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An Alternative History Of Bicycles And Motorcycles

Author: Steven E. Alford
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498528805
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This book offers an account of two-wheeled vehicle development that challenges the common evolutionary model of development from the bicycle to the motorcycle. It examines the bicycle and motorcycle as material objects and focuses on the complex socio-political and economic convergences that produced the materials, which in turn shaped the vehicles’ appearance, function, and adoption by riders.

New Directions In Travel Writing Studies

Author: Paul Smethurst
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137457252
Size: 51.37 MB
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This collection focuses attention on theoretical approaches to travel writing, with the aim to advance the discourse. Internationally renowned, as well as emerging, scholars establish a critical milieu for travel writing studies, as well as offer a set of exemplars in the application of theory to travel writing.

Youth Cultures In America 2 Volumes

Author: Simon J. Bronner
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440833923
Size: 18.82 MB
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What are the components of youth cultures today? This encyclopedia examines the facets of youth cultures and brings them to the forefront. Offers information on groups beyond the gangs the public associates with youth culture, providing definitions of suburban youth culture, survivalists and preppers, the deaf, skateboarders, Gen X, soldiers, and street kids, among others Provides coverage of the expressive genres of American youth and the way they have shaped public tastes and trends, such as music, dance, fashion, tattooing, body piercing, social media, and more Features an exploration of life issues for youth that have entered into the headlines—for example, bullying, cliques, rites of passage, student protest and activism, child abuse, and drugs

Grace And Grit

Author: William Martin Murphy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781933926407
Size: 72.81 MB
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From 1910 to 1916, women were not deterred from pursuing and achieving their dreams of traveling across America and exploring the world around them in spite of daunting physical and social roadblocks. This book is the first to tell the stories of five daring women and their women companions as they crossed the country before their were good roads, gas stations, repair shops, or easy communications. Maps of the their motorcycle routes included. Blanche Stuart Scott, Della Crew, Effie and Avis Hotchkiss, Adeline and Augusta Van Buren, Rachel Foster Avery are the adventuring motorcyclists -- 1910- 1916.

Lone Rider

Author: Elspeth Beard
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 178243805X
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In 1982, at the age of just twenty-three and halfway through her architecture studies, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6. Reeling from a recent breakup and with only limited savings from her pub job, a tent, a few clothes and some tools, all packed on the back of her bike, she was determined to prove herself. She had ridden bikes since her teens and was well travelled. But nothing could prepare her for what lay ahead. When she returned to London nearly two and a half years later she was stones lighter and decades wiser. She'd ridden through unforgiving landscapes and countries ravaged by war, witnessed civil uprisings that forced her to fake documents, and fended off sexual attacks, biker gangs and corrupt police convinced she was trafficking drugs. She'd survived life-threatening illnesses, personal loss and brutal accidents that had left permanent scars and a black hole in her memory. And she'd fallen in love with two very different men. In an age before email, the internet, mobile phones, satnavs and, in some parts of the world, readily available and reliable maps, Elspeth achieved something that would still seem remarkable today. Told with honesty and wit, this is the extraordinary and moving story of a unique and life-changing adventure.

Great American Motorcycle Tours

Author: Gary McKechnie
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 1612385427
Size: 56.33 MB
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You're a rider…an independent spirit who's reluctant to follow someone else's road map. But there are thousands of miles of road out there, and you could spend months searching for the best ones. Gary McKechnie has spent years exploring the nation by bike, and these are his top rides, from the rocky New England coast to the wide-open West. McKechnie covers popular rides through Hudson River Valley, Amish Country, the Smoky Mountains and Georgia Hills, Washington State, the Pacific Coast, and everything in-between. In this fifth edition of his best-selling guide, McKechnie includes: Exciting new photographs of rides like the Hudson River Ralley Run, the Pacific Coast Run, and the Red Rocks Run New tips on the best food, shopping, and nightlife you'll experience along the way Don't waste your valuable two-wheeled vacation. Instead, let Great American Motorcycle Tours be your guide.

Gloria A Lifetime Motorcyclist 75 Years On Two Wheels And Still Riding

Author: Gloria Struck
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781941064023
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Gloria Tramontin Struck rode a motorcycle for the very first time at age 16 in 1941. Women simply didn't ride motorcycles in 1941, but at the urging of her older brother, a very reluctant Gloria gave it a try, and it changed her life forever. She has been riding ever since, and at age 92, still rides regularly and continues to participate in cross country rides. As you might expect, any woman regularly riding a motorcycle in an era when women didn't ride motorcycles has a lot of stories to tell. In Gloria Struck: 75 years on Two Wheels and Still Riding, Gloria shares with you all of her favorite stories, from back when she was being raised behind her father's motorcycle shop in Clifton NJ, through 75 years of riding tales, all the way to the present, where she is rightfully celebrated at motorcycles rallies and events. Complementing her life and riding stories is an extensive scrapbook of photos, over 100 of which are included in this autobiography. Also included are anecdotes provided by fans, friends and admirers. Of course, Gloria's book and her stories, are as much about overcoming prejudice and personal obstacles, as it is about riding motorcycles. Because of that, this book resonates with riders and non-riders alike. The message is about more than riding, it's about meeting and conquering life's challenges with courage and humor.