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Cycling the open road has its pleasures but it can also be intimidating, especially for the novice or the parent with young children. Fortunate, there's another option for those cyclist who have something a little more peaceful and recreational in mind: the paved bike path. Free of cars, red lights, and exhaust fumes, recreational paths are popping up everywhere. In The Best Bike Paths of New England, Wendy Williams has done you the favor of finding them in advance.Organized by state, The Best Bike Paths of New England is the only comprehensive listing of these community treasures, describing forty-five paths and detailing everything you'll need to know about each one: -- A map of each state showing you where the path is -- A detailed description of the path, including mileage -- General background, including the history of the path and any useful tourist information -- The level of difficulty, type of scenery, and condition of pavement -- Availability of food and bathrooms -- Directions, including the most accessible parking area Whether you want to coast alongside the send dunes of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, climb the White Mountains of New Hampshire, or explore Maine's Acadia National Park, there's a bike path waiting for you. So fill your water baffle, pack a lunch, pump up your tires, and prepare for a great ride!
World champion at 19... One of the first black athletes to become world champion in any sport... 1-mile record holder... American sprint champion in 1898, 1899, 1900... triumphant tours of Europe and Australia... Victories against all European champions... Until now a forgotten, shadowy figure, Marshall Walter Major Taylor is here revealed as one of the early sports world's most stylish, entertaining, and gentlemanly personalities. Born in 1878 in Indianapolis, the son of poor rural parents, Taylor worked in a bike shop until prominent bicycle racer Birdie Munger coached him for his first professional racing successes in 1896. Despite continuous bureaucratic-and, at times, physical-opposition, he won his first national championship two years later and became world champion in 1899 in Montreal. This beautifully illustrated, vividly narrated, and scrupulously researched biography recreates the life of a great international athlete at the turn of the century. Based on ten years of research-including extensive interviews with Major Taylor's 91-year old daughter-this is the dramatic story of a young black man who, against prodigious odds, rose to fame and stardom in the tempestuous world of international professional bicycle racing a century ago.
This is the comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the extensive mountain biking possibilities in Orange County, California.
This work features all the latest developments in the world of cycling. It gives advice on: choosing a bike; understanding the new technology and whether you need to invest in it; and the latest in shifting mechanisms, pedal and frame designs, suspension systems and tyres.
This is the first book in a series giving routes for both off and on road enthusiasts, graded for length and level of difficulty. Each route includes a detailed map and fact panel, points of interest and refreshment stops, and a description of the terrain to be encountered. All cyclists of any ability, young or old, mountain biker or tourer should find something to suit them. In this book, the entire South Downs way, between Petersfield and Eastbourne, is covered in three rides, and the North Downs routes will take the cyclist along the southern line of the M25 from Surrey into Kent. Jeremy Evans is the author of 50 Mountain Bikes .
The core of John Forester's concept of Effective Cycling is that bicyclists fare best when they act, and are treated in return, as drivers of vehicles, with the same rights and responsibilities that motorists have. In this new edition of his classic introductory work, Forester reasserts this idea in terms of practice and education as well as theory while also addressing-among much else-the two major forces that have shaped bicycling since the early 1980s: the proliferation of high-quality equipment and the seriously insufficient progress on the social, political, and psychological fronts. The book is filled with details, strategies, and tips that will be useful both to occasional cyclists and to those who enjoy cycling as a way of life-all drawn from the author's many years of experience as a cyclist, a Cycling Transportation Engineer, and the founder of the Effective Cycling Program.
All across America, people are discovering the pleasures and benfits of mountain biking. Now, in this lively, practical guide, an acclaimed mountain biking authority shows you how to get the most from you fat-tire machine. Read this book and learn: Eight keys to choosing a mountain bike that fits your frame What to look for in clothing, shoes, helmets, gloves the secrets to pedeling, shifting and riding the flats Uphills 12 Things you should know before attempting any downhills Dealing with terrain changes
Bradley Wiggins is a very British sporting hero: unassuming, private, given to a sardonic sense of humour and a strong appreciation for those that have supported him throughout - his family and fans. He is also a fiercely determined competitor, a supremely passionate athlete and an eloquent ambassador for his beloved sport. Not to mention a phenomenal cyclist.Wiggo first shot to attention as a 20-year-old, taking a bronze medal in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Six Olympic medals later, and after one of cycling's most tumultuous periods as it battled the dope cheats - Wiggins himself suffered in this war as his team withdrew from the 2007 Tour de France after one of his teammates was caught - Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky assembled in Liege, Belgium for the start of the 2012 Tour.Those 12 years and the weeks that followed - from the Tour de France to the incredible gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics - are retold in this Guardian Short, a unique collection of world-class sports writing featuring the likes of William Fotheringham, Donald McRae - and Bradley Wiggins himself.