For the first time in his career, premier cycling photographer Graham Watson shares his unprecedented collection of landscapes from around the globe. Combining Watson’s passionate coverage of professional bicycle racing with his mastery of natural-light photography, Landscapes of Cycling will entice cycling enthusiasts and photography lovers alike. Organized by season, Landscapes of Cycling features never-before-published panoramic photographs and a generous sampling of Graham Watson’s most famous scenic shots. With captions and commentary from the master himself, this landmark work belongs on the shelves of racing fans and photographers everywhere.
Competitive cycling is about having a strong tactical sense, or “race smarts.” Thomas Prehn helps cyclists avoid common race mistakes and ride strategically. Useful topics include: "reading" a race to anticipate the outcome, criterium and stage race tactics, when to attack and when to lay back, pace lines, echelons, blocking, and breakaways, and how to stay informed during a race and deal with disasters. Prehn supplements his advice with anecdotes and memorable race moments, as well as instructional diagrams throughout the book.
As Leica is to cameras and Ferrari to racing automobiles, Campagnolo is to cycling: the designer, developer, manufacturer and supplier of the finest parts for bicycles ever made. Campagnolo's jewel-like brakes, pedals, derailleurs, cranksets, and wheels are acknowledged throughout the world as the most desirable, reliable, and race-worthy of all. Campagnolo: 75 Years of Cycling Passion is a celebration of this legacy that will be cherished by every cycling fan. Campagnolo's rich history in racing began with the founder, Tullio Campagnolo, a racer himself who turned to creating better bicycle parts when he found the equipment of the day not up to the rigors of professional competition. Campagnolo steadily created a series of patented designs that are still in use today as the fundamental standards upon which modern parts are based.
Veteran race announcer and long-time cycling enthusiast Jamie Smith sets out to explain the sport he loves and the roadies who live for it in this lighthearted treatise on bike racing. Finally, a book to explain those people who roll out for a ride dressed in technicolored Lycra at the crack of dawn on Saturday, and return at sundown with a glow of satisfaction and even stronger tan lines. Perfect for anyone who has ever known a roadie, considered becoming a roadie, or walked away from a bike race completely puzzled, Roadie addresses all of the curiosities that accompany the sport of cycling, from shaved legs to colorful jerseys and unbelievably expensive bicycles, shoes, and components. Every seemingly neurotic tendency is explained and celebrated with humorous illustrations from nationally syndicated cartoonist Jef Mallett (also rumored to log thousands of miles of riding per year).
For more than a century, the Tour de France has captured the world's imagination as the ultimate test of man's strength and willpower. Blazing Saddles is a riotous tale of the inspiring and sometimes astonishing history of cycling's most famous race and its whimsical mishaps and astounding feats. Award-winning sports writer Matt Rendell plunges into "La Grande Boucle," describing everything from the clothing of the first Tour winner (white blazer, black trousers, wool socks) to the earliest method of cheating (riding the train). Blazing Saddles recounts the famous rivalries and riders that contested the Tour, setting the score straight with complete records of every podium finisher. Rendell's vivid storytelling is complemented with more than one hundred classic black and white photographs.
After five years of blue-collar cycling in Belgium (A Dog in a Hat), Joe Parkin returns to the United States looking for a ride. He joins the elite Coors Lite road team as a key member, but the adjustment to domestic racing, with small crowds, inexperienced teammates, and poorly promoted events, proves difficult. Disillusioned, Joe is ready to hang up his cleats when he is offered a contract with a pro mountain bike team. The freshness of mountain biking proves to be an elixir: Joe's career blossoms and he rediscovers his love of the sport. Come and Gone is a rare, frank, and intimate sports memoir.
Science shows it's not just what we eat that matters; eating together matters, too. Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim have returned to the kitchen to champion dinner, the most social meal of the day. In their third cookbook, Feed Zone Table, Biju and Allen offer 100 all-new recipes to bring friends and family to the table in a way that nourishes life and sport. Feed Zone Table will inspire your family-style dinners with a delicious line up of drinks, starters, main courses, side dishes, fresh sauces, and desserts. Biju rolls out easy techniques for making flavorful food that's fun to prepare and share. Enjoying dinnertime and eating well will nourish you, your family and friends--and your sports performance. Dr. Lim saw these benefits first-hand while working with professional athletes and shares new research on how social meals benefit everyone. Lim reveals why it matters--what science has to say about food, camaraderie, performance, and the pivotal role that the dinner table can play in an athlete's preparation. Sports are often an escape from life, but Feed Zone Table is a warm invitation back to the table. We perform best when we nourish our bodies and feed our souls. Bring great food and people together with Feed Zone Table and you'll feel the difference.
Updated with new information, techniques, photos, procedures, and components, plus a larger, easier-to-read format, Park Tool's Big Blue Book Of Bicycle Repair - 3rd Edition is a comprehensive repair manual with all the information the novice and veteran mechanic needs to perform nearly any repair from trailside fixes, to routine tune-ups, to more advanced procedures and complete overhauls (be sure to review the Table of Contents). Written by Park Tool Director of Education and longtime USA Cycling pro race mechanic, Calvin Jones, and including hundreds of photos, this must-have manual is the perfect reference and step-by-step repair guide for nearly any bike, including road, mountain, BMX, fixie and singlespeed. Park wrote the book on bicycle repair!
The Problem Solvers Sketchbook and Bench Reference Guide exists because writing things down is important. Sketch out new ideas, record findings, workarounds, geometries, spoke lengths, never-try-it-agains, or just to doodle during that boring meeting at work. - DIY Reference and/or User Manual - Engineer-ruled for oddball geometric sketching - Includes semi-useful tables and tools
This map was created by Absolute Bikes former staff member Andrew Mesesan to demystify the Monarch Crest Trail and the options for rides including the famous trail. The Monarch Crest is a section of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail between Monarch and Marshall Passes. The Colorado Trail joins near the middle of the section and they are combined to and past Marshall Pass. The Crest Trail is often combined with the Silver Creek Trail and Rainbow Trail for a 30 mile singletrack ride in the high country. That route is known locally as the Classic Crest Route. Many riders are unaware of the other options. Options are Descending Greens, Fooses (CT) or Agate Creek Trails from the Crest. A unique feature if this map is PhotoFlow. Tags on the map can be identified and described on the back of the map. When you are at some location on the map, there is a picture of that place to confirm your assumptions.
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