By Rory McMullan Did you know... Regular cyclists have the general health and fitness of noncyclists who are 10 years younger. Car occupants are exposed to 2-3 times more air pollution than cyclists. Cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, and motorcycles produce 17 percent of America's global warming pollution vs. non from bicycles. These are just a few of the reasons to start commuting by bike. For those who live within a few miles of work, this book offers simple safety, bike-buying, gear-buying, and basic maintenance tips, as well as ways to best plan your route to and from the office. By biking to work, you can improve your physical and mental health, save money, reduce smog and global-warming pollution, and contribute to friendlier cities. In the face of rush-hour traffic, biking is often faster than driving, too!
Random House Riding Outside the Lines - International Incidents and Other Misadventures with the Metal Cowboy
Written by Joe Kurmaskie Softcover Like a modern-day Don Quixote, Joe Kurmaskie--bike adventurer, writer, and twelve-year-old boy trapped in a man's body--wanders the world on two wheels, often with hilarious results, in Riding Outside the Lines. A jaunt through such far-flung locations as Ireland, Australia, Mexico, South America, and beyond, here is a collection of tales woven together with one central theme: the world is a much smaller place when you view it from the seat of a bicycle. Whether he's weekending in the buff after accidentally stumbling into a nudist colony wedding, knocking back red wine in tin cans with a gun-toting ex-bounty hunter, combing the countryside in a quest to find the all-girl bagpipe squad he met in his dreams, or playing a rousing game of ice golf on the frozen tundra, Joe Kurmaskie writes of his gonzo global trek in a spirit infused with insight, good humor, and optimism. Riding Outside the Lines encourages travel buffs and armchair explorers alike to get on your bike and see the beauty of our planet and the colorful souls who populate it.
Ohio and cycling are a good match, and Road Biking Ohio provides a personal tour of forty memorable rides that showcase the beauty and diversity of the Buckeye State--from Lake Erie and the plains in the north to breathtaknig hills and the Ohio River in the south. Come face to face with nature and history, whether glimpsing bald eagles, passing through covered bridges, exploring Underground Railroad sites, pedaling along canals, or riding through Amish Country. For more than thirty years, FalconGuides have set the standard for outdoor guidebooks. Written by top experts, each guide invites you to experience the adventure and beauty of the outdoors. Celeste Baumgartner has written a bicycling column for more than fifteen years for the Hamilton Journal-News, describing Ohio's bike routes, which she knows firsthand. An award-winning outdoor writer, she has written for many publications, including Country Living, Bird Watcher's Digest, and Ohio Outdoors. She lives in Hamilton, Ohio.
The 4th edition of the Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair is updated with the latest information, procedures and techniques and covers everything from minor adjustments to complete overhauls. - The perfect reference guide for nearly any level mechanic and every bike - Features clear, step-by-step instructions, high quality color photos and useful charts and graphs to thoroughly explain and demonstrate hundreds of repairs - Written by one of the world’s leading authorities on bicycle repair and maintenance, Park Tool Director of Education, Calvin Jones
- Shred til bed is an animal alphabet book for your mountain bike kid – and it's filled with 52 pages of MTB stoke! - Young riders will love the illustrated A-Z animals in the book, whilst older kids (and kids at heart) will enjoy seeing their favourite MTB features in hard-cover print.
Your core is the launch pad for every athletic movement. A strong core allows for a strong cyclist. The Real Rides Strength Indoor Training DVD offers an 8 week training program specifically targeted to building a more powerful cycling core. In this program, Robbie Ventura, ex-US Postal Service pro and pro-coach, alternates core-specific on-the-bike power intervals with off-the-bike core fitness speed work. Each segment consists of warm-up movements designed to increase flexibility and strength, followed by a timed speed-work routine. It's the perfect tool to build a balanced and stronger cycling core.
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