An interview with Reza Pakravan, author of Kapp to Cape: Never Look Back: Race to the End of the Earth. This book is a thrilling and inspiring account of two men achieving an almost incredible bike ride.
A Conversation with Peter Walker, author of an important, brand new book: How Cycling Can Save the World. In this book, Walker shows the close relationship between infrastructure and the way people get about. Therefore, to create mass cycling you need to create a conducive built environment. Walker discusses bike helmets and high visibility clothing; the misuse of the word accident; roadside intimidation; cycling activism; older people and cycling; business objections to cycling; bike share programs; and the role played by La Monde à Bicyclette and Vélo Quebec in the transformation of Montreal.
Excerpt from an important, brand new book: How Cycling Can Save the World by Peter Walker. In this book, Walker shows the close relationship between infrastructure and the way people get about. Therefore, to create mass cycling you need to create a conducive built environment. The way to do this is in fact already well known – only the political will is lacking. So what’s the secret? Basically, bikes must be kept separate from motor traffic on busy roads, and the separation must be physical. “A bicycle way that is not safe for an eight-year-old is not a bicycle way.”
This is a review of an important and memorable book by a remarkable photographer – Don’t Forget Me: Ghost Bikes – A Photographic Memorial by Genea Barnes. Moved by the sight of ghost bikes all over North America, Genea Barnes went on a photographic odyssey to record and document ghost bikes.
Here’s an update on my progress with using the Ride Your Way Lean program to lose weight. Selene Yeager’s program works, but it’s pretty intense. The good news: a combination of the eating program, the exercises and the cycling drills will certainly enable most people to get leaner, lighter and stronger, and cycle faster than ever.
Instead of doing the usual kind of book review of Ride Your Way Lean: The Ultimate Plan for Burning Fat and Getting Fit on a Bike, I thought I’d actually take the book out for a test drive by following the recommendations of author Selene Yeager and seeing if they would work for me.
Joe Friel’s Cyclist’s Training Bible is not just for Serious Athletes. It is also suitable for the Average Cyclist who wants to go from Average Cyclist to Serious Cyclist – or even Great Cyclist. And it’s also for the cyclist of average fitness who has the dedication to follow a stringent year round program of training and become super fit. If any of these are you – buy this book!