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: 8713

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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A celebration of the cycling racing jersey

Author: Andy Storey

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781784721664

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 3312

A lifelong cycling enthusiast, Andy Storey has assembled a huge collection of the most important and memorable designs in recent cycling history. For each jersey he brings together key information, context and extended captions telling the jersey's story. With quotes from pro-riders and insiders at major cycling brands, this book is the perfect gift for any cycling enthusiast.
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Author: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899976492

Category: Travel

Page: 360

View: 2826

Across the country, more than 1,600 unused railroad corridors have been converted to level, public, multiuse trails, where people can enjoy a fitness run, a leisurely bike ride, or a stroll with the family. In this newest addition to the popular series, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy presents the Northeast’s finest rail-trails. Rail-Trails Northeast covers one hundred of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania’s rail-trails. With a rich industrial and passenger rail history, the Northeast is one of the densest rail-trail regions in the country. Rural, suburban, or urban, rail-trails serve as the backbone of an impressive trail system. This two-color book includes succinct descriptions of each trail from start to finish, plus at-a-glance summary information indicating permitted uses, surface type, length, and directions to trailheads for each trail. Every trip has a detailed map that includes start and end points, trailhead, parking, restroom facilities, and other amenities.
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Author: Oliver Knight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911162056

Category:

Page: N.A

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Author: Paul Smith,Richard Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500292365

Category:

Page: 256

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This lively 'scrapbook' seeks to illustrate Paul Smith's favourite people, races and places in the cycling world through the romantic and beautiful images and places that inspired him. From his collection of cycling jerseys and his extensive library of cycling publications and brochures of the 1950s and 1960s, to the inspiration he has found in his cycling heroes (Coppi, Anquetil, Bartali) and his collaborations with bike-makers (Mercian and Pinarello) and race organizers, this is a personal and highly visual journey that connects Smith's love of cycling with his love of design. One climax to this parallel career came in 2013, when he was invited to design the legendary maglia rosa - the pink jersey worn by the leader of the Giro d'Italia, which was blessed by Pope Francis I and presented to the winner. Ultimately, this is not merely a book about one man's enthusiasm for a sport, but an insight into how the people, stories and imagery that fill this passion have influenced one of the most successful personalities in the design world.
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Author: Magnum Photos, Inc. Staff,Guy Andrews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544570

Category:

Page: 224

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A remarkable work, celebrating the moments when world-class Magnum photographers turned their lenses to one of photography s most rewarding subjects: cycling"
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The Autobiography of Stephen Roche

Author: Stephen Roche

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448129664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 4137

In 1987, Irish cycling legend Stephen Roche had an extraordinary year – the year to end all years. June 1987: Winner of the Giro d’Italia July 1987: Secured the yellow jersey at the Tour De France September 1987: Victory at the World Cycling Championships in Austria By winning the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and world championships in the same season, Stephen Roche defied all odds to win cycling’s ‘triple crown’.Born to Ride, his first full autobiography, takes this extraordinary year as the starting point to explore the rest of his life. He doesn't hold back as he examines the many ups and downs of his time on and off the bike, scrutinising victories, defeats, rivals, serious injury, doping allegations and agonising family breakdown. Beneath the charm and rare natural talent, Roche finally reveals himself as a smiling assassin - a master strategist who lives to attack. ‘One of the most riveting sporting biographies I've read’ Herald
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Author: Gavin Wright,Ben Williams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118364368

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 376

View: 2772

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: 9780028629292

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 409

View: 1370

Explores the history of cycling, discusses bike safety and maintenance, and explains how to maintain and repair a bicycle
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Author: Graham Watson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780473406837

Category:

Page: 226

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40 Years of Cycling Photography represents a lifetime's work for World famous cycling photographer Graham Watson. From Bernard Hinault in the 1970's through to Chris Froome in the 2010's, Watson's photography of the greatest champions and epic races is the most complete cycling archive ever captured by a single photographer. Watson was there when Hinault won his first Tour de France in 1978, and when Miguel Indurain won his fifth Tour in 1995. In recent times, Watson recorded the emergence of a new breed of cycling superstars from Cadel Evans to Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan. Cycling fans will revel in the variety and quality of the images in 40 Years. Sean Kelly's glorious career, as well as other great Classics stars such as Tom Boonen and Fabien Cancellara feature throughout the 300-plus images. Graham Watson began his career photographing aristocracy in London with a heavy old Kodak camera made of wood and glass. He describes the transition from black and white sheet-film, to colour slides, to digital, and finally to direct transmission from the camera in the modern era. Watson has previously authored more than twenty titles, ranging from Visions of Cycling in 1988, 20 Years of Cycling in 2000, Landscapes of Cycling in 2004, and his personal Guide to the Tour de France. In addition, Watson has co-authored coffee-table books with some of the sport's most famous names - Stephen Roche, Miguel Indurain, Sean Kelly, Lance Armstrong and Cadel Evans.
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Leading Out Lance and Pushing Through the Pain on the Rocky Road to Paris

Author: George Hincapie,Craig Hummer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062330934

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 7961

Trading on the sterling reputation that enabled him to survive a widely publicized doping confession, American cyclist “Big George” Hincapie—a record seventeen-time Tour de France participant, Olympian, and key witness in the Lance Armstrong doping case—offers an insightful account of his esteemed career and a sports era defined by performance-enhancing drug use. In this highly anticipated cycling memoir, Big George Hincapie provides the most comprehensive account of a dark period in professional cycling, in which doping scandals have decimated the careers of some of the top athletes in the field. The Loyal Lieutenant reveals how Hincapie’s life has been intrinsically tied to the sport he loves, from his earliest days in Queens, where he was influenced by his Colombian father’s love of cycling and the Colombian “cycling warrior” archetype. Hincapie takes us through his amateur years to the Olympics, and chronicles his exhilarating ride as a professional, including finding his true calling as Lance Armstrong’s most prized “domestique”—leading his then best friend to seven straight Tour de France victories. Hincapie speaks openly about his relationship with Armstrong, how he himself began doping, and why he quit long before the headline-making revelations. His personal evolution is the journey of a man dedicated to coming clean about his past and to restore honor to the sport he loves.
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Author: Willard Peveler

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071643412

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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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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Yellow Jersey Racer

Author: Guy Andrews

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472943554

Category: Bicycle racing

Page: 304

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'It never gets easier, you just go faster.' Greg LeMondBeing a three-time Tour de France winner is only half of the Greg LeMond story. Equally at home on the cobbles of the spring classics as he was on the mountains of the grand tours LeMond rode a full racing season from spring to autumn. His never-say-die spirit also bagged him two World Championship golds and a hatful of podiums at the world's toughest bike races. LeMond was a talented all-rounder, with a reputation as one of the canniest and taciturn racers of his generation. He was admired by his peers and respected by many of his rivals. But things could have been very different, when in 1987 his story took a tragic turn: While out hunting, he was accidentally shot. He lost so much blood that his life hung in the balance, but his recovery was as miraculous as what happened next, when he came back to the world of bicycle racing. In LeMond: Yellow Jersey Racer, which presents LeMond's career year by year, big wins are documented with unique and exclusive photography depicting the racing times of this exceptional bike rider. Many of the protagonists in LeMond's world - rivals, team mates and friends - have been interviewed. They speak candidly about his career, how their lives crossed and his legacy in the sport of cycling. Foreword by Greg LeMond.
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Bicycle Headbadges from a Bygone Era

Author: Phil Carter,Jeff Conner

Publisher: Gingko Press Editions

ISBN: 9781584236283

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 5792

The headbadge has been affixed to finer bicycles for over a century. Made of steel, brass, copper aluminium and silver, and crafted using elaborate techniques such as die-pressing and acid etching, manufacturers transformed these badges into works of art. The badges, selected from the collection of American Jeff Corner, are given new life in this beautifully designed book by Phil Carter of Carter Wong design.
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Author: Peter Walker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143111779

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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Peter Walker--reporter at the Guardian and curator of its popular bike blog--shows how the future of humanity depends on the bicycle. Car culture has ensnared much of the world--and it's no wonder. Convenience and comfort (as well as some clever lobbying) have made the car the transportation method of choice for generations. But as the world evolves, the high cost of the automobile is made clearer--with its dramatic effects on pollution, the way it cuts people off from their communities, and the alarming rate at which people are injured and killed in crashes. Walker argues that the simplest way to tackle many of these problems at once is with one of humankind's most perfect inventions--the bicycle. In How Cycling Can Save the World, Walker takes readers on a tour of cities like Copenhagen and Utrecht, where everyday cycling has taken root, demonstrating cycling's proven effect on reducing smog and obesity, and improving quality of life and mental health. Interviews with public figures--such as Janette Sadik-Khan, who led the charge to create more pedestrian- and cyclist- friendly infrastructure in New York City--provide case studies on how it can be done, and prove that you can make a big change with just a few cycling lanes and a paradigm shift. Meticulously researched and incredibly inspiring, How Cycling Can Save the World delivers on its lofty promise and leads readers to the realization that cycling could not only save the world, but have a lasting and positive impact on their own lives.
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Author: Richard Stokes

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 161308272X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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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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My Wild Ride On and Off the Bike

Author: Jens Voigt,James D. Startt

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 162336521X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Beloved German cyclist Jens Voigt isn't a superstar in the traditional sense of the word. Although he won three stages of the Tour De France--and wore the yellow jersey twice--Voigt never claimed an overall victory. He became a star because he embodies qualities that go beyond winning and losing: sacrifice, selflessness, reliability, and devotion. European and American crowds were drawn to his aggressive riding style, outgoing nature, and refreshing realness. Voigt adopted a tireless work ethic that he carried throughout his career. In Shut Up, Legs! (a legendary Jensism), Voigt reflects upon his childhood in East Germany, juggling life as a professional cyclist and a father of six, and how he remained competitive without doping. Shut Up, Legs! offers a rare glimpse inside his heart and mind.
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Author: Catherine Cram,Tere Stouffer Drenth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118069889

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 7830

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: Laurent Belando

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781784722272

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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City cycling is on the up all over the world, and this stylish book is the perfect celebration of its growing popularity. With beautiful photography and street-style profiles of cyclists of all walks of life, Urban Cycling is a fascinating study of the cyclists that roam our city streets - from BMX gangs to cycle couriers and everything in between. Featuring analysis of the various styles of urban bikes, from the single speed to the lowrider, and the cultures surrounding them, along with detailed information on how to restore your own vintage urban bike, this book is an essential guide to the kit, culture and style of city cycling. From the fixie to the commuter, the trail bike to the vintage bike, explore the varieties of urban bikes taking over the city streets.
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