The joys of commuting by bike attract scores of new converts every year. But as fresh-faced cyclists fill the roads, they also encounter their share of frustrations--careless drivers, wide-flung car doors, zoned-out pedestrians, and aggressive fellow cyclists, to name a few. In this follow-up to the best-selling Bike Snob, BikeSnobNYC takes on the trials and triumphs of bike commuting with snark, humor, and enthusiasm, asking the question: If we become better commuters, will that make us better people? From the deadly sins of biking to tactics for dealing with cars, pedestrians, and other cyclists, this primer on bike travel is a must-read for cyclists new and seasoned alike.
From how to choose the right bike frame to the rules of cycling in a paceline, there are things that any serious cyclist should know. This book covers all the essentials for those cyclists looking to step up their ambitions. Beautiful photography and packaging appeals to enthusiasts of all ability.
The Bike-Owner's Handbook is a manual of basic bicycle upkeep, taking you step-by-step through the essentials of puncture repair, brake and gear adjustment and cleaning and maintenance. Engaging illustrations, luxurious photography and QR codes linking to clearly presented video tutorials set it apart from the run-of-the mill bicycle manuals. A beautiful book for the beautiful machine.
Author and professional cyclist Nicole Cooke is a cycling star whose recent gold-winning triumph in the Beijing Olympics earned her an even greater fan base. She is passionate about her sport, and that love of cycling is evident in Cycle for Life.
The book is divided into four main sections: Bike Basics, which includes bike, gear, maintenance, and riding skills; Body Basics, which includes stretching, fitness, cross-training, and nutrition and health; Challenge Yourself, which includes commuting, touring, events, and racing; and Bike Knowledge, which includes information and resources for cyclists who want to take their commitment to the next level.
Cycle for Life is written to supply even the novice cyclist with information to bike with greater confidence. The book also has plenty of information for intermediate cyclists, whom Nicole calls G Limprovers.G Y With G L52 Reasons to RideG Y and its readable text, Cycle for Life is sure to inspire new fans and remind current cycling enthusiasts of the many reasons why they love their sport.
This is a study of the names and bikes of the world's most famous, innovative and legendary makers of contemporary bespoke bicycles. The book features bike builders from the UK, France, Italy, the US, Germany and Australia.
Ride Strong, Ride Long ... Whether Your Goal Is 30 Miles or 3,000
From Edmund R. Burke, Ph.D., and Ed Pavelka - two of the country's top cycling experts - comes the most comprehensive guide ever to achieving the strength, skills, and strategies you need for long-distance riding. Whether you're training for day rides, centuries, or cross-country trips, The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling helps you choose the right equipment, train step-by-step, and map out your riding strategy so that you can go the distance.
Discover how to:
* Make the most of every hour on your bike
* Build your mileage base efficiently
* Customize your training to suit your personality and physical capabilities
* Build extra training time into your hectic schedule
* Avoid injuries and the dangers of overtraining
* Achieve the mental edge you need to ride farther and faster
* Train for both road and off-road touring
* Choose cycling gear that goes and goes
* Eat for the long haul-- nutrition before, during, and after your rides
To help you achieve your riding goals, The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling gives you complete, step-by-step training programs for riding a half-century, century, double century, and beyond. You'll also find strategies and techniques for special situations, such as riding in bed weather and riding at night. Published by the world's leading authority on bicycling, this informative guide is a must-have for all cycling enthusiasts.
From detailed portraits of the icons of the sport, to statistical breakdowns of the greatest road races and potted histories of its most enduring records, this collection of superbly entertaining infographics includes everything you need to know about professional cycling.
Whether it is the tallest and shortest champions, oldest and youngest Tour riders, or the richest in the peloton, Velopedia has it covered. Examining nearly all of the sport's most intriguing stories, it also includes the most memorable rivalries, heroic losers, most controversial stars and biggest scandals, not to mention the best punch-ups and mid-race mishaps. The eccentric side of the sport is here too, with kitsch kits, the strangest superstitions and most elaborate facial hair.
Charting every generation from the Victorian age to the present day, Velopedia is the perfect book for both the most devoted amateur cyclist and the armchair fan.
- Which bike is right for me? - How can I avoid getting knocked off? - How can I buy a good secondhand bike? - Do I need to wear a helmet? - Must I don a luminous tabard? - How do I thwart a bike thief? - How can I cycle and transport my child/laptop/suit? - How hard is it to mend a puncture? - Can I get arrested for cycling drunk? Finally, a guide for ordinary, non Lycra-wearing people who happen to cycle or want to start. It's a friendly book for people who cycle to work, to the shops, into town or to the countryside, for all those who are fed up with traffic jams and late trains, who can't be bothered to go to the gym, but want to get some exercise while doing their bit for the planet. Bicycle teaches you how to stay safe while on the road - and have fun and look good while you're at it. It will help you find your dream ride and stop someone stealing it, and includes a whole chapter on tackling a commute by bike. For those cyclists who want to take things to the next level, there are tips on cycling for sport and leisure, from weekend jaunts to charity rides and epic adventures.
This book celebrating cycling covers the bicycle's invention and subsequent historical development, stories of intrepid early cyclists who traveled the world, the 20th-century popularity of cycle touring, and the depiction of bicycles in films, books and art. It examines the sport of cycling, including histories of the Tour de France and the other great European races, the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espa a, and goes on to explore velodrome-based cycling and the rise of BMX and mountain biking. It investigates the science behind balance and aerodynamics, and covers the future of bicycles, including innovative flying, floating and electric bikes. It also touches on the technical aspects of bicycles, including an exploded diagram of a typical bike and tips for basic maintenance of your own bike. Beautifully illustrated with vintage and modern images, this book is a perfect gift for both bike obsessives and general readers.