The Quiet Rise of the Bicycle in American Public Life
Paperback ISBN: 1594514631
This book examines the surging national interest in bike-friendly public policies and argues that this growth is likely to escalate. Currents in U.S. culture that have supported the dominance of the car are edging toward exhaustion. At the same time, other factors including congestion, contentious and unreliable energy resources, rising pollution, and global warming support the expansion of the bike's use. A surprising array of political organizations, visionary politicians, and colorful individuals powers this movement.
The Lost Cyclist
The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance
Hardcover ISBN: 0547195575
A cycling historian traces the epic journey of 1880s high-wheel racer Frank Lenz to cycle around the world as a correspondent for Outing magazine, an effort during which his murder sparked an international outcry and an ensuing investigation by fellow cyclist William Sachtleben.
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"--
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 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.
Bicycles Locked To Poles
Paperback ISBN: 1932416250
This mournful but pleasing collection features many of the best photographs of bicycles locked to poles ever taken. Shot using an old-fashioned 35mm Nikon, the photos here follow in the tradition of John James Audubon, Bernd and Hilla Becher, the Peterson Field Guides, and The Observer's Book of Steam Locomotives. Bicycles Locked to Poles began in early 2001, when a magenta arrow - spray-painted on the sidewalk by a representative of the electrical utility ? pointed directly to the sadly bent, Dali-esque wheel of a bicycle on the photographer's street. Glassie passed by every day for months, until one day it was gone. He has been documenting bicycles locked to poles, bent, broken and otherwise, in and around his East Village neighborhood of New York ever since. This volume presents a careful selection from Glassie's collection of over a thousand color photographs, as well as a graphical guide to present, damaged, and missing bicycle parts, and a quote from Marvin Minsky's The Society of Mind. Bicycles Locked to Poles is a rare treasury for anyone interested in bikes, poles, locks, or the forgotten artifacts of the urban landscape.
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.
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.
Trick Riding for Amateurs
Hardcover ISBN: 1908402717
This is a special cloth hardcover gift edition reproduction of the original 1901 book which was one of the first to promote daring tricks for weird and wonderful acrobatics on two wheels, such as handle bar riding, riding backward and standing on the seat riding, hands off! Illustrated with period photographs showing outlandish daredevil "fancy cycling" stunts that have to be seen to be believed, it wonderfully captures a bygone age when popular fads and crazes were met with wild enthusiasm and is a delightful keepsake for cycling or sports enthusiasts.
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.