The Racer

Author: David Millar

Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press

ISBN: 9780224100083

Category: Bicycle racing

Page: 304

View: 9087


What is it really like to be a racer?What is it like to be swept along at 60kmh in the middle of the pack? What happens to the body during a high-speed chute? What tactics must teams employ to win the day, the jersey, the grand tour? What sacrifices must a cyclist make to reach the highest levels? What is it like on the bus? In the hotels? What camaraderie is built in the confines of a team? What rivalries? How does it feel to be constantly on the road, away from loved ones, tasting one more calorie-counted hotel breakfast? David Millar offers us a unique insight into the mind of a professional cyclist during his last year before retirement. Over the course of a season on the World Tour, Millar puts us in touch with the sights, smells and sounds of the sport. This is a book about youth and age, fresh-faced excitement and hard-earned experience. It is a love letter to cycling.'Cycling has always been about a great deal more than its winners, and The Racer is quite a ride' Spectator

Dave Molyneux: The Racer’s Edge

Author: Dave Molyneux

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1783830662

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 4357


Dave Molyneux is one of the most prolific and determined sidecar racers in British history. His racing career has spanned an incredible thirty-one years. He has dominated the sidecar class at the Isle of Man TT, one of the most demanding road races in the world, with an exceptional tally of 14 wins, making him the most successful sidecar competitor in the history of the event. He has competed in British and European championships, Grand Prix and other races. This book tells, in his own words, his remarkable story. It describes his victories and defeats, the accidents and the other setbacks he has overcome, and reveals what makes him such an accomplished engineer as well as a racer. Dave Molyneux is the most successful sidecar racer in the history of the TT with 14 wins. He holds the race record for the Sidecar TT at 58 minutes and 59.28 seconds, an average race speed of 115.132 mph over 3 laps, achieved in 2009. As well as dominating the event as a competitor, he has established an exceptional reputation as a sidecar designer and constructor and as a sometimes outspoken commentator on the sport.

The Racer

Author: David Millar

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473521785

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 2860


What is it really like to be a racer? What is it like to be swept along at 60kmh in the middle of the pack? What happens to the body during a high-speed chute? What tactics must teams employ to win the day, the jersey, the grand tour? What sacrifices must a cyclist make to reach the highest levels? What is it like on the bus? In the hotels? What camaraderie is built in the confines of a team? What rivalries? How does it feel to be constantly on the road, away from loved ones, tasting one more calorie-counted hotel breakfast? David Millar offers us a unique insight into the mind of a professional cyclist during his last year before retirement. Over the course of a season on the World Tour, Millar puts us in touch with the sights, smells and sounds of the sport. This is a book about youth and age, fresh-faced excitement and hard-earned experience. It is a love letter to cycling. 'Cycling has always been about a great deal more than its winners, and The Racer is quite a ride' Spectator

The Racer

Author: Carolyn I. Furlong

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479786926

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 117

View: 8919


Most people have a hobby of some sortgolf, hiking, reading, bridge, bird watching, quilting, cooking, archeology, and yes, even writing. In our society, everyone is free to pursue his or her own interest and there is a wide range to choose from. Racing is of huge interest to millions of people, and racing has been around for ages. Didnt they have camel races in the desert years ago? Most people today are simply viewers. However, a number cant resist becoming a participant, whether it is a swimmer, marathon runner, or boat, motorcycle or auto driver. Then there are the BMX racing bikes for kids. The Daytona Beach International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, the third largest single lit outdoor sport facility, seats nearly 168,000 for its NASCAR races and is usually sold out. A countless number of additional fans would not miss the NASCAR races on television. This book raises the age-old question of why a man, or occasionally a woman, would risk his health, his financial wherewithal and much more, possibly even his life, to become a racer.

The Racer Trials

Author: Roz Marshall

Publisher: Eden Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 5510


Sometimes what you think you want isn't actually what you need When Ben Dalton got injured, his Olympic ski racing dreams turned into a nightmare. Back in Scotland, and licking his wounds, the chance to become a trainee ski instructor with White Cairns Ski School seemed like the answer to his problems. But a new romance and working with a promising racer raise old longings, and make him question his path. Should he stick with what he knows, or step out into the unknown? Please note: British English spelling and grammar The Racer Trials is the third novella from the Secrets in the Snow series about a Scottish snowsports school. Whilst this is a stand-alone book with a romance arc and a HFN, you might enjoy reading the series from the first episode, Fear of Falling. Keywords: Women's Fiction uplifting feel good book club fiction happy gay relationship family friendship small town secrets Scotland British New Zealand kiwi winter sports vacation snow skiing snowboarding mashup drama workplace sweet romance action adventure Scottish ski holiday ski racing contemporary YA Teen Young Adult Teens New Adult romantic short reads

Freeport Nights: The Racer

Author: Legendgerry

Publisher: Gerald Mc Evoy

ISBN: 1005720967

Category: Fiction

Page: 83

View: 7970


Michael Calnan escaped the total carnage of a stalemated war to become a celebrity spear racer on a neutral Freeport. He had almost earned his way to being a citizen of the port when he receives a sudden recall to the front. Time is short and he has no choice but to risk his life one more time in a mad dash to stay out of the war. Meanwhile Michaels accelerated plans have forced other forces on the Freeport to accelerate their plans too, business schemes, political plots and assassins combine to create one hell of a night, all centred around this one racer!

The Racer

Author: David Millar

Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press

ISBN: 9780224100069

Category: Bicycle racing

Page: 304

View: 1532


What is it really like to be a racer? What is it like to be swept along at 60kmh in the middle of the pack? How does it feel to be reeled in from a solo breakaway metres from the line? What happens to the body during a high-speed chute? What tactics must teams employ to win the day, the jersey, the grand tour? How does a domestique keep going to the end of a stage once his job is done and his body exhausted? How does a time-trialist maintain his form when every muscle and sinew is screaming at him to stop? What sacrifices must a cyclist make to reach the highest levels? What is it like on the bus? In the hotels? What camaraderie is built in the confines of a team? What rivalries? How does it feel to be constantly on the road, away from loved ones, tasting one more calorie-counted hotel breakfast? David Millar offers us a unique insight into the mind of a professional cyclist during his last year before retirement. Over the course of a season on the World Tour, Millar puts us in touch with the sights, smells and sounds of the sport âe" the barked instructions of a road captain in a sprint chain, the silence of a solo training ride. This is a book about youth and age, fresh-faced excitement and hard-earned experience. It is a love letter to cycling.

Prime Ski Racing

Author: Jim Taylor

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595139930

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 180

View: 1025


As America's premier racing ski racing psychologist, Dr. Jim Taylor knows what it takes to ski fast. The lessons Dr. Taylor has learned from working with some of the world's best racers, coaches, and juniors will change the way you ski race. Prime Ski Racing introduces you to the essential mental factors that impact ski racing including motivation, confidence, intensity, focus, and emotions. You will learn simple and practical techniques you can use to be your own best ally on the hill, stay cool when the pressure is on, and ski your fastest consistently. You will learn about the secrets that make the world's best ski racers great and how you can incorporate those into your own racing. Prime Ski Racing will teach you how to take your ski racing to a new level. Ultimately, Prime Ski Racing will show you how to experience the "Triumph of the Racer's Mind!"