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|Just ride : a radically practical guide to riding your bike |
by Petersen, Grant
A wonderfully sane, down to earth and frequently funny guide to riding, maintaining, fixing and enjoying your bicycle. Author Peterson tries to bring biking back to a state of moderation and rationality. posted Nov 7, 2012 at 7:29PM
by Cleave, Chris.
How far can a story of rivalry on wheels go? Kate and Zoe may share a level of athletic prowess, but they are polar opposites in every other way. Kate looks like a mum. Zoe looks like a model. Kate is devoted to her little daughter, Sophie. Zoe wouldn’t hit the brakes on her high-speed bike if Sophie were planted right in front of it, or so it seems. Which of them is the real winner? posted Jul 9, 2012 at 4:10PM
|If wishes were horses |
by Barclay, Robert, 1951-
Still grieving the death of his wife and son in a DWI accident, Wyatt Blaine reinstates, on his family's Florida ranch, a therapeutic riding program for troubled teens. With detail on horses and their use in rehabilitation services. posted Jun 20, 2012 at 11:39AM
|Prague winter : a personal story of remembrance and war, 1937-1948 |
by Albright, Madeleine Korbel.
The child of a Czech diplomat, Albright has distinct insights into the moral dilemmas confronted by her countrymen. Although categorized as a memoir, this book represents history made more vivid by Albright's personal perspective of the Czech Republic's road to independence. It serves as a remembrance of the personalities who defined this era, including her father and other Czech democrats who helped create the independent republic after World War I. posted Jun 20, 2012 at 11:21AM
|The five people you meet in heaven |
by Albom, Mitch, 1958-
At an oceanside amusement part, 83-year-old maintenance mechanic Eddie is killed while trying to save a little girl. Instead of floating through the cliched tunnel-and-light territory, Eddie meets five people whose lives intersected with his during his time on Earth. No judgmental ax-grinding here; nor does Albom favor any religion. posted Jun 20, 2012 at 11:15AM
|There's no place like here |
by Ahern, Cecelia, 1981-
Sandy Shortt, a six-foot, obsessive-compulsive detective and proprietress of a missing-persons agency, has spent her entire life looking for things and people-from that sock lost in the dryer to her childhood rival, Jenny-May Butler. When Sandy gets lost in the woods one day, she discovers a mysterious and magical land where she finally finds all her missing socks, passports, Jenny-May, and even herself. A fascinating and pleasant read, as well as a departure from Ahern's usual chick-lit. posted Jun 20, 2012 at 11:08AM
|Great flying stories
An extraordinary array of tales of our love affair with flight. The range of characters varies from Baron Richthofen to a cat who keeps watch over the comings and goings of a USAF squadron. Authors include Roald Dahl, H.G. Wells, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Len Deighton, J. G. Ballard, F. Britten Austin, and John Buchan. posted Jun 20, 2012 at 11:02AM
|The rider |
by Krabbe, Tim.
The author lays bare a cyclist's mixture of arrogance and terror, viciousness and camaraderie, during the hundred-and-thirty-seven-kilometer Tour de Mont Aigoual, known as one of the cruellest stages of the Tour de France. posted Jun 11, 2012 at 5:04PM
|Around the world on two wheels : Annie Londonderry's extraordinary ride |
by Zheutlin, Peter.
In 1890, an immigrant, wife, and mother of three negotiates a contract with a bicycle company to cycle the globe. The true story of self-christened Annie Londonderry illuminates family life, journalism, advertising, and recreation of a transitional era. posted Jun 11, 2012 at 4:44PM
|Outside lies magic : regaining history and awareness in everyday places |
by Stilgoe, John R., 1949-
Informal and chatty encouragement to be unhurried and observant, to open our senses, and to gently dissect our neighborhoods for knowledge of what's hidden in plain sight. posted Jun 11, 2012 at 4:36PM
|A dead man in Naples |
by Pearce, Michael, 1933-
During the Italian-Libyan War in the early 1900's, Scotland Yard's Sandor Seymour is commissioned to investigate consulate official Lionel Scampion's murder. The story intertwines details of Naples' lottery, the war, cycling rivalries, and the Mafia-like Camorra society. posted Jun 11, 2012 at 4:30PM
|The memory of running |
by McLarty, Ron.
After his parents' funeral, with no money, and still wearing a suit, 43-year-old drunk Smithy Ide pedals his ancient Raleigh bicycle out of Rhode Island to rescue his long-lost sister. posted Jun 11, 2012 at 4:14PM
|Chasing perfect |
by Mallery, Susan.
A city planner takes on the challenge of creating jobs in a quaint town in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Unlucky at love, she determines not to fall prey to a former world class cyclist who has been traumatized by a teammate's death. A funny, warm-hearted read. posted Jun 11, 2012 at 4:04PM
|Momentum is your friend : the Metal Cowboy and his pint-sized posse take on Amer|
by Kurmaskie, Joe.
Kurmaskie and his two sons (one on a tagalong bike and the other in a bike trailer) encounter wild horses, thunderstorms, kind strangers, and monstrous RV's while pedaling from Portland, OR, to Washington, D.C. posted Jun 11, 2012 at 3:39PM
|Primal threat : a novel |
by Emerson, Earl W.
Mountain biking in the Cascades brings firefighter Zak and his friends face to face with a rowdy bunch of adventurers led by Zak's former girlfriend. Tempers and wildfires flare at breakneck speed. posted Jun 11, 2012 at 3:28PM
|Burning city |
by Dorfman, Ariel
In New York, just before September 11, athletic cyclist Heller works for "Soft Tidings", a delivery service specializing in bad news. Highly imaginative and rich in symbolism, this unusual story will engage older, thoughtful teens. posted Jun 11, 2012 at 2:46PM
|Bicycle diaries |
by Byrne, David, 1952-
Byrne, a musician and visual artist, cycles through Istanbul, Berlin, Manila and his home town of Baltimore, sharing his joy of discovery. posted May 25, 2012 at 12:10PM
by Bradbury, Jennifer.
Imagine biking 3,000 miles across country from your home in West Virginia to California: weather, food, camping, new faces, new places. All great memories, except the argument with your best friend. Now the FBI wants to know. posted May 17, 2012 at 8:35PM
|Holly R.'s Book Lists|
|Cycling (13 titles)
Riders and would-be cyclists will enjoy freewheeling with these titles!