The Two Wheeled World of George B Thayer

The Two Wheeled World of George B  Thayer

In The Hungry Cyclist, for example, Tom Kevill-Davies tells the story of what must be one of the greatest concept tours of all time. Starting from New York, ...

Author: Kevin J. Hayes

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803285231

Category: History

Page: 264

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Cyclotourism has recently risen to prominence with growing national media coverage and thousands of participants taking to America’s roadways on two wheels and under their own pedal power. But the concept is not new. More than a century ago, George B. Thayer took his own first “century,” or one-hundred-mile bicycle ride. The Two-Wheeled World of George B. Thayer brings to life the experience of late nineteenth-century cycling through the heartfelt story of this important cycling pioneer. In 1886, just two years after his first century, Thayer rode his high wheeler across the United States, traveling from his home in Connecticut to California and back. Thayer took an indirect route without any intent to set speed records, but his trip was full of adventure nonetheless. Thayer loved going downhill, his legs over the handlebars, risking life and limb atop the large wheel on often rough and muddy roads. With aplomb and humor, he dealt with the countless other hazards he encountered, including dogs, mule teams, and wild hogs. Even bad weather and poor sleeping conditions could not keep Thayer down. After his epic tour across the United States, Thayer had the urge to cycle abroad and eventually toured England, Germany, Belgium, and Canada on his bike. His later travels were in part aided by his hometown of Hartford, Connecticut, which was the epicenter of American bicycle manufacturing in the late 1890s. In addition to telling Thayer’s cycling story, Kevin J. Hayes brings to life the culture of cycling and its rise at the end of the nineteenth century, when bikes became more affordable and the nation’s riding craze took off.
Categories: History

The Advanced Cyclist s Training Manual

The Advanced Cyclist s Training Manual

it than that, as recent research has shown that running can make you a better cyclist and is worth incorporating into your annual schedule.

Author: Luke Edwardes-Evans

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408109762

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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The Advanced Cyclist's Training Manual aims to follow on from The Cyclist's Training Manual - where the latter aimed to introduce the sport of cycling to the beginner audience, The Advanced Cyclist's Training Manual looks to take the reader to the next level in their enjoyment of the sport. There will be less emphasis on choosing your type of cycling and the basic skills, and more emphasis on improving as a cyclist - whether this be for competition or personal improvement. As with the previous title, this book will balance tried and tested practical guidance with stunning action and 'how to' photography. In addition, there will be tips, interviews and training logs from some of the world's best pro riders - giving both insight and advice.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Boy who Biked the World Part Three

The Boy who Biked the World Part Three

“I am really hungry. ... The young cyclist had one more handy trick to help him communicate. ... Tom, the hungry cyclist, drooled as he watched.

Author: Alastair Humphreys

Publisher: Eye & Lightning Books

ISBN: 9781785630095

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 280

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Tom dreamed of being an adventurer. But people told him he was crazy, so he decided to prove them wrong by cycling round the world! Books One and Two follow Tom crossing Europe and descending Africa, then pedalling through the Americas to Alaska. In Part Three - the final leg of his journey - he continues to have amazing experiences. He tackles the freezing temperatures of Siberia, rides behind reindeer in Russia, floats in a Japanese pool watched by monkeys and follows the Great Wall of China. Finally, he bikes back home to England. Tom learns about the world, and himself, as he tackles this epic journey. Based on the author's personal adventure and with engaging illustrations, maps and handwritten journal entries throughout, this book provides an immersive experience for any young adventurer.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Meccano Apprentice 2

The Meccano Apprentice 2

... what more could a hungry cyclist ask for?' A faint aroma of smoked herring prompted total agreement from another very hungry cyclist.

Author: Jeffrey Roy Byrne

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 9781782227953

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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Growing up in a hurry is the second book of the Meccano Apprentice trilogy and the next stage in the adolescent race to reach adulthood - that glorious, magical world of love, fun, freedom and ... responsibility and National Service.
Categories: Fiction

Understanding Tourism

Understanding Tourism

... Through Siberia by Accident (2005) and The Hungry Cyclist: Pedalling the Americas in Search ofthe Perfect Meal (2009) are indicative of a tendency ...

Author: Kevin Hannam

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412922777

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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Understanding Tourism introduces tourism students to concepts drawn from critical theory, cultural studies and the social sciences. It does so with a light and readable touch, highlighting the ideas that underlie contemporary critical tourism studies in a practical and engaging way. Specifically, the authors examine how post-structuralist thought has led to a re-imagining of power relationships and the ways in which they are central to the production and consumption of tourism experiences. Eleven clear, relevant chapters provide an accessible introduction to tourism defining, explaining and developing the key issues and methods in this exciting field.
Categories: Business & Economics

Passione Celeste

Passione Celeste

Just what the hungry cyclist needed. All too soon it was time to set off for the day's main event: the climb to Vallico di Bocca Trabaria at 3,500 feet ...

Author: Mark Pritchard

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781788030854

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 243

Shares long-distance cycling adventures in this highly entertaining and personal story.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Ride

Ride

A highlight for the hungry cyclist is a po-boy: a delicious sandwich served on crusty French bread, filled with anything from roast beef and gravy to ...

Author: DK Eyewitness

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241528587

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Get off the beaten track and discover over 100 incredible cycling adventures across the globe. See the world on two wheels and explore the most thrilling on and off-road cycling routes. Whether you're an experienced, ascent-loving road cyclist or are planning your first cycling trip, this stunning guide will help you plan the perfect bicycle tour. Inside the pages of this inspirational travel e-guide you'll find: - 100 rides around the world, chosen by cycling and travel experts, from day cycles around cities to bikepacking journeys across continents - Maps and elevation profiles included, with downloadable GPX routes available too! - A beautifully presented guide with stunning photography throughout for anyone looking for epic bike rides - Each chapter explores a different continent, with rides arranged geographically and details of distance, total ascent and road surface - Top tips for getting the most out of each ride - including refuelling spots, breathtaking viewpoints - as well as suggestions for alternative ways to tackle a route Ride will take you around the world to see all the places on your bucket list! In Europe, you can power up mountain passes in Italy's Dolomites or tackle Bolivia's infamous Death Road in South America. Cycle the famous Cape-to-Cairo route across Africa or go island-hopping in Japan. Awe-inspiring images and descriptions of each bike ride will have you itching to jump on the saddle. This travel book includes all you need to plan the nitty-gritty of your trips like handy maps, elevation profiles and practical information such as distance, difficulty, and road surface. We've also included facts and figures on the world's most famous cyclists and iconic races, plus information on the history of cycling, how to choose a bike and what kit to take.
Categories: Travel

Potty

Potty

Puerto Rican Rice One of the most enjoyable and entertaining books I have read in recent times is called The Hungry Cyclist by Tom Kevill-Davies, ...

Author: Clarissa Dickson Wright

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444724103

Category: Cooking

Page: 300

View: 394

Perfect for anyone who loves good food but hates washing up, provides tried-and-tested recipes for spectacular yet simple dishes from one of Britain's best-loved food writers.
Categories: Cooking

A History of English Food

A History of English Food

In The Hungry Cyclist Tom Kevill-Davies talks of modern-day Native North Americans eating beaver tail, which is a firm white meat, and he even gives a ...

Author: Clarissa Dickson Wright

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448107452

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 126

In this magnificent guide to England's cuisine, the inimitable Clarissa Dickson Wright takes us from a medieval feast to a modern-day farmers' market, visiting the Tudor working man's table and a Georgian kitchen along the way. Peppered with surprises and seasoned with wit, A History of England Food is a classic for any food lover.
Categories: Social Science

Cycling Touring Guide Central England

Cycling Touring Guide  Central England

There is refreshment here for the hungry cyclist if he needs lunch or tea. Overnight accommodation is not found so easily, but anyone seeking a quiet base ...

Author: Harold Briercliffe

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849940641

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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The revised edition of the classic cycling guide by Harold Briercliffe of 1949. Used as the inspiration for the Britain by Bike television series and a vital part of the award-winning Britain by Bike book by Jane Eastoe, the original book is reproduced along with suggested cycling routes in the Central England region for today's cyclists. Harold Briercliffe was the Alfred Wainwright of cycling and his books provide great insight into cycling in various parts of the UK in the 1940s. Harold's fascinating description of the towns, villages and roads of Britain at the time is a joy for all those who love these isles and especially for cyclists looking for inspiration. Many roads have changed over the decades and are now too busy for enjoyable cycling, so Mark Jarman, along with Sustrans, have made suggestions for alternative routes in the region for today's cyclists. The book includes the original photographs taken by Harold Briercliffe and the original illustrations. The Cycling Touring Guide: Central England covers cycle routes in the Peak District, Cheshire and north Shropshire, East of the Pennines, the Midlands, the Malverns, the Wye Valley, the Forest of Dean and various routes north of London. The cycle routes vary in length from half day and day-long trips to weekend and week-long tours.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

LEAVE THE LAND YOU LOVE

LEAVE THE LAND YOU LOVE

On the seven-mile journey home, the hungry cyclist stopped by the intercity bus station and squatted next to a lady peddler to buy a squeeze of her cooked ...

Author: DO AN DUC TRI

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477274057

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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A remarkable story of survival and of a risky escape out of the iron curtain to the open world, with poetic brilliance, the Leave The Land You Love, Love The Land You Live is really a memoir that will never steal away from your mind and heart. Leaving the Vietnam fatherland he loves, the former home-arrested resident of Danang lingered as a boat people refugee in Hong Kong transit centers for 15 months. The author finally settles down as an information technology senior engineer in Baltimore, Maryland to love the new land he lives in.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Boy Who Biked the World Complete Collection

The Boy Who Biked the World  Complete Collection

Tom, the hungry cyclist, drooled as he watched. 128 noodles was a feast! The chef chucked the noodles into a pan of boiling water. As they bubbled away, ...

Author: Alastair Humphreys

Publisher: Eye & Lightning Books

ISBN: 9781785630866

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 877

All three volumes of this bestselling adventure series collected in one ebook. Alastair Humphreys' bestselling trilogy about Tom, a young boy who dreams of becoming an adventurer and ends up cycling around the world, has entertained and inspired thousands of readers across the past decade. Now, for the first time, all three volumes are available in one specially-priced ebook omnibus. Alastair Humphreys' bestselling trilogy about Tom, a young boy who dreams of becoming an adventurer and ends up cycling around the world, has entertained and inspired thousands of readers across the past decade. Now, for the first time, all three volumes are available in one specially-priced ebook omnibus.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Cycling to the Ashes

Cycling to the Ashes

... the Butler family; Ed Craig; Gabriella Romano for the song; Georgie Lloyd Parry; 'linn Kevin-Davies (AKA The Hungry Cyclist); jamie and Caroline Thomas; ...

Author: Oli Broom

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448114382

Category: Humor

Page: 384

View: 951

One man, one bike, two Mongoose cricket bats, one tropical disease, 16,000 miles and a lot of dead kangaroos ... Oli Broom loves cricket. So much so that in 2009 he left his 9 to 5 in London and set off to cycle to Brisbane for the Ashes. Along the way he played cricket in the shadow of the Blue Mosque, slept in a goat pen in Sudan, dodged a 5-metre crocodile in the outback, battled mountains in sub-zero temperatures in Bulgaria and successfully negotiated the treacherous highways of India. Starring the colourful characters he met on his travels, this is a funny and poignant tale for anyone who’s ever dreamt of jacking in the day job to embark on an incredible adventure.
Categories: Humor

Road BikingTM Illinois

Road BikingTM Illinois

The goat and llama pasture on the right marks your arrival at Tanners Orchard, which offers a smorgasbord for the hungry cyclist. Members of the Illinois ...

Author: Ted Villaire

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762762927

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 142

Detailed descriptions and maps of forty of the best bicycle rides in Illinois, from easy afternoon jaunts to multi-day tours.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Riding High

Riding High

... a good five seconds before it notices a free-wheeling cyclist whirring towards it, ... hey presto, a second breakfast fit for a very hungry cyclist.

Author: Paul Howard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780570655

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 253

The Tour de France is a world-renowned, almost mythical sporting competition. Since 1903, participants have battled not just with each other but also with the terrain, mechanical hindrances, the occasional sadism of the organisers and even with the fans. The demands on the riders are so great that the achievements and rivalries of those involved have passed into sporting legend. Recently, however, the event has been tarnished by the institutionalised doping of some riders and teams. As a result, the authenticity of these very achievements and rivalries has been called into doubt.To find out whether an increasingly sceptical public could once again laud the exploits of the past century with conviction, club cyclist Paul Howard set out to complete the Tour - in the year of its 100th anniversary - on level terms with today's riders. But, instead of teammates, mechanics and possibly the contents of the local pharmacy as support, he had a handful of friends, his dad and a sense of humour to see him through. With only three weeks to complete over 2,000 miles, was it possible to put a human face on a super-human undertaking? Could a fan's homage to past glories help the Tour regain its place as one of the world's most admired sporting challenges? Riding High is Howard's diary of his experiences as he rides the Tour de France route from start to finish, setting off each day only hours before the professionals, at each stage sharing anecdotes and noting the historical highpoints that have made the Tour one of the most iconic sporting events in the world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Golden Age of Cycling

A Golden Age of Cycling

A hungry cyclist HAMMERSMITH – HORTON – BILLINGSHURST – PULBOROUGH – FITTLEWORTH – CHIDDINGFOLD – NEWARK – STOKE D'ABERNON – HAMMERSMITH Got off about 9.30 ...

Author: Charles Pope

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 9781911274315

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Full of brilliant imagery, genial quotations and latter-day Victorian idiosyncrasies, A Golden Age of Cycling brings to life the timeless and inclusive joys of cycling. Born in Hammersmith in 1879, Charles James Pope was part of the generation of cyclists who cycled in a golden era, the time of pioneer cycling writer Wayfarer and of the Cycle Club. His diaries beautifully describe the adventures of Charles and his brother's annual holidays and short breaks, each spent cycling from one destination to the next, whilst stopping at various established cycling watering holes for their bread, cheese and a well-earned pint of ale. Wonderfully written and including some brilliant original photography from their journeys, Charles' diaries describe the feeling of being able to travel on the new roads of Britain without the dangers of heavy traffic, and of an age when time moved at a more peaceful pace.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Bicycling The Pacific Coast

Bicycling The Pacific Coast

For the hungry cyclist on a budget, there are several supermarkets and a lot of fast-food eateries. The Keystone ferry takes you on a scenic, 35-minute ride ...

Author: Vicky Spring

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594852073

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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CLICK HERE to download the 42 mile ride near Anacortes and the 48 mile ride along the Oregon Coast from Bicycling the Pacific Coast * Bicycle touring the Pacific Coast is outlined in one trip or four separate adventures * Road directions, points of interest, and available restrooms and provisions all built into daily mileage logs * Elevation profiles and Table of Essentials overview for each day's ride From Canada to the Mexican border, Bicycling the Pacific Coast is the most popular guidebook to bicycle touring this gorgeous edge of the U.S. Tom Kirkendall and Vicky Spring guide you turn by turn along the length of Pacific Coast Bicycle Route -- all 1816.5 miles. These forty-two suggested daily itineraries (averaging 53 miles each) begin and end at campsites. Everything you need to know about each day's ride is included: from tunnel-riding strategies to where to buy a new derailer, from one-of-a-kind museums along the way to side trips to lonely lighthouses and towering sand dunes. Cyclists will find a quick-glance Table of Essentials for each daily itinerary, listing availability of bike shops, beach access, hiking trails, youth hostels, and activities while touring through California, Washington, and Oregon.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Europe by Bike 2nd Ed

Europe by Bike  2nd Ed

Visit the city's parish church and museum , or simply stroll the shopping streets to gather a hungry cyclist's picnic lunch . Leave Kendal on the busy road ...

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Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594854424

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Metal Cowboy

Metal Cowboy

In the real world, macaroni is no delicacy,but to a hungry cyclist—manna from heaven, sports fans. Maybe it's the body craving carbohydrates, ...

Author: Joe Kurmaskie

Publisher: Breakaway Books

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 831

Categories: Sports & Recreation