The Essential Touring Cyclist
The Complete Guide for the Bicycle Traveler
Paperback ISBN: 0071360190
The classic guide for beginning and intermediate cyclists is back—and it’s better than ever. With the latest on bikes, gear, and training techniques and new sections on short tours, and touring abroad, this new edition of The Essential Touring Cyclist promises to appeal to a whole new population of aspiring cyclists. Whether you’re heading out for five hours or five months, this vividly designed, heavily illustrated, and resource-rich guide delivers everything you need.
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"--
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.
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.
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 Curse of the Rainbow Jersey
Cycling's Most Infamous Superstition
Paperback ISBN: 1621240010
The Curse of the Rainbow Jersey is a peculiar lens on the history of professional cycling. It examines the infamous curse associated with wearers of the tunic awarded to the winner of the World Cycling Championships. The opening chapters look at how the curse originated with the death of Stan Ockers in 1955, other famous sports curses (including Curse of the Bambino, the US Masters Par 3 curse, and the curse placed on the Australian soccer team by a witch doctor), and also the history of the world cycling championships. The main body of the book is comprised of chapters dedicated to particular wearers of the rainbow jersey who were struck by misfortune, personal tragedy, or death. Examples include Paolo Bettini, whose brother died in a car crash on the way to a party to celebrate Paolo's win; Jean-Pierre Monser who died in a race while wearing the jersey; and Tommy Simpson, who died while racing two years after being crowned champion. The ill fortune visited upon wearers of the rainbow jersey is bizarre and tragic; but is it anything more than random chance? The final chapter of the book evaluates whether this level of bad luck is higher than for any other sample of humanity. A chilling look at the history of cycling, sure to fascinate any fan of the sport. Graham Healy is a cyclist and journalist living in Dublin, Ireland.
Bike For Life
How to Ride to 100
Paperback ISBN: 1569244510
The author of The Traveling Cyclist shows readers how to maximize their bike riding, presenting the various dangers and pitfall of riding as well as success stories of people who have used cycling to overcome a variety of physical and emotional ailments. Original.
The Urban Cyclist's Survival Guide
Paperback ISBN: 1600785662
The Urban Cyclist's Survival Guide is written for cycling enthusiasts who expect to run into vehicular traffic or urban traffic patterns anywhere in the world. This book is not limited to only cyclists in the major cities. Every tip, hint, trick, and tactic can be applied to cycling anywhere?rural or urban. It took years of cycling the city streets of Chicago and Los Angeles for these authors to discover their observations and solutions.
Anatomy of Cycling
A Trainer's Guide to Cycling
Paperback ISBN: 1770851712
Avid cyclists ride on average 150-200 days per year for up to 3-4 hours a day. With its low impact on the joints and high caloric burn rate, cycling is a great choice for anyone wanting to get (and stay) in shape. It is accessible to all fitness levels and allows for easy progression. At all levels, cycling demands extreme physical effort and stamina to power the bicycle and to maintain correct form and speed, especially if for an extended time. Most of the work is in pushing down on the pedal, which uses all of the muscles in the leg. Equally important are the supporting muscles, which support the upper body, provide balance, reduce fatigue and increase endurance. Anatomy of Cycling addresses all of these needs. The exercises are designed to work the wide range of muscles that come into play when cycling. All of them can be done at home using just seven items: a mat, a chair, a "Bosu ball," a small medicine ball, a large Swiss Ball, a small roller and a large roller. The exercises are organized into four units: - Flexibility Exercises: Mostly stretches, these help to counteract stiffness and increase blood flow. - Leg-Strengthening Exercises: Legs power the bicycle and by pedaling faster, gain speed. Strength is essential to sprinting and hill-climbing skills. These weight-bearing exercises are also beneficial to bones, a benefit that a cycling-only regimen lacks. - Core-Strengthening Exercises: A strong core contributes to a fluid pedal stroke, energy efficiency and overall stability. - Balance and Posture Exercises: These exercises, including swimming, help to build back strength and improve stability, both helpful in counteracting the shoulder and lower back problems that trouble cyclists. Anatomy of Cycling also includes three pre-designed workouts -- Beginner's, Intermediate and Advanced -- as well as seven specific workouts: Quadriceps-Strengthening, Healthy Back, Core-Stabilizing, Low-Impact, Stamina, Balancing and Postural. This is an essential reference for road cyclists and triathletes.
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.