Just Ride

Author: Grant Petersen
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761171274
Size: 23.92 MB
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“A wonderfully sane, down-to-earth, and frequently funny guide to riding, maintaining, fixing and enjoying your bicycle.” Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review Winner 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, uncomfortable bikes, flashy jerseys, clunky shoes that clip onto tiny pedals, the grinding out of endless miles. 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, whose writings and opinions appear in major bicycling and outdoor magazines, and whose company, Rivendell Bicycle Works, makes bikes for riders ready to opt out of a culture overrun by racing, Grant Petersen shares a lifetime of unexpected facts, controversial opinions, expert techniques, and his own maverick philosophy. In 87 short, two-to-three page chapters, it covers: • Riding: Count Days, Not Miles; Corner Like Jackie Robinson; Steer with Your Hips, 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 Before Also includes chapters on Accessories, Upkeep, 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.

The Moulton Bicycle

Author: Bruce D. Epperson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476632405
Size: 62.99 MB
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In 1963, British inventor Alex Moulton (1920–2012) introduced an innovative compact bicycle. Architectural Review editor Reyner Banham (1922–1988) predicted it would give rise to “a new class of cyclists,” young urbanites riding by choice, not necessity. Forced to sell his firm in 1967, Moulton returned in the 1980s with an even more radical model, the AM—his acclaim among technology and design historians owed much to Banham’s writings. The AM’s price tag (some models cost many thousands of dollars) has inspired tech-savvy cyclists to create “hot rod” compact bikes from Moulton-inspired “shopper” cycles of the 1970s—a trend also foreseen by Banham, who considered hot rod culture the “folk art of the mechanical era.” The author traces the intertwined lives of two unusually creative men who had an extraordinary impact on each others’ careers, despite having met only a few times.

Bicycles In American Highway Planning

Author: Bruce D. Epperson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786494956
Size: 32.51 MB
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The United States differs from other developed nations in the extent to which its national bicycle transportation policy relies on the use of unmodified roadways, with cyclists obeying the same traffic regulations as motor vehicles. This policy--known as "vehicular cycling"--evolved between 1969, when the "10-speed boom" saw a sharp increase in adult bicycling, and 1991, when the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials adopted an official policy that on-road bikeways were not desirable. This policy resulted from a growing realization by highway engineers and experienced club cyclists that they had parallel interests: the cyclists preferred to ride on highways, because most bikeways were not designed for high speeds and pack riding; and the highway engineers did not want to divert funding from roadways to construct bikeways. Using contemporary magazine articles, government reports, and archival material from industry lobbying groups and national cycling organizations, this book tells the story of how America became a nation of bicyclists without bikeways.

The New Guide To Motorcycling

Author: Robert Arthur Cutter
Publisher: Arco Reprints
ISBN: 9780668027328
Size: 61.57 MB
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A motorcycle enthusiast answers questions about choosing and safely riding a bike and pointers on obtaining insurance

Introduction To Law And Legal Thinking

Author: Anthony A. D'Amato
Publisher: Transnational Pub Inc
ISBN: 9781571050151
Size: 43.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is a terrific book for people who want to get a basic understanding of how the legal system operates. In simple language, Professor D'Amato explains & applies some of the deepest ideas of law to everyday legal problems & issues. By showing how lawyers & judges think about legal issues in our society, D'Amato dissolves a lot of the mystique surrounding the legal system. This is also a fine book for courses in judicial & legal process. My students tell me that this is one of the most readable books they have ever been assigned in college. Alan Sager, University of Texas at Austin In Anthony D'Amato's writing, two passions merge: law & language. His eloquence -& hence the sheer readability of his writing -is virtually a byword among teachers & students alike. This "introduction to law" is far from basic in its coverage, yet it never becomes mired in tedious detail or lost in impenetrable fog. It is perhaps the only reader-friendly book available today that truly clarifies the deep & basic concepts of law in general, & American law in particular. It does not simply introduce the concepts; rather, it is an introduction to thinking about the concepts.

The Bicycle

Author: Pryor Dodge
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
Size: 53.82 MB
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The Bicycle explores the rich and varied history of cycles and cyclists beginning in the early 19th century, when "running machines" caught the fancy of the fashionable world in Europe, and goes on to explore the bicycle's "Golden Age" in the 1890s. By the early 20th century, bicycle technology was also being used in the automobile and aviation industries, while ironically, the popularity of the bicycle itself declined. Today, however, the overcrowding and pollution of our cities has shown the automobile to be a dangerous and unviable solution to the future of transportation, and bicycle clubs and pressure groups have once again presided over a boom in leisure cycling. In this beautifully designed volume, an extraordinary compilation of visual material drawn from the author's collection of antique bicycles, posters, prints and memorabilia - one of the largest private collections in the world - is supplemented by a wealth of previously unpublished documents on technology, bicycle clubs, and cycle racing. An international list of cycling organizations and collections, as well as a bibliography including magazines and other publications will make this book indispensable for cycling enthusiasts of all kinds.