. The joys of commuting by bike attract scores of new converts every year.
Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of CyclingChronicle Books LLC - Bikesnobnyc—cycling's most prolific, well-known, hilarious, and anonymous blogger—brings a fresh and humorous perspective to the most important vehicle to hit personal transportation since the horse. Urbanites everywhere, from ironic hipsters to earth-conscious commuters, are taking to the bike like aquatic mammals to water.
Throughout, pretensions, the author lampoons the missteps, and absurdities of bike culture while maintaining a contagious enthusiasm for cycling itself. Bike snob treats readers to a laugh-out-loud rant and rave about the world of bikes and their riders, and offers a unique look at the ins and outs of cycling, from its history and hallmarks to its wide range of bizarre practitioners.
Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling - Cycling is explodingin a good way. Bike snob is an essential volume for anyone who knows, is, or wants to become a cyclist.
Bike Snob Abroad: Strange Customs, Incredible Fiets, and the Quest for Cycling ParadiseChronicle Books LLC - As his choice to take to the road with his toddler son in tow is met with bewilderment and disapproval from onlookers and the occasional motorist, he ponders why it's such a taboo. In his new book, bikesnobNYC reaches the final frontier of cycling: riding with the family. And what does it really mean to be a bike-friendly country? Seeking answers, he heads from the U.
S. To london, amsterdam, gothenburg, and San Vito dei Normanni in search of an alternative. With humorous anecdotes and his trademark biting wit and wisdom, BikeSnobNYC takes us on his most personal narrative journey yet, the two-wheeled, and ultimately shines a light on the growing pains that exist in any culture that asks smartphone-obsessed text-happy pedestrians, and the four-wheeled to share the road.
Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your BikeWorkman Publishing Company - A wonderfully sane, maintaining, down-to-earth, and frequently funny guide to riding, fixing and enjoying your bicycle. Dave eggers, new york times book reviewwinner silver medal 2013 independent Publisher Book Awards In the same way that Michael Pollan’s slim bestseller Food Rules brought a gust of common sense to the everyday activity of eating, Just Ride is a revelation.
Forget the ultralight, flashy jerseys, uncomfortable bikes, clunky shoes that clip onto tiny pedals, the grinding out of endless miles. In 87 short, not miles; corner like jackie robinson; steer with your hips, two-to-three page chapters, upkeep, shift with your legs• suiting up: the shoes ruse; ponchos—the ultimate unracer’s garment• safety: #1 rule—be seen; Helmets Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up to Be• Health and Fitness: Why Riding Is Lousy All-Around Exercise; Saddles Don’t Cause Impotence; Drink When You’re Thirsty—Not BeforeAlso includes chapters on Accessories, it covers:• Riding: Count Days, and Technicalities as well as a final chapter titled “Velosophy” that includes the essential, memorable thought: Your Bike Is a Toy—Have Fun with It.
Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike - Instead, ride like you did when you were a kid—just get on your bike and discover the pure joy of riding it. A reformed racer who’s commuted by bike every day since 1980, and whose company, Grant Petersen shares a lifetime of unexpected facts, expert techniques, Rivendell Bicycle Works, controversial opinions, makes bikes for riders ready to opt out of a culture overrun by racing, whose writings and opinions appear in major bicycling and outdoor magazines, and his own maverick philosophy.
The Ultimate Bicycle Owner's Manual: The Universal Guide to Bikes, Riding, and Everything for Beginner and Seasoned CyclistsBlack Dog & Leventhal - Through his popular blog he has been informing, entertaining, and critiquing the bike-riding community since 2007. He lives in New York City with his family. Everything you need to know to purchase, maintain, travel, competition, commuting, and ride a bike for recreation, and beyond! From the bike world's most beloved and trusted advocate.
. Chapters cover obtaining a bike, off-road riding, understanding your bike, Bike Travel, Cycling with Kids, Coexisting with Drivers, Maintaining Your Bike, Operating Your Bike, Competitive Cycling, and What the Future Holds for Bikes in our Communities. Weiss's humorous, down-to-earth style takes all the mystery and intimidation out of cycling and will inspire even the most hesitant couch potato to get out and ride!Eben Weiss is the blogger behind Bike Snob NYC.
The Ultimate Bicycle Owner's Manual: The Universal Guide to Bikes, Riding, and Everything for Beginner and Seasoned Cyclists - Eben weiss, aka bike Snob NYC, is the voice of cyclists everywhere. With his latest book, the ultimate Bicycle Owner's Manual, Weiss makes his vast experience and practical advice available to bike "newbies" and veterans alike. He is the author of bike Snob, Bike Snob Abroad, and The Enlightened Cyclist.
The Hardmen: Legends and Lessons from the Cycling GodsPegasus Books - After all, suffering is one of the joys of being a cyclist. In cycling, suffering brings glory: a rider's value can be judged by their results, but also by their panache and heroism. Read and get ready to ride. Embrace climbs, relish the descents, and get ready to harden up. Embrace and revel in the stories of the toughest cyclists of all time, told by The Velominati, originators of The Rules.
Prepared to be awed and inspired by Chris Froome riding on at the Tour de France with a broken wrist or Geraint Thomas finishing it with a broken pelvis. In the hardmen the writers behind cycling superblog Velominati. Com and the rules will tell the stories and illuminate the myths of not just the greatest cyclists ever, but the toughest.
The Hardmen: Legends and Lessons from the Cycling Gods - From eddy merckx to beryl burton, and from marianne Vos to Edwig Van Hooydonk, the book will lay bare the secrets of their extraordinary and inspirational endurance in the face of pain, danger and disaster.
Mid-life CyclistsChris McHutchison and Neil Blundell - They lay it all out here; the training, the crashes, work time and cycling time, the kit buying, the clashes between family time, and the harsh realities of cycling together on the European continent alongside experienced club riders. Together they are two friends entering their midlife crisis years in a hurry, on bikes.
Although living thousands of miles apart on different continents, Sydney, England, Neil and Chris join forces through this addiction to cycling and play out an unforgettable and funny path to cycling greatness on the fields of Hong Kong, Flanders and the French Alps. Cycling has slowly developed into a passion for many men in their thirties and forties as they form new and intense bonds with their middle years, bike riding and endurance events.
Mid-life Cyclists - This is a wonderfully humorous tale exposing the light-hearted determination of midlife cyclists everywhere. This is the account of chris, and neil, a briton, who took up cycling in order to win over his Belgian girlfriend and her cycling obsessed father, an Australian, who took up cycling when he realised it was the last sport left for him to try.
A Concise Guide to Serious Recreational Cycling: Riding as a Lifetime Fitness and Social ActivityMark Edward Smith - In this concise guide he shares everything he wishes someone had told him back when he was starting out. In this book you’ll learn:•what it means to be a serious recreational cyclist•why it is important to ride with a group, and how to find one to ride with•how to ride comfortably in a group•how to maximize the efficiency of your riding so that you can ride farther•The basics of cycling equipment and cost considerations•Tips for dealing with weather and temperature variations•Basic riding skills and ways to develop them•How to avoid making newbie riding mistakesThis book is for you if you are a runner who is looking for a sport that is easier on your body; you are someone who has seen a group of cyclists whizzing by and thought to yourself “That looks like fun!”; you are interested in the social and professional benefits of golf but want to do something more active; or you are looking for a fun way to stay fit and trim into your 60s and 70s.
This book provides everything you need to know if you are considering taking up road cycling or are new to the sport. Mark edward smith has ridden seriously for over 20 years.
It's All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two WheelsBloomsbury USA - He's no Sunday pedal pusher. Robert penn has saddled up nearly every day of his adult life. So when the time came for a new bike, he decided to pull out all the stops. It explains why we ride. It's all about the bike is, like Penn's dream bike, a tale greater than the sum of its parts. Today he rides to get to work, to travel, to stay sane, to bathe in air and sunshine, sometimes for work, to go shopping, and to skip bath time with his kids.
He would build his dream bike, the bike he would ride for the rest of his life; a customized machine that reflects the joy of cycling. It's all about the bike follows Penn's journey, but this book is more than the story of his hunt for two-wheel perfection. From artisanal frame shops in the united kingdom to California, and points in between, via Portland, Milan, where he finds the perfect wheels, his trek follows the serpentine path of our love affair with cycling.
It's All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels - Just like a long ride on a lovely day, It's All About the Bike is pure joy- enriching, exhilarating, and unforgettable. An enthusiastic and charming tour guide, Penn uses each component of the bike as a starting point for illuminating excursions into the rich history of cycling. In his late twenties, he pedaled 25, 000 miles around the world.
En route, penn brilliantly explores the culture, science, and history of the bicycle.
Ask a Pro: Deep Thoughts and Unreliable Advice from America's Foremost Cycling SageVeloPress - Building on the outrageous success of his hilarious 2014 debut, ask a pro: deep thoughts and unreliable advice from America’s Foremost Cycling Sage, Gaimon gathers the absolute gems from his monthly Q&A feature column in VeloNews magazine into his new book, Pro Cycling on $10 a Day: From Fat Kid to Euro Pro, adding a dose of fresh commentary and even more acerbic and sharp-eyed insights.
When did pro cyclists turn into such wussies?· how do the pros define a "crash"?Gaimon wields his outsider’s wit to cast a cock-eyed gaze at the peculiar manners, mores, and traditions that make the medieval sport of cycling so irresistible to watch. Ask a pro includes new resources from gaimon, phil’s pre-race warm-up routine, a cautionary guide for host housing, including his Cookie Map of America, too, dubious advice on winning the race buffet, and a celebrity baker’s recipe for The Phil Cookie.
Ask a Pro: Deep Thoughts and Unreliable Advice from America's Foremost Cycling Sage - Gaimon offers wise-ass and sometimes earnest answers to fan questions like: · How much chamois cream should I use?· I’ve started shaving my legs. How can i be accepted by my friends?· what do you do to protect yourself when you know you’re about to crash?· how many bikes does my husband really need?· what’s the best victory celebration? do you practice yours?· In women’s cycling, what is the proper definition of a pro?· What do you say to someone if they honk or almost hit you?· Do you name your bikes?· What do pros think when they see a recreational cyclist in a full pro kit or riding a pro-level bike?· Can you take your bike apart and put it back together?· How bad does the weather have to be to call off a training ride?· How do you know when it’s time to change a tire?· When you’re in a breakaway all day, do riders form a future friendship?· Riders keep complaining about "unsafe" weather at races.
. With six years of material to work with—including his incredible rise into the pro ranks, the devastating loss of his contract for 2015, and his bold return to the Big League—Gaimon covers every possible topic from the team dinner table to the toilet with plenty of stops along the way. Gaimon gathers the best of his popular Q&A column—and pokes fun at his younger self.
Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban VitalityIsland Press - In car-clogged urban areas across the world, the humble bicycle is enjoying a second life as a legitimate form of transportation. Building the cycling city examines the triumphs and challenges of the Dutch while also presenting stories of North American cities already implementing lessons from across the Atlantic.
As the world’s foremost cycling nation, regardless of age, the Netherlands is the only country where the number of bikes exceeds the number of people, primarily because the Dutch have built a cycling culture accessible to everyone, ability, or economic means. Chris and melissa bruntlett share the incredible success of the Netherlands through engaging interviews with local experts and stories of their own delightful experiences riding in five Dutch cities.
Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality - Outside of their borders, a significant cultural shift is needed to seamlessly integrate the bicycle into everyday life and create a whole world of fietsers. Discover how dutch cities inspired atlanta to look at its transit-bike connection in a new way and showed Seattle how to teach its residents to realize the freedom of biking, along with other encouraging examples.
Tellingly, the dutch have two words for people who ride bikes: wielrenner “wheel runner” and fietser “cyclist”, and representing a far more accessible, the latter making up the vast majority of people pedaling on their streets, casual, and inclusive style of urban cycling—walking with wheels.
The dutch blueprint focuses on how people in a particular place want to move. The relatable success stories will leave readers inspired and ready to adopt and implement approaches to make their own cities better places to live, work, play, and—of course—cycle. City officials are rediscovering it as a multi-pronged or -spoked solution to acute, including affordability, climate change, obesity, inequity, congestion, 21st-century problems, and social isolation.