Bike Nation

Bike Nation Author Peter Walker
ISBN-10 9781473548794
Release 2017-04-06
Pages 256
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A revolution on the roads is approaching. Is it time for drivers to Give Way? Guardian news correspondent, Peter Walker, takes us on a journey around the world, exploring the varying attitudes to cycling on our highways. Visit the shining examples of Amsterdam and Copenhagen, where cycling culture is an intrinsic part of the approach of politicians and officials. How have these cities made provision for cyclists and what are the extraordinary benefits? And then take to the less welcoming roads of Britain, USA and Australia, where cycling can still be a terrifying experience. What are the tragic mistakes being made when planning and developing cities, and how do these mistakes lead to aggression towards the cycling community? Millions of us find ourselves frustrated by the motor mentality and fighting for our rights to ride. This brilliant, shocking investigation will prepare you with all you need to know to confidently claim your place on the road.



Cargo Bike Nation

Cargo Bike Nation Author Mikael Colville-Andersen
ISBN-10 1320091849
Release 2013-04-16
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The ultimate cargo bike photography book featuring 725 photos of the integral role the cargo bike plays in modern, urban living. Most photos are from Copenhagen, Denmark, but there are also photos from 33 other cities on every continent.From urban family living to goods transport and municipal services, Cargo Bike Nation is a complete photography guide to how cargo bikes fit into our cities and solve transport issues. There are 40,000 cargo bikes in Copenhagen alone, but cargo bikes are a rising star on the urbanist landscape, with many more appearing in cities around the world daily. The chapters highlight the different ways cargo bikes are used in cities. Families, small goods delivery, postal services, riding around with friends and municipal services are some of the categories.The book is a collection of street photography by Mikael Colville-Andersen - urban mobility expert and CEO of Copenhagenize Design Co. and known as Denmark's bicycle ambassador.



On the Road Bike

On the Road Bike Author Ned Boulting
ISBN-10 1448161096
Release 2013-05-30
Pages 336
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‘British cyclist. It used to be an oxymoron, a sort of silliness. Like French Cricket’ Ned Boulting has noticed something. It’s to do with bikes. They’re everywhere. And so are their riders. Some of these riders seem to be sporting sideburns and a few of them are winning things. Big things. Now Ned wants to know how on earth it came to this. And what, exactly is 'this'. In On the Road Bike, Ned Boulting asks how Britain became so obsessed with cycling. His journey takes him from the velodrome at Herne Hill to the Tour of Britain at Stoke-on-Trent via Bradley Wiggins, Chris Boardman, David Millar (and David’s mum), Ken Livingstone, both Tommy Godwins, Gary Kemp (yes, him from Spandau Ballet) and many, many more. The result is an amusing and personal exploration of the austere, nutty soul of British cycling.



Me and My Bike

Me and My Bike Author Donato Cinicolo
ISBN-10 9781472106711
Release 2013-09-05
Pages 160
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Around the world it is estimated that 130 million bicycles are sold every year, making the trusty bike our favourite mode of transport whether we are commuting to work or cycling for pleasure. Bikes come in all shapes and sizes, from the most basic, least expensive models to the most sophisticated sports cycles that can cost as much as a family car. But whether it was bought cheaply or cost a packet, people form a bond with their bikes that becomes a true affair of the heart. Donato Cinicolo has sought out and photographed scores of bicycle lovers including the naturist stuntman who rides a ladies' racer dressed in nothing but fluorescent yellow shorts; the retired postman who rides a retired GPO delivery bike; the old lady who carries her enormous cat in the basket on her handlebars; and the penny farthing fan. From racing geeks to affectionate collectors, every one of Donato's pictures tells a story and, of course, every devoted bike rider has a story to tell.



Best Bike Rides Washington DC

Best Bike Rides Washington  DC Author Martin Fernandez
ISBN-10 9781493002115
Release 2013-06-18
Pages 288
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Best Bike Rides Washington D.C. describes 40 of the greatest recreational rides in the Washington D.C. area. Road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most rides are in the 5 to 30 mile range, allowing for great afternoon outings and family adventures.



Born to Be Wild

Born to Be Wild Author Paul Garson
ISBN-10 1451603614
Release 2010-06-15
Pages 320
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Take an exhilarating ride through the history of the American bike, biker, and the biker nation in this fascinating and comprehensive chronicle of the biker era and today's ever-expanding legion of motorcycle enthusiasts. Impassioned, idiosyncratic, and razor sharp, Born to Be Wild traces a century's worth of the culture, the bikers, and the bikes themselves. Who are these bikers? Are they those hard-living, leather-clad, tattooed guys often associated with images of the Hells Angels and Satan's Sinners? Or are they those clean-cut, suit-and-tie wearing riders with the sporty helmets you pass on your daily commute? In fact, they are both, for what began as a subculture of misfits and outlaws has grown into a flourishing society of men and women who celebrate the freedom of the open road and the brotherhood they find among bike enthusiasts of all stripes. Today's biker has evolved from the rough-and-tumble antihero to a vast and vibrant biker culture populated by a new breed of rider including the RUBs, or Rich Urban Bikers, and championed by everyone from titans of industry like the late Malcolm Forbes to media celebrities like Jay Leno. And while elements of rebellion still remain intrinsic to the biker mystique, the culture has in fact expanded to include a plethora of riders from the American mainstream -- doctors, lawyers, and executives -- who love the freedom they find on their bikes and the camaraderie they find with their fellow devotees. It is also a multibillion-dollar industry that draws hundreds of thousands of participants and spectators to its annual events. Born to Be Wild, written by motorcycle journalist Paul Garson and the editors of Easyriders magazine, captures as never before the spirit and evolution of the biker era. Beginning in 1895, Born to Be Wild traces the development of the modern bike, with special attention to Harley-Davidson's supreme contributions to the quality of the machines as well as the aesthetics of biker society. Featuring numerous fascinating sidebars that highlight the particular characteristics of the culture, the book also explores the socio-political events that have culminated in the great biker nation that we know today. With more than two hundred photographs of bikes and bikers across the decades, Born to Be Wild is a definitive work that will open readers' eyes to a thriving society, one whose celebration of freedom and the open road precisely reflects what is best about our country as a whole.



Europe by Bike 2nd Ed

Europe by Bike  2nd Ed Author
ISBN-10 1594854424
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Describes the sights, attractions, and campgrounds along bike routes through such European countries as England, Germany, Greece, Italy, and France



Roads Were Not Built for Cars

Roads Were Not Built for Cars Author Carlton Reid
ISBN-10 9781610916882
Release 2015-04-09
Pages 376
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Cyclists were written out of highway history in the 1920s and 1930s by the all-powerful motor lobby: Roads Were Not Built For Cars tells the real story, putting cyclists center stage again. Not that the book is only about cyclists. It will also contains lots of automotive history because many automobile pioneers were cyclists before becoming motorists. A surprising number of the first car manufacturers were also cyclists, including Henry Ford. Some carried on cycling right through until the 1940s. One famous motor manufacturing pioneer was a racing tricycle rider to his dying day.



The Archaeology of Power and Politics in Eurasia

The Archaeology of Power and Politics in Eurasia Author Charles W. Hartley
ISBN-10 9781139789387
Release 2012-11-19
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For thousands of years, the geography of Eurasia has facilitated travel, conquest and colonization by various groups, from the Huns in ancient times to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in the past century. This book brings together archaeological investigations of Eurasian regimes and revolutions ranging from the Bronze Age to the modern day, from Eastern Europe and the Caucasus in the west to the Mongolian steppe and the Korean Peninsula in the east. The authors examine a wide-ranging series of archaeological studies in order to better understand the role of politics in the history and prehistory of the region. This book re-evaluates the significance of power, authority and ideology in the emergence and transformation of ancient and modern societies in this vast continent.



A Sporting Nation

A Sporting Nation Author Paul Cliff
ISBN-10 9780642107046
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 130
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A Sporting Nation will appeal equally to the serious sports enthusiast and mainstream reader. Its main text comprises excerpts from the Library's oral history recordings, with additional features by Olympian Marlene Mathews, and Eric Rolls and Marion Halligan.Twenty-six richly illustrated features present a broad and popular sweep through the nation's sporting culture, opening with a recollection of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and a survey of the Sydney 2000 Games by Marlene Mathews.



Making Good Choices about Fair Trade

Making Good Choices about Fair Trade Author Paula Johanson
ISBN-10 9781435853157
Release 2009-08-15
Pages 64
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Explains what fair trade is, its lasting effects, and making fair trade choices.



S S Cycle Presents Today s Top Custom Bike Builders

S S Cycle Presents Today s Top Custom Bike Builders Author Howard Kelly
ISBN-10 9781616730352
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S S Cycle Presents Today s Top Custom Bike Builders has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from S S Cycle Presents Today s Top Custom Bike Builders also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full S S Cycle Presents Today s Top Custom Bike Builders book for free.



Calling the Rainbow Nation Home

Calling the Rainbow Nation Home Author E. Sundby
ISBN-10 9780595336296
Release 2005-08
Pages 200
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"This book is a journey for truth."-Samuel Kader Sr., Pastor, Community Gospel Church, Dayton, Ohio, Openly Gay, Openly Christian, Leyland Publications. Am I going to hell because I am gay? Is homosexuality a sin? Should I remain celibate my entire life? If you or someone you love is struggling with these issues, this book is for you. Follow Reverend Elaine Sundby's journey as she takes us on her personal quest for truth and self-acceptance-a path that eventually led her to enter the ministry. Reverend Sundby was determined to discover God's plan for her and equally determined to do what was right in the eyes of God, without taking "the easy way out." Simple to understand, yet rooted in spiritual truth, Calling the Rainbow Nation Home has the potential to heal-to heal the battered soul of the Christians who are struggling to reconcile their homosexuality with their faith, and to heal their relationships with those who love them and want to understand. A new era is just beginning in the gay Christian community, as thousands begin to realize that God loves us all just as we are.



The Mountain Bike Experience

The Mountain Bike Experience Author Dave King
ISBN-10 9781466838307
Release 1996-04-15
Pages 224
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In this fun, friendly primer, Dave King, acknowledged as a mountain biking "guru" by Sports Illustrated, opens the sport to everyone--young or old, athletic or not. Along the way, you'll discover how to keep fit, enjoy the great outdoors, and even change your outlook on life's everyday challenges. With an approach the New York Times dubbed "Zen and the art of mountain biking," King has helped thousands of riders discover the sport, as founder and former director of the Mount Snow Mountain Bike Center in Vermont. Now King shares the total experience of mountain biking, with a special focus on the emotional and spiritual rewards the sport can offer--both on and off the trail. After all, says King, "mountain biking is not a series of obstacles, but a succession of opportunities. Attitude, not ability, sets your limits." Comprehensive in scope, The Mountain Bike Experience covers: Conquering fear and embracing challenges Skills and techniques for all levels and all types of terrain Basic bike maintenance, including "Dave's 10-Step Program to Keep Your Bike in Top Running Condition" Trail selection and navigation Safety, repairs, training and conditioning Buying your first mountain bike and the gear to go with it Exploring and protecting the natural environment In addition, a handy appendix lists a variety of sources--including nonprofit organizations, bike tour companies, publications, and online resources--to aid in the further pursuit of mountain biking. Hit the trail with Dave King and discover the thrilling world of off-road riding.



Bike for Life

Bike for Life Author Roy M. Wallack
ISBN-10 1569244510
Release 2005
Pages 344
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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 Great Bike Race

The Great Bike Race Author Geoffrey Nicholson
ISBN-10 9781911162087
Release 2016-05-24
Pages 240
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REVIEWS This is unquestionably the finest book ever written on the subject of cycling, bar none. the combination of the late Geoffrey Nicholson's (he died in 1999) observations, coupled with an impeccable writing style, make “the great bike race” almost a complete education in and of itself " — The Washing-Machine Post



Bicycles in American Highway Planning

Bicycles in American Highway Planning Author Bruce D. Epperson
ISBN-10 9781476616797
Release 2014-11-03
Pages 248
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The United States differs from other developed nations in the extent to which its national bicycle transportation policy relies on the use of unmodified roadways, with cyclists obeying the same traffic regulations as motor vehicles. This policy--known as "vehicular cycling"--evolved between 1969, when the "10-speed boom" saw a sharp increase in adult bicycling, and 1991, when the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials adopted an official policy that on-road bikeways were not desirable. This policy resulted from a growing realization by highway engineers and experienced club cyclists that they had parallel interests: the cyclists preferred to ride on highways, because most bikeways were not designed for high speeds and pack riding; and the highway engineers did not want to divert funding from roadways to construct bikeways. Using contemporary magazine articles, government reports, and archival material from industry lobbying groups and national cycling organizations, this book tells the story of how America became a nation of bicyclists without bikeways.