Riding in the Zone

Advanced Techniques for Skillful Motorcycling

Author: Ken Condon

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760366943

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Riding motorcycles is fun, but author Ken Condon maintains that there is a state of consciousness to be achieved beyond the simple pleasure of riding down the road. Riding in the Zone helps riders find that state of being. It's the experience of being physically and mentally present in the moment, where every sense is sharply attuned to the ride. Your mind becomes silent to the chatter of daily life, and everyday problems seem to dissolve. You feel a deeper appreciation for life. Your body responds to this state of being with precise, fluid movements, you feel in balance, your muscles are relaxed, and it seems as though every input you make is an expression of mastery. This is "the Zone." Condon identifies all of the factors that affect entering the Zone and addresses each one individually, from the development of awareness and mental skills to mastering physical control of the motorcycle. At the end of each chapter are drills designed to transform the book's ideas into solid, practical riding skills. Riding in the Zone takes riders to the next level in their skill set.
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Riding in the Zone Rouge

The Tour of the Battlefields 1919 – Cycling’s Toughest-Ever Stage Race

Author: Tom Isitt

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 1409171167

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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The Circuit des Champs de Bataille (the Tour of the Battlefields) was held in 1919, less than six months after the end of the First World War. It covered 2,000 kilometres and was raced in appalling conditions across the battlefields of the Western Front, otherwise known as the Zone Rouge. The race was so tough that only 21 riders finished, and it was never staged again. With one of the most demanding routes ever to feature in a bicycle race, and plagued by appalling weather conditions, the Circuit des Champs de Bataille was beyond gruelling, but today its extraordinary story is largely forgotten. Many of the riders came to the event straight from the army and had to ride 18-hour stages through sleet and snow across the battlefields on which they had fought, and lost friends and family, only a few months before. But in addition to the hellish conditions there were moments of high comedy, even farce. The rediscovered story of the Circuit des Champs de Bataille is an epic tale of human endurance, suffering and triumph over extreme adversity.
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Selling in the Comfort Zone

How to Grow Your Business Without the Rejection and Stress of Traditional Selling

Author: Neil Godin

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1425102255

Category:

Page: 281

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Business owners and salespeople hate the imposing and rejection that go with selling, but have to generate sales. This book shows you how to grow your business quickly, easily and inexpensivelyƒ without old-fashioned selling.
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Riding in the Wind

A Prison Shot Caller's Ride to Freedom

Author: Chaplain Roger Burdge

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1625160143

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

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Famous as the cradle of the blues, the Mississippi Delta is also home to a feared prison called Parchman. From this plantation prison came bluesmen like "Bukka" White. But Parchman also produced some of the nation's most feared inmate bosses; men that ruled the grounds with fast hands and fierce determination. One such boss was Chester Johnston. Chester came from a dysfunctional family and served in Vietnam, before rising through the biker gang ranks, to finally end up running Parchman. But after fighting his way to the undisputed position of "shot caller" of the farm population, his "rep" and hatred of officials and guards eventually caught up to him. Nearly beaten to death, Chester began reflecting on the God his grandmother had once taught him about. His journey to true freedom began with the Bible, then surrender, and later through sharing the peace he found with young people. Although convicted of crimes he denied to his death, Chester fought the system for a release that never came. Riding in the Wind is not just his story; it's a look inside one of our nation's most feared institutions. The book's greatest revelation is how God changed Chester Johnston, granting him the freedom the system never would.
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Financial Stability Policy in the Euro Zone

The Political Economy of National Banking Regulation in an Integrating Monetary Union

Author: Gundbert Scherf

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3658009837

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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​Due to the lack of political salience that financial stability policy enjoys in tranquil economic times, this policy field lends itself particularly well to capture – the more so the more important the role of banks is in the financial system. Gundbert Scherf’s research focuses on this nexus between integrated banking, supranational monetary policy and national banking regulation. He finds that national level differences in financial systems and related institutions explain and drive variation in regulatory financial stability policy across countries.
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Get in the Go Zone

Making The Most of Me

Author: Mark McKeon,Derek Percival,Scott Mackay,Shane Garner

Publisher: Australian Self Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 120

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The Go Zone maximises the productive hours we have in each day to get the important things done without distraction or excuse. The Slow Zone is productive but non stressful. No big decisions are made here. In the No Zone, you are not at work AND not thinking about work. Refresh, recover and live the life you love. Mark McKeon is a Director of Conference and Training Company, Mischief, Motivation, Attitude Pty Ltd (MMA). MMA conducts workshops and training in wellbeing, time, leadership and sales and team building. Mark is the Author of four internationally published books. Mark has delivered over 1,000 motivational presentations and teaches the Go Zone to improve staff effectiveness.
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The Feed Zone Cookbook

Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes

Author: Biju K. Thomas,Allen Lim, PhD

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1937716430

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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The Feed Zone Cookbook offers 150 athlete-friendly recipes that are simple, delicious, and easy to prepare. When Dr. Allen Lim left the lab to work with pro cyclists, he found a peloton weary of food. For years the sport's elite athletes had been underperforming on bland fare and processed bars and gels. Science held few easy answers for nutrition in the real world, where hungry athletes must buy ingredients; make meals; and enjoy eating before, during, and after each workout, day after day. So Lim set out to make eating delicious and practical. His journey began with his mom, took him inside the kitchens of the Tour de France, and delivered him to a dinner party where he met celebrated chef Biju Thomas. Chef Biju and Dr. Lim vetted countless meals with the world’s best endurance athletes in the most demanding test kitchens. In The Feed Zone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes, Thomas and Lim share their energy-packed, wholesome recipes to make meals easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and better for performance. The Feed Zone Cookbook provides 150 delicious recipes that even the busiest athletes can prepare in less time than it takes to warm up for a workout. With simple recipes requiring just a handful of ingredients, Biju and Allen show how easy it is for athletes to prepare their own food, whether at home or on the go. The Feed Zone Cookbook strikes the perfect balance between science and practice so that athletes will change the way they think about food, replacing highly processed food substitutes with real, nourishing foods that will satisfy every athlete’s cravings. The Feed Zone Cookbook includes 150 delicious recipes illustrated with full-color photographs Breakfasts, lunches, recovery meals, dinners, snacks, desserts Dr. Allen Lim's take on the science and practice of food Portable real food snacks, including Lim’s famous rice cakes Dozens of quick-prep meals for before and after workouts Shortcuts, substitutions, and techniques to save time in the kitchen Over 100 gluten-free and vegetarian alternatives to favorite dishes
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Mountain Geography

Physical and Human Dimensions

Author: Martin F. Price,Alton C. Byers,Donald A. Friend,Thomas Kohler,Larry W. Price

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520956974

Category: Science

Page: 396

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Mountains cover a quarter of the Earth’s land surface and a quarter of the global population lives in or adjacent to these areas. The global importance of mountains is recognized particularly because they provide critical resources, such as water, food and wood; contain high levels of biological and cultural diversity; and are often places for tourism and recreation and/or of sacred significance. This major revision of Larry Price’s book Mountains and Man (1981) is both timely and highly appropriate. The past three decades have been a period of remarkable progress in our understanding of mountains from an academic point of view. Of even greater importance is that society at large now realizes that mountains and the people who reside in them are not isolated from the mainstream of world affairs, but are vital if we are to achieve an environmentally sustainable future. Mountain Geography is a comprehensive resource that gives readers an in-depth understanding of the geographical processes occurring in the world’s mountains and the overall impact of these regions on culture and society as a whole. The volume begins with an introduction to how mountains are defined, followed by a comprehensive treatment of their physical geography: origins, climatology, snow and ice, landforms and geomorphic processes, soils, vegetation, and wildlife. The concluding chapters provide an introduction to the human geography of mountains: attitudes toward mountains, people living in mountain regions and their livelihoods and interactions within dynamic environments, the diverse types of mountain agriculture, and the challenges of sustainable mountain development.
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Motorcycling the Right Way

Do This, Not That: Lessons From Behind the Handlebars

Author: Ken Condon

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 1620081881

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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Expert motorcyclist and author Ken Condon knows there is a right way to hit the road and track when you’re behind the handlebars. In this new book Motorcycling the Right Way, Condon lays out a basic riding course for motorcyclists who are smart enough to acknowledge that “you don’t know what you don’t know.” In setting forth the keys to riding safely and well, Condon’s method capitalizes on reducing risks and potential crashes and increasing the rider’s ever-improving skills and situational awareness. Filled with readable, useful advice and anecdotes from the road, Motorcycling the Right Way will be welcomed by beginners and returning riders, as well as experienced riders who are interested in learning more on the journey. -Adding new tools to the rider’s bag: multitasking, sensory intelligence, self and situational awareness, risk smarts, visibility, and attitude adjustment -Improving the rider’s ability to perceive danger, size up risks, and mentally prepare for the road -Expert advice on handling the bike, cornering, traction, braking, and turning -A sobering look at crashing and handling the aftermath of an accident -Special sections on dirt riding, group rides, highway riding, nighttime riding, passengers -The right way to avoid hazards and deal with perilous obstacles and road conditions
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The No-Drop Zone

Everything You Need to Know about the Peloton, Your Gear, and Riding Strong

Author: Patrick Brady

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897328574

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 265

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The No-Drop Zone contains all the information necessary for new cyclists to gain the knowledge and skills to take them from buying their first bicycle to starting their first race. Cyclists learn how to handle the bike, perform minor maintenance, select clothing and accessories, join clubs, and find events. The book also covers every aspect of riding in a group, emphasizing such specific skills as how to avoid bumping into other riders when riding in close quarters and fixing a flat quickly enough to rejoin the group. Author Patrick Brady explores the particular pleasures that come from group riding, a unique experience at once social (talking with friends while riding), exciting (descending in a group), and exhilarating (finishing a long hill). Brady also details the enormous fitness benefits of riding in a group. The No-Drop Zone has all the knowledge a cyclist needs to move to that next level of skill.
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