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More Miles Than Money

Author : Garth Cartwright
ISBN : 9781847652980
Genre : Music
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Armed only with a Greyhound ticket and enough money for his next beer, Garth Cartwright set out to see whether the American roots music he loved - blues and country, folk and soul - was still alive in the twenty-first century. His journey took him from the LA bus station to the Mexican cantinas of San Antonio, the Indian reservations of New Mexico to the last surviving juke joints of Highway 61. Along the way he meets an exotic mix of surviving legends - from soul diva Mabel John to the queen of Mexican American song Lydia Mendoza, funk pioneer Charles Wright to country troubadour Billy Joe Shaver - plus a supporting cast of cowboy poets, down and out bluesmen and a feller called Lee who becomes Cartwright's co-pilot for an epic drive across the deserts of the South-West. A remarkable piece of travel writing and an introduction to the real stars of Americana.

Extra Mile America

Author : Shawn Anderson
ISBN : 9780982097427
Genre : Self-Help
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To symbolize the power of the "go the extra mile" message, Shawn Anderson pedaled a bicycle from ocean to oceanAE"solo. Along the way, he interviewed over two hundred inspirational Americans who had demonstrated a remarkable ability to overcome personal setback and accomplish something extraordinary. A blind woman who climbed one of the world's tallest mountains, a triathlete who was born a congenital amputee, a 95-year-old who has been volunteering at the same hospital for 49 years, a corporate executive who gives away 82% of his company's profitsAE"these are a few of the inspirational profiles highlighted in Extra Mile America. The stories in this book have the power to inspire your spirit, challenge you to reevaluate your own life setbacks, and motivate you to take a deep breath of courage in order to get back on your own metaphorical bike with a renewed passion and purpose.

Backpacker

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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.

101 Harley Davidson Twin Cam Performance Projects

Author : Chris Maida Mark Zimmerman
ISBN : 1610607899
Genre : Transportation
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If you're looking for ways to keep up with the pack - or blow right past them - this book has 101 of them. Boost the performance of your Harley-Davidson's Twin-Cam engine with 101 projects broken out by each specific aspect of the motorcycle, including engine, suspension, transmission, exhaust, brakes, and body. Hundreds of photos and diagrams take you step-by-step through each project making it a breeze to keep other riders in your rearview mirror.

Life Is A Wheel

Author : Bruce Weber
ISBN : 9781451695038
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Life Is a Wheel chronicles the cross-country bicycle trip Bruce Weber made at the age of fifty-seven, an “entertaining travel story filled with insightful thoughts about life, family, and aging” (The Associated Press). During the summer and fall of 2011, Bruce Weber, an obituary writer for The New York Times, bicycled across the country, alone, and wrote about it as it unfolded. Life Is a Wheel is the witty, inspiring, and reflective diary of his journey, in which the challenges and rewards of self-reliance and strenuous physical effort yield wry and incisive observations about cycling and America, not to mention the pleasures of a three-thousand-calorie breakfast. The story begins on the Oregon coast, with Weber wondering what he’s gotten himself into, and ends in triumph on New York City’s George Washington Bridge. From Going-to-the-Sun Road in the northern Rockies to the headwaters of the Mississippi and through the cityscapes of Chicago and Pittsburgh, his encounters with people and places provide us with an intimate, two-wheeled perspective of America. And with thousands of miles to travel, Weber considers his past, his family, and the echo that a well-lived life leaves behind. Part travelogue, part memoir, part romance, part paean to the bicycle—and part bemused and panicky account of a middle-aged man’s attempt to stave off, well, you know—Life Is a Wheel is “a book for cyclists, and for anyone who has ever dreamed of such transcontinental travels. But it also should prove enlightening, soul-stirring, even, to those who don’t care a whit about bikes but who care about the way people connect” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

Ten Thousand Miles On A Bicycle

Author : Lyman Hotchkiss Bagg
ISBN : NYPL:33433066624820
Genre : SPORTS & RECREATION
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Ten Thousand Miles on a Bicycle is a reference book designed for people interested in bicycle trails of the United States. The contents of the book are conveniently arranged by U.S. regions.

Cycling Philosophy For Everyone

Author : Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza
ISBN : 1444341367
Genre : Philosophy
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Covering interesting and varied philosophical terrain, Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone explores in a fun but critical way the rich philosophical, cultural, and existential experiences that arise when two wheels are propelled by human energy. Incorporates or reflects the views of high-profile and notable past-professional cyclists and insiders such as Lennard Zinn, Scott Tinley, and Lance Armstrong Features contributions from the areas of cultural studies, kinesiology, literature, and political science as well as from philosophers Includes enlightening essays on the varieties of the cycling experience, ranging from the ethical issues of success, women and cycling, environmental issues of commuting and the transformative potential of cycling for personal growth Shows how bicycling and philosophy create the perfect tandem Includes a foreword by Lennard Zinn, author and owner of Zinn Cycles Inc.

100 000 Miles Of Solitude

Author : Maarten Munnik
ISBN : 9781105408038
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The Memory Of Running

Author : Ron McLarty
ISBN : 9781405515498
Genre : Fiction
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Smithson Ide's life so far has led him nowhere. He's 43 years old, weighs 279 pounds, and keeps himself numb with food and alcohol. His only emotional ties are to his parents and to the memory of his older sister, Bethany, who has been missing for 20 years. Then his parents die in a car crash and he learns of Bethany's death in LA County. Suddenly there isn't enough beer in the world to keep Smithy from his feelings. Drunk and bereft, he takes his old Raleigh bicycle and starts cycling. Once he starts, he can't stop and then he's riding across America to recover his sister. Along the way he meets all sorts of people who help or hinder him. He hears the confession of a priest, he rescues a boy from a snow storm, he has a gun pointed in his face, he's hit by a truck and helps a man dying of AIDS. Smithy's ride is an extraordinary quest, to rediscover the past and memories of Bethany, but it's also his journey back to life.

Best Bike Rides Washington Dc

Author : Martin Fernandez
ISBN : 9781493002115
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Best Bike Rides Washington D.C. describes 40 of the greatest recreational rides in the Washington D.C. area. Road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most rides are in the 5 to 30 mile range, allowing for great afternoon outings and family adventures.

Green Building A To Z

Author : Jerry Yudelson
ISBN : 9781550923513
Genre : Architecture
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Green building is the fastest-growing trend to hit since the Internet, bringing with it an enormous range of new products, systems, and technologies. Green Building A to Z is an informative, technically accurate, and highly visual guide to green building, for both decision-makers and interested citizens. It begins with an introduction to the importance of green buildings and a brief history of the green building movement, outlines the benefits and costs of green buildings, and shows how you can influence the spread of green buildings. The book touches on key issues, such as enhancing water conservation, reducing energy use, and creating a conservation economy. The book examines all aspects of green buildings, including: Architecture 2030 Locally sourced materials Natural ventilation Solar energy Zero-net-energy buildings More than just a reference, this book emphasizes the importance of green buildings and green developments for a sustainable future. It will be an invaluable resource for businesspeople, homeowners, product manufacturers, developers, building industry professionals, and government officials.

Converting Kate

Author : Beckie Weinheimer
ISBN : 9781440678363
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Kate was raised in the Holy Divine Church—it influenced everything from her homeschooling to her handmade clothes. But ever since her unbelieving father’s death last year, she has suspected that there’s more to life than memorizing scripture. Taking advantage of their move to a new town, Kate—to her devout mother’s horror—quits Holy Divine. She joins the cross-country team, wears shorts to public school, and even tries a traditional Christian church. As she struggles to come to terms with her father’s death and her mother’s unquestioning beliefs, Kate discovers there’s a big difference between religion and faith—and that the two don’t always go hand in hand.

Walk In Shadows

Author : Nicholas Kaufmann
ISBN : 9781930997363
Genre : Fiction
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A Mafia assassin whose victims won't stay dead. A jewel thief looking for his biggest score yet in the crowded cemeteries of Prague. A teenage street gang adjusting to a terrifying new world. A man trapped in the back seat of a New York City taxi with a madman at the wheel. These and other lost souls wait for you in critically acclaimed author Nicholas Kaufmann's debut collection, featuring nine previously published and two never-before-seen tales of suspense and terror. Welcome to Quick City. Be glad you're just passing through.

Brave The Day

Author : Marilyn Hartness
ISBN : 9781937520649
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book was written to give hope to everyone stricken with a cancer diagnosis. It is the factual account of artist, teacher, and horsewoman, Marilyn Hartness. Her battle for survival took her into many unforeseen medical experiences. She shares the cancer journey with an element of trust and we see miracles unfolding.

Every Woman S Guide To Cycling

Author : Selene Yeager
ISBN : 9781440631498
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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!

Unthinkable

Author : Scott Rigsby
ISBN : 9781414335360
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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After losing both of his legs in a car accident at age 18, Scott Rigsby battled his way back from depression and addiction to achieve the unthinkable—become the first double-leg amputee ever to cross the finish line in the sporting world’s most grueling and prestigious competition, the Ironman Triathlon. Scott has since become an inspiration to hundreds of thousands of physically challenged and able-bodied athletes the world over. Unthinkable documents Scott’s remarkable journey. From the scene of the devastating crash that claimed both of his legs, and his subsequent battle with depression and alcohol addiction, through his dawning realization that God has a greater plan for his life, readers will be inspired. From his decision to participate in the Ironman competition, to the moment he crossed the finish line, readers will engage with Scott’s unthinkable courage, determination and faith. Unthinkable releases simultaneously in both hardcover and softcover. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Scott Rigsby Foundation, a Georgia-based non-profit organization dedicated to inspire, inform, and enable physically challenged individuals with loss of limb or mobility to live an active lifestyle.

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Genre : Feminism
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Two Wheels And A Map

Author : Bob Neubauer
ISBN : 9780615120553
Genre : Travel
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Long before smart phones and GPS devices simplified bike touring, cyclists were crossing the roads of this country, equipped with little more than two wheels and a map. This is the tale of one such rider who tackled the East Coast in the early '90s. Leaving behind an unfulfilling job, he loaded up his bike and set off, meandering along rural back roads, meeting strangers, listening to their stories and enjoying their unexpected hospitality. Not everything went as planned, though. Unforeseen circumstances forced him in directions he hadn't anticipated; searing summer heat drained his energy; and he spent many a nervous night bedding down where he didn't belong. His trip touched the tip of failure-yet succeeded in ways he hadn't imagined. Through it all, the people who crossed his path, sometimes offering only a kind word, gave him the inspiration he needed to persevere. Two Wheels and a Map details Bob Neubauer's two-part solo bike journey from Bangor, Maine, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His often-amusing observations on the people and predicaments he encountered along the way give the book a lighthearted tone as it chronicles his life on the open road. Bob Neubauer is also the author of Alone in Austria: A Solo Bike Trip Across Austria. It chronicles his two-wheeled journey from Salzburg to Vienna, Austria, visiting quaint villages, castle ruins and ancient monasteries.

Ride On Royal Enfield Riding Miles With The Hope

Author : Tanuja Krishnan
ISBN : 9781545743485
Genre : Fiction
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“Love does not make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile”-Franklin P. Jones While on this ride called life, you have to take the good with bad, smile when you are sad, love what you have got and remember what you had, in the same way Advaith who is an Indian Air force officer was. He couldn’t imagine his life without Anvitha the girl whom he met in a bike trip, the very strong common point that they both has was “Love for bikes and bike rides, and this made them to fall from head over heels for each other. As they took their relationship to the next level and about to meet after a few months the test of time played a spoilsport. As a soldier he faced and won many wars in the battle field and now can he win against the destiny in battle of Love? Love is when you like someone as much as your bike and they loved each other as much as their bikes and that means a lot to them and they believed in the statement “Couple who rides together stays together forever “, will their destiny justifies their belief?

Walneck S Classic Cycle Trader October 2000

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