No Brakes!

Bicycle Track Racing in the United States

Author: Sandra Sutherland

Publisher: Iris Publications


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 1110

"THE" DEFINITIVE REFERENCE FOR BICYCLE RACING ON THE VELODROME. How to get started/involved in bicycle track racing. Lists/reviews all velodromes in the United States, equipment, history, historical views of three athletes (Simes, McElmury, Bergen). Special profiles: new Vandedrome, 1994 double World Champion Marty Nothstein. National Championship event rules: Match Sprint, Keirin, Tandem, Points, Madison, Kilometer, Pursuit, Team Pursuit & new Olympic Sprint. Representative athletes discuss each event, racing/training techniques, his/her career (Olympians, World Champions/Record-holders, National Champions: Young, Gorski, Hatton, Bliss-Livingston, Whitehead, Van Haute, Eickhoff-Quigley, O'Reilly, Twigg, Sundquist, Nitz, McDonough). Also, weekly, non-Championship events. Other views of velodrome racing by coaches (Roger Young/1984 Olympic coach Eddie Borysewicz), officials, announcers (Elliot/Drebber), photographer, velodrome director & the United States Cycling Federation. Lists all U.S. Track Champions from 1888 to present day in "at a glance" format (all professionals, all Olympians, men, women, Juniors, Masters, etc.), U.S. National Records, space for 1996 Olympic results. Lists all velodromes in the world. Bicycle/track racing terminology. 16 pages of mini-stories illustrated with color photographs. 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist Steve Hegg said: "The best book on BICYCLE RACING I've ever seen!" A MUST FOR EVERY LIBRARY. Order from Iris Press, 314 A St., Encinitas, CA 92024. (760) 634-1152/[email protected], Sunbelt Publications, American Cycling Publications, local velodrome.

No Brakes

A Novel

Author: Lois Gould

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466881100

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 8626

A vintage car rally in Northern Ireland--a three-day race over rough country roads through hostile territory where armed patrols shoot to kill. An American woman of a certain age, clever and independent, is along for the ride, co-driver and navigator to a charming narcissist who is also her son's best friend. She has known Ludo since he was a boy--knows, too, that their affair is forbidden ground. He is a sensualist, selfish but magnetic. Life, death, sex, politics--all are no more than entertainments to him. Dangers erupt. Police respond to a bomb threat. Rumors spread. One of the cars may be carrying explosives. Warnings come that a bridge is mined, a road booby-trapped. And a wild young British princess, driving incognito in a competing car, may be the target of terrorists. May be a terrorist herself. And tying uncontrolled rumor to barely repressed violence: the cynical manipulation of big money, willing to trade in anything--drugs, arms, nuclear fules, human lives. Moving as swiftly as the race it runs, No Brakes is a taut, erotic thriller in which speed, danger, and passion are players in a sinister game no one can win.

No Brakes

On the Wing

Author: Ellen Ann Callahan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996252805


Page: 342

View: 6991

Lucy Prestipino has only minutes to deliver a lawsuit to the Baltimore City courthouse. She's a twenty-one-year-old bicycle messenger on a mission--saving a crying lawyer from missing the statute of limitations. She's promised to file the lawsuit before the court closes, no matter what. No matter what propels Lucy into a horrific crash with handsome and charismatic Romero Sanchez. She becomes romantically entangled with Sanchez until Rick McCormick, the chief of the new gang unit of the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office, warns her of the depth of Sanchez's criminality. Her relationship with Sanchez violently disintegrates. A brutal murder draws her into a ruthless vendetta between Sanchez and McCormick. She's convinced the police are on the wrong track and launches her own murder investigation. The long-kept secrets Lucy unearths during her hunt for a killer force her to confront choices that may destroy her.


Living Without Brakes

Author: Martin L. Kutscher

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849058164

Category: Psychology

Page: 189

View: 5740

This concise book contains everything that parents and professionals need to know about ADHD. The author describes the spectrum of ADHD, the co-occurring symptoms, and common difficulties that parents face. The rest of the book focuses on solutions. The concluding chapter summarizes the information covered.

Baby, All Those Curves and Me With No Brakes

Over 500 New No-Fail Pick-Up Lines For Men and Women

Author: Stephan Dweck,Monteria Ivey

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786882748

Category: Humor

Page: 176

View: 4945

The kings of the put-down have conquered the pick up! The unstoppable comedy team that first came to national attention through the wild popularity of "Snaps"--hilarious one-line put-downs with a sharp urban edge--present a new, side-splitting collection of pick-up lines which testify to the crazy lengths men will go to get the attention of women--and vice versa Radio publicity .

Poems On The Bus

Author: Richard Archer


ISBN: 1326736426


Page: N.A

View: 1961

Poems on the Bus is the third collection of poetry from Richard Archer. The poems in this book came to life on the bus from Walsall to Birmingham and back again. Much to the surprise of the fellow passengers. Inside discover the perils of commuting in sub-zero conditions and just what might have been the contents of your school dinner.Read on and discover why people don't queue for the bus anymore and the secret fate that befell your favourite childhood pets. This is a collection of poetry that can be enjoyed on your journey to work, at home or with a glass of your favourite tipple in the pub.

Effective Cycling

Author: John Forester

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262560702

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 599

View: 4215

The core of John Forester's concept of Effective Cycling is that bicyclists fare best when they act, and are treated in return, as drivers of vehicles, with the same rights and responsibilities that motorists have. In this new edition of his classic introductory work, Forester reasserts this idea in terms of practice and education as well as theory while also addressing--among much else--the two major forces that have shaped bicycling since the early 1980s: the proliferation of high-quality equipment and the seriously insufficient progress on the social, political, and psychological fronts. The book is filled with details, strategies, and tips that will be useful both to occasional cyclists and to those who enjoy cycling as a way of life--all drawn from the author's many years of experience as a cyclist, a Cycling Transportation Engineer, and the founder of the Effective Cycling Program.

Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems Classroom and Shop Manual

Author: Cliff Owen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133008798

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 832

View: 5849

TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS, 5E provides comprehensive coverage of the theory and repair procedures related to automotive brakes. Your students will benefit from this book's two-volume approach: a Classroom Manual that details the theories and application of the total brake system, sub-system, and components, combined with a corresponding Shop Manual that provides real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repair information about these systems. This book includes updated information on the latest materials used in brake systems as well as the latest information on current electronics. In addition, there is expanded coverage of electric braking systems that is general enough not to distract your students with highly detailed, manufacturer-specific information. The ASE Challenge questions at the end of each chapter of the Shop Manual and a Practice Exam in the Appendix will prepare your students for the ASE (A5) certification exam. TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS, 5E, offers your students all the information they need to understand, diagnose, and repair most problems that might occur with today's brake systems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Just One Thing

Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time

Author: Rick Hanson

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608825698

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

View: 7944

You've heard the expression, “It’s the little things that count.” It's more than a simple platitude. Research has shown that integrating little daily practices into your life can actually change the way your brain works. This guide offers simple things you can do routinely, mainly inside your mind, that will support and increase your sense of security and worth, resilience, effectiveness, well-being, insight, and inner peace. For example, they include: taking in the good, protecting your brain, feeling safer, relaxing anxiety about imperfection, not knowing, enjoying your hands, taking refuge, and filling the hole in your heart. At first glance, you may be tempted to underestimate the power of these seemingly simple practices. But they will gradually change your brain through what’s called experience-dependent neuroplasticity. Moment to moment, whatever you're aware of—sounds, sensations, thoughts, or your most heartfelt longings—is based on underlying neural activities. This book offers simple brain training practices you can do every day to protect against stress, lift your mood, and find greater emotional resilience. Just one practice each day can help you to: • Be good to yourself • Enjoy life as it is • Build on your strengths • Be more effective at home and work • Make peace with your emotions With over fifty daily practices you can use anytime, anywhere, Just One Thing is a groundbreaking combination of mindfulness meditation and neuroscience that can help you deepen your sense of well-being and unconditional happiness.

End of Innocence

Author: Marty Rose

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477115145

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

View: 2994

When David falls victim of sexual misconduct he becomes detached from society and closes himself off from family. He keeps his tragic secret within, where he finds a way to cope with the psychological trauma. As he matures he is supported by his dark companions, Sidan obstinate brute out for retributionand Sethhis protector. After Sid delivers his justice, Detective DaLuga vows to find the avenger. In the process, DaLuga learns more than he was looking for. He is taught to look beyond the badge of duty and into the heart and soul of his suspect. David tries to escape his dark past after the death of Father Bart, but his past continues to haunt him and death seems to surround him. Only Ranger Mari can save him from himself.

Ultimate Book of Sports

The Essential Collection of Rules, Stats, and Trivia for Over 250 Sports

Author: Scott McNeely

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452121877

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 376

View: 6257

This ultimate book for the ultimate sports fan extends far beyond classics like tennis and basketball. With the rules of engagement for an outrageous assortment of sports—from jousting and Mongolian wrestling to baseball, cricket, ultimate Frisbee, and caber tossing—this book is a resource and a revelation for sporting types of all stripes. Including extensive sidebars with tips, trivia, and strategy, as well as classic line art and illustrations throughout, this compendium of competitive games is ideal for brushing up on rules and regulations, settling disputes, or finding a new passion.

More Gold

Author: Richard V. Shriver

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477162437

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 173

View: 2408

More Gold is the continuation of stories begun in my earlier book, Gold to Refine. I believe we all need stories funny stories, touching stories, loving stories, happy stories, stories with a moral, stories with hope. In this collection, I return to events of my childhood and youth with my brothers. The stories are about growing up in Nashville, Tennessee in very wonderful times, and include tales about my mother, father, grandparents, and friends. There are stories about our rattletrap cars and they make us wonder how we survived to adulthood. There are stories about the church and my co-workers in the church; and about teaching at the university. There are stories about my son and daughter to whom the book is dedicated. I hope that the collection continues to offer humor, healing, faith, and encouragement at a time in our history when these qualities are so desperately needed.


Author: Scott P. Werther

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823959532

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5925

Describes the nature and rules of drag racing and the special characteristics of drag cars.

How to Restore Your Corvette, 1963-1967

Author: Chris Petris

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 193470976X

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 7498

The Corvette C2, or second generation Corvette, is among the most popular of all Corvettes ever built. This book offers an ample amount of step-by-step information in color and focus on real-world restoration techniques.

The Hunt for the President’S Wife

Shadows of Justice

Author: Richard Lee Orey

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456832484

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

View: 7116

In The Hunt for the Presidents Wife, a dazzling young nun takes on an urgent and daring political mission for the CIA. In the midst of its human trafficking operations, an American crime family unknowingly seizes at the international border the incognito wife of the Presidente of the Republic of Mexico,creating a catastrophic political crisis. Sister Maria Camarillo--a beautiful young nun with unique and highly developed investigative skills--is swiftly appointed a CIA Special Agent charged with finding and rescuing the missing Senora Ruiz. The Hunt for the Presidents Wife takes you where youve never been in electrifying scenes of Sister Maria facing off with the lecherous whoremaster of the Maids Club prostitution network and boldly confronting the scheming Presidente Felipe de Ruiz as she fights to preserve her sexual innocence, rescue Senora Ruiz and save America from a tidal wave of panic-stricken border-crashing refugees fleeing a bloody Mexican Civil War. A SIZZLING POLITICAL THRILLER! ARE YOU GAME? A provocative read for you and your friends. Visit the author at