Everyday Bicycling

Everyday Bicycling Author Elly Blue
ISBN-10 9781621069379
Release 2015-07-20
Pages 160
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Everyday Bicycling is your guide to everything you need to know to get started riding a bicycle for transportation. Elly Blue introduces you to the basics, including street smarts, bike shopping, dressing professionally, carrying everything from groceries to furniture, riding with children, and riding in all weather. With its positive, practical approach, this book is perfect for anyone who has ever dreamed of getting around by bike. The new edition also includes information on bicycling with pets, using bike share, and cycling when you have a physical disability.

The Urban Homesteader

The Urban Homesteader Author Raleigh Briggs
ISBN-10 9781621062059
Release 2015-02-23
Pages 512
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Want to learn to make your own soap? Mend your torn clothes? Grow your own cucumbers? Carry your groceries and children on a bicycle? This four book box set teaches you the basics and beyond. Authors Raleigh Briggs, Robyn Jasko, and Elly Blue are your friendly guides to a new, cozy, sustainable life at home and in the world. Live your own revolution! Books included in this set: Make Your Place by Raleigh Briggs Make It Last by Raleigh Briggs Homesweet Homegrown by Robyn Jasko Everyday Bicycling by Elly Blue

One Less Car

One Less Car Author Zack Furness
ISBN-10 9781592136148
Release 2010-03-12
Pages 348
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Although millions of people in the United States love to ride bicycles for exercise or leisure, statistics show that only 1% of the total U.S. population ride bicycles for transportation—and barely half as many use bikes to commute to work. In his original and exciting book, One Less Car, Zack Furness examines what it means historically, culturally, socioeconomically, and politically to be a bicycle transportation advocate/activist. Presenting an underground subculture of bike enthusiasts who aggressively resist car culture, Furness maps out the cultural trajectories between mobility, technology, urban space and everyday life. He connects bicycling to radical politics, public demonstrations, alternative media production (e.g., ‘zines), as well as to the development of community programs throughout the world. One Less Car also positions the bicycle as an object with which to analyze and critique some of the dominant cultural and political formations in the U.S.—and even breaks down barriers of race, class and gender privilege that are interconnected to mobility. For Furness, bicycles not only liberate people from technology, they also support social and environmental justice. So, he asks, Why aren’t more Americans adopting them for their transportation needs?


Bikenomics Author Elly Blue
ISBN-10 9781621060031
Release 2013
Pages 191
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A look at the bicycle movement's contradictions and challenges considers the economic benefits of bicycling, examining the transportation costs of families and individuals and the civic costs of the current transportation system.

City Cycling

City Cycling Author John Pucher
ISBN-10 9780262304993
Release 2012-10-19
Pages 416
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Bicycling in cities is booming, for many reasons: health and environmental benefits, time and cost savings, more and better bike lanes and paths, innovative bike sharing programs, and the sheer fun of riding. City Cycling offers a guide to this urban cycling renaissance, with the goal of promoting cycling as sustainable urban transportation available to everyone. It reports on cycling trends and policies in cities in North America, Europe, and Australia, and offers information on such topics as cycling safety, cycling infrastructure provisions including bikeways and bike parking, the wide range of bike designs and bike equipment, integration of cycling with public transportation, and promoting cycling for women and children. City Cycling emphasizes that bicycling should not be limited to those who are highly trained, extremely fit, and daring enough to battle traffic on busy roads. The chapters describe ways to make city cycling feasible, convenient, and safe for commutes to work and school, shopping trips, visits, and other daily transportation needs. The book also offers detailed examinations and illustrations of cycling conditions in different urban environments: small cities (including Davis, California, and Delft, the Netherlands), large cities (including Sydney, Chicago, Toronto and Berlin), and "megacities" (London, New York, Paris, and Tokyo). These chapters offer a closer look at how cities both with and without historical cycling cultures have developed cycling programs over time. The book makes clear that successful promotion of city cycling depends on coordinating infrastructure, programs, and government policies.

The Practical Cyclist

The Practical Cyclist Author Chip Haynes
ISBN-10 1550924095
Release 2009-04-01
Pages 192
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"...with plenty of tips and advice for those who want to get back into biking even after decades have passed, "The Practical Cyclist" is a read many readers will embrace for fitness and the environment." - James. A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review "Dust off the bike, put some air in the tires, and discover a new world that has been waiting for you. that's an easy-to-accept invitation from the author, who is a bicycle enthusiast, commuter, and self-described all-round "neighborhood bike guy" from Clearwater, Florida. the text addresses the transition into a two-wheeler mindset in an easy-to-follow format. His writing style is light enough to convince a reluctant reader to take that first spin around the block and do so eagerly and confidently. The advice is sound, too. The author encourages first-time bike commuters to resist the temptation of taking the same route they take with an automobile. "There are many roads that all, eventually, lead to the same place if you're willing to work at it,"he writes. "You want, poetically speaking, to take the road less traveled. It will make all the difference." And this book will make all the difference for a bicyclist with an open, resourceful mind and a willingness to step outside the box for an adventure on two wheels."- ForeWord Magazine "This introductory book is an easygoing ramble through the basics and joys of cycling for anyone who has just mastered riding or is returning to the bike after a long hiatus. Haynes, a commuter cyclist in Florida, aims to encourage more regular local riding and commuting with practial tips on selecting from various types of bikes; basic bike mechanics; gear and accessories. This practical, low-key approach eases the reader into integrating cycling more often into their life for pleasure or health and as an affordable, flexible, local transportation option. - Jean Chong, Momentum Magazine "First off, here's what this book is NOT; a comprehensive guide to training, repair, nutrition, racing strategy or any of that other in-depth stuff. What his book IS is a very simple, very practical and extremely humorous guide to bicycling for everyday purposes. Seasoned cyclists and hardcore commuters probably won't get much out of The Practical Cyclist other than a lot of laughs...frankly, it's just not written for the accomplished cyclers among us. But for someone just entering this wonderful world of bicycles, this book is a must read. Let's hope this book sells a billion copies!!! - Jack "Ghost Rider" Sweeney, bikecommuters.com Riding a bicycle is something you never forget—even if the last time you owned a bike, it had playing cards pinned to the spokes. People are coming back to bicycling in droves; propelled by rising gas prices, expanding waistlines, or the allure of fancy gear, bicycling for all ages has never been more popular. The Practical Cyclist is for those who have not been actively cycling for years, or perhaps are new to the sport; it is bicycling for real people. The author recognizes that not every cyclist cares about fancy equipment and competitive riding. The book’s low-impact approach is uniquely geared to people who would like to come back to cycling but don’t know where to begin. There are many reasons for hopping back on a bike—becoming healthier, saving money, saving the environment, but mainly to have fun. The Practical Cyclist provides simple, basic information that takes the intimidation out of visiting a bike shop and includes: How to choose equipment Proper riding technique Safety tips Accessories Easy rules on where, when, and how to ride As this book says, anyone can ride a bike and look good doing it. You don’t have to go fast, and you don’t have to go far. You just have to go. Chip Haynes has been a year-round commuter for a decade, and he owns too many bicycles. He writes about bicycling for The Wire Donkey and is known as “the neighborhood bike guy” in Clearwater, Florida.


Cycletherapy Author Elly Blue
ISBN-10 9781621063605
Release 2016-05-10
Pages 128
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Cycletherapy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Cycletherapy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Cycletherapy book for free.

Just Ride

Just Ride Author Grant Petersen
ISBN-10 9780761171270
Release 2012-05-08
Pages 256
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“A wonderfully sane, down-to-earth, and frequently funny guide to riding, maintaining, fixing and enjoying your bicycle.” Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review Winner Silver Medal 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards In the same way that Michael Pollan’s slim bestseller Food Rules brought a gust of common sense to the everyday activity of eating, Just Ride is a revelation. Forget the ultralight, uncomfortable bikes, flashy jerseys, clunky shoes that clip onto tiny pedals, the grinding out of endless miles. Instead, ride like you did when you were a kid—just get on your bike and discover the pure joy of riding it. A reformed racer who’s commuted by bike every day since 1980, whose writings and opinions appear in major bicycling and outdoor magazines, and whose company, Rivendell Bicycle Works, makes bikes for riders ready to opt out of a culture overrun by racing, Grant Petersen shares a lifetime of unexpected facts, controversial opinions, expert techniques, and his own maverick philosophy. In 87 short, two-to-three page chapters, it covers: • Riding: Count Days, Not Miles; Corner Like Jackie Robinson; Steer with Your Hips, Shift with Your Legs • Suiting Up: The Shoes Ruse; Ponchos—the Ultimate Unracer’s Garment • Safety: #1 Rule—Be Seen; Helmets Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up to Be • Health and Fitness: Why Riding Is Lousy All-Around Exercise; Saddles Don’t Cause Impotence; Drink When You’re Thirsty—Not Before Also includes chapters on Accessories, Upkeep, and Technicalities as well as a final chapter titled “Velosophy” that includes the essential, memorable thought: Your Bike Is a Toy—Have Fun with It.

Environmental Anthropology

Environmental Anthropology Author Helen Kopnina
ISBN-10 9781135044121
Release 2013-07-18
Pages 328
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This volume presents new theoretical approaches, methodologies, subject pools, and topics in the field of environmental anthropology. Environmental anthropologists are increasingly focusing on self-reflection - not just on themselves and their impacts on environmental research, but also on the reflexive qualities of their subjects, and the extent to which these individuals are questioning their own environmental behavior. Here, contributors confront the very notion of "natural resources" in granting non-human species their subjectivity and arguing for deeper understanding of "nature," and "wilderness" beyond the label of "ecosystem services." By engaging in interdisciplinary efforts, these anthropologists present new ways for their colleagues, subjects, peers and communities to understand the causes of, and alternatives to environmental destruction. This book demonstrates that environmental anthropology has moved beyond the construction of rural, small group theory, entering into a mode of solution-based methodologies and interdisciplinary theories for understanding human-environmental interactions. It is focused on post-rural existence, health and environmental risk assessment, on the realm of alternative actions, and emphasizes the necessary steps towards preventing environmental crisis.

Bicycling Science

Bicycling Science Author David Gordon Wilson
ISBN-10 0262731541
Release 2004
Pages 477
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A new, updated edition of a popular book on the history, science, and engineering of bicycles, by MIT mechanical engineering professor emeritus David Gordon Wilson.

Pedal Stretch Breathe

Pedal  Stretch  Breathe Author Kelli Refer
ISBN-10 1621066371
Release 2012
Pages 44
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"The first guide to bicycling and yoga. A friendly, accessible, illustrated guide to taking yoga beyond the mat and into the streets! The yoga practices and philosophy in this small book can help make your bicycle ride more comfortable and rewarding, whether you ride for fun, fitness, racing, or work. Breathe your way up the steepest hills. Keep your hips and knees limber and strong. Recover faster from long rides. Drop your road rage and maintain your awareness of the present moment. Gain persepctive on the well-being of your bike, your body and the streets you ride on." -- Back cover

Understanding and Measuring Bicycling Behavior

Understanding and Measuring Bicycling Behavior Author Jennifer Dill
ISBN-10 UCBK:C100984256
Release 2008
Pages 61
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With rates of obesity, heart disease, and related health problems increasing in the U.S., many policy makers are looking for ways to increase physical activity in everyday life. Using a bicycle instead of a motor vehicle for a portion of everyday travel could help address these problems. This research aims to fill a gap in the existing literature on the effect of different types of infrastructure, such as bicycle lanes or paths, on bicycling. The project used global positioning system (GPS) technology to record where a sample of 164 adults in the Portland, OR region rode their bicycles. Data was collected from March through November 2007. The participants in this study were primarily regular bicyclists who usually rode more than one day per week, year-round. This report uses that data to address the four primary sets of research questions: (1) How often, why, when, and where do cyclists ride. How does this vary based upon rider characteristics. (2) How do cyclists routes differ from the shortest network distance. (3) What factors influence cyclists route choice decisions. How do personal attributes influence these decisions. (4) What is the difference in travel time between bicylcing and driving.

Everyday Sports Injuries

Everyday Sports Injuries Author DK Publishing
ISBN-10 9780756666255
Release 2010-10-18
Pages 272
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More people than ever before are regularly taking part in recreational sports, often gaining enormous health benefits from their chosen activity. But sports also carry the risk of injury, and each year there are millions of injuries as a result of physical activity in the US alone. Sports Injuries is a practical guide to recognizing, treating, and preventing injury, with the goal of getting the sportsperson back in action as soon as possible. Sports Injuries starts with tips and advice on preparing for sports to reduce the risk of injury. Many of the most popular sports-from snowboarding and surfing to soccer and tennis-are highlighted in a directory that pinpoints areas of the body most at risk of injury, and how to minimize the risks. The injuries section is a practical guide to the recognition, prevention, and treatment of sports injuries. Organized anatomically, each injury is described along with the causes and symptoms. There is instant advice on first aid, along with practical recovery programs for each injury. Clear cross-references take the reader to a step-by-step exercise section at the end of the book. This section details 150 routines that will help people return to their sporting activity as soon as possible.

Growing Up for Efficient Everyday Living

Growing Up for Efficient Everyday Living Author Minnesota. Dept. of Education
ISBN-10 PSU:000006278229
Release 1946
Pages 203
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Growing Up for Efficient Everyday Living has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Growing Up for Efficient Everyday Living also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Growing Up for Efficient Everyday Living book for free.

Reconsidering the Bicycle

Reconsidering the Bicycle Author Luis A. Vivanco
ISBN-10 9781136656774
Release 2013-03-05
Pages 184
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In cities throughout the world, bicycles have gained a high profile in recent years, with politicians and activists promoting initiatives like bike lanes, bikeways, bike share programs, and other social programs to get more people on bicycles. Bicycles in the city are, some would say, the wave of the future for car-choked, financially-strapped, obese, and sustainability-sensitive urban areas. This book explores how and why people are reconsidering the bicycle, no longer thinking of it simply as a toy or exercise machine, but as a potential solution to a number of contemporary problems. It focuses in particular on what reconsidering the bicycle might mean for everyday practices and politics of urban mobility, a concept that refers to the intertwined physical, technological, social, and experiential dimensions of human movement. This book is for Introductory Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Sociology, Environmental Anthropology, and all undergraduate courses on the environment and on sustainability throughout the social sciences.

Muscular Analysis of Everyday Activities

Muscular Analysis of Everyday Activities Author Elaine L. Bukowski
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050017865
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 266
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Muscular Analysis of Everyday Activities is designed to facilitate objective analysis of the performance of daily living. This excellent text provides step-by-step methods to break down activities into their component parts allowing for easier interpretation and analysis of the activity. As each step is presented, examples are given that provides the reader with a model to follow as the reader begins to analyze other activities of daily living. These handy step-by-step procedures include methods of capturing the subject's motions, ways of determining goniometric measurements, ways for determining the best location for body markers, and ways for determining the muscular activity involved. Each chapter concludes with a section on clinical application and discussion questions. Photographs also give students/clinicians a visual reference for understanding and interpreting each activity analyzed.

Bicycling for Fitness

Bicycling for Fitness Author Gustav Mark Gedatus
ISBN-10 0736807055
Release 2001
Pages 64
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Discusses the health benefits of bicycling as part of a fitness program, and provides information on equipment, techniques, and safety.