50 Ways to Cycle the World is the kind of book you'd give to a friend or family member who's considering cycling somewhere in the world but feels that there are too many obstacles to overcome. 50 Ways encapsulates fifty unique cycling projects accomplished by 75 cyclists from 23 countries. It serves as the ultimate visual guide and encyclopedia to traveling by bicycle no matter what your personal situation is.
You'll find impressive, powerful, emotional and incredibly fun stories on almost every page, accompanied by the beautiful and inspiring photography shot all over our planet by the many cyclists who've shared their cycling stories. Want to know what it's like to cycle alone, with a dog or a cat, with kids, or with strangers you meet on the road? Or how to travel by tandem, folding bicycle, e-bike or on a bamboo frame? Or maybe you're simply in need of that last little push over the doorstep, inspired by those who've seen the world by bike. Featuring over 400 revealing questions and answers, we're sure 50 Ways to Cycle the World will tell you exactly what you need to know in order to overcome whatever is holding you back from starting out on your big adventure.
Get confident and get back in the saddle! A real-world guide for new cyclists or anyone who's not ridden a bike since childhood: includes fixes and maintenance, safe riding, and the cyclist's healthy, happy lifestyle. Many of us have recently dusted off an old bike and got back in the saddle for the first time in years. This book is a confidence builder for the nervous new or renewed cyclist.
With clear instructions and fresh new illustrations, the book introduces:Basic repairs and fixes - avoid expensive trips to the store! Real-world on-the-road advice - everything you need to become a confident cycling commuter. All the benefits of cycling - from mindfulness, heart health, clean air, safer streets and more. Engagingly written by cycling expert and author Alan Anderson, all this comes in a small, readable format, with attractive illustrations by David Sparshott.
Lift yourself into the world of bouldering and teach the body and mind new extremes.
Bouldering goes beyond being just a pastime, it is a sense of community that teaches you to challenge your physical and mental boundaries. Power, discipline, and pure focus that pushes you to new heights - Bouldering is a comprehensive guide that shows the different motifs behind the sport and the inspirational figures of this high-performance lifestyle.
The joy of experimenting teaches perseverance and how to deal with failure, bouldering forces the body to new limits. No ropes or strings attached, this is a climb into a community of people spurred by passion and adventure.
Bernd Zangerl is regarded as one of the best boulderers of all-time. Born in 1978 in Tyrol, he was surrounded by mountains and began bouldering at a young age. After great success in alpine climbing, he later turned to bouldering and found his true passion here. Today he is a superstar in his field and one of the most acclaimed boulders ever to grace the sport.
Once hanging on the fringes of unusual pastimes, Climbing has undergone a generational transformation—turning the sport into a cultural phenomenon. From bouldering to sport climbing, Cliffhanger explores the most notable aspects of this fascinating activity. Julie Ellison delves into a journey around the globe sharing climbing anecdotes of the Alps and Patagonia or following the flourishing bouldering scene in Virgin Gorda.
Using breathtaking imagery and in-depth stories, this book will give you a complete look at the world of this outdoor pursuit—both as a sport and a lifestyle—by highlighting the people, places, history, and culture that make climbing so unique. Whether you’ve been doing it for a long time or have never climbed in your life, this book will make your palms sweat and your heart race.
A dizzyingly beautiful presentation of the people and places that make up the world of climbing.
Julie Ellison has been writing, shooting, and editing stories about climbing and the outdoors for more than a decade. She was Climbing magazine’s first female Editor in Chief, and now works as a freelance writer, photographer, and filmmaker. With a genuine documentary style, she uses adventure as a way to experience the world and help the people in it.
Through the lens of climbing, she’s documented the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, a climbing camp for cancer survivors, a transgender climber’s ground-breaking journey, and seeing death firsthand in Mexico. For four years, Julie lived in a van named Betsy, chasing interesting stories, dry rock, and good climbing conditions across the U.S., all with her pit bull Lizzie by her side. In fall 2016, she and two colleagues formed Never Not Collective, a women’s production company that seeks to tell the stories of everyday people doing great things.
Julie lives now in the mountains of southeastern Idaho, where she plays in the Tetons half the year and travels for climbing and work the other half.
Explore Europe’s most thrilling cycling routes with the latest installment in the Epic series from Lonely Planet. From dreamy getaways on sun-dappled Mediterranean Islands to a Bavarian beer crawl in Germany, bike enthusiasts share stories from the best road, mountain, dirt and trail routes across the spiritual home of cycling.
Destinations suit a range of trip types and abilities, and each ride features stunning photographs, a richly-illustrated map and a toolkit of practical details so that riders can help plan their own trips. From some of the remotest corners of northern Scotland to mighty mountain passes in the pristine Pyrenees, you’ll explore some of the continent’s least-explored regions, as well as cities including Berlin and Copenhagen amongst many others.
Guest contributors include author Rob Penn, who cycled around the world in his late twenties, and Ned Boulting, a British sports journalist and television presenter who has reported on everything from the Tour de France to the Vuelta a Espana. So put your pedal to the metal and enjoy the ride to over 50 cycle-loving destinations.
Discover 200 of the best places to ride a bike in this beautifully illustrated hardback. From family-friendly, urban rides to epic adventures off the beaten track. Destinations range from Europe, for the world's great bike races, to the wilds of Mongolia. These journeys will inspire, whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started.
Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die is a beautifully illustrated guide to the most thrilling surfing destinations in the world. Covering quintessential beaches, including: Oahu's North Shore; Australia’s gold coast; and of course, Malibu, California, the book also invites you to discover such unexpected gems as the Amazon and the Gulf of Alaska. From the frigid waters off Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula to Nazare, Portugal, where in 2013 Garrett McNamara broke a world record for surfing the tallest wave (78 feet!), Fifty Places to Surf takes readers on a wide-roving adventure, divulging the details that make each venue unique-and plenty of tips for those who aspire to surf there.
Featuring interviews with seasoned surfing experts such as pro surfer Joel Parkinson and Billabong executive Shannan North, Fifty Places to Surf before You Die is an essential travel companion for surfers of all levels who are looking to catch that perfect wave.
Bursting with invaluable advice, this inspiring and practical guide, fully revised and updated in this new edition, is a must for anyone who yearns to write about travel - whether they aspire to make their living from it or simply enjoy jotting in a journal for posterity. You don't have to make money to profit from travel writing. Sometimes, the richest rewards are in the currency of experience.
How to be a Travel Writer reveals the varied possibilities that travel writing offers and inspires all travellers to take advantage of those opportunities. That's where the journey begins - where it takes you is up to you.
Let legendary travel writer Don George show you the way with his invaluable tips on: The secrets of crafting a great travel story How to conduct pre-trip and on-the-road research Effective interviewing techniques How to get your name in print (and money in your bank account) Quirks of writing for newspapers, magazines, online and books Extensive listings of writers' resources and industry organisations Interviews with established writers, editors and agents
Feel the cool of glaciers as we pedal through Greenland and follow us into the Faroe Islands as we roam remote Nordic corners by bike.
Ride through the fairytale-like snowy plains of the Nordic lands, where signs of civilization appear vanished. This journey combines radical touring, camping, and cooking the best of what local nature has to offer. By taking on some of the most treasured biking trails and terrains across the Nordic landscape, this book is a seated journey of discovery and escapism across a vast scenery set to inspire your next trip.
Nordic Cycleis an exploration of regions, people, and food on a mountain bike, with stunning photography and aerial shots. Discover illustrated maps and routes, follow the path of Tobias Woggon in his adventure and learn over 16 recipes with step-by-step instructions, paying homage to the local cuisine across the Nordics.
Dette er ein oppfølgjar til boka Rein Luksus, som vart ein salssuksess då ho kom ut i 2008. Også denne gongen er det den fantastiske vestlandsnaturen som skal opplevast - frå kyst til høgfjell. Det er indrefileten i norsk natur frå havgapet til Jotunheimen som vert utforska, og i kvart kapittel gir forfattaren tips om gode ruter og spesielle opplevingar.
Dette er den nye håndboka alle klatrere må ha! Uansett om du er fersk eller erfaren og uansett hvilken gren av klatring du driver med, er Sikker klatring en nyttig bok for deg. Geir Evensen, bokens forfatter, har jobbet med Sikker klatring i over halvannet år, og han ble ironisk nok selv utsatt for en klatreulykke underveis i arbeidet. Boken er bygget på nitidig gjennomgang av over 1000 registrerte klatreulykker i Norge fra de siste 20 årene. I gjennomgangen av dette materialet fant forfatteren ut at klatrere kan havne i farlige situasjoner på grunn av manglende kunnskap, menneskelig svikt eller sløve rutiner.
Boken mener å rette på dette! Med økt kunnskap og bevissthet om sikkerhet i klatring, kan både nye og rutinerte klatrere heve sikkerheten, selvtillitten og eget nivå på klatringen. Boken har et eget kapittel om førstehjelp og redning og et om familieklatring.
Boken har rikelig med informasjon om ulykker og bakgrunnskunnskap og statistikk. Den dekker over alle aspekter ved utstyr og bruk av tau, bremser, bolter og karabiner. Den bruker betydelig med plass på menneskelig faktor og psykologiaspektet ved klatreulykker. Den har også dedikerte kapitler for alle klatredisipliner: Inneklatring, buldring, fjellklatring, sports-, trad- eller isklatring.
Sikker klatring er et oppslagsverk og en lærebok som lærer deg å klatre på en tryggere og dermed mer effektiv måte. Alle aktive klatrere kan regne med å heve nivået sitt noen hakk med riktig bakgrunnskunnskap, gode vaner og rutiner, og detaljert praktisk informasjon.