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!
"A thoroughly good read on one of the most compelling sporting stories of our time, told by one of the key protagonists in the collapse of the sorry house of cards. Compelling indeed." --The Sports Book Review When Lance Armstrong won his first Tour de France in 1999, the sports world had found a charismatic new idol. Journalist David Walsh was among a small group covering the tour who suspected Armstrong's win wasn't the feel-good story it seemed to be. From that moment of doubt, the next thirteen years of Walsh's life would be focused on seeking the answers to a series of hard questions about Armstrong's astonishing success. As Walsh delved deeper into the shadow world of performance-enhancing drugs in professional athletics, he accumulated a mounting pile of evidence that led a furious Armstrong to take legal action against him. But he could not make Walsh--or the story--go away, and in the autumn of 2012, Walsh was vindicated when the cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. With this remarkable book, Walsh has produced both the definitive account of the Armstrong scandal, and a testament to the importance of journalists who are willing to report a difficult truth over a popular fantasy. "Walsh provides intriguing new details and probes into Armstrong's personality." --The Globe and Mail (Canada) "Powerful." --The Sunday Times (London) DAVID WALSH is a chief sportswriter with The Sunday Times (London). A four-time Irish Sportswriter of the Year and four-time UK Sportwriter of the Year, he was also named the 2012 British Journalist of the year. Coauthor of L.A Confidential: The Secrets of Lance Armstrong and author of From Lance to Landis: Inside the American Doping Controversy at the Tour de France, he is married with seven children and lives in Cambridge, England.
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.
5,000 Miles Across America Nocturnal deserts. Ocean cliffs. Majestic redwoods. The Emerald Triangle. Wild west. River valleys. Cold. Heat. Darkness. Sandstorms. Oyster farming. Salt Mines. Cotton fields. Pecan groves. Kansas stockyards. Prisons. Churches. Dangerous traffic. Terrifying bridges. Horses and buggies. Marathns. Heaven. Hell. Eternity. Homelessness. Hopelessness. Abundance. Kindness. Loneliness. Exhaustion. Euphoria. One man. One Bicycle. 5,000 miles. "That guy, he's definitely craxy." In Florida, a stranger voiced what many people though of Paul Stutzman's plan to ride a bicycle, alone, from the extreme northwest corner of the United States to the southern tip of Key West. The idea was born during Stutzman's thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, when he spent a Fourth of July observing small-town family scenes on front porches and lawns, and then began to wonder about the stories of families across the country. He decided he wanted to meet America. Two years later, the adventure begins, and Paul Stutzman starts pedaling the long journey from one end of the country to another, hoping to hear America's stories. He encounters people in all circumstances, from homelessness to rich abundance. He is greeted by both kindness and rudeness. The people he meets sometimes touch his life profoundly, and he in turn influences others'. As he rolls (and sometimes pushes) through the diverse landscapes of this country, he watches America at work, at church, at play. Out of his patchwork of experiences comes a new perspective on the little slice of time in which we live and the immeasurable eternity beyond our human stories. Paul V. Stutzman, an avid hiker and biker, writes of his adventures from his home in Berlin, Ohio. After losing his wife to breast cancer in 2006, he left a long career in restaurant management to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in a search for personal healing and peace. The story of the trek that changed his life and faith is recounted in his first book, Hiking Through: Finding Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail. In addition to writing, he speaks to groups about his hiking and biking adventures and the lessons learned during these exceptional experiences. He can be contacted through his website at www.bikingthrough.com or directly at email@example.com. Readers will find more photographs from his cross-country bicycle ride on the website.
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