
Paperback ISBN: 0307590658
Documents the against-the-odds story of cyclist Gino Bartal from his impoverished youth in rural Tuscany and his surprise victory at the Tour de France to his secret role in the Italian resistance and his postwar second Tour de France win. 50,000 first printing.
Andy Pruitt's Complete Medical Guide for Cyclists
Paperback ISBN: 1931382808
Even the best cyclists and coaches can miss small details that can lead to serious injuries over the course of many miles on the bike. Andy Pruitt, renowned for his expertise in preventing and treating cycling injuries, has consulted with professional athletes throughout his career, including Lance Armstrong and Axel Merckx. Using computerized pedaling analysis, he has made it possible for countless athletes to achieve the elusive perfect bike fit, thereby dramatically improving their performance. This medical guide draws on his years of experience in this area. He describes the sport’s most common ailments, identifying the symptoms and causes as well as treatments that keep athletes on the road. Written in an accessible, straightforward manner, the book tackles everything from personal training programs to biomechanics, from aging to riding through illness. Perhaps most importantly, riders learn how to make critical adjustments to bike fit, leading to increased comfort, power, and efficiency — and fewer problems.
Best Bike Rides Minneapolis and St. Paul
Great Recreational Rides in the Twin Cities Area
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1493040685
Hidden in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul are some great roads, trails, and bike paths that are fun to explore. Best Bike Rides Minneapolis and St. Paul describes 40 great recreational rides in the metro areas. With most rides between 5 and 30 miles—including road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and mountain bike rides—it’s easy to find an interesting place to ride.
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0670021148
A musician and visual artist describes his preference for traveling by folding bicycle throughout New York City, a choice that has enabled his discovery of the mode's ensuing sense of freedom as well as his observations on the city's inner workings and rhythms.