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A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar
Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa
Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across
As you travel Africa, you will find the way of ubuntu – the universal bond that connects all of humanity as one. At the age of twenty-eight, while sitting in a friend’s backyard in the remote mining township of Jabiru, Heather Ellis has a light-bulb moment: she is going to ride a motorcycle across Africa. The idea just feels right – no matter that she’s never done any long-distance motorcycle travelling before, and has never even set foot on the African continent. Twelve months later, Heather unloads her Yamaha TT600 at the docks in Durban, South Africa, and her adventure begins. Her travels take her to the dizzying heights of Mt Kilimanjaro and the Rwenzori Mountains, to the deserts of northern Kenya where she is befriended by armed bandits and rescued by Turkana fishermen, to a stand-off with four Ugandan men intent on harm, and to a voyage on a ‘floating village’ on the mighty Zaire River. Everywhere she goes Heather is aided by locals and travellers alike, who take her into their homes and hearts, helping her to truly understand the spirit of ubuntu – a Bantu word meaning ‘I am because you are’. Ubuntu is the extraordinary story of a young woman who, alone and against all odds, rode a motorcycle to some of the world’s most remote, beautiful and dangerous p...
- ASIN: B017CPTMCC
Every Woman's Guide to Cycling: Everything You Need to Know, From Buying Your First Bike to Winning Your First Race: Everything You Need to Know, From ... Your First Bike toWinning Your First Ra ce
Every Woman's Guide to Cycling: Everything You Need
More women than ever before are jumping on their saddles to enjoy one of the fastest growing sports in the country-and to improve cardiovascular fitness, control their weight, and liven up their social lives. At the same time, cycling remains very much a "man's sport," an intimidating world that can be difficult for women to navigate. Now celebrity spokeswoman Selene Yeager covers all the basics-for all ages and fitness levels. Women will learn... - How to find the perfect bike and other essential equipment - How to shift, spin, climb mountains, and get back down - Training techniques that take it up a notch - What to eat off-and on-a bike - Competition craziness-race information and strategies - Why guys who work in bike shops act the way they do - And more!
- ASIN: B0017QNL5M
Cycling, Wine, and Men: A Midlife Tour de France
Cycling, Wine, and Men: A Midlife Tour de
“Charming, delightful, and enlightening . . .a constant reminder to live your life fully, forgive yourself daily, and love yourself more . . .[a] gem of a memoir” (Amy Ferris, author of Marrying George Clooney: Confessions from a Midlife Crisis). With one bounced check, Nancy Brook’s world collapsed around her. She was charged with a felony and thrown in jail even though her husband had pilfered money out of their business account. Eventually, the charges were dismissed, but her marriage and business were over. A decade later at age forty-three, Nancy thrived as a bank vice president and single parent. Still, she couldn’t get her dating act together. After seven break-ups in seven years, she knew it was time for a change. The cure for her dating blues? A seven-hundred-mile cycling expedition from Bordeaux to the Alps. In France, Nancy wasn’t a corporate manager, a mother, or someone’s girlfriend. She was reborn into a beautiful new world—without responsibilities or expectations. Cycling, Wine, and Men: A Midlife Tour de France reveals an introspective journey through post-divorce dating, single parenthood, and finding happiness and independence as an unattached woman in her prime. Nancy had thought the perfect guy would make life complete. Instead she l...
- ASIN: B004HIM4S2
The Haynes Bicycle Book (3rd Edition): Step-by-Step Repair and Maintenance
The Haynes Bicycle Book (3rd Edition): Step-by-Step Repair
Inside this manual you will find how to set up your bike, routine maintenance, troubleshooting, and easy-to-follow repair procedures for road, mountain, hybrid, cruiser and BMX bikes. Everything you need to know to help you enjoy and maintain your bicycle!
- Brand: Haynes
- ASIN: 1620920409
- UPC: 038345101007
A Tour of the Heart: A Seductive Cycling Trip Through France
A Tour of the Heart: A Seductive
A Tour of the Heart: A Seductive Cycling Trip Through France, part memoir, part love story, is a romantic ode to the most visited country in the world.Told by a proudly-feminine and sophisticated travel writer, an expert in all things French, searching for harmony and true love with her super-cyclist boyfriend. A Tour of the Heart will keep you bien captivé through its many twists and turns.A Tour of the Heart highlights the life of a travel writer, France, cycling, food and wine, the Tour de France and the joys and travails of traveling à deux. The freedom, the challenges, the ups and downs, the discoveries around every bend, pedaling the bucolic roads of France is an adventure—and so is their love…“Maribeth is a first-rate tour guide.”Associated Press
- ASIN: B009W87P9A
The Enlightened Cyclist: Commuter Angst, Dangerous Drivers, and Other Obstacles on the Path to Two-Wheeled Trancendence
The Enlightened Cyclist: Commuter Angst, Dangerous Drivers, and
The joys of commuting by bike attract scores of new converts every year. But as fresh-faced cyclists fill the roads, they also encounter their share of frustrations—careless drivers, wide-flung car doors, zoned-out pedestrians, and aggressive fellow cyclists, to name a few. In this follow-up to the best-selling Bike Snob, BikeSnobNYC takes on the trials and triumphs of bike commuting with snark, humor, and enthusiasm, asking the question: If we become better commuters, will that make us better people? From the deadly sins of biking to tactics for dealing with cars, pedestrians, and other cyclists, this primer on bike travel is a must-read for cyclists new and seasoned alike.
- ASIN: 1452105006
A Tramp Across the Continent (1892)
A Tramp Across the Continent
Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859 – 1928) was a United States journalist and Indian rights and historic preservation activist; he is also known as a historian, photographer, ethnographer, archaeologist, poet and librarian.Whoever aspires to the adventures of "A Tramp Across the Continent" would do well first to read those of Charles F. Lummis. What is the author's ground for characterizing his tramp from Ohio to California as "joy on legs" is difficult for a reader of his hardships and hairbreadth escapes to detect. If not between the devil and the deep sea at every step, rattlesnakes, centipedes, striped skunks, prickly pears, coyotes, wildcats, and a dog companion finally going mad, served the same purpose. The tramp, however, as described in the graphic, frequently thrilling style of the traveler, is such as any one would delight to take—on paper, between covers. Every step of the way is photographed. The book commends itself especially to the youth yearning for the unfettered luxury of ranch or frontier. There is probably not one young fellow in a thousand who would have shown the nerve and persistence of Lummis in this tramp. His book has such heart in it, such simplicity and strength, it Is as good to read as any story of adventure may be. The book is full of quotable pass...
- ASIN: B00ZOFU4BQ
Take a Seat: One Man, One Tandem and Twenty Thousand Miles of Possibilities
Notebook Life is good: Bicycle - Diary, Track, Log, Journal - Gift for Cyclists, Bicycles Drivers, Off-Road Cycling Lover and Mountain Bikers, 6x9, 120 lined pages, Softcover
Heels on Wheels: A Lady's Guide to Owning and Riding a Bike
Heels on Wheels: A Lady's Guide to Owning
Indispensible guide for maintaining your bike and riding safely and stylishly. With the rise in popularity of cycling, this is a well-pitched and timely guide for ladies who cycle. You might have ridden like the wind when you were 12, but how do you cycle successfully now that you wear skirts and high heels? Packed with useful tips and advice, learn all of the cycling essentials, such as how to choose your trusty steed, staying safe on the road, fixing a puncture, and selecting the best lock for your bicycle. And there’s the really important stuff to consider too: combating helmet hair, wearing a skirt without losing your dignity, and choosing the most stylish accessories. Accompanied by stunning illustrations and quotes from high-profile (and sometimes unlikely) cyclists including Beyoncé, 50 Cent, and Albert Einstein, Heels on Wheels is the perfect guide for any lady hopping back in the saddle.
- Brand: Brand: Hardie Grant Books
- ASIN: 1742702554
Across America on the Yellow Brick Road, Cycling into a New Life
Across America on the Yellow Brick Road, Cycling
Imagine reading a ''Cycling Companion Wanted'' ad in a bicycling newsletter for a cross-America bike trip, answering it, and setting off two months later with a woman you just met for a 3,500-mile, 60-day journey from California to Washington, DC. Taken from Virginia's journal this tells the story of two twenty-nine year old adventurers who fulfill a common dream. She recalls exhilarating roads and landscapes, tedious miles, peaceful times, scary experiences, personal struggles, wonderful encounters with people, and the unfolding of a journey of a lifetime.
- ASIN: 163293048X