New PDF release: The Bicycle Book

By Bella Bathurst

ISBN-10: 0007433611

ISBN-13: 9780007433612

A rip-roaring narrative party of the twenty first century's nice delivery good fortune tale: the bicycle. hundreds of thousands folks now cycle, a few obsessively, and this excellent concoction of background, anecdote, event and lycra-clad pedalling is the precise learn for two-wheelers of all kinds.

'At final -- a bicycle booklet for the remainder of us.... A e-book for this sort of bicycle owner who likes biking and interpreting and stories.' Guardian

Two wheels. A body. pedals. What might be easier than a bicycle?

And but the motorbike maintains to motivate a passionate following. because the millennium its use in Britain has doubled, after which doubled back. hundreds of thousands now cycle to paintings, with progressively more taking it up each day.

Acclaimed writer Bella Bathurst takes us on a trip via cycling's top tales and strangest incarnations, from the bicycle as a weapon of war to the key lifetime of couriers and the alchemy of framebuilding. With a solid of characters together with the lady who watercycled around the Channel, the guy who raced India's Deccan Queen teach and several other of today's best cyclists, she deals us a brilliantly attractive portrait of cycling's earlier, current and world-conquering destiny.

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Bella Bathurst's The Bicycle Book PDF

A rip-roaring narrative party of the twenty first century's nice delivery luck tale: the bicycle. thousands people now cycle, a few obsessively, and this wonderful concoction of heritage, anecdote, experience and lycra-clad pedalling is the fitting learn for two-wheelers of all kinds.

'At final -- a bicycle booklet for the remainder of us. .. . A publication for one of these bike owner who likes biking and studying and tales. ' Guardian

Two wheels. A body. pedals. What will be less complicated than a bicycle?

And but the motorbike maintains to motivate a passionate following. because the millennium its use in Britain has doubled, after which doubled back. hundreds of thousands now cycle to paintings, with an increasing number of taking it up each day.

Acclaimed writer Bella Bathurst takes us on a trip via cycling's most sensible tales and strangest incarnations, from the bicycle as a weapon of war to the key lifetime of couriers and the alchemy of framebuilding. With a forged of characters together with the girl who watercycled around the Channel, the guy who raced India's Deccan Queen educate and several other of today's most sensible cyclists, she deals us a brilliantly attractive portrait of cycling's earlier, current and world-conquering destiny.

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Chapter 1 Fitness 101: Getting the Scoop In This Chapter ᮣ Getting ready for your first fitness test ᮣ Deciding among your many choices of exercise routines ᮣ Stretching well and eating right ᮣ Working out while pregnant, in childhood, and into your senior years I f you’re reading this chapter, you’ve decided to get fit. D. in physiology or kinesiology, you do need to follow a few rules of the road. This chapter outlines the very basics of getting fit. If you want to find out more, each section tells you which chapters to read for all the juicy details.

During your evaluation, your tester will probably weigh you. Just know that your weight is of limited value. When you hop on a scale, you learn the grand total weight of your bones, organs, blood, fat, muscle, and other tissues. This number can be misleading because muscle weighs more per square inch than fat. Consider two men who stand 5'8" and weigh 190 pounds. One guy may be a lean bodybuilder who has a lot of muscle packed onto his frame. Another guy may be a couch potato whose gut hangs 4 inches over his belt buckle.

If you want to find out more, each section tells you which chapters to read for all the juicy details. Yes, This Class Has Tests In order to best determine how to reach your fitness goals, you first need to figure out where you are, physically. And the best way to do this is to sign up for a fitness evaluation (see Chapter 2), including a full health/fitness history and other important measures, such as the following: ߜ Resting heart rate: Also known as pulse, this test measures the number of times per minute your heart beats while you’re sitting down or in some other way relaxing.

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