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Muscle on Wheels

Muscle on Wheels

Louise Armaindo and the High-Wheel Racers of Nineteenth-Century America
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover

The majestic high-wheel bicycle, with its spider wheels and rubber tires, emerged in the mid-1870s as the standard bicycle. A common misconception is that, bound by Victorian dress and decorum, women were unable to ride it, only taking up cycling in the 1880s with the advent of the chain-driven safety bicycle. On the contrary, women had been riding and even racing some form of the bicycle since the first vélocipèdes appeared in Europe early in the nineteenth century.

Challenging the understandi …

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A Purpose Ridden

A Purpose Ridden

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

In the summer of 1996, a father and his 13-year-old son embarked on a 3400 km bicycle tour across Canada. Affectionately known as “Manhood Training,” this unique bonding experience became the inspiration for Ryan Correy to break away from convention and turn a passion for cycling into his purpose in life.

 

The world’s most extreme cycling challenges serve as an evolving proving ground for the young rider – including self-doubt on a solo tour to Arizona after high school, falling asleep an …

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Sugar Ride

Sugar Ride

Cycling from Hanoi to Kuala Lampur
edition:Paperback

Blomer takes you into Southeast Asia by bicycle with her husband Rupert, their two companion-like bikes and her experiences cycling over 4000km through 4 countries over three months with the little devil she takes everywhere, her type 1 diabetes. A travel memoir, Sugar Ride explores the love of cycling and the roads it can pull you up, down and along while detailing the experience of having type 1 diabetes and the literal ride of sugar that daily injections of insulin, food and exercise create. …

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Cycling the Islands

Cycling the Islands

A Guide to Scenic Routes on the San Juan and Gulf Islands
edition:Paperback

Cycling the Islands is the ultimate guidebook for those travellers looking to explore the beauty and splendour of British Columbia’s Gulf Islands and the American San Juan Islands by bicycle.

 

Featuring over 30 adventures on 11 different islands, each route includes a map and detailed information on local history, topography, aesthetics, places of interest, type of road, general route condition, level of difficulty, start and end points, checkpoints along the way and plenty of full-colour photo …

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Fuel Your Ride

Fuel Your Ride

Complete Performance Nutrition for Cyclists
edition:Paperback
tagged : cycling

Athletes know that proper nutrition is important, but finding the right balance can be complicated.Fuel Your Ride is a comprehensive guide to performance nutrition for cyclists and provides all the tools you need to customize a unique nutrition plan to achieve maximum performance. This book teaches riders everything from what to eat on race day to avoid the dreaded bonk to how to lose weight while consuming enough nutrients and power hard training rides.Fuel Your Ride combines the expert advice …

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The Urban Cycling Survival Guide

The Urban Cycling Survival Guide

Need-to-Know Skills and Strategies for Biking in the City
by Yvonne Bambrick
illustrated by Marc Ngui
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : cycling

City cycling made simple

North America’s cities have long been the domain of the car, but thanks to the undeniable benefits of active transport, bicycles have an increasing presence in the urban landscape. Yet our cities weren’t designed for bicycles, making for intimidating, and sometimes dangerous, environments for cyclists.

The Urban Cycling Survival Guide is an accessible, straight-forward pocket guide that helps cyclists new to the urban environment negotiate all the challenges, obstacle …

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Frostbike

Frostbike

The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

The bicycle is fast becoming a ubiquitous form of transportation in cities all over the world, making our urban spaces more efficient, more livable and healthier. But many of those bicycles disappear into basements and garages when the warm months end, parked there by owners fearful of the cold, snow and ice that winter brings. But does it have to be that way?

Canadian writer and journalist Tom Babin started questioning this dogma after being stuck in winter commuter traffic one dreary and cold D …

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Cycling The Great Divide 2nd Edition

Cycling The Great Divide 2nd Edition

From Canada to Mexico on North America's Premier Long-Distance Mountain Bike Route
edition:Paperback
tagged : cycling

The only guidebook to one of the world's premier long-distance mountain bike trails

- Mountain bikers from around the world test their mettle on this 2,745-mile route each year - Ultra cycling, including this route through the Rockies, are increasing in popularity - 245 miles have been added to the route since the first edition was published and are now covered in this new update

Mostly dirt roads, a little pavement, some single track, and 100% adventure await on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Ro …

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