Bicycle Touring In Australia
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|Author||: Paul Elwood|
|Total Pages||: 198|
Download Around Australia by Bicycle Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Around Australia by Bicycle is the complete guide bookfor long distance cycle touring around mainlandAustralia. The book has comprehensive information onselecting bicycle and camping equipment, planning thetrip, weather conditions and bike maintenance. Detailedroute descriptions for the entire 15 000 km journeyaround Australia are included in the guide. Shorter toursare also recommended for cyclists who wish to experiencesome of the best cycle touring routes in Australia. Theroute descriptions include detailed information on townsand facilities, caravan parks and camping areas, watersources, bike shops, roadhouses, free camping and bushcamping areas and road conditions along the route.Outback areas including western Queensland, the NorthernTerritory, Kimberley, Pilbara and Nullarbor are coveredin detail. Around Australia by Bicycle is the definitiveguide for long distance cycle touring in Australia.
|Author||: Raymond Bridge|
|Total Pages||: 352|
|Genre||: Sports & Recreation|
Download Bike Touring Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
First published in 1979, Bike Touring introduced tens of thousands of riders to the joys of bicycle travel, and quickly became the go–to reference for an entire generation of bike–touring enthusiasts. But much has changed in the last three decades—and this fully revamped edition provides authoritative information on both the latest equipment and the ever–expanding universe of touring options for a whole new generation of riders. Readers learn how to train, equip, plan, and pack for tours of any length and difficulty, from overnight trips near home to multiweek journeys abroad. Author Raymond Bridge surveys the wide range of touring options, which now include extensive commercial offerings and roof–to–roof (or "credit card") tours, as well as independent, self–contained travel. Chapters covering bike styles—road, mountain, and world–touring models—along with bike frames and fit, drive trains, wheels, brakes, saddles and handlebars, and accessories, offer up–to–date guidance on the myriad equipment choices from the booming bike industry. And chapters on camping, transporting bikes, and roadside repairs are full of expert advice to help both novice and experienced bike travelers get maximum pleasure from any journey while saving money and staying safe.
|Author||: Bret Harris|
|Publsiher||: HarperCollins Australia|
|Total Pages||: 165|
|Genre||: Sports & Recreation|
Download Tour de Oz Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Four years before the inaugural Tour de France, four cyclists known as 'Overlanders' set out on a race around Australia. On 24 November 1896 a wiry and wily bushman named Arthur Richardson left Coolgardie for Adelaide by bicycle. Carrying only a small kit and a water-bag, he followed the telegraph line. After much 'sweating and swearing' on sandy roads west of Eucla, and enduring the scorching heat, 31 days later he became the first man to pedal across the Nullarbor. But within three years Richardson had set his sights on becoming the first person to ride around the vast island continent, not yet a nation, and some 18,507km. On 5 June, 1899, he left Perth, heading north, carrying no more than a swag and a pistol. It took courage, self-confidence, endurance and resourcefulness to tackle such a ride. Richardson would follow dirt tracks, cattle and camel pads and stars in the night sky as he battled thirst, hunger, exhaustion, crocodile attack and spears from Aboriginal warriors to realize his dream. But he also had competition...another party of cyclists with the same ambition. New Zealand-born Brothers Frank and Alex White and wealthy adventurer Donald Mackay from Wallandbeen Station, NSW, were attempting the ride in a counter-clockwise direction from Melbourne and Brisbane respectively. Set against the fledging pastoralist empires of pre-Federation Australia, Tour de Oz, is the extraordinarily true story of a remarkable race to 'circumcycle' the Australian continent - before we became a nation.
|Author||: Holly Smith|
|Publsiher||: Hunter Publishing, Inc|
|Total Pages||: 48|
Download Adelaide South Australia Travel Adventures Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
The author, a native Australian, covers everything you might want to know about Australia - guaranteed! The places to stay, from budget to luxury, rentals to B&Bs, the restaurants, from fast food to the highest quality, the beachwalks and bushwalks, the wildlife and how to see it, exploring the country by air, on water, by bike, and every other way. This guide zeroes in on Adelaide and the Southern part of Australia, but a detailed introduction covers all aspects of travel to and around the continent as well, plus the history, culture and sightseeing.
|Author||: Jeroen Heijmans,Bill Mallon|
|Publsiher||: Scarecrow Press|
|Total Pages||: 447|
Download Historical Dictionary of Cycling Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
The Historical Dictionary of Cycling takes a closer look at the sport, as well as discussing the use of bicycles as a means of fitness, touring, and commuting. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, photos, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on cycling's two main disciplines--road and tra