Bike. Repairs. Lance. Armstrong has done more to bring the sport of bicycling
into the realm of popularity than anyone in the history of two wheels. There is a bike shop in almost every town. People are seen peddling their merry way along
Author: Ritchie R. Moorhead
Publisher: Author House
The Kid Looks Back is a collection of sixty-eight stories that cover a wide range of topics. I hope that his book will be a gentle hiding place where you can go to get away from something, return to something or go where you have never been. Some of these stories are true. Others are factually true, although bit embellished. Others are outright fabrications. Most look back to a kinder, mellower time. Digging for worms, swimming in a pond, using an outhouse or wading in a river may bring gross evaluations from our urbanized cousins. I hope that this book introduces them to life – with a smile. Most of the stories have a message. Many are simply humorous. Entertainment is the motive. Carefree is the mood. Try to find yourself within these pages. May the beak of reality crack your comfort shell. Start anywhere. Finish anytime. Enjoy!
How to Fix Your Bicycle : 7th Ed . , Helen Garvy . Los Gatos , Ca : Shire Press ,
1993 . Tales from the Bike Shop , Maynard Hershon . Brattleboro , Vt . : Vitesse
Press , 1989 . Over 50 humorous , thought - provoking stories . The Complete
B y five o'clock, Jack had been in every bike shop in town. As it turned out, Slim
was right. No one would buy a used bike because used bikes were often stolen bikes. At the last shop, Jack finally asked, “If you don't buy used bikes, how come
Author: Olivia Snowe
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Jack trades his bike for a handful of beans that grow into a huge vine, stretching into the sky.
Bikes became Tinker's escape vehicle. Back then you ... That was why Tinker had
returned, a reader's photo he'd noticed in a bike magazine. Seeing the old ... His
old bike shop haunts had gone the way of the family grocery store. Used to be ...
Author: Allan Lowson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Scottish by birth, anarchist by persuasion, odd bikes and obscure comics by collection. Retired from thirty years of front line child protection, he lives between Scotland and British Columbia with his wife, three adult sons, and a blessing of grandchildren. Allan has penned reportage, articles, and fiction since the early eighties for a variety of motorcycle publications: Canadian Biker, Back Street Heroes (UK), Biker and Renegade (US). Pocahontas and Ubermensch have their real life counterparts in his stable, and the most recent build is a ‘31/’48 Chout (Chief/Scout) bobber. As for the magic...? Well, that’s really up to you. “Tinker Tales Untenable’ is a collection of previously unpublished short stories celebrating magic and motorcycles. Tinker is the son of an absentee Irish gypsy dad and a Scottish mother, raised poor and turned out on the streets after her death in his early teens. Blood will out, and he becomes a trader in iron ponies, only to become enmeshed in magic. Somehow he survives a sorcerer’s apprenticeship to Magic John, a notorious gutter-mage, as detailed in previous collections: ‘Tinker Tales’ (voted Fiction of the Year by motorcyclefiction.com) and ‘Tinker Tales Untold’ (Book of the Month, motorcyclefiction.com) yet trouble and temptation lurk around every corner. Here Tinker is reacquainted with (dead) members of his old outlaw club, acquires an illuminated tattoo, and runs into the Soviet version of Wonder Woman—amoungst other trials and tribulations. Hop on the pillion, hold tight, and enjoy the ride through, Britain, Canada, and America—not to mention Fairyland and beyond. Illustrated by: Louise Limb
Maynard Hershon is a renowned chronicler of cycling experiences . He is a
columnist and senior writer for VeloNews and has published two popular
anthologies of his stories , “ Tales from the Bike Shop ” and “ Half Wheel Hell . "
Calendar of ...
Author: Andy White
The Best Bike Rides "TM" series offers moderate to serious tours for the avid cyclist with the same profile details as Short Bike Rides "TM" -- including maps, directions, and pit-stop information.
Fiction Stories Published in Boys' Life Magazine J Louis Messina ... A
fullsuspension mountain bike! What could be cooler? ... His dad drove him to the bike shop, and he picked out the mountain bike, with money left over for a helmet
Author: J Louis Messina
“Strange Tales from a Boy's Life,” Stories Published in Boys’ Life Magazine by award-winning author J Louis Messina range from the whimsical to the absurd: A boy must find a snack that helps his teacher think.... The mysterious box a boy receives from his grandfather will give him anything he wants—but only once.... A man-eating plant stalks a boy in his messy room.... A magic mask helps a shy boy succeed. Each peculiar tale has that aura of the unexpected that tantalize the mind. Winner of the Paul A. Witty Short Story Award by the International Reading Association, the Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Short Story Merit Award. Proven stories that have been selected for standardized tests: “I personally chose your stories for their high interest level. You can imagine that it is important to us to find stories that students will be engaged in reading when they are being tested on comprehension.” – Ann Pizzoli, Measurement Inc.
Now, looking at the freshly painted bike, the father said to his son, 'There are a
few things about it that we can't fix and there are some parts weneed to buy. We
willhave to take itto the bike shop and see if they can complete the repair. And
Author: Peter QC. Williams
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Biography & Autobiography
New Zealand's pre-eminent criminal barrister looks back on his remarkable life and times. In his time as a criminal defence lawyer in the New Zealand courts, the late Sir Peter Williams QC saw it all. From the days when abortion, homosexuality and even telling fortunes could see a person hauled before the courts, to sensational cases of wrongful imprisonment and police corruption, he witnessed the defining moments in the evolution of our modern judicial and penal systems. In this rich and wise collection of memoir, anecdote and forensic analysis our pre-eminent courtroom advocate recalls the people (including Ronald Jorgensen, Arthur Allan Thomas, "Mr Asia", James K Baxter, Winston Peters and many more) and the cases (both celebrated and obscure) that defined his remarkable career. Fearless, astute and compassionate, Peter Williams proves - beyond reasonable doubt - that truth is nearly always stranger than fiction. Peter Williams QC was New Zealand's best known criminal barrister. He appeared in some of the country's most celebrated and controversial trials, including the so-called ‘Mr Asia' case, the notorious Basset Road machinegun murders, the Arthur Allan Thomas appeal and the murder trial of World War II hero Peta Awatere. Made Queen's Counsel in 1987, he was appointed a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit shortly before his death in June 2015.
So for the crack, I decide to see if I can get the fare ahead of him and tear up the
side of the park past him, hang a right at the bike shop, and a right again at the
Inn on the Park. Seeing as how everybody's in Galway, there's no traffic so I get ...
Author: Donal Ruane
Category: Dublin (Ireland)
Tales in a Rearview Mirror is a collection of true stories as told from the driver's seat of a Dublin taxi. Some are funny, some are sad, some are foolish and some are bittersweet. Pretty much like the people Donal Ruane observes as he reluctantly drives around the city. All human life is here. There's the criminal's girlfriend who's just bought a house for cash in "Fox-bleedin'-rock". The eccentric American looking for a hooker. The drunken northsider chancing his arm to share a taxi home with a south county darling. The mother and father of all family rows in Ballyfermot. And lots more besides. Tales in a Rearview Mirror is the real deal. It's a hugely entertaining, brilliantly written slice of real Dublin life that you won't get anywhere else. "An irresistable read." Gerry Ryan
... Weston Road, which would become a main artery for those twelve thousand
and some vehicles. I used scotch tape and thumbtacks. “Ah,” said the bike shop
owner, holding the sheet at arm's length. He scanned down the full fourteen
Every bike shop has its tales . But basically , nasty things should not happen ,
ever , and so there is usually little difficulty in having the manufacturer put matters
right . They do not want their pride and joy Wonder Flash out there with a sign : “ It
Author: Richard Ballantine
Category: Games & Activities
Offers advice on buying, repairing, and riding a bicycle, with information on bicycle models, equipment, and accessories
THE BIKE It was an absolutely clear day , mid afternoon , and my oldest girl
decided to ride her bike . She had just learned how about a week before so this
was quite an achievement for her . She was proud of the fact that she could ride
This was Charlie Cook's Bicycle Shop . If I remember correctly , large letters ,
readable from the street , informed the passer - by that Mr. Cook could solve all bicycle troubles . In this small building Mr. Cook repaired broken bicycles ,
... coat despite the warmth of this early summer afternoon, appears. She waves a
greeting, not in my direction. There must be another soul abroad. But she is
sharper eyed than me. The woman alights at the shop, propping her bike on the
Author: Charles Wooley
Category: Television journalists
Collection of the author's favourite travelling stories. Charles Wooley is a reporter on '60 Minutes'and the 'Sunday Program' and his reporting style is reflected in these adventures which include a trip in the back of a WW11 Lancaster bomber with a couple of septuagenarian venturers, riding the perilous seas in the Sydney -Hobart yacht race, close encounters with voodoo in west Africa and experimenting with an alternative lifestyle in Nimbin.
think of the van we're in , full of expensive bicycles , with BIKE SHOP emblazoned
on the side and cycling decals plastered all over . Welcome back to reality . The
night ride was real , but it was also an illusion . Like so many city dwellers , the ...
Author: Annette Haddad
Publisher: Travelers' Tales Incorporated
Collects stories of travels in Brazil, looking at its history, culture, and people