- 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.
A renowned musician and visual artist presents an idiosyncratic behind-the-handlebars view of the world s cities
Since the early 1980s, David Byrne has been riding a bike as his principal means of transportation in New York City. Two decades ago, he discovered folding bikes and started taking them on tour. Byrne s choice was made out of convenience rather than political motivation, but the more cities he saw from his bicycle, the more he became hooked on this mode of transport and the sense of liberation it provided. Convinced that urban biking opens one s eyes to the inner workings and rhythms of a city s geography and population, Byrne began keeping a journal of his observations and insights.
An account of what he sees and whom he meets as he pedals through metropoles from Berlin to Buenos Aires, Istanbul to San Francisco, Manila to New York, "Bicycle Diaries" also records Byrne s thoughts on world music, urban planning, fashion, architecture, cultural dislocation, and much more, all conveyed with a highly personal mixture of humor, curiosity, and humility. Part travelogue, part journal, part photo album, "Bicycle Diaries" is an eye-opening celebration of seeing the world from the seat of a bike."
A state-of-the-science resource for runners--with the latest information on training, nutrition, injury prevention, and gear and gadgets that improve performance.
The science and technology of running have evolved dramatically in the past 20 years. This all-inclusive resource--based on the author's own high-level running and coaching experience and his interviews with dozens of other top runners and coaches--is an indispensable tool for runners who hope to perform at the very best of their ability.
Runner's World The Cutting-Edge Runner provides:
o A comprehensive overview of how the best competitive runners train today--covering such topics as periodization, physiological testing, group training, technique work, cross-training, recovery techniques, and individual customization
o In-depth discussions of equipment and other technologies that can benefit the runner, including shoes, orthotics, heart rate monitors, altitude tents, training software, and more
o A complete "menu" of workouts for milers to marathoners
Whether he is explaining how to use hypoxic conditioning to increase oxygen consumption capacity, telling how to prepare for the mental challenge of racing, or detailing what the latest science has to say about the pros, cons, and proper usage of more than 15 nutritional supplements and drugs, Matt Fitzgerald goes straight to the most authoritative sources and provides practical ways for the average runner to adapt methods and tools used by top runners to their own running programs.
Written for cyclists of all stripes, Best Bike Rides books offer a diverse array of scenic tours in and around some of America s largest urban destinations. Road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most"
In a handy flexibound format, this ultimate visual reference guide for bicycle enthusiasts to maintain and repair their bikes is now in its sixth edition.
The latest edition of Bicycle Repair Manual is the most up-to-date photographic manual on the market, and the perfect handbook for every cyclist, no matter what level of interest or experience.
From getting to know your bike to adjusting your brakes and tuning your suspension, detailed photographs and step-by-step sequences show you how to care for your bike and carry out repairs. This quick reference guide is now updated to include all the latest technology. Learn how to set up both mountain and road bikes correctly, discover newly popular bikes like the fixie, tandem, folding bike, and triathlon bike, and find out how to fit and use gadgets like GPS.
Keep your bike in peak condition, stay safe, and save money on repairs with this revised and updated sixth edition of Bicycle Repair Manual.
It's a fact: Women are built differently than men. That means that women's bodies react differently to training, nutrition, and sometimes even riding itself. Yet most bicycling books are written without addressing any of these differences. This comprehensive cycling book addresses how to gear up and prepare for any goal-whether you want to ride for pleasure, complete your first 100 miles, or line up at a race.Top professional cyclist Selene Yeager has teamed up with the editors of Bicycling magazine to create The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Women, an easy-to-follow instructional manual geared specifically toward women and their unique needs. It breaks down the sport of cycling into easily digestible sections, beginning with the history of women's cycling and progressing into equipment, lifestyle, technique, training, fitness goals, nutrition, maintenance, and more. The book also includes a women-specific section regarding hormones and exercise performance, cycling while menstruating, cycling while pregnant, how menopause affects your training, and how specific parts of the female body are uniquely affected by cycling. The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Women is an indispensible, lifelong guide for every female cyclist.
Gives you the inside scoop on practical bicycle maintenance tips. Intended for those who are learning routine bicycle maintenance, and those who want to improve their cycling skills and techniques, this book describes the topics that are illustrated with photographs.