Iconic Designs and the Stories That Made Them

Author: Chris Sidwells

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500518854

Category:

Page: 224

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Cycling jerseys represent many different things. For a cyclist they must be functional. For team sponsors they must stand out, and in doing so they must increase brand awareness. For cycling fans they help pick out their favorites or a race or competition leader. Jerseys show who is a world or a national champion. And in some races, jerseys tell of a competitor's nationality. But cycling jerseys have evolved into something bigger than all those things. Some jerseys are iconic, others stylish, and some are beautiful. They can evoke good times or bad times, success or failure. Above all, jerseys mark the great occasions of cycling, they speak of its history, its personalities and its style. And all jerseys have an element of art in their design. Cycling Jerseys celebrates the cycling jersey in all its forms. With stunning pictures and snatches of history, this is the story of the cycling jersey told in 192 gorgeous pages. From the first simple garments that early cyclists raced in, to the technologyladen jerseys top riders use today. This book looks at the iconic jerseys associated with great riders and with great teams, the jerseys of champions and nations, and the jerseys that leaders wear in the most famous races.
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Iconic Cycle Wear Past and Present

Author: Chris Sidwells

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1623367387

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 4264

The Art of the Cycling Jersey celebrates the cycling jersey in all its forms. Cycling enthusiast and author Chris Sidwells explores the most important designs in cycling history, as well as the teams, riders, and races where each piece was worn. Organized chronologically, this is the story of the cycling jersey from the first simple garments that early cyclists wore in the 1900s, to the technology-laden jerseys top riders and Tour de France winners wear today. Cycling jerseys represent many different things. For a cyclist they must be functional. For team sponsors they must stand out and increase brand awareness. For cycling fans they help pick out their favorite riders and identify a race or competition leader. Jerseys show who is a world or a national champion, and in some races, jerseys represent a competitor’s nationality. But cycling jerseys have evolved into something bigger. They can evoke good times or bad times, success or failure. Above all, jerseys mark the great occasions of cycling and speak of its history, personalities, and style. With more than 200 color photographs and insightful commentary, The Art of the Cycling Jersey is a great gift and must-have book for any style-conscious, road-racing enthusiast.
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Author: Gavin Wright,Ben Williams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118364368

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 376

View: 5805

Whether you’re looking to hit the open road, scream down the side of a mountain, or simply take the kids out for a ride, Cycling For Dummies, UK Edition, covers all your needs. Topics include choosing the right bike and accessories, staying safe — around town and on the trails — training to improve speed and endurance, making adjustments and repairs, and much more (including answering the basic questions you may be too embarrassed to ask in your local shop). Cycling For Dummies, UK Edition is the perfect place to start when you want to take up this great sport.
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Author: Vic Armijo

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0786549300

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 7604

Learn how to make the wheels turn in this informative guide that provides solid instruction on choosing the best bicycle and the differences between road, touring, racing, and cross bikes.
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A Guide to Road, Mountain, and Commuter Biking

Author: Leah Garcia,Jilayne Lovejoy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762763418

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 5161

Knack Cycling for Everyone is the ideal new resource for anyone looking to get introduced, or reintroduced, to today’s world of cycling. With informative, full-color photos and tips throughout, it is a step-by-step, comprehensive guide that helps you determine which bike is right for you and what accessories you do and don’t need. It provides how-to descriptions of all styles of riding—road biking, mountain biking, commuter cycling, and touring. And it covers training, long-distance riding, riding with kids, riding with groups, and rules of the road. It will get the wheels turning both under your body and in your head. 400 full-color photos covering City Bikes * Off-Road Bikes Parts * Equipment * Accessories Helmets * Shoes * Clothing Changing Flats * Maintenance
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Author: Mark Sinderson

Publisher: Mark Sinderson

ISBN: 0983057001

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 204

View: 5581

Let's face it, good beer and food tastes great, but it is also full of calories. Those calories can wreak havoc to your health faster than you can say "pass me another beer " Well there is hope. Beyond The Twelve Ounce Curl was written specifically to help beer and food lovers get fit and lose weight without giving up good beer or food You will learn tips, ideas, strategies and suggestions based on my success over the last 25 years of balancing a love of good food and drink with a healthy lifestyle. If you are looking to improve your physical condition and/or lose some weight, reading this book can get you started down the road to better health. You will be able to make improvements in your health and fitness while still enjoying the good beer and food that you love. The book is loaded with straightforward information, including a step by step program that you can use to improve your health and fitness beginning right now. If you follow the basic ideas and concepts in this book and make a commitment to improve yourself, you will see results in these areas: Your Diet: You will learn how to manage your calorie intake and how to make smart decisions about the food you eat. Whether you are looking to lose weight or just eat healthier, I can help you get the most from your diet and still let you enjoy good beer and food. Your Heart: Discover the secret that allows you to control your workouts and build a healthy heart. You will be able to start down the road to aerobic fitness and all of the benefits it provides, like weight loss, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and more energy each and every day. Your Body: Gain back the strength and flexibility you once had by doing some basic exercises. Help your body endure the stresses of everyday life and "turn back the clock" on aging and muscle loss. Your Life: Learn how to make health and fitness part of your everyday routine and enjoy the benefits for the rest of your life. Being fit and eating well can actually go together. You will be able to take pride in the "new you" and still enjoy the food and beer that you love. Not to mention that your friends will all be jealous of you
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Author: Willard Peveler

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071643412

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 5885

Ride faster, fitter, smarter, & farther Every road rider has goals. Yours may be to begin racing, to become more competitive, or to win a specific tour. Not interested in racing? Perhaps you want to complete your first century ride, improve your overall fitness, or ride father and faster just for the sheer joy of flying on two wheels. No matter what your goals, The Complete Book of Road Cycling and Racing gives you all the information you need to become a better, more performance-focused cyclist. Written by an accomplished racing coach, cyclist, and exercise physiologist, this book shows you how to: Fit the bike to your body for maximum efficiency and comfort Ride safely in a group Cope with any weather or altitude Maintain your bike Prepare for races of all types Master racing strategies and tactics Train efficiently and stay in peak condition year-round And much more
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Author: John Forester

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262560702

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 599

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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.
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Author: Catherine Cram,Tere Stouffer Drenth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118069889

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 8983

Are you intrigued by the idea of working out during pregnancy, but think it can’t be safe? Are you unsure how the words fit and pregnancy actually make sense in the same sentence? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This easy-to-follow guide shows you how you can be fit and pregnant, whether you’re new to exercise or have been working out for years, and whether you’re in your second week of pregnancy or your 32nd. Fit Pregnancy For Dummies is for you if you’re pregnant, if you’re thinking about becoming pregnant, and You want to be as fit and healthy as you can be — whatever your current fitness level — without in any way jeopardizing your health or the health of your baby. This guide gives you the straight facts on: Staying safe when you exercise Developing a plan with your health provider Choosing the right equipment Modifying your routine for each trimester Eating well for nine months and beyond From yoga and swimming to weight training, aerobics, and much more, you’ll see how to get started with a fun, step-by-step fitness routine that will make your entire pregnancy easier to manage. Postpartum expert and prenatal fitness class instructor Catherine Cram and fitness expert Tere Stouffer Drenth give you the scoop on the activities that work best for pregnant women and how to set up a routine that works best for you. You’ll understand how a fit pregnancy helps you with delivery and postpartum shape-up. Plus, you get expert advice on activities to avoid, eating well, and staying motivated during and after your pregnancy, as well as: Dressing comfortably for your workout Warming up and stretching to increase flexibility and avoid injury Modifying your exercise routine Staying fit after giving birth Finding the time for exercise and motherhood Complete with special tips on exercising indoors, staying motivated, getting your family hooked on fitness, and helping your child grow up healthy and fit, Fit Pregnancy For Dummies is the key to exercising safely and staying fit throughout your pregnancy and beyond!
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Author: Richard Stokes

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 161308272X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8108

Millions compete for exposure on Google, Yahoo!, and Bing, but 99% of them fail to get results. As the founder of leading digital intelligence firm, AdGooroo, search advertising authority Richard Stokes is in a unique position to reveal what’s going wrong and provide solutions to fix it. Since the publication of the first edition, there have been a number of revolutionary changes in paid search. First, we are increasingly searching from our cell phones – not just desktops. Mobile search now accounts for 15% of searches in the US (up from ~0% in 2009). Second, Google is no longer the only game in town. Bing now accounts for 30% of all US searches and is growing in importance worldwide. Finally, “Search Extensions” have become a powerful new technique that search advertisers can use to gain an edge on the competition. With them, advertisers can collect phone numbers and email addresses with their ads, limit their ads to certain times of day, deliver coupons to nearby customers, and even provide handy “call me” buttons that are displayed only on cell phones. In this new edition, Stokes details all this and more, providing information exclusive to this guide and of priceless value to its more advanced search audience. With insider insight from Stokes and using proven strategies from today’s search advertising elite, paid search advertisers discover how to drive significantly more traffic to their site, dramatically increase click-through rates, steal impressions from competitors, boost their conversions, and increase their sales by unbelievable amounts.
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Author: Deirdre Pitney,Donna Dourney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470453036

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 364

View: 7691

Shaping up for a triathlon is serious business. Triathlon Training For Dummies is packed with insider tips and proven methods for training for a triathlon and pumping yourself into the best possible shape by race day. It helps you find the motivation you need to stick to your program, eat better to maximize your energy, and prevent injures both before and during the race. This authoritative guide helps you evaluate your cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility, and to set manageable realistic training goals. You’ll learn how to establish a workout schedule, choose a target finish time get the right, affordable equipment you’ll need for each leg of the race, and maximize your fitness and form for swimming, biking, and running. You’ll also get plenty of help in putting it all together as you focus your training, add dual workouts, become a quick-change artist, and save time during transitions. Discover how to: Choose an event to train for based on your fitness level Get into your best possible shape Select the right equipment and sportswear Train for an Olympic, Sprint, or Ironman triathlon Fuel your body and prevent injuries Prepare for training sessions Maintain energy and recover quickly Set training schedules for every triathlon event Treat common training and racing injuries Live like an athlete Triathlon Training For Dummies comes complete with resources for finding triathlons near you, lists of items to bring along on race day, and tips on registration formalities and racing etiquette.
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The Sociology of Bicycle Messengers

Author: Kevin Wehr

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761847944

Category: Social Science

Page: 142

View: 4860

This book shows the dynamic world of the bicycle messenger through a sociological lens, based on a five-year participant observation study. The research shows how messengers work within a political-economic system that devalues semi-skilled labor and strips people of emotional fulfillment.
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My Strange and Scandalous Year on Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Author: Andrew Tilin

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1582438757

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 8391

What happens to a regular guy who dopes? Surprised to learn that pro athletes aren’t the only ones taking performance-enhancing substances, journalist Andrew Tilin goes in search of the average juicing Joe, hoping to find a few things out: Why would normal people take these substances? Where do folks get them? Does the stuff really work? But these controversial drugs often silence their users, and so his queries might have gone unanswered had Tilin not looked in the mirror and succumbed to curiosity. Soon wielding syringes, this forty-something husband and father of two children becomes the doper next door. During his yearlong odyssey, Tilin is transformed. He becomes stronger, hornier, and aggressive. He wades into a subculture of doping physicians, real estate agents, and aging women who believe that Tilin’s type of legal “hormone replacement therapy” is the key to staying young—and he often agrees. He also lives with the price paid for renewed vitality, worrying about his health, marriage, and cheating ways as an amateur bike racer. And all along the way, he tells us what doping is really like—empowering and scary.
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Author: Mark Kleanthous

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841263265

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 8914

The Complete Book of Triathlon Training is for all athletes who want to improve in or convert to the fascinating sport of triathlon. It shows among other things how to construct a training program, how to approach a competition and offers an Encyclopedia that covers all aspects of triathlon. This book shows the triathlete and aspiring triathlete everything they need to know about triathlon, whether a sporting novice or an accomplished athlete in another sport. It tells you how to get started, what equipment to buy, the diet you will need, how to devise a training routine and how to arrange your busy life in order to accommodate it, and then explains how to finish a race, as well as how to recover from it. The Complete Book of Triathlon Training will tell you how to be the best that you can be in triathlon; not necessarily by training harder, but by training smarter. Every aspect of your life has the potential to affect your mental and physical performance, and you need to take this into account when devising your training in order to avoid both over-training and under-training. Mark Kleanthous' system for monitoring training-stress levels which he has been successfully using for many years is unique to him but is revealed in this book. Use it and you can achieve your optimum performance.
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Author: Neil Bibbins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781580174466

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 266

View: 6463

No high-tech, spandex-covered, gear-head talk here. This book gives the recreational rider - adult or adolescent - all the information necessary to get out and bike, skate, scooter, or skateboard confidently, safely, and enthusiastically. How do you fix a flat? How much do you need to spend on a bike, a scooter, or in-line skates? How much safety gear is necessary? Do you really need to wear those gel-cushioned bike shorts? From how to select the right size to when to fix it yourself and when it's smarter to take it to a repair shop, Bikes, Scooters, Skates & Boards is the guide everybody will turn to when getting ready to roll out those wheels. Dozens of clear and detailed black-and-white line drawings presented in a concealed wir-o binding make this an easy-to-use reference book. Seasoned bike mechanic Neil Bibbins offers practical advice on how to buy the best set of wheels within your budget, from high-powered, top-of-the-line bikes to department-store scooters. He explains the basics of wheel repair - from how to keep things clean and well lubricated to how to successfully dismantle a gear assembly - and includes the top ten tools you really need to own, where to buy them, and how to use them. An in-depth section on bikes, in-line skates, scooters, and skateboards provides tried-and-true maintenance advice and easy-to-follow instructions for fixing the most common problems of each. The emphasis throughout is on fun and safety. Appendices cover where to go for more information in the library and on-line.
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A Philosophical Tour de Force

Author: Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza,Michael W. Austin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444341362

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 335

Covering interesting and varied philosophical terrain, Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone explores in a fun but critical way the rich philosophical, cultural, and existential experiences that arise when two wheels are propelled by human energy. Incorporates or reflects the views of high-profile and notable past-professional cyclists and insiders such as Lennard Zinn, Scott Tinley, and Lance Armstrong Features contributions from the areas of cultural studies, kinesiology, literature, and political science as well as from philosophers Includes enlightening essays on the varieties of the cycling experience, ranging from the ethical issues of success, women and cycling, environmental issues of commuting and the transformative potential of cycling for personal growth Shows how bicycling and philosophy create the perfect tandem Includes a foreword by Lennard Zinn, author and owner of Zinn Cycles Inc.
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Bicycling for Real People

Author: Chip Haynes

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550924091

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 4643

"...with plenty of tips and advice for those who want to get back into biking even after decades have passed, "The Practical Cyclist" is a read many readers will embrace for fitness and the environment." - James. A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review "Dust off the bike, put some air in the tires, and discover a new world that has been waiting for you. that's an easy-to-accept invitation from the author, who is a bicycle enthusiast, commuter, and self-described all-round "neighborhood bike guy" from Clearwater, Florida. the text addresses the transition into a two-wheeler mindset in an easy-to-follow format. His writing style is light enough to convince a reluctant reader to take that first spin around the block and do so eagerly and confidently. The advice is sound, too. The author encourages first-time bike commuters to resist the temptation of taking the same route they take with an automobile. "There are many roads that all, eventually, lead to the same place if you're willing to work at it,"he writes. "You want, poetically speaking, to take the road less traveled. It will make all the difference." And this book will make all the difference for a bicyclist with an open, resourceful mind and a willingness to step outside the box for an adventure on two wheels."- ForeWord Magazine "This introductory book is an easygoing ramble through the basics and joys of cycling for anyone who has just mastered riding or is returning to the bike after a long hiatus. Haynes, a commuter cyclist in Florida, aims to encourage more regular local riding and commuting with practial tips on selecting from various types of bikes; basic bike mechanics; gear and accessories. This practical, low-key approach eases the reader into integrating cycling more often into their life for pleasure or health and as an affordable, flexible, local transportation option. - Jean Chong, Momentum Magazine "First off, here's what this book is NOT; a comprehensive guide to training, repair, nutrition, racing strategy or any of that other in-depth stuff. What his book IS is a very simple, very practical and extremely humorous guide to bicycling for everyday purposes. Seasoned cyclists and hardcore commuters probably won't get much out of The Practical Cyclist other than a lot of laughs...frankly, it's just not written for the accomplished cyclers among us. But for someone just entering this wonderful world of bicycles, this book is a must read. Let's hope this book sells a billion copies!!! - Jack "Ghost Rider" Sweeney, bikecommuters.com Riding a bicycle is something you never forget—even if the last time you owned a bike, it had playing cards pinned to the spokes. People are coming back to bicycling in droves; propelled by rising gas prices, expanding waistlines, or the allure of fancy gear, bicycling for all ages has never been more popular. The Practical Cyclist is for those who have not been actively cycling for years, or perhaps are new to the sport; it is bicycling for real people. The author recognizes that not every cyclist cares about fancy equipment and competitive riding. The book’s low-impact approach is uniquely geared to people who would like to come back to cycling but don’t know where to begin. There are many reasons for hopping back on a bike—becoming healthier, saving money, saving the environment, but mainly to have fun. The Practical Cyclist provides simple, basic information that takes the intimidation out of visiting a bike shop and includes: How to choose equipment Proper riding technique Safety tips Accessories Easy rules on where, when, and how to ride As this book says, anyone can ride a bike and look good doing it. You don’t have to go fast, and you don’t have to go far. You just have to go. Chip Haynes has been a year-round commuter for a decade, and he owns too many bicycles. He writes about bicycling for The Wire Donkey and is known as “the neighborhood bike guy” in Clearwater, Florida.
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Author: David Chauner,Michael Halstead

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 235

View: 9044

A comprehensive guide to the sport of cycling discusses training regimens, bicycle maintenance and repair, body positions and biomechanics, bike tours, and injury prevention, and includes tips from the pros
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Author: U. S. Olympic Committee

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing

ISBN: 9780836827958

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 151

View: 2993

Explains the three disciplines of Olympic cycling--road racing, track racing, and mountain bike racing--profiles leading U.S. Olympic cyclists, and provides advice on getting started in competitive cycling.
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