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Rough Stuff Cycling In The Alps

Author : Fred Wright
ISBN : 0995488622
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The Rough Stuff Cycling in the Alps guide book was compiled by Fred Wright and self-published in 2002. It preserved the collective wisdom of generations of riders who pioneered riding the 'rough stuff' - riders who headed into the high peaks armed only with touring bikes and canvas rucksacks, sandals and floppy hats, crossing mountain ranges and joining up towns and famous cols on little-known gravel tracks, dirt trails and even icy climbs. This was gravel biking before gravel bikes - mountain biking before mountain bikes, in some cases. The book contained nearly 300 routes, ranging from easy unsurfaced roads at little more than 1000m to steep footpaths above 3000m, and from the southern French Alps to Switzerland, the Dolomites and the Austrian Tirol. The entries often included detailed personal accounts of when the route was ridden, and the book also offered tips for beginners, advice on equipment and maps, and suggestions for routes not covered in the guide. More and more of us are choosing to head off the beaten track with our bikes. Adventure touring, gravel biking, bike-packing - whatever you call it, we all want to get out there. The Alps are one of cycling's ultimate playgrounds, and this guide is an invaluable resource of practical information about cycling in some of the most remote and beautiful places in Europe. This new edition includes; 16 new hand-drawn maps, showing the areas covered and the routes described, so that readers can easily locate the main towns and road passes, and the potential unpaved tracks and paths to navigate between them A beautiful overall Alps map illustrated by Stefan Amato of An extended colour photo section. Fred included just four photos of his adventures. We will have at least 16 pages of original photos taken by Fred and other pioneers of rough stuff riding in the Alps. See the pics in this campaign for a selection. A new introduction by Fred Wright himself, explaining the genesis of the book and recounting his riding life. A new postscript by James Olsen (founder of the Torino-Nice Rally, who used the guide to create the TNR) on rough stuff in the 21st century. This will give advice for using the book in the age of mountain bikes and gravel bikes, bike-packing luggage, 3G and GPS Updated information - for example, on the availability of paper maps and adding a few suggested routes where possible.

The Rough Stuff Fellowship Archive

Author : Mark Hudson
ISBN : 0995488657
Genre : Mountain biking
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Founded in 1955, the Rough-Stuff Fellowship is the world's oldest off-road cycling club. Its archive contains thousands of stunning images, hand-drawn maps and documents - an unexpected treasure trove of incredible value and beauty that is now being brought to a wider public by Isola Press. The photos are evocative of a bygone age and a bygone style - a time when you might set off on a bike ride wearing a shirt and tie or a bobble hat, and no ride was complete without a stop to brew up some tea and smoke a pipe. They are also a record of intrepid adventures. RSF riders explored the Lake District, the Cairngorms, the Alps and further afield, and their exploits were beautifully documented by amateur and professional photographers. In their own very British way, these men and women were pioneers, pedalling and carrying their bikes where angels feared to tread. Mountain bikes, gravel bikes, adventure bikes all owe them a debt. This book celebrates their style and their spirit. It is a stunning visual resource of cycling heritage that will inspire new adventures
Category: Mountain biking

Encyclopedia Of British Sport

Author : Richard William Cox
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025209557
Genre : History
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An authoritative, one stop overview of the history of sports in Britain from the earliest times to the present. This remarkable volume should become the standard reference source for the history of British sport. It covers the sociology and psychology of sports, major events such as the cricket Test Matches and Wimbledon, key issues such as racism and drugs, and sport in drama, literature, and the media. * Contains over 300 entries covering individual sports, sporting controversies, issues and concepts, key individuals, famous clubs, competitions, events, and incidents * Comprehensive introduction * Detailed chronology * Bibliography and illustrations
Category: History


Author : Philip Ennis
ISBN : 0720714966
Genre : Cycling
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Category: Cycling

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015079755933
Genre : Bibliography, National
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The Rough Guide To New Zealand

Author : Rough Guides
ISBN : 9781789195200
Genre : TRAVEL
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Discover this spectacular destination with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to sample fine wines in Hawke's Bay, canoe along the Whanganui River or hike across the Franz Josef glacier, The Rough Guide to New Zealand will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. Full-colour maps throughout - navigate New Zealand's towns and cities or its scenic coastal roads without needing to get online. Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of New Zealand's best sights and experiences. Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. Detailed regional coverage - whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Auckland, Northland, Western NorthIsland, Central North Island, The Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the East Cape, Poverty Bay, Hawke's Bay and the Waiarapa, Wellington, Marlborough, Nelson and Kaikoura, Christchurch, Central South Island, Dunedin, Stewart Island, the West Coast, Queenstown, Wanaka and Central Otago, Fiordland . Attractions include: Milford Sound, Farewell Spit, Kaikoura Peninsula, White Island, Ninety Mile Beach, East Cape, The Catlins. Abel Tasman National Park, Wai-o-Tapu, wine regions. Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, and more. Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history and recommended books, plus a guide to Maori language and a glossary. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to New Zealand. About Rough Guides: Escape the everyday with Rough Guides. We are a leading travel publisher known for our "tell it like it is" attitude, up-to-date content and great writing. Since 1982, we've published books covering more than 120 destinations around the globe, with an ever-growing series of ebooks, a range of beautiful, inspirational reference titles, and an award-winning website. We pride ourselves on our accurate, honest and informed travel guides.
Category: TRAVEL


Author : J. B. Wadley
ISBN : 0690007795
Genre : Cycling
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Category: Cycling

Country Life

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ISBN : UOM:39015027810277
Genre : Country life
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Category: Country life

The Bicycle Touring Manual

Author : Rob Van der Plas
ISBN : UOM:39076000925037
Genre : Bicycle touring
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For those who will be taking medium or long trips via bicycle, this is a guide to equipment, gear, riding techniques,and safety measures. Also use the author's Roadside Bicycle Repairs: The Simple Guide to Fixing Your Bike (1987).
Category: Bicycle touring

Automotive Industries

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ISBN : UOM:39015024466180
Genre : Aeronautics
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Vols. for 1919- include an Annual statistical issue (title varies).
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The Automobile

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ISBN : WISC:89050412527
Genre : Automobile industry and trade
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Category: Automobile industry and trade

The Sketch

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ISBN : MINN:31951002800424B
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Science News

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007769123
Genre : Science
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Category: Science

Inside Triathlon

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ISBN : UCSC:32106019439105
Genre : Triathlon
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Category: Triathlon

The Electric Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015080386991
Genre : Electric engineering
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Category: Electric engineering

Automotive Abstracts

Author : John Younger
ISBN : UOM:39015022474442
Genre : Automobile industry and trade
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Category: Automobile industry and trade