Dramatic and panoramic, these are the best routes to ride on two wheels whether you are a passionate newbie or a seasoned pro Discover the best places to bike in this carefully curated guide to seeing the world on a bike.
Author: Claude Droussent
Publisher: Universe Publishing(NY)
Dramatic and panoramic, these are the best routes to ride on two wheels whether you are a passionate newbie or a seasoned pro Discover the best places to bike in this carefully curated guide to seeing the world on a bike. Organized by terrain - urban, mountain, on-road, scenic - each tour was constructed by leading French cycling expert Claude Droussent who co-founded "L'Étape du Tour" which is an organized mass participation event that allows amateur cyclists to race over the same route as the Tour de France on the tour's official rest days. From family-friendly urban sightseeing tours to epic rides off the beaten track, the destinations featured here range from easy bike tours of Paris to more challenging adventures in diverse locales like Utah's Zion National Park, the Ecuadorean Andes, or Mt. Snowdonia in Wales. Included also are some of the world's favorite cycling destinations: Normandy's lush countryside, the historic Hudson River Trail, an exotic Phnom Penh-to-Laos trail along the Mekong River. Explore the hills of Tuscany with stops for regional cuisine and great art and architecture, or soak up the local color on the Bolivia-to-Peru loop along the shores of Lake Titicaca. Each tour comes fully illustrated including details about length, estimated duration, elevation, difficulty, and points of interest.
The great adventure awaits but you don't know what to take?
Author: Independently Published
The great adventure awaits but you don't know what to take? Check out this notebook which contains an ultimate bicycle checklist proven on the long distance rides! This notebook will help you to prepare only the things that you need without any excess and not needed weight. It contains 100 pages with preparation checklist and place for some notes for every ride.The Journal is made with flexible laminated softback cover, which helps repel liquids. Therefore, it is durableto withstand any adventure. Check out the specifications for more information.If you would like to see a sample of the notebook, click on the "Look Inside" feature. Make sure to check out the other types of our journals by clicking on our author's page.
"A descriptive booklet of seven cycling tours around the Latrobe Valley".
Author: Latrobe Valley Bicycle User Group
"A descriptive booklet of seven cycling tours around the Latrobe Valley".
How Amsterdam Became the Cycling Capital of the World Marjolein de Lange,
Fred Feddes. city? ... Amsterdam may sometimes seem like a cycling paradise,
but it is a paradise that requires a lot of hard work. Or, put differently: it may be
Author: Marjolein de Lange
Publisher: Nieuw Amsterdam
The book Bike City Amsterdam, How Amsterdam became the cycling Capital of the World , by Fred Feddes and Marjolein de Lange, is the first comprehensive inside history of sixty years of successful bicycle activism, policy and culture in Amsterdam. As any visitor knows, the bicycle is omnipresent in the streets of Amsterdam, in the rhythm of its people's lives, and in the city's image. To many outsiders, Amsterdam comes close to being a cyclist's paradise. It wasn't always that way. As in many other cities, bicyclists came under pressure due to the rapid increase of car traffic in the 1960s. It was through a unique combination of grassroots activism and municipal policy, supported by advantageous circumstances and driven by smartness and perseverance, that the bicycle managed to make an astounding comeback. Bike City Amsterdam recounts the story of this long-term transformation of a city that made way for the bicycle, while the bicycle in turn helped make the city liveable again. It highlights the accomplishments of the bicycle city, as well as its setbacks and its counterforces. Its story ranges from the everyday bicycling culture, to policy choices and street design, to the notorious battle for the Rijksmuseum bicycle passageway. Written from the inside, Bike City Amsterdam acknowledges the uniqueness of the Amsterdam bicycle city, but it does so without romanticizing, analyzing its success with a keen eye on all its imperfections. By telling a detailed case history of Amsterdam, it allows its international readers to distinguish the universal lessons from the local specifics, and to draw inspiration from both. Finally, it looks ahead to the next half century in which Amsterdam can contribute to tackling global urban issues as a 'bicycle laboratory'.
Travel beyond Dutch cliches like clogs, windmills and the Amsterdam red light district; get on that bike and explore the scenic sand dune reserves along the Dutch beaches, the splendid inland waterway routes, unspoilt countryside, great ...
Author: Eric Van der Horst
Publisher: Cyclecity Guides
Travel beyond Dutch cliches like clogs, windmills and the Amsterdam red light district; get on that bike and explore the scenic sand dune reserves along the Dutch beaches, the splendid inland waterway routes, unspoilt countryside, great medieval towns like Haarlem or Utrecht and of course the famous Dutch tulip fields."
registration system would conveniently enable police and citizens to identify
unruly cyclists who knowingly violate traffic ... Although the Netherlands are often
presented as a cycling paradise, its (tax and traffic) policies never fundamentally
Author: Ruth Oldenziel
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Technology has long been an essential consideration in public discussions of the environment, with the focus overwhelmingly on creating new tools and techniques. In more recent years, however, activists, researchers, and policymakers have increasingly turned to mobilizing older technologies in their pursuit of sustainability. In fascinating case studies ranging from the Early Modern secondhand trade to utopian visions of human-powered vehicles, the contributions gathered here explore the historical fortunes of two such technologies—bicycling and waste recycling—tracing their development over time and providing valuable context for the policy successes and failures of today.
The Bordeaux region is a cycling paradise of long trafficfree stretches of cycle
track with gentle climbs through forests, vineyards, farms and medieval villages.
The Garonne canal is at the heart of this. Its 193km asphalted towpath from ...
Author: Declan Lyons
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
This guidebook presents a cycle ride along the Canal de la Garonne in the south of France. The 290km route is covered in 7 stages from bustling Bordeaux to the splendid rose city of Toulouse, with a 135km excursion from to Lacanau on the Atlantic coast. Optional side trips explore the countryside and historical towns and villages, including Agen, Moissac, Marmande and Montauban. Mainly flat and easy cycling, including 193km along the main canal towpath, this is an easy route suitable for lone cyclists, families, groups and those using e-bikes. It is perfect for those planning a cycling holiday, and for people boating on the canal or holidaying nearby who want to get out and explore. A detailed route description is accompanied by 1:50,000 maps, with fascinating information about the places encountered along the route and notes on the region's history and the building of the canal. The guidebook also contains practical information on travel, choosing the right bike and equipment, facilities and cycle shops.
One can cycle on green-grassed embankments next to colorful boats, barges and
dinghies, or wind through the green countryside along tree-lined cycle paths
connecting villages ... I exclaimed in high spirits, “Holland is a cycling paradise!
Author: Louis Frouws
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Louis takes you on a cycling journey through Europe, mostly France: Six countries, 20/day, 38 stages, and averaging 100 km/day. His bike with luggage weighs 40 kg. His pannier bags contain everything necessary to travel, sleep, wear, navigate, photograph, cook and eat. He travels on unfamiliar roads through countryside, villages, towns and cities. Each day presents new adventures with challenging thoughts. He exposes his senses to wide-ranging input. Sometimes, he experiences something about everything, or everything about something. Louis wonders about reality and myth. How science and culture shapes the future. He wonders about large and small, the universe, photons and space-time. Should you think while cycling? Does energy produce continuity? Louis realizes that his bike is his best friend. Is gravity also a friend? Do you plan a cycle tour? The checklists may help you plan whatever physical or mental journey you desire. There is information about nutrition, bicycle functionality and self-reliance. Join the cycle of life. Smell the flowers, hear the birds and see the stars. Let speed-distance-time, echo in your mind! Lets ride together everywhere!
Strange Customs, Incredible Fiets, and the Quest for Cycling Paradise
BikeSnobNYC. was. I assumed they must be part of a tour group, but Gideon Coe
, the cohost of Loose Ends who interviewed me, later explained to me that they
Publisher: Chronicle Books
In his new book, BikeSnobNYC reaches the final frontier of cycling: riding with the family. As his choice to take to the road with his toddler son in tow is met with bewilderment and disapproval from onlookers and the occasional motorist, he ponders why it's such a taboo. And what does it really mean to be a bike-friendly country? Seeking answers, he heads from the U.S. to London, Amsterdam, Gothenburg, and San Vito dei Normanni in search of an alternative. With humorous anecdotes and his trademark biting wit and wisdom, BikeSnobNYC takes us on his most personal narrative journey yet, and ultimately shines a light on the growing pains that exist in any culture that asks smartphone-obsessed text-happy pedestrians, the two-wheeled, and the four-wheeled to share the road.
Down The Road in South America, their second book, takes us through the next phase of their journey the following year - from Quito, Ecuador and through South America.
Author: Tim Travis
Publisher: Down the Road Pub
Imagine selling all of your treasured possessions, leaving your comfortable life behind and heading out for unknown lands equipped with nothing but a bicycle, the bare essentials and a map. It would be the experience of a lifetime. But, what would it take - logistically, financially, emotionally - to make it a way of life? In their first book, The Road That Has No End, Tim and Cindie Travis detail their story of quitting the corporate world to spend a year on their bikes - starting from their hometown of Prescott, Arizona and finishing in Panama City, Panama. Down The Road in South America, their second book, takes us through the next phase of their journey the following year - from Quito, Ecuador and through South America. But they soon discover they’re on another kind of journey - one that would allow them to live the nomadic life indefinitely. Travel with Tim and Cindie as they ride thousands of miles through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile. Experience what it’s like to be an American abroad during wartime; be invited into people’s homes and share their food, cultures and traditions; escape roadside robbers; sleep under the stars; witness the breathtaking beauty and devastating poverty of South America. But most importantly, cheer them on as they come to the realization that their road truly has no end.
The Serial Stelae Cycle of "18-Rabbit–God K," King of Copan Elizabeth A.
Newsome. Chapter. 2. The. Reign. and. Monuments. of18. Rabbit–God. K. On
22.214.171.124.7 12Manik0Yaxk'in, June 18, A.D. 695, the spirit of SmokeImix–God K
Author: Elizabeth A. Newsome
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Assemblies of rectangular stone pillars, or stelae, fill the plazas and courts of ancient Maya cities throughout the lowlands of southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and western Honduras. Mute testimony to state rituals that linked the king's power to rule with the rhythms and renewal of time, the stelae document the ritual acts of rulers who sacrificed, danced, and experienced visionary ecstasy in connection with celebrations marking the end of major calendrical cycles. The kings' portraits are carved in relief on the main surfaces of the stones, deifying them as incarnations of the mythical trees of life. Based on a thorough analysis of the imagery and inscriptions of seven stelae erected in the Great Plaza at Copan, Honduras, by the Classic Period ruler "18-Rabbit-God K," this ambitious study argues that stelae were erected not only to support a ruler's temporal claims to power but more importantly to express the fundamental connection in Maya worldview between rulership and the cosmology inherent in their vision of cyclical time. After an overview of the archaeology and history of Copan and the reign and monuments of "18-Rabbit-God K," Elizabeth Newsome interprets the iconography and inscriptions on the stelae, illustrating the way they fulfilled a coordinated vision of the king's ceremonial role in Copan's period-ending rites. She also links their imagery to key Maya concepts about the origin of the universe, expressed in the cosmologies and mythic lore of ancient and living Maya peoples.
This latest cycle of creative destruction epitomizes a new China, where the
monotonous equality of socialism has been replaced by the spectacular
inequalities of capitalism. The delirious grandeur of Beijing's Olympic makeover
climaxes a ...
Author: Mike Davis
Publisher: The New Press
Evil Paradises, edited by Mike Davis and Daniel Bertrand Monk, is a global guidebook to phantasmagoric but real places—alternate realities being constructed as “utopias” in a capitalist era unfettered by unions and state regulation. These developments—in cities, deserts, and in the middle of the sea—are worlds where consumption and inequality surpass our worst nightmares. Although they read like science fiction, the case studies are shockingly real. In Dubai, where child slavery existed until very recently, a gilded archipelago of private islands known as “The World” is literally being added to the ocean. In Medellín and Kabul, drug lords—in many ways textbook capitalists—are redefining conspicuous consumption in fortified palaces. In Hong Kong, Cairo, and even the Iranian desert, burgeoning communities of nouveaux riches have taken shelter in fantasy Californias, complete with Mickey Mouse statues, while their maids sleep in rooftop chicken coops. Meanwhile, Ted Turner rides herd over his bison in 2 million acres of private parkland. Davis and Monk have assembled an extraordinary group of urbanists, architects, historians, and visionary thinkers to reflect upon the trajectory of a civilization whose deepest ethos seems to be to consume all the resources of the earth within a single lifetime.