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Chasing the Chimney Sweep
By Selwyn Parker
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 76,960. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
The original Tour de France of 1903 was much tougher than today's version, with stages over 400kms long. The author of ten books of history and travel, Selwyn Parker and three others undertook to ride in the tracks of the original hard men. The narrative starts and ends in Paris as the cyclists wend their way over 2,000kms of rural and urban France in homage to the supermen of last century.
Bike Sexy
By James Roark
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2010. Category: Fiction
Poems about women who rode bicycles. Eleven poems inspired by eleven women, countless bicycles and the men who orbited them, all in various states of disrepair. A car, you see, is murder, but a bicycle is a love affair....
Doping with RC Cola and a Moon Pie
By D. Patrick Miller
Price: Free! Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
The true story of how the author wandered off the track of competitive bicycling, never to return. This shocking confessional reveals the final, dirty little truth behind the Floyd Landis scandal and the rumors swirling around Lance Armstrong: the sport is just too damn hard!
Possums and Punctures (Improper Cycling In New Zealand)
By Pete Hepworth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,220. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
What would you do if you realised that you had finally become too fat to wear your dad’s pants? Pete Hepworth got his bike out and hit the trails of New Zealand, promptly suffering the indignity of being overtaken by some Danish pensioners. Along the way he met the cast of the Lord of the Rings movie in a seedy tattoo parlour in Wellington and many small marsupials with poor road sense.
The Other Side
By Kuhan Tharmananthar
Price: Free! Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010. Category: Fiction
Traveling across London on a bike two weeks after the 7/7 bombings... musing on how life continues regardless of what happens.
The Bicycle Book: Wit, Wisdom & Wanderings
By Jim Joyce
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 44,350. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2011 by Satya House Publications. Category: Nonfiction
The Bicycle Book: Wit, Wisdom and Wanderings is a celebration of the bicycle by people who ride...a tribute to one of the finest, most efficient, most useful machines ever invented. The 25 contributors are talented writers and cartoonists, each with a unique take on bicycling. Whether in critical observation, concern, memorial, fact, or in jest, each story and cartoon is definitely worth a look.
Why are you doing this?
By Paul van Deursen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,500. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This travelogue describes a cycling journey from Calgary, Alberta to Panama and back to Calgary, about 13000 kms. The trip,took 8 months and last but not least was taken by a more than middle aged man, completely unsupported and using only used equipment. Hopefully it may catapult someone to do something unorthodox,experience the odd adventure and discover how other people live.
Be Brave, Be Strong: A Journey Across the Great Divide
By Jill Homer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,090. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This is an inspiring and often harrowing account of Jill Homer's record-breaking, 2,740-mile mountain bike ride from Canada to Mexico along the Great Divide. The book follows the thrilling adventure, grueling physical challenges, and emotional turmoil of an ordinary person trying to do something extraordinary.
Chain Reaction: A Novel
By Ross Goldstein
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 112,530. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
Three years after quitting the pro circuit, former cycling star Cal Scott accepts an offer from his father: Come to Italy, bring your bike, watch a race, no strings attached. But when Cal learns that the trip coincides with a famous local race, the strings pull him back, hard, into competition--and also the past. He sets out to win the race and heal the painful memories that put his life on hold.
Watch Your Line: Techniques to Improve Road Cycling Skills (Second Edition)
By Alan Canfield
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 14,060. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This book presents a systematic approach to improving road cycling skills and efficiency. The author presents the "Four-P's" for Position, Pedal, Precision, and Practice to orient, organize, reinforce, and remind the rider of the principles presented.