Bike Snob Abroad
Strange Customs, Incredible Fiets, and the Quest for Cycling Paradise
Hardcover ISBN: 1452105251
Driven by frustrations with cycling in America where pedestrians and cyclists are forced to share the road, explores the cycling cultures of European countries to find out what it means to be a bike-friendly nation.
Knack Cycling for Everyone
A Guide to Road, Mountain, and Commuter Biking
Paperback ISBN: 1599218712
Knack Cycling for Everyone is the book for those looking to get introduced, or reintroduced, to today’s world of cycling. It is a step-by-step, comprehensive guide that evaluates all bicycles available today, helps you determine the kind of bike that’s right for you, and shows you the accessories you do and don’t need to ride comfortably. For beginners to intermediates, it includes numerous how-to descriptions, replete with informative photos and tips, on all styles of riding—road biking, mountain biking, commuter cycling, and touring. There are chapters on training, long-distance riding, riding with children, riding with groups, and rules of the road.
Paperback ISBN: 0262517817
Bicycling in cities is booming, for many reasons: health and environmental benefits,time and cost savings, more and better bike lanes and paths, innovative bike sharing programs, andthe sheer fun of riding. City Cycling offers a guide to this urban cyclingrenaissance, with the goal of promoting cycling as sustainable urban transportation available toeveryone. It reports on cycling trends and policies in cities in North America, Europe, andAustralia, and offers information on such topics as cycling safety, cycling infrastructureprovisions including bikeways and bike parking, the wide range of bike designs and bike equipment,integration of cycling with public transportation, and promoting cycling for women and children.City Cycling emphasizes that bicycling should not be limited to those who arehighly trained, extremely fit, and daring enough to battle traffic on busy roads. The chaptersdescribe ways to make city cycling feasible, convenient, and safe for commutes to work and school,shopping trips, visits, and other daily transportation needs. The book also offers detailedexaminations and illustrations of cycling conditions in different urban environments: small cities(including Davis, California, and Delft, the Netherlands), large cities (including Sydney, Chicago,Toronto and Berlin), and "megacities" (London, New York, Paris, and Tokyo). These chaptersoffer a closer look at how cities both with and without historical cycling cultures have developedcycling programs over time. The book makes clear that successful promotion of city cycling dependson coordinating infrastructure, programs, and government policies.
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 Runner's World Cutting-edge Runner
How To Use The Latest Science And Technology To Run Longer, Stronger, And Faster
Paperback ISBN: 1594860912
A comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource for runners furnishes up-to-date information on training, nutrition, injury prevention, technique, equipment, gadgets, workouts, and other ways to help enhance performance among runners of all skill levels. Original. 15,000 first printing.
25 Bicycle Tours in the Twin Cities and Southeastern Minnesota
Paperback ISBN: 0881504084
A touring guide to one of the finest cycling areas in the Midwest--a land of gently rolling hills, lakes and rivers, quiet roads, and historic bike trails. Minnesota, and especially the Twin Cities region, has developed an extensive network of bike paths around its lakes and along rivers--and for good reason. Cycling is one of the favorite pastimes in a state where the land is mostly flat and long winters give way to spectacular summers. With this latest addition to our well-established series, cyclists have a valuable guide to the most interesting and scenic of these urban bike paths and country roads. Included in these 25 tours is a long ride along the Root River Tail in the historic Bluffs Country of southeastern Minnesota; a four-lakes loop through Minneapolis; a gastronomic pedal through Spamtown, USA; an exploration of Mantorville, where nearly all the buildings are on the Historic Register; and a tour retracing an escape route of the infamous Jesse James gang. The tours range from 10 to 60 miles in length, from flat and urban to hilly and remote. Included with each tour is a detailed map, total mileage, complete mile-by-mile directions, and information on nearby points of interest.
The Feed Zone Cookbook
Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes
Hardcover ISBN: 1934030767
Dr. Allen Lim is the hottest sports physiologist in cycling because his unconventional methods of training and nutrition are reinventing the sport. In The Feed Zone Cookbook, Lim reveals his better way to eat and the chef who makes it all taste great, Biju Thomas. Biju brings a fresh, no-fuss approach to 100 recipes designed to boost athletic performance and taste great at the same time. With just a handful of ingredients and requiring no more than 5 or 6 steps, Biju and Lim make real food accessible to athletes. Equipped with a rice cooker, hot plate, and a pot or two, Biju and Lim show how easy it is for athletes to prepare their own food, whether at home or on the go. With thorough nutritional breakdowns for each recipe and fun tips explaining the how and why, this book is the perfect blend of science and practice. The Feed Zone Cookbook will change the way athletes think about fueling for performance, replacing the highly-processed, prepackaged bars, gels, and meals with the real, nourishing foods that everyone craves.
Lance Armstrong, the Tour De France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever
Paperback ISBN: 1592408885
An assessment of Lance Armstrong's doping scandal and fraud-based business successes exposes the support network of money, power, and cutting-edge science that enabled his seven Tour de France victories.
Pro Cycling on $10 a Day
From Fat Kid to Euro Pro
Paperback ISBN: 1937715248
"Abandoning his former life as a couch potato and gamer, Phil Gaimon begin riding a bicycle in 2004 with the goal of shedding a few pounds. By sheer accident, he discovered he was a natural, advancing so rapidly through the amateur ranks that he entered the pro peloton utterly ignorant of a century of cycling etiquette. He recounts the difficulties of making ends meet on a salary of $166 a month, the politics and friendships of the peloton, and the ups and downs as he pursues a life as a pro cyclist"--