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Across Asia on a Bicycle: The Journey of Two American Students from Constantinople to Peking

By: Allen, Thomas Gaskell, Jr.; Sachtleben, William Lewis

Price: $175.00

Publisher: The Century Co.: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288761

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink mark on spine, bookplate remains on front and rear paste-down endpapers, ink note on rear paste-down endpaper. 1894 Hard Cover. xii, 234 pp. Gilt titles on spine and on front board, top page ridge gilt. Deckled edges. Published during the Golden Age of Bicycles, with photographs showing cycle designs only recently invented. Describes a three year journey of over 15,000 miles. View more info

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Erie Canal Bicyclist and Hiker Route Guide

By: Botzman, Harvey

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cyclotour Guide Books: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2293106

ISBN: 1889602094

Condition: Good


Former library copy, usual marks. Light stain to spine base. 1996 Trade Paperback. 199, [1] pp. A descriptive tour guide of the Erie Canal for cyclists and hikers. The Erie Canal was an engineering marvel both in its day during the 19th century and now at the preface tot he 21st century. The original locks were made of stone blocks solidified together with mud. No the mud of the earth bu the mud of masons, cement. This was not the relatively high tech portland cement which we have today but a more rudimentary mortar. It has kept the locks together for over 150 years. The Route Guide includes s... View more info

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Boy Racer: My Journey to Tour de France Record-Breaker

By: Cavendish, Mark

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Velo Press: 2010

Seller ID: 2206095

ISBN: 1934030643

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2010 Trade Paperback. xii, 288 pp. Boy Racer unmasks the manic, brutal world of professional cycling from the candid viewpoint of the sport's brash young superstar, Mark Cavendish.Written off as fat and useless in his youth, Cavendish's hunger for success and his sheer natural ability has forged him into one of cycling's youngest phenoms -- and one of cycling's most accomplished sprinters.Some have called him cocky, but to those who dislike his style, Cav will shrug his shoulders and reply, I know I'm good. There's no point lying about it. Cav's fearlessness in the saddle a... View more info

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The Immortal Class: Bike Messengers and the Cult of Human Power

By: Culley, Travis Hugh

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: 2002

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2266399

ISBN: 0375760245

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Pages faintly toned. 2002 Trade Paperback. xxii, 324 pp. Travis Hugh Culley went to Chicago to make his name in its thriving theater scene, yet found in his day job a sense of community and fulfillment—and a brotherhood of like-minded individualists—that he encountered nowhere else. In The Immortal Class, Culley takes us inside the heart and soul of an American urban icon: the bicycle messenger. In describing his own history and those of his peers, he evokes a classic American maverick, deeply woven into the fabric of society—from the pits of squalor to the highest reache... View more info

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Riding with the Blue Moth

By: Hancock, Bill

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Sports Publishing: 2006

Seller ID: 2207390

ISBN: 1596701633

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 2006 Trade Paperback. After the death of his son Will in the 2001 airplane crash that took the lives of nine additional members of the Oklahoma State basketball team and support staff, survival became a common word in Bill Hancock's vocabulary. For Hancock, the former director of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, survival meant discovering a path back to a near normal life. That path took him on his dream journey, from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic by bicycle, and the 2,747-mile journey from the Pacific Coast to the Atlantic Coast became more than just a distraction. I... View more info

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Racing Tactics for Cyclists

By: Prehn, Thomas

Price: $4.00

Publisher: VeloPress: 2004

Seller ID: 2200219

ISBN: 1931382301

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine. 2004 Soft Cover. xx, 220 pp. Written for the experienced road cyclist, this book shows team riders how to ride in a race, explains the importance of position, and discusses individual and team racing tactics. Each type of road race--one-days, stage races, criteriums--is covered, along with the technical riding skills and mental strategies needed to succeed. Also included is information on handling prologues, recovering from a crash or flat tire, resting during a race, and evaluating the competition.Keywords: THOMAS PREHN RACING TACTICS FOR CYCLISTS SPORTS BICYCLING View more info

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The Cycle Jumpers

By: Spiegel, Marshall

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Berkley Medallion: 1973

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2283961

ISBN: 0425023621

Condition: Very Good


Fifth printing. Wrappers very lightly rubbed, pages lightly toned. 1973 Mass Market Paperback. 174 pp. He's the tops. He's the winner. He's the King! He's Evel Knievel, daring cycle jumper. Veteran of hundreds of successful death0defying leaps over the tops of cars, trucks, busses. Veteran, too, of the failed leap over the Snake River Canyon. Yes, Evel failed at Snake River, but no one else has even tried to make that jump. What made Evel the daredevil cyclist he became? What persuaded him to devote years of practice and study to such a dangerous sport as cycle jumping? What gave him the stre... View more info