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Ghost Trails: Journeys Through a Lifetime
By Jill Homer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,200. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
0.5 star(3.50 from 2 reviews)
"Ghost Trails" is the true story of an ordinary person - timid, nonathletic, raised in the suburbs of Salt Lake City - and her unlikely route to one of the most difficult bicycle races in the world, a 350-mile epic along Alaska's frozen Iditarod trail. Through her struggles and intimate confrontations with her fears and weaknesses, she discovers the surprising destination of her life's trails.
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 » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
0.5 star(4.43 from 7 reviews)
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.
Arctic Glass: Six Years of Adventure Stories from Alaska and Beyond
By Jill Homer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,510. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
"Arctic Glass: Six Years of Adventure Stories from Alaska and Beyond" is an anthology of thirty-three adventure stories spanning more than six years and places ranging from the frozen Alaska wilderness to the Himalayas of Nepal. Endurance racing, cycling, and self-actualization amid stunning outdoor landscapes are common themes in these compelling vignettes about "The Adventure of Life."
Crossing Europe Northeast To Southwest By Bicyle.
By Tomas Carlsson
Price: Free! Words: 60,230. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
A travelogue of my bicycle tour across Europe in 2013. I crossed Europe northeast to southwest.
Blazing Bicycle Saddles
By James Clarke
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,820. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the very funny story of six South Africans - mainly writers - who, on a whim, decide to explore "Darkest Europe and bring back to Africa stories about its strange natives". On hired bikes (none had cycled since childhood) they began with a 1 000 kilometre ride down the Danube. Over the years many other regions were explored. The story is told by their not terribly good leader.
One More Mountain: Road Warriors Explore America
By Janet Buckwalter
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 60,150. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Sartoris Literary. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
These are the stories of individuals who crossed America, sometimes under harsh conditions, to spotlight individuals with disabilities, share memories of loved ones, or help those in need. This book is a celebration of strength. Of ordinary folks doing extraordinary things with their lives.
"How America Can Bike and Grow Rich, the National Bicycle Greenway in Action"
By Martin Krieg
Price: Free! Words: 111,640. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
As I work to actualize the Greenway I envisioned in 1994 in “Awake Again”, this book is set against the national Mayor's Rides we have run since my true comeback story became a book. In this sequel, from the Eagle HiWheel, I show the fun work I have been doing to make the NBG real, the actual Route and what it’s like to ride on it as we celebrate the 16 major cities it passes through.
Riding into The Sunrise - Recollections of a bicycle journey across Russia
By Gregory Yeoman
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 89,400. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
In 1993 Russia was open for exploration. Gregory Yeoman and his expedition companions set off one Spring morning to traverse this great country by bike. Encounters with wild landscapes, wild people, crumbling hotels and Siberia’s two cheeses provided an extraordinary experience of a nation finding itself after 70 years of Communism and now held together by amazing hospitality and dodgy vodka.
Carbon Addiction: Bikes, Words & Life
By Peter Maniaty
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,980. Language: Australian English. Published: September 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
There are plenty of cycling books and blogs out there. But not many see things from the perspective of the rider at the back of the bunch. That's me.
Shalom, Israel!
By Jim Hendrickson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,320. Language: American English. Published: April 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(3.00 from 1 review)
Shalom, Israel! is a narrative of my 5½-month bicycle journey from Bellingham, Washington state to Israel aboard a custom-made, long-wheeled-based recumbent. In this book you’ll learn about the many adventures and misadventures I experienced on this 7,000-mile trip through eleven U.S. states and eight countries. I’ve also included a list of equipment that I took on the journey.
Long Road, Hard Lessons
By Mark Swain
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,030. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012 by Tinderbox Publishing Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
(4.00 from 1 review)
A father & teenage son cycle from Ireland to Japan. Physical challenges, border bureaucracy, health scares and traffic hazards were all anticipated. The conflict they faced, spending 24hrs a day together under such arduous conditions was not. On one level, a life-changing travel adventure, this book also takes time to look at the psychological journey made by parents and children. Maps include
Cycling the Romantic Road from Würzburg to Füssen
By Neil Forsyth
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 50,970. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
The Romantic Road, one of Germany's most famous cycle routes connects Würzburg amongst the vineyards of the river Main to Ludwig II's world famous castle in Schwangau and Füssen along a string of historic cities and villages: Bad Mergentheim, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Dinkelsbühl, Nördlingen, Augsburg and Landsberg am Lech. 11 Maps.
Vagabond on a Bicycle
By Jim Hendrickson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,670. Language: American English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
Vagabond on a Bicycle comprises 16 articles describing my bicycle trips in/on Route 66, the Santa Fe Trail, the Natchez Trace, the Deep South of the United States, New England, Montana to Alaska, Maritime Canada, Washington state to Israel, Northern Europe, Eastern Hungary, South Africa, New Zealand, Tonga, the Cook Islands, and Central Chile.
Behind Bars
By Mike Davis
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,220. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
A collection of 14 articles by mountain bike journalist Mike Davis, all originally published in influential MTB magazine Privateer between 2009 and 2013. The articles include interviews with numerous influential bike designers, builders and riders -- Greg Herbold, John Tomac, Keith Bontrager, Mike Augspurger, Rob Vandermark, Jeff Jones and many more.
Tired of I.T! - How I learned to stop worrying and love the bicycle
By Dave Conroy
You set the price! Words: 86,000. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
Spend every waking minute staring at a computer screen. Throw in some self destructive habits. Stir. Repeat. This weekly routine nearly killed him. In a moment of insanity (clarity?), Dave Conroy quit his computer job, sold his belongings and, buying a bicycle, set forth around the world. He hadn't been on a bike in nearly 20 years but you never forget, right?