The Secret Race
Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-Ups, and Winning at All Costs
Hardcover ISBN: 0345530411
A once top-ranked cyclist chronicles his downfall after testing positive for doping after winning gold at the 2004 Olympics while also addressing the practice's pervasiveness in the sport and his relationship with Lance Armstrong.
Essential Bicycle Maintenance & Repair
Paperback ISBN: 1450407072
Essential Bicycle Maintenance & Repair teaches readers how to keep their bikes in top running condition with minimal investment in specialized tools. Written for the do-it-yourselfer, not the professional mechanic, each repair includes step-by-step instructions and photo sequences, making the book an accessible and essential resource for any cyclist. Original.
It's All About the Bike
The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels
Hardcover ISBN: 1608195384
"The bicycle is one of mankind's greatest inventions and the most popular form of transport in history. Robert Penn has ridden one most days of his adult life. In his late 20s, he pedaled around the world. Yet, like cyclists everywhere, the utilitarian bikes he currently owns don't even hint at this devotion. Robert needs a new bike, a customized machine that reflects how he feels when he's riding it - like an ordinary man touching the gods. It's All About the Bike is the story of a journey to design andbuild a dream bike. En route, Robert explores the culture, science and history of the bicycle. From Stoke in his native UK, where an artisan hand builds his frame, to California, home of the mountain bike, where Robert tracks down the perfect wheels, viaPortland, Milan, and back to the UK to Coventry (birthplace of the modern bicycle, natch), this is the narrative of our love affair with cycling. It's All About the Bike is, like Penn's dream bike, a tale that's greater than the sum of its parts but those parts are nothing to sneeze at. His components set the standard in reliability, craftsmanship and beauty. A cheerful and charming tour guide, Penn tells how the bicycle has changed the course of human history, from the invention of the "people's nag" to the bike's role in the emancipation of women, and from the engineering marvel of the tangent-spoked wheel to the enduring allure of the Tour de France. It's the story of why we ride, and why this simple machine remains central to life today"--
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.
It's Not About the Bike
My Journey Back to Life
Paperback ISBN: 0425179613
The champion cyclist recounts his diagnosis with cancer, the grueling treatments during which he was given a less than twenty percent chance for survival, his surprising victory in the 1999 Tour de France, and the birth of his son.
The Man Who Cycled the World
Paperback ISBN: 0307716651
Traces the author's experiences while breaking the record to cycle the globe, drawing on diary entries and correspondences to describe how the effort profoundly changed his life through such unanticipated elements as new friendships, illness and crime. Original. 20,000 first printing.
The Cyclist's Training Bible
Paperback ISBN: 1931382212
The Cyclist’s Training Bible is designed to help amateurs create a training plan and refine the skills needed to succeed in the sport. Divided into five parts, the book covers commitment and common sense, general concepts, training with a purpose, designing a yearlong plan, and practical strategies for reinforcing training. Dozens of photos, charts, tables and worksheets are featured in this edition that includes 25 percent new and updated material.
Heft On Wheels
A Field Guide To Doing A 180
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1400052416
A competitive bicycler describes his years of overeating, drinking, and smoking; his decision to lose weight and break his unhealthy habits; his biking club training; and his triumphant rise to a racing-level cyclist. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair
For Road & Mountain Bikes
Paperback ISBN: 160529487x
An updated edition of a popular resource with nearly 500 photos and illustrations includes troubleshooting sections to quickly identify common problems, websites and phone numbers of bicycle-parts manufacturers and much more. Original.
A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike
Paperback ISBN: 0761155589
In the same way that Michael Pollan's slim bestseller Food Rules brought a gust of common sense to the everyday activity of eating, Just Ride is a revelation. Forget the ultralight, uncomfortable bikes, flashy jerseys, clunky shoes that clip onto tiny pedals, the grinding out of endless miles. Instead, ride like you did when you were a kid—just get on your bike and discover the pure joy of riding it. A reformed racer who's commuted by bike every day since 1980, whose writings and opinions appear in major bicycling and outdoor magazines, and whose company, Rivendell Bicycle Works, makes bikes for riders ready to opt out of a culture overrun by racing, Grant Petersen shares a lifetime of unexpected facts, controversial opinions, expert techniques, and his own maverick philosophy. In 87 short, two-to-three page chapters, it covers: • Riding: Count Days, Not Miles; Corner Like Jackie Robinson; Steer with Your Hips, Shift with Your Legs • Suiting Up: The Shoes Ruse; Ponchos—the Ultimate Unracer's Garment • Safety: #1 Rule—Be Seen; Helmets Aren't All They're Cracked Up to Be • Health and Fitness: Why Riding Is Lousy All-Around Exercise; Saddles Don't Cause Impotence; Drink When You're Thirsty—Not Before Also includes chapters on Accessories, Upkeep, and Technicalities as well as a final chapter titled “Velosophy