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Old Man on a Bike

Old Man on a Bike

  • Author: Simon Gandolfi
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007557795
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 336
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A Septuagenarian Odyssey

Old Man on a Bicycle

Old Man on a Bicycle

A Ride Across America and How to Realize a More Enjoyable Old Age

  • Author: Don Petterson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781478722915
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 236
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When Don Petterson, a former American ambassador, told family and friends he intended to ride a bicycle from New Hampshire to San Francisco, most of them questioned his judgment, if not his sanity. He was in his seventies, hadn't been on a bike for years, and had never ridden more than a few miles at a time. But, in May 2002, putting doubters-and self-doubt-behind him, Petterson headed west. Laboring against strong headwinds, struggling up steep hills, or coping with extreme weather, he sometimes wondered what in the world he was doing. But he kept going-the lure of riding his bike across the Golden Gate a compelling incentive. Ahead of him lay many challenges-among them, riding his loaded bike over the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada, crossing the Great Plains in brutal summer heat, dealing with the aftermath of a collision with a car, and traversing Nevada's basin and range country and the Great Salt Lake's desert. His rewards included passing through spectacular mountain forests, experiencing the aching beauty of the lonely plains, and viewing the grandeur of the West's sculpted canyons and mesas. In Old Man on a Bicycle, the author relates how he prepared for the 3,600-mile journey and what he saw and did during the two months he was on the road. In addition he rebuts the misconception that aging means debilitating decline and, drawing on certain events of his ride, offers research-based advice on how to ease the physical aspects of aging. It's an inspirational account, emphasizing the importance of exercise to physical and mental well-being.

Old Man on a Green Bike

Old Man on a Green Bike

Chronicles of a Self-Serving Environmentalist

  • Author: Mark Cramer
  • Publisher: Wordbound Media
  • ISBN: 9781950255030
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 116
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A bicyclist for decades, along the way Marc Cramer fell in love with the journey. Old Man on a Green Bike is Mark's invitation to you. From the politics to the practicalities of conscious bicycling, Mark inspires us to take to two wheels for our own sake, and for the good of the planet.

A Bicycle Journey to the Bottom of the Americas

A Bicycle Journey to the Bottom of the Americas

Being a True Account of a Bike Adventure from Alaska

  • Author: George J. Hawkins
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1469716143
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 431
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Remember when you were a kid and you got your first bicycle? After a few weeks of mastering the dynamics of balancing, steering, and pedaling, all at the same time hopefully, your father released his protective, steadying grip on the seat and you went wobbling off on your own. It was probably your very first taste of independence and freedom and you knew you liked that feeling very much. Few things in life have ever compared to that first solo ride. Almost 40 years after my first solo bike ride, I was able to recapture the excitement and passion of that momentous occasion when I pedaled out of Anchorage, Alaska bound for Tierra del Fuego-the very tip of South America. No matter that it was 17,500 miles distant and would take 3 years to get there I vowed I would achieve that goal if it took the rest of my life.

Full Cylinder

Full Cylinder

Invitation to a Killing

  • Author: Wesley Don Lawrence
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1463419341
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 192
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Psychological Thriller - A fast paced, action novel blended with a precarious, unintentional love affair which takes place in a U.S. Midwestern city with a population with a population of approximately 90,000. The story portrays the exploits of one man, whose task is to help his former comrade in a hostile land far from home in a span of only five days. Working alone with the help of his friend's daughter, who is an editor at the local newspaper, he must carry out this dangerous undertaking in the time frame allotted to him by his superiores. The task at hand, although a dangerous undertaking, was straight forward---seek retribution on his friend's adversaries, but to get out alive would be a challenge. However, he was not prepared to fall in love with his best daughter. An unexpected relationship develops between him and the seductive young woman who would aid him throughout his mission, but this unintended, passionate love affair could jeopardize his entire mission and place both their lives in imminent danger. His goal is to seek justice, and bring down Nicklaus Vinchinzi and the people in his unscrupulous organization and others responsible for the orchestrated attack on his longtime friend and colleague. These were very dangerous times in the United States and failure was not an option. This story is about one brave man and woman who fought the lonely fight against man's oppressors, like the charlatans who hide behind cloistered walls, and the righteous do-gooders whose only ambition is to force their narrow, opinionated beliefs on others. It was a dangerous mission in a hostile land with no promise of the dawn. Working alone, he would attempt to take down the organization responsible for his friend's misfortune and eliminate the man at the top whose sole function was to enforce the new regime's strict laws and to eliminate any dissidents who opposed the ruling autocracy. In every era of history there have been Paladins, men and woman who were not content to simply ride the crest of the wave, instead they choose to swim against the tide. And yes, such heros still do exist, even in the 21st century.

After America: The Disappearance 2

After America: The Disappearance 2

  • Author: John Birmingham
  • Publisher: Pan Australia
  • ISBN: 1742623077
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 544
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Our world went to hell on March 14, 2003. Four years after an inexplicable wave of energy decimated the American mainland, and then just as inexplicably disappeared a year later, US President James Kipper is no closer to explaining the catastrophe to the traumatised survivors. In a decaying New York City, an assassination attempt on the President prompts the suspicion that the looters overrunning Manhattan may be more organised and sinister than previously thought. Working on a farm in Texas to earn his citizenship, Miguel Pieraro believes in the promise of the New America. That is until tragedy cuts through his family. In the English countryside, Echelon agent Caitlin Monroe must once again fight for her life, a sharp reminder that her nemesis is active again. Then out of the smoking ruin of the Middle East comes an enemy that will be Kipper's toughest challenge yet. The battle for the Wild East is just beginning, but does this New America, and its gun-shy President, have the strength of will to destroy the past in order to save the future?

Never Underestimate An Old Guy On A Bicycle

Never Underestimate An Old Guy On A Bicycle

With a Matte, Full-color Soft Cover this Cornell Lined Notebook is the Ideal Size (6x9in) 54 Pages to Write In. It Makes an Excellent Gift Too

  • Author: Books by 3am Shopper
  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • ISBN: 9781077097094
  • Category:
  • Page: 56
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Never Underestimate An Old Guy On A Bicycle with it's Soft Matte Cover this Cornell Note Notebook is printed on high quality stock and sized at 54 pages, 6x9 inches, It is a perfect size for both travel and home use. Whether on the couch or cuddled by the fire at home or sitting in the office, this awesome cover designed journal is perfect to take notes in. This Cornell notebook provides you with divided pages that that easily defines meetings lectures and more Helps to increase your comprehension and retention of important information Great for presentations Based on the Cornell Note Taking System Featuring an ideas column, notes and summary sections Premium white paper -size: 54 pages, 6x9 inches

The Legendary ‘Lugs Branigan’ – Ireland’s Most Famed Garda

The Legendary ‘Lugs Branigan’ – Ireland’s Most Famed Garda

How One Man became Dublin’s Tough Justice Legend

  • Author: Kevin C. Kearns
  • Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • ISBN: 071715937X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 384
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Garda and guardian. Protector and punisher. This is ‘Lugs’ Branigan: the man, the legend. The story of ‘Lugs’ Branigan is a tale that is long overdue. It is a story of extraordinary courage and compassion, a story of heroism and altruism, a story of crime, punishment and redemption. The legend of ‘Lugs’’s career as Ireland’s most famous garda (police officer), founded on his physical strength and the manner in which he faced up to the criminal gangs of Dublin over the course of fifty years, is part of Dublin’s folk history. In The Legendary ‘Lugs’ Branigan, bestselling historian Kevin C. Kearns presents a revealing and unvarnished portrait of the man and his life, authenticated by the oral testimony of family members, friends and Garda mates who stood with him through the most harrowing and poignant experiences. Born in the Liberties of Dublin in 1910, Jim Branigan was, by his own admission, a shy, scrawny ‘sissy’ as a lad. Cruelly beaten by bullies in the railway yard where he worked during his teens, he refused to fight back. Yet he went on to become a heavyweight boxing champion and to earn the ‘undisputed reputation as the country's toughest and bravest garda’. Chief Superintendent Edmund Doherty proclaimed him ‘one of those people who become a legend in his own time’. As a garda he refused to carry a baton, relying upon his fists. He took on the vicious ‘animal gangs’ of the 1930s and 40s and in the ‘Battle of Baldoyle’ broke their reign of terror. In the 1950s he quelled the wild ‘rock-and-roll riots’ and tamed the ruffian Teddy boys with their flick-knives. All the while, he was dealing with Dublin's full array of gurriers and criminals. As a devotee of American Western films and books, Branigan emulated the sheriffs by doling out his unique ‘showdown’ brand of summary justice to hooligans and thugs on the street. In the 1960s his riot squad with its Garda ‘posse’ patrolled Dublin's roughest districts in their ‘black Maria’. They contended with the most dangerous rows and riots in the streets, dancehalls and pubs. The cry ‘Lugs is here!’ could instantly scatter a disorderly crowd. Ironically, for all his fame as a tough, fearless garda, he was most beloved for his humanity and compassion. His role as guardian of the battered women of the tenements and as protector and father figure of the city's piteous prostitutes—or ‘pavement hostesses’, as he called them—was unrecorded in the press and hushed up by the Garda brass. Yet, Garda John Collins vouches, ‘Women … oh, he was God to them!’ Upon retirement he entered his ‘old gunfighter’ years; ageing and vulnerable, he became a target for old foes bent on revenge and for ‘young guns’ seeking a quick reputation. A man with a reputation powerful enough to echo through generations of Dubliners, the legendary ‘Lugs’ Branigan finally has a book worthy of his story.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

  • Author: Haruki Murakami
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448190959
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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A mesmerising mystery story about friendship from the internationally bestselling author of Norwegian Wood and 1Q84 Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning ‘red pine’, and Oumi, ‘blue sea’, while the girls’ names were Shirane, ‘white root’, and Kurono, ‘black field’. Tazaki was the only last name with no colour in it. One day Tsukuru Tazaki’s friends announced that they didn't want to see him, or talk to him, ever again. Since that day Tsukuru has been floating through life, unable to form intimate connections with anyone. But then he meets Sara, who tells him that the time has come to find out what happened all those years ago.