Search Results for "me-and-my-bike"

Me and My Bike

Me and My Bike

  • Author: Ander
  • Publisher: Heryin Books, Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780978755027
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 68
  • View: 6490
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A child wants nothing more than a new bicycle, and it seems the wish might come true with some help from the magic lamp that once made Grandpa grow up really fast.

Me and My Bike

Me and My Bike

Portraits of a Cycling Nation

  • Author: Donato Cinicolo
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472106717
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 160
  • View: 8712
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Around the world it is estimated that 130 million bicycles are sold every year, making the trusty bike our favourite mode of transport whether we are commuting to work or cycling for pleasure. Bikes come in all shapes and sizes, from the most basic, least expensive models to the most sophisticated sports cycles that can cost as much as a family car. But whether it was bought cheaply or cost a packet, people form a bond with their bikes that becomes a true affair of the heart. Donato Cinicolo has sought out and photographed scores of bicycle lovers including the naturist stuntman who rides a ladies' racer dressed in nothing but fluorescent yellow shorts; the retired postman who rides a retired GPO delivery bike; the old lady who carries her enormous cat in the basket on her handlebars; and the penny farthing fan. From racing geeks to affectionate collectors, every one of Donato's pictures tells a story and, of course, every devoted bike rider has a story to tell.

Around Africa On My Bicycle

Around Africa On My Bicycle

  • Author: Riaan Manser
  • Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers
  • ISBN: 1868424014
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 300
  • View: 716
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In a world first, almost incredibly, Riaan Manser rode a bicycle right around the continent of Africa. It took him two years, two months and fifteen days. He rode 36 500 kilometres through 34 different countries. In Around Africa on my Bicycle, Manser tells the story of this epic journey. It is a story of blood, sweat, toil and tears. It is a story of triumph and occassional disaster. Of nights out under the stars, of searing heat and rain, of endless miles of Africa and of pressing on and never surrendering whatever the odds. Mostly however it is the story of one man's courage and determination to escape the mundane and see the continent he loves and feels so much a part of. It is a story of the human warmth he encounters, and occasionally human wrath and hostility as he crosses troubled countries and borders.

It's Not About The Bike

It's Not About The Bike

My Journey Back to Life

  • Author: Lance Armstrong
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 144810498X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
  • View: 8696
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"I want to die at a hundred years old after screaming down an Alpine descent on a bicycle at 75 miles per hour. I don't do anything slow, not even breathe. I do everything at a fast cadence: eat fast, sleep fast." At twenty four, Lance Armstrong was already well on his way to becoming a sporting legend. Then, in October 1996, he was diagnosed with stage four testicular cancer. When lesions appeared on his brain and in his lungs, doctors gave him a 40% chance of survival. On that day Armstrong's life changed forever and in typical fashion he met the challenge head on - this was one fight he was determined not to lose. As he battled against the cancer invading his body and the chemotherapy that threatened to sap his soul, a tremendous sense of commitment emerged, to his training and to the people around him who never gave up on him. Just sixteen months after he was discharged from hospital, Armstrong entered the Tour de France, a race famed for its gruelling intensity, and won, in the fastest ever time. Just a few months after that, he became a father. It's Not About the Bike is the story of one man's inspirational battle against the odds, charting his progress through triumph, tragedy and transformation. This is an awe-inspiring tale of immense courage and will.

The Bike Hike

The Bike Hike

Illegal Border Crossings

  • Author: Daniel Ross
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1514433672
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 204
  • View: 3598
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Is the story of a guy's dream to travel the Pacific coast on his bicycle. To leave everyone he loves and everything he owns to depart on trip with no return. After thinking about it for 10 years, he finally decides to do it. This trip will take him from Montreal, Canada throughout the United States and along the Pacific Coast to end in Vancouver, Canada. During his journey he learns to live with what he has. He learns about the outdoor experience and to live with nature. He gets challenges and different situations to overcome and also the physical and mental strain he endured. He visits cities, and meets people he will never forget. He must change his itinerary, sometimes because he wants to, other times because he has no choice. This writing brings this adventure to a climax which is unexpected. The “Bike Hike” brings twists and turns that he, himself cannot foresee. For three weeks, he describes the freedom he senses within, and the fears that can be around, at any corner. Mr. Trump, You have been talking about fi xing immigration and broken borders by deporting millions of illegal aliens. Putting up a wall is not the immediate solution to get rid of illegal aliens or undocumented residents. I was an illegal alien for ten years in the United States and lived the American dream at its fullest. I was able to obtain all the necessary documents to have a great life In the U.S.A. including; Social security card, ID card, Bank card, credit cards(7), Drivers license. I paid income tax also. Yes, illegal aliens can pay taxes; Police offi cers arrest illegal’s with no papers all the time. Because of internal bureaucracy and ill-will they are released hours later. The biggest problem is the social security card. That is just a few examples of internal bureaucracy loop-holes. If the government would address these loop-holes, you could solve a lot of immigration problems. Mr. Trump; before putting up walls and deporting women, children and good hard working people, read this book. It will help you restore immigration issues in the United States with dignity. These people are not the enemy... They just want to live the American dream.

Mountain Bike! San Francisco and the Bay Area

Mountain Bike! San Francisco and the Bay Area

A Wide-Grin Ride Guide

  • Author: Skye Kraft
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
  • ISBN: 0897327829
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 224
  • View: 478
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The San Francisco Bay Area is known for its natural diversity --; its forested areas, mountainous peaks, and coastal environments make for an array of outdoor experiences. Mountain bikers of all skill and intensity levels will find many exciting paths to take in this detailed and exhaustive guide.

My First Bicycle Was a J.C. Higgins

My First Bicycle Was a J.C. Higgins

  • Author: Bill Ray
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595294332
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 52
  • View: 4975
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A comedy about a 9 year old boy who is disappointed and concerned about his social status in his grammer school and community becauses he receives a J.C.Higgins bicycle instead of a Schwinn. To make his point he compares his J.C.Higgins to America's laughable version of an automobile....The Edsel. He talks about kids so desperate to not be associated with either the Edsel or the Higgins that they invented "Edsel Escape Diving." This was a precision move designed by kids so that when the parents slowed the family Edsel in order to pull into the school yard, the kids would leap from the car while it was still in motion. The purpose for that little manuver was to put as much distance as possible between themselves and the joke that Detroit played on an unsuspecting public.

The William and Mary Girl

The William and Mary Girl

  • Author: Diana Strelow
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 146911108X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 385
  • View: 2317
DOWNLOAD NOW »
You cant get there from here. Not any more. No road exists today to take you to take anyone anywhere near the place where the awful things happened. The reason no one can go there, though, is that its no longer there -- the ostensibly happy and naive; the joyfully prosperous world that was America in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Id made a life in that world; living in it was for me, for a long time, incredibly good; But one day everything I loved and believed in and counted on became something more horrible, even, than I remembered happening years before; what happened to my life now would take years to overcome. When I was thirteen, my father--- in almost every way an intelligent, kind, sensitive man, found himself gratifying my mothers rage: I had talked back angrily to one or both of them. I was not a beautiful child; I knew that and hated it. And later Id know that Mama wanted no ugly duckling in her life-- I loved Mama, but what she couldnt feel for me was clear. Too often a terrible scene would begin to play itself out; insane, angry violence would again overwhelm me, demolishing everything I was; Id feel it for the rest of the day and the night as well. And as Daddy imparted his rage to me -- to my life itself -- my own anger would rise to meet it; the scenes that took place at our house were terrible. And later, the halting, painful, always slow climb up the stairs to bed was always more of an ordeal than I could bear to face. And I was sure that with every blow my father administered, as he swung again and again at my head,, that my life had already been ruined, that I could never overcome what had been happening. Although for years I hoped I was wrong about that, and I did my best.... and continued to hope.....

Read & Succeed Comprehension Level 5: Author's Purpose Passages and Questions

Read & Succeed Comprehension Level 5: Author's Purpose Passages and Questions

  • Author: Debra J. Housel
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
  • ISBN: 1425882285
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 5
  • View: 790
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Students need purposeful practice on determining author's purpose to improve reading comprehension. These fifth grade texts capture student interest with focused, standards-based activities that provide targeted practice opportunities.