By William Fotheringham
If it's at the motorcycle, it's within the book.
the realm of biking is one in every of death-defying feats and vague mechanical oddities, heroics and geekiness in equivalent degree. In Cyclopedia, renowned two-wheel aficionado and acclaimed activities author William Fotheringham delves deep into this international to unearth infrequent nuggets of wonderful evidence and enthrallling anecdotes.
This crucial booklet is an A-Z compendium of every little thing you'll ever need to know in regards to the bicycle, from the background of the journey de France to Chris Hoy’s dominance of the Beijing velodrome, from the origins of the quick-release procedure to the nutrition that powered Graeme Obree to the area hour checklist, from Lance Armstrong’s upward thrust and fall to the slang phrases used for performance-enhancing ingredients, from the literature of biking to the perils of vicious dogs.
Cyclopedia has the entire gear, the races, the chases, the faces, the areas, the medicine, the intercourse, and the scandals to transform any beginner bike owner right into a absolutely fledged motorbike professional.
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Cyclopedia: It's All About the Bike by William Fotheringham