50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life
Paperback ISBN: 1608680223
Bike culture is exploding in cities like Portland, OR, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Montreal, and Vancouver, BC. Whether people are riding folding bikes to the commuter train, slipping through traffic on streamlined single speeds, or carrying children and groceries on their cargo bikes, bicycles are making urban life more dynamic and enjoyable simply better. Amy Walker has been at the forefront of this trend as cofounder of Momentum magazine, which chronicles and inspires urban bike culture and transportation cycling. In On Bicycles, she gathers a wide-ranging group of cycling writers to explore the ways that biking can change, and is changing, people’s lives. From utility bikes that are becoming the primary mode of transportation for entire families to the artistic creations of freakbike riders, On Bicycles has something for everyone who has ever ridden a bike. Topics include: * cargo bikes * bike parties * a history of bike advocacy * the bike-craft boom * folding bikes * recumbents * biking with kids * handmade bikes * car-free streets * relocalizing * bike style * collective bike shops * women and bikes * and many more
The Misunderstood World of a Bike Racer
Paperback ISBN: 1934030171
In the world of cycling, there are enthusiasts and then there are "roadies" -- the cyclist whose passion for bike racing cannot be tamed. A confirmed roadie will go to any length to better his record -- from shaving his legs to dropping a fortune on a bike -- and the reactions to a roadie's determination can vary from disbelief to outright scorn. Jamie Smith is a confirmed roadie, and in this unique book, he sets out to explain the often-misunderstood world of roadies, delving into the groups many neuroses and lightheartedly illuminating just what it is that keeps these extreme cyclists coming back for more. Accompanied by amusing illustrations from a nationally syndicated cartoonist, this look into a bike racing subculture is sure to convert even the most hardened skeptics.
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"--
Cycle for Life
Bike & Body Health & Maintenance
Paperback ISBN: 0789210436
A comprehensive guide to cycling, Cycle for Life includes bike and gear basics, body fitness, nutrition and health, and training programs for many levels and styles of cycling. More than just a sport, cycling is also a green mode of transport and a social recreational activity that is converting hundreds of new devotees every year. As cities and cycling clubs work together to build new bike lanes, paths, and routes, cycling is becoming safer and more fun. 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 GÇ£improvers.GÇ¥ With GÇ£52 Reasons to RideGÇ¥ 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.
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.
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.
A Year in the Saddle
365 Stories from the World of Cycle Sport
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1781314438
A Year in the Saddle takes every day of the year and tells a single cycling story from it. Entries recount historic wins and infamous incidents, report groundbreaking inventions and changing rules and routes, and account the births and deaths of some of the greatest cyclists to grace the sport. Day-by-day through the calendar year the history of cycle sport, from road racing to track, is told. From the death of Fausto Coppi, through the dominance of Chris Hoy on the velodrome track, across the highest peaks of the Tour de France and the flats of Flanders, to celebrating the history of the bike itself, such as, the first patent for the folding bike or the back pedal break. The most important, memorable and intriguing moments of cycling are relived. With striking and beautiful illustrations, inspired by the stories told, the 365-day format brings cycling history to life in a new, interesting and stylish way. A Year in the Saddle captures the wide and varied history of this great sport and presents it in a way that is easy to digest yet contemporary, stylish and, most of all, unique.
The Heroes and Hellraisers That Made Road Cycling
Hardcover ISBN: 0711238081
No sport demands and celebrates the suffering of its participants like road racing, yet the pursuit of cycling was formed with a spirit of emancipation, freedom, invention and revolution. Through lively accounts of fifty key riders, from early pioneers like Mark Twain to modern-day superstars like Eddy Merckx, Break Away is a fascinating and arresting new history of road cycling.
The Bicycle Coloring Book
Journey to the Edge of the World
Paperback ISBN: 1780677499
The Bicycle Coloring Book follows the fantastic journey of a bicycle exploring without its rider. Bursting with intricate illustrations that evoke both Japanese anime and Western street art, the beautiful scenes cry out to be colored in amazing detail. As you color don't forget to look out for the bicycle's cute companion (who appears in every scene) and the illustration details that form a cleverly designed flip book. A stunning gift book that will appeal to lovers of cycling and urban art, as well as to committed colouring in fans.