Two Wheels South Book

Two Wheels South

  • Author : Matias Corea
  • Publisher : Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
  • File Size : 9,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 3899559762


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Go on the trip of a lifetime. Two Wheels South shows you how to realize your own journey. Two friends take the motorcycle trip of their life--From Brooklyn to Patagonia. Matias Corea shares his insights on how to prepare, choose the right motorcycle, what to pack, how to plan the route, where to camp and last but not least: How to prepare your mind. Setbacks and breaking down are part of the adventure, but preparation and being on the road teach you the confidence to tackle any problem. Follow Matias Corea and his friend Joel through the American South, Central America over the Darien Gap and beyond, over wooden cracking jungle bridges in Colombia and to dry lake high plateaus in Argentina. Feel the character of the roads and the smell of nature: Riding a motorcycle is one of the purest forms of traveling. After 7 months and 13 countries Matias and Joel have learned a lot while riding down south on their trusty BMW air-cooled G / S overland haulers and are ready to share their experience. Two Wheels South invites you on the experience of a lifetime.

Two Wheels Through Terror Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Two Wheels Through Terror

  • Author : Glen Heggstad
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 14,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1550229222


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Ripped from his motorcycle by Colombian rebels and robbed of everything, adventure motorcyclist Glen Heggstad journeyed through South America, and the trip became a nightmare as he was forced to march through strange jungles carrying heavy equipment with assault rifles at his back. Even with all the hand-to-hand and sophisticated combat training Heggstad possessed, this chronicle shows that it was his shrewd thinking, precise planning, and a "do-or-die" last act of desperation that eventually secured his freedom. The shocking personal tale of an unimaginable journey through Central and South America, this travelogue details one man's capture by Colombia's rebel National Liberation Army and the eventual realization of his dream to complete his journey.

Two Wheels Good Book

Two Wheels Good

  • Author : Jody Rosen
  • Publisher : Crown
  • File Size : 13,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-05-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804141505


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NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • A panoramic revisionist portrait of the nineteenth-century invention that is transforming the twenty-first-century world “The real feat of this book is that it takes us on a ride—across the centuries and around the globe, through startling history and vivid first-person reporting.”—Patrick Radden Keefe, New York Times bestselling author of Empire of Pain The bicycle is a vestige of the Victorian era, seemingly at odds with our age of smartphones and ride-sharing apps and driverless cars. Yet we live on a bicycle planet. Across the world, more people travel by bicycle than any other form of transportation. Almost anyone can learn to ride a bike—and nearly everyone does. In Two Wheels Good, journalist and critic Jody Rosen reshapes our understanding of this ubiquitous machine, an ever-present force in humanity’s life and dream life—and a flash point in culture wars—for more than two hundred years. Combining history, reportage, travelogue, and memoir, Rosen’s book sweeps across centuries and around the globe, unfolding the bicycle’s saga from its invention in 1817 to its present-day renaissance as a “green machine,” an emblem of sustainability in a world afflicted by pandemic and climate change. Readers meet unforgettable characters: feminist rebels who steered bikes to the barricades in the 1890s, a prospector who pedaled across the frozen Yukon to join the Klondike gold rush, a Bhutanese king who races mountain bikes in the Himalayas, a cycle-rickshaw driver who navigates the seething streets of the world’s fastest-growing megacity, astronauts who ride a floating bicycle in zero gravity aboard the International Space Station. Two Wheels Good examines the bicycle’s past and peers into its future, challenging myths and clichés while uncovering cycling’s connection to colonial conquest and the gentrification of cities. But the book is also a love letter: a reflection on the sensual and spiritual pleasur

10 Years on 2 Wheels Book

10 Years on 2 Wheels

  • Author : Helge Pedersen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 6,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Motorcycling
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 0944958389


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It s All About the Bike Book
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

It s All About the Bike

  • Author : Robert Penn
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • File Size : 19,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2010-07-29
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141930893


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As seen on TV The bicycle is one of mankind's greatest inventions - and the most popular form of transport in history. Robert Penn has ridden one most days of his adult life. In his late 20s, he pedalled 40,000 kilometres around the world. Yet, like cyclists everywhere, the utilitarian bikes he currently owns don't even hint at this devotion. Robert needs a new bike, a bespoke machine that reflects how he feels when he's riding it - like an ordinary man touching the gods. It's All About the Bike is the story of a journey to design and build a dream bike. En route, Robert explores the culture, science and history of the bicycle. From Stoke-on-Trent, where an artisan hand builds his frame, to California, home of the mountain bike, where Robert tracks down the perfect wheels, via Portland, Milan and Coventry, birthplace of the modern bicycle, this is the narrative of our love affair with cycling. It's a tale of perfect components - parts that set the standard in reliability, craftsmanship and beauty. It tells how the bicycle has changed the course of human history, from the invention of the 'people's nag' to its role in the emancipation of women, and from the engineering marvel of the tangent-spoked wheel to the enduring allure of the Tour de France. It's the story of why we ride, and why this simple machine remains central to life today.

South Away Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

South Away

  • Author : Meaghan Marie Hackinen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 19,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1988732638


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"South Away is an adventure story of the author's bicycle trip with her sister from Terrace, BC along the West coast to (almost) the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Meaghan Marie Hackinen experiences apprehension and determination as she camps in the dense forests of northern Vancouver Island and in frigid Mexican deserts; encounters strange men, suicidal highways and monster trucks; strong winds and violent storms; flat ties and broken spokes. Her couch-surfacing adventures provide an insight into the "kindness of strangers" en route. Accompanying the travel memoir is an inner journey, related through flashbacks and memories, as the author begins to better understand her relationship with her parents, grandmother, and sister. In attempting to balance risk with safety, she arrives at a minimalist philosophy of living, which requires "physical stamina and mental ingenuity." The style is engaging and personable; the images of landscape and seascape are imaginative and memorable. South Away is a rare roadtrip story--with a female lead and a female companion, a Canadian Hobbit tale of adventure and miraculous events."--

Two Wheels In The Dust Book

Two Wheels In The Dust

  • Author : Anne Mustoe
  • Publisher : Random House
  • File Size : 17,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-08-31
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780753547823


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India is no place for the faint-hearted cyclist. The streets are jammed with cars, busses, rickshaws, animals, fortune-tellers, barbers, beggars and people sleeping or cooking. Following the success of her two previous outings, A Bike Ride and Lone Traveller, adventuresome ex-headmistress Anne Mustoe donned the cycle helmet once more and set out on an exhilarating journey round the Indian subcontinent. Beginning in Kathmandu in Nepal and ending in the tranquil hill town of Kandy in Sri Lanka, Anne's amazing journey is told with keen observation and the relish of the open road.

Hell on Two Wheels Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Hell on Two Wheels

  • Author : Amy Snyder
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • File Size : 16,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617495199


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Contestants have died, been maimed, and spiraled down into the nightmarish realm of madness. Half of them don't finish--in fact, only 200 racers have ever made it to the end. "Outside" magazine calls it "the toughest test of endurance in the world." RAAM (the Race Across America) is a bicycle race like no other. This epic race is the most brutal organized sporting event you've never heard of and one of the best-kept secrets in the sports world. Author Amy Snyder follows a handful of athletes before, during, and after the 2009 event, the closest and most controversial in history. "Hell on Two Wheels" is a thrilling and remarkably detailed account of their ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies. By experiencing the race from the perspective of the racers themselves, "Hell on Two Wheels" breaks new ground in helping us appreciate how such a grueling effort can be so cleansing and self-revelatory. This is more than just a race; it's a monster, a crucible, an unforgettable allegory about the human experience of pain and joy and self-discovery.

Ride Out  Book

Ride Out

  • Author : Gestalten
  • Publisher : Gestalten
  • File Size : 16,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-08-30
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 3899559576


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Pack light and get on your bike. Ride with friends on a weekend trip or for the long haul. Experience the most exciting motorcycle road trips in the world.

Lone Rider Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Lone Rider

  • Author : Elspeth Beard
  • Publisher : Michael O'Mara Books
  • File Size : 16,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017-07-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782438052


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In 1982, at the age of just twenty-three and halfway through her architecture studies, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6. Reeling from a recent breakup and with only limited savings from her pub job, a tent, a few clothes and some tools, all packed on the back of her bike, she was determined to prove herself. She had ridden bikes since her teens and was well travelled. But nothing could prepare her for what lay ahead. When she returned to London nearly two and a half years later she was stones lighter and decades wiser. She'd ridden through unforgiving landscapes and countries ravaged by war, witnessed civil uprisings that forced her to fake documents, and fended off sexual attacks, biker gangs and corrupt police convinced she was trafficking drugs. She'd survived life-threatening illnesses, personal loss and brutal accidents that had left permanent scars and a black hole in her memory. And she'd fallen in love with two very different men. In an age before email, the internet, mobile phones, satnavs and, in some parts of the world, readily available and reliable maps, Elspeth achieved something that would still seem remarkable today. Told with honesty and wit, this is the extraordinary and moving story of a unique and life-changing adventure.

Too Far Gone Book

Too Far Gone

  • Author : Todd Blubaugh
  • Publisher : Gingko Press
  • File Size : 19,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1584236213


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Todd Blubaugh quit his job in pursuit of adventure on the open road. His long-planned trip criss-crossing the nation was meant to be an escape and an opportunity to forge a new existence while pursuing his twin passions for photography and motorcycle culture. With the passing of Todd's parents only days before his expected departure, his journey took on an unexpected gravity; his time spent traveling marks a personal sea change and a period of great personal discovery. Through photographs, artefacts, personal letters and short vignettes the story of that trip is told.

Gloria Book


  • Author : Gloria Struck
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 20,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Motorcyclists
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1941064027


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Gloria Tramontin Struck rode a motorcycle for the very first time at age 16 in 1941. Women simply didn't ride motorcycles in 1941, but at the urging of her older brother, a very reluctant Gloria gave it a try, and it changed her life forever. She has been riding ever since, and at age 92, still rides regularly and continues to participate in cross country rides. As you might expect, any woman regularly riding a motorcycle in an era when women didn't ride motorcycles has a lot of stories to tell. In Gloria Struck: 75 years on Two Wheels and Still Riding, Gloria shares with you all of her favorite stories, from back when she was being raised behind her father's motorcycle shop in Clifton NJ, through 75 years of riding tales, all the way to the present, where she is rightfully celebrated at motorcycles rallies and events. Complementing her life and riding stories is an extensive scrapbook of photos, over 100 of which are included in this autobiography. Also included are anecdotes provided by fans, friends and admirers. Of course, Gloria's book and her stories, are as much about overcoming prejudice and personal obstacles, as it is about riding motorcycles. Because of that, this book resonates with riders and non-riders alike. The message is about more than riding, it's about meeting and conquering life's challenges with courage and humor.

Ride Book


  • Author : DK Eyewitness
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 12,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-06-08
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 681
  • ISBN 10 : 9780744047196


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Go off the beaten trail 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 backpacking trip, this stunning guide will help you plan the perfect bicycle tour. Inside the pages of this guide you will find: - 100 rides, from day cycles around cities to epic journeys across continents - A beautifully designed gift book with stunning photography throughout - An inspirational travel guide for anyone planning a cycling holiday - A carefully curated selection of the best cycling routes, chosen by cycling and travel experts - Rides arranged geographically within each chapter - Top tips for getting the most out of each ride, including refuelling spots, epic viewpoints, or nearby must-see sights, 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 - the world is your oyster. Awe-inspiring images and descriptions of each bike ride will have you itching to jump in the saddle. This travel guide book includes all you need to plan the nitty-gritty of your trips like handy maps, elevation profiles, and practical information like 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.

The Great Song Cycle Book

The Great Song Cycle

  • Author : Joanna Wallfisch
  • Publisher : UWA Publishing
  • File Size : 10,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019-09-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781760800963


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An adventurer at heart, in August 2016 Joanna embarked on a solo concert tour of the West Coast of the bicycle. Over the course of 1,154 miles (1,860 km) she performed 16 solo shows between Portland and Los Angeles carrying her musical instruments, camping gear, and everything else she needed upon her bike. This book follows Joanna’s journey from the moment the idea was sparked in Brooklyn to the triumphant completion at Santa Monica Pier, and everything in between. Throw in some sex, drugs, cooperative accomodation services, sleazy men and, of course, more than a little music, and Joanna will take you on the ride of her life.

France on Two Wheels Book

France on Two Wheels

  • Author : Adam Ruck
  • Publisher : Short Books
  • File Size : 18,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Bicycle touring
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 1907595724


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For Adam Ruck, France and cycling go together like a rich Camembert and a heady glass of Bordeaux.