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Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour De France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever
Wheelmen
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.
Bobke II
Bobke II
Paperback      ISBN: 193138228x
This new collection from cyclist Bob Roll reflects his unique perspective on the professional racing circuit and his own brand of dry humor. Straightforward yet sly, funny but perhaps a little crazy, Roll calls it like he sees it. Here are anecdotes about the Tour de France, international mountain-bike tournaments, training struggles, heart-stopping crashes, and personal vendettas, all of which provide a fascinating inside look at the world of championship cycling.
City Cycling
City Cycling
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.
Mud, Sweat, and Gears: A Rowdy Family Bike Adventure Across Canada on Seven Wheels
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
A Rowdy Family Bike Adventure Across Canada on Seven Wheels
Paperback      ISBN: 1891369946
"Mud, Sweat, and Gears is not only an incredible human-powered journey, but it's also about the intricate, poignant, and often hilarious family dynamics that result. The Metal Cowboy's most compelling book yet."—Heidi Swift, The Oregonian This time the Metal Cowboy sets off to bicycle across Canada, with wife and three sons (one just a year old) along for the adventure. If Momentum Is Your Friend was about fathers, sons, and hometown heroes, Mud, Sweat, and Gears is about mothers, wives, family, and the glue that holds the world together.
A Year in the Saddle: 365 Stories from the World of Cycle Sport
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.
Heft On Wheels: A Field Guide To Doing A 180
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 Enlightened Cyclist: Commuter Angst, Dangerous Drivers, and Other Obstacles on the Path to Two-Wheeled Trancendence
The Enlightened Cyclist
Commuter Angst, Dangerous Drivers, and Other Obstacles on the Path to Two-Wheeled Trancendence
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452105006
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.
The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling: Build the Strength, Skills, and Confidence to Ride As Far As You Want
The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling
Build the Strength, Skills, and Confidence to Ride As Far As You Want
Paperback      ISBN: 1579541992
A complete reference source on the world of long distance bicycling includes extensive information on all levels of cycling, from thirty miles to 3000 miles, and includes facts on the latest in bikes, clothes, and much more. Original.
The Runner's World Cutting-edge Runner: How To Use The Latest Science And Technology To Run Longer, Stronger, And Faster
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.
It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life
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.