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Ekstremsport

Bøger om ekstremsport i alle genre, såsom bøger om kitesurfing, windsurfing til ekstremsportsbøger om mountainbike mv. Her finder du et bredt udvalg, hvor du kan lære ekstremsport bedre at kende.

  • Ultrakvinderne af Mette Birk Jensen E-bog Ultrakvinderne af Mette Birk Jensen

    Mød Kristina, som løb 1.841 kilometer alene gennem Iran; Gitte, som tre gange vendte tilbage til Sahara for at løbe 250 kilometer med sin proviant på ryggen; og Molly, som løb 222 kilometer i Himalayas ilttynde luftlag. Få et unikt indblik i, hvad der får mennesker til at løbe i dagevis i ufremkommelige bjergområder, 100 kilometer på et stadium eller 5.649 gange rundt om en boligblok i New York.Hvor det tidligere var en præstation af de helt store at løbe et maraton, stiger ultraløbet i dag eksplosivt i popularitet. Ultraløb er oprindeligt betegnelsen for løb, der er længere end den klassiske maratondistance på 42 kilometer og kræver en hel særlig form for motivation, styrke og udholdenhed. Der er i dag stort set ingen grænser for sværhedsgraden.Der er traditionelt færre kvinder end mænd, der stiller op på startlinjen til ultraløb. Men også blandt kvinderne er der i disse år stadigt flere, som kaster sig ud i de mest ekstreme fysiske og mentale udfordringer, der tester både krop og sind.I bogen følger vi journalist Mette Birk Jensen på hendes personlige rejse ind i ultraløbsverdenen, hvor hun møder nogle af verdens sejeste ultrakvinder, som presser sig selv til grænsen for, hvad der er menneskeligt muligt. Og lidt til. I en række farverige portrætter deler de hudløst ærligt ud af deres oplevelser og erfaringer. Hvad driver dem? Hvad får de ud af det, og hvilke råd kan de give videre?Deres bevæggrunde er lige så forskellige, som de er. Nogle løber fra indre dæmoner eller depression, andre for en sag, for at føle sig i ét med naturen, for at lære sig selv bedre at kende eller for at prøve grænser af. Fælles for dem alle er, at løbet ikke blot gør dem klogere på sig selv, men også bedre rustet til livet generelt.Ultrakvindernes erfaringer viser os, at både krop og sind gemmer på uanede ressourcer. Og hvor der tidligere var en udbredt tendens til at frygte de potentielle skadevirkninger af for meget motion, går den seneste både danske og internationale forskning nu mere i kvindernes retning. Vi kan fysisk holde til en del mere, end vi tror, og mentalt kan der være stor gevinst at hente ved følelsen af at præstere langt ud over det sædvanlige.Udover en grundig introduktion til ultraløb, giver bogen via sine mange portrætter inspiration til enhver, som drømmer om ikke blot at løbe lidt længere, men også at vove lidt mere.Om forfatterMette Birk Jensen er selv ultraløber. Hun bor og træner til dagligt i Thailand, men løb sine første 100 kilometer i Danmark, hvor ideen til Ultrakvinderne opstod. Bogen tager udgangspunkt i og forsøger at besvare de spørgsmål, hun selv stillede sig under sit første møde med de helt lange distancer.E-bogen er lavet i fixed format.

    ePub Dansk 9788793867161
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  • Advanced Rock Climbing af Bob Gaines Spar 13% E-bog Advanced Rock Climbing af Bob Gaines

    Recommended by the American Mountain Guides Association Advanced Rock Climbing, written by AMGA Certified Rock Instructor Bob Gaines, covers concepts and topics for today's rock climbers looking to take their skills and experience to the next level. Combining up-to-date and complete information on toproping, anchors, rappelling, safety and rescue techniques, gear, and so much more in one comprehensive book, Advanced Rock Climbing is a must-have title for any serious climber or climbing instructor. Inside you'll find:Detailed and thorough instructions on face climbing, crack climbing, and anchor systemsIn-depth information on aid climbing, including the Yosemite MethodBest practices for leading sport and trad climbsThe latest rescue and assistance techniquesAnd much, much more!

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  • High-Altitude Woman af Jan Reynolds E-bog High-Altitude Woman af Jan Reynolds

    One of the first female extreme athletes reflects on how her feminine strengths led to her success in a male-dominated field *; Written by Jan Reynolds, medal winner in World Cup biathlon and former world record-holder for women's high-altitude skiing *; Recounts many of Reynolds' adventures, including her Mount Everest expeditions *; Explains how she didn't simply emulate the men around her but embraced her feminine strengths of compassion, mediation, cooperation, and observation *; Shares insights from her immersion in several indigenous cultures, where she identified gender traits found in all cultures World record-breaking skier and climber Jan Reynolds has sought adventure in the Himalayas, the Southern Alps, the Sahara Desert, the Canadian Arctic, and the Amazon Basin--often as the only woman in her expedition. Tasked time and again with having to prove herself in the company of men, her tireless dedication on each high-risk excursion opened the door for many of today's female extreme athletes. Recounting in vivid detail many of her adventures, including multiple Mount Everest expeditions, Reynolds explains that her success on each formidable journey didn't arise simply by emulating the men around her but by embracing her feminine strengths of compassion, mediation, cooperation, and observation. As she traveled the world, she broadened her insights into the psychologies of men and women with her immersion in several indigenous cultures, such as the ancient salt traders of Tibet, where she identified gender traits and strengths found in all cultures. Providing a guide for women entering male-dominated fields, Reynolds explains how women as well as men should nurture their feminine assets for more successful relationships at work, at play, at home, and in our global relationship with the natural world.

    ePub Engelsk 9781620551387
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  • Powerlifting 1RM Method af Lawrence Farncombe Spar 11% E-bog Powerlifting 1RM Method af Lawrence Farncombe

    This book can be said to be the first all-in-one guide to competition for powerlifters. Created and developed by Great Britain's head powerlifting coach, the 1RM Method is more than just a program it shows athletes step-by-step, how to take the guesswork out of determining the maximum load possible for a championship. The1RM method has been successfully used to help peak both novice and elite level powerlifters. This book offers a look into the mind-set and preparation of some of the World's most elite lifters. Coach Farncombe interviews Ray Williams, Owen Hubbard, Kimberly Walford and Stephen "e;The Screamer"e; Manual.

    ePub Engelsk 9781786238153
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  • Man vs Ocean - One Man's Journey to Swim The World's Toughest Oceans af Adam Walker Spar 10% E-bog Man vs Ocean - One Man's Journey to Swim The World's Toughest Oceans af Adam Walker

    Adam Walker is not your everyday record-breaking sportsman. He took on arguably the toughest extreme sport on the planet - to swim non-stop across seven of the world's deadliest oceans wearing only swim trunks, cap and goggles. It is not a test for the faint-hearted.In 2007, Adam, then a toaster salesman, was inspired by a film about a man attempting to change his life by swimming the English Channel to try to emulate the feat. After a year of rigorous training without a coach, Adam achieved his goal in 11 hours 35 minutes, despite a ruptured bicep tendon leading to medical advice to give up long-distance swimming. In 2011, after two operations and a change to his swimming style to take pressure off his injured shoulder, he became the first Briton to achieve a two-way crossing from Spain to Morocco and back. In the process, he broke the British record one way.Shortly afterwards, the Ocean's Seven challenge was born, a gruelling equivalent to the Seven Summits mountaineering challenge. At first it seemed that injury would prevent Adam from participating but, ignoring medical advice, he developed an innovative technique - the Ocean Walker stroke - that would enable him to continue with the ultimate aim of completing this seemingly impossible feat. Whether man would triumph over ocean, or fail in the attempt, forms the core of this extraordinary autobiography.Always intriguing, sometimes terrifying, and occasionally very funny, Adam's story is about sport in its truest form: rather than competitions between teams and individuals, it is about man against nature - and against his own failings and demons. In that, it is truly inspirational.

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  • 300-Mile Man af Phillip Gary Smith E-bog 300-Mile Man af Phillip Gary Smith

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  • Anquetil, Alone af Paul Fournel Spar 15% E-bog Anquetil, Alone af Paul Fournel

    Shortlisted for the Sports Book Awards 2018 for Biography of the Year and Cycling Book of the Year There are things he does alone, and things that he alone does.Jacques Anquetil was a cyclist with an aristocratic demeanor and a relaxed attitude to rules and morals. His womanising and frank admissions of doping appalled 1960s French society, even as his five Tour de France wins enthralled it. Paul Fournel was besotted with him from the start ("e;Too young to understand, I was nevertheless old enough to admire"e;) and followed Anquetil's career with the passion of a fan and the eye of a poet. In this stunningly original biography of a complex and divisive character, Fournel - author of the seminal V,lo (or Need for the Bike)- blends the story of Anquetil's life with scenes from his own, to create a classic of cycling literature.

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  • There is no Map in Hell af Steve Birkinshaw Spar 12% E-bog There is no Map in Hell af Steve Birkinshaw

    In 1986, the legendary fell runner Joss Naylor completed a continuous circuit of all 214 Wainwright fells in the Lake District, covering a staggering distance of over 300 miles - plus many thousands of metres of ascent - in only seven days and one hour.Those in the know thought that this record would never be beaten. It is the ultimate British ultramarathon. The person taking on this superhuman challenge would have to be willing to push harder and suffer more than ever before. There is no Map in Hell tells the story of a man willing to do just that.In 2014, Steve Birkinshaw made an attempt at setting a new record. With a background of nearly forty years of running elite orienteering races and extreme-distance fell running over the toughest terrain, if he couldn't do it, surely no one could. But the Wainwrights challenge is in a different league: aspirants need to complete two marathons and over 5,000 metres of ascent every day for a week.With a foreword by Joss Naylor, There is no Map in Hell recounts Birkinshaw's preparation, training and mile-by-mile experience of the extraordinary and sometimes hellish demands he made of his mind and body, and the physiological aftermath of such a feat. His deep love of the fells, phenomenal strength and tenacity are awe inspiring, and testimony to athletes and onlookers alike that 'in order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd'.

    ePub Engelsk 9781910240953
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  • Stories from the Dirt af John Long Spar 13% E-bog Stories from the Dirt af John Long

    Riding tubes in Venezuela. BASE jumping in Europe. Climbing big walls in Yosemite. Riding bulls in Texas. These first-person stories from acclaimed climber and adventurer John Long may be vastly different in content, but they share an identifiable emotional texture, tone and delivery, and fundamentally are of one piece. This is storytelling at its bestnonfiction that reads like fiction. In Stories from the Dirt, the action leaves you breathless, but it's the characters that really leave a lasting mark. Like all stories worth a damn, this collection is all about the people.

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  • Mountain Biking Virginia af Martin Fernandez Spar 13% E-bog Mountain Biking Virginia af Martin Fernandez

    Plunge down steep, rugged singletrack, relax along leisurely lakeside trails, or travel off-road through Virginia's scenic horse and wine country with Mountain Biking Virginia. Local mountain biker Martn Fernndez shows both novice and experienced cyclists how to get out of the gridlock and into the woods.Look inside to find:Detailed ride descriptionsGPS coordinatesFull-color photos throughoutTips on riding, trip preparation, and bicycle maintenance Accurate directions, difficulty ratings, trail contacts, and moreWherever you ride and whatever your skill level, let Mountain Biking Virginia be your guide to this mountain biking paradise.

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  • Edge of the World af The Editors of Outside Magazine Spar 13% E-bog Edge of the World af The Editors of Outside Magazine

    Photos and stories that will stop you in your tracksCreated in partnership with Outside magazine for its 40th anniversaryThe gripping stories behind some of Outside's most iconic images.More than 140 of the best adventure photos ever featured in OutsideOutside magazine's editor Christopher Keyes, A View from the Edge of the World is a stunning collection of the best photography ever published by the leader in outdoor adventure photography and journalism. Covering Outside's most compelling stories from throughout the years, it offers readers an inside and dramatic look through the lens of the world's top adventure photographers.First published in 1977, Outside magazine's mission is ';to inspire active participation in the world outside through award-winning coverage of the sports, people, places, adventure, discoveries, health and fitness, gear and apparel, trends and events that make up an active lifestyle.'

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  • Extreme Landscapes of Leisure af Patrick Laviolette E-bog Extreme Landscapes of Leisure af Patrick Laviolette

    In recent years, there has been an increased engagement throughout the social sciences with the study of extreme places and practices. Dangerous games and adventure tours have shifted from being marginal, exotic or mad to being more than merely acceptable. They are now exemplary, mainstream even: there are a variety of new types, increasing numbers of people are doing them and they are being appropriated and have infiltrated more and more contexts. This book argues that hazardous sports and adventure tourism have become rather paradoxical. As a set of activities where players and holidaymakers are closer to death or danger than they would otherwise be, they are the complete opposite of normal games or vacations. Adventure sports and tours reverse the general definition of a holiday as being an escape from the seriousness of everyday life, as in most cases, they are innately serious, requiring as they do 'life or death' decision-making. Beginning with the rise in colonial explorations and moving on to consider the Dangerous Sports Club of Oxford, this book examines the increasing phenomena of adventure sports such as bungy jumping, cliff jumping or 'tomb-stoning', surfing and parkour within a framework of positive risk. It explores how certain assumptions about knowledge, agency, the body and nature are beginning to coalesce around newly developing spheres of social relations. Additionally, extreme games have become activities that are germane to the dawning of green social thought and so the book also addresses issues that deal with the intimate connections that exist between pleasure and the moral responsibility towards the environment.

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  • Extreme Landscapes of Leisure af Patrick Laviolette E-bog Extreme Landscapes of Leisure af Patrick Laviolette

    In recent years, there has been an increased engagement throughout the social sciences with the study of extreme places and practices. Dangerous games and adventure tours have shifted from being marginal, exotic or mad to being more than merely acceptable. They are now exemplary, mainstream even: there are a variety of new types, increasing numbers of people are doing them and they are being appropriated and have infiltrated more and more contexts. This book argues that hazardous sports and adventure tourism have become rather paradoxical. As a set of activities where players and holidaymakers are closer to death or danger than they would otherwise be, they are the complete opposite of normal games or vacations. Adventure sports and tours reverse the general definition of a holiday as being an escape from the seriousness of everyday life, as in most cases, they are innately serious, requiring as they do 'life or death' decision-making. Beginning with the rise in colonial explorations and moving on to consider the Dangerous Sports Club of Oxford, this book examines the increasing phenomena of adventure sports such as bungy jumping, cliff jumping or 'tomb-stoning', surfing and parkour within a framework of positive risk. It explores how certain assumptions about knowledge, agency, the body and nature are beginning to coalesce around newly developing spheres of social relations. Additionally, extreme games have become activities that are germane to the dawning of green social thought and so the book also addresses issues that deal with the intimate connections that exist between pleasure and the moral responsibility towards the environment.

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  • Phenomenology and the Extreme Sport Experience af Eric Brymer E-bog Phenomenology and the Extreme Sport Experience af Eric Brymer & Robert Schweitzer

    Understanding the motivations behind those who partake in extreme sports can be difficult for some. If the popular conception holds that the incentive behind extreme sports participation is entirely to do with risking one's life, then this confusion will continue to exist. However, an in-depth examination of the phenomenology of the extreme sport experience yields a much more complex picture.This book revisits the definition of extreme sports as those activities where a mismanaged mistake or accident would most likely result in death. Extreme sports are not necessarily synonymous with risk and participation may not be about risk-taking. Participants report deep inner transformations that influence world views and meaningfulness, feelings of coming home and authentic integration as well as a freedom beyond the everyday. Phenomenologically, these experiences have been interpreted as transcendent of time, other, space and body. Extreme sport participation therefore points to a more potent, life-enhancing endeavour worthy of further investigation. This book adopts a broad hermeneutic phenomenological approach to critique the assumed relationship to risk-taking, the death wish and the concept of "e;No Fear"e; in extreme sports, and repositions the experience in a previously unexplored manner.This is valuable reading for students and academics interested in Sports Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Tourism, Leisure Studies and the practical applications of phenomenology.

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  • Strongman af Eddie 'The Beast' Hall E-bog Strongman af Eddie 'The Beast' Hall

    Meet the Beast that beat the Mountain. Eddie The Beast Hall is the first Brit in 24 years to win the World s Strongest Man competition, beating The Mountain from Game of Thrones. Everything about Eddie is huge. Standing at 6 3 he weighs almost 30 stone, and to make it through his hellish four-hour gym sessions he needs to eat a minimum of 10,000 calories a day. He eats a raw steak during weight sessions. His right eyeball once burst out of its socket under the strain. He put it back in.In his remarkable autobiography, Eddie takes you inside the world of the professional strongman the nutrition, the training and competitions themselves. This is a visceral story of sporting achievement, an athlete pushing himself to the limits, and the personal journey of a man on the path to becoming being the best of the best.Contains strong language.

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  • It Takes a Tribe af Will Dean E-bog It Takes a Tribe af Will Dean

    Winner of the Business Book Awards 'Startup Inspiration' category ------Tough Mudder is not a race. It's a challenge.Unlike other endurance events, Tough Mudder encourages team spirit. The course's design forces you to seek help from others and with twenty obstacles, forty tons of ice and five hundred thousand litres of Grade-A mud set over ten to twelve miles, you're going to need it.This revival of community is the key to the company's success. In It Takes a Tribe, co-founder and CEO Will Dean explores the mental, physical and social principles behind the experience and reveals how he built a global tribe. Arguing for clear principles, bravery and persistence, Dean shows a new generation of entrepreneurs why it's important to create a brand that people identify with and love.It Takes a Tribe is the astonishing inside story of Tough Mudder, and a textbook for anyone looking to start a business or find more followers.'Gripping - reveals what it takes to stand by your values' ADAM GRANT, Wharton professor and bestselling author of Originals and co-author of Option BWill Dean is co-founder and CEO of Tough Mudder. Will was included in Fortune's '40 Under 40' list and received the US National EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Emerging Award. He was born in the UK and is a graduate of the University of Bristol and Harvard Business School. Prior to founding Tough Mudder, he worked as a counter-terrorism officer at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He divides his time between London and New York.

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  • Sidste tog til Boston af Tonny Vorm E-bog Sidste tog til Boston af Tonny Vorm

    Engang var maratonløb forbeholdt et lille broderskab af elitesportsfolk og lidende excentrikere. I dag er det en milliardforretning, der tiltrækker både modeindustrien, masserne og berømthederne. Hvordan er det sket? Jagten på svar bringer os fra sir Arthur Conan Doyles London over koldkrigstidens Prag til New Yorks hårde asfalt i en personlig fortælling krydret med stemningsfulde reportager, underholdende anekdoter og interview med løbestjerner, eksperter og historikere. Bogen giver også svar på, hvorfor kvinderne først fik lov at løbe maraton ved OL i 1984. Hvordan den danske guldalder i 1980’erne blev skabt? Hvor hurtigt afrikanerne egentlig kan løbe? Og vil vi også løbe maratonløb i fremtiden?SIDSTE TOG TIL BOSTON er en underholdende indføring i maratonløbets historie, der henvender sig til både eliteløberen og motionisten samt enhver med interesse for sport og samfund.

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  • Relentless af David Gething E-bog Relentless af David Gething

    The World Marathon Challengeseven marathons on seven continents in seven daysis the ultimate race for adventurous runners. It tests the athletes to their limits, going from biting cold Antarctic conditions one day to dry desert heat another. To survive the onslaught of sensationsfear, fatigue, depression, elationtakes a special sort of determination and strength of will. Few would voluntarily take on such a challenge, and fewer still would finish it. Relentless: Seven Marathons, Seven Continents, Seven Days is David Gething's amazing story of his journey from a middle-aged couch potato to a World Marathon champion. Gething gives a deeply personal and candid view of what it is like to compete in one of the most demanding amateur sporting events on the planet, including the sacrifices made just to get to the start of the race and what it takes to win. He describes in detail each individual contestoriginating in Antarctica and ending in Australia a week laterand the physical, emotional, and psychological sides of this grueling, multi-day stage race. Far from just depicting the event itself, Gething also delves into the interpersonal relationships, rivalries, and bonds that form on this adventure that is like no other. Featuring photographs taken during the event from Gething's personal collection, and including private emails to and from the author and his family and friends, Relentless gives a truly unique and intimate view into the inner workings of this punishing ultra-endurance battle. Marathon runners, sporting enthusiasts, and anyone with a dream and a determination to succeed despite the odds will find Gething's journey a fascinating and inspiring story.

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  • Boundless Life af Simon Donato E-bog Boundless Life af Simon Donato

    In the end, these people helped me realize that Boundless was more than a job; it was metaphor for life. It came down to one simple, daily decisiondo I stand still or move forward?Filming the hit television series Boundless, Simon Donato has raced thousands human-powered kilometres across the globefrom the frigid tundra of Iceland to the searing heat of the Sahara, journeys that strip away the regular trappings of life and pit us against ourselves and the natural world. There are no modern conveniences to lean on as crutches, and every metre gained is earned through both physical and mental effort.In his compelling first book, Donato details the quest for adventure and the opportunities to test ourselves in a very primal wayin ways that we arent able to in our lives very much anymore. Describing the key moments and adventures that put him on the path to Boundless, Simon takes you on an adventure-filled journey around the globe and shows how you can apply his lessons and experience to your everyday life.

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  • Shackleton's Heroes af Wilson McOrist E-bog Shackleton's Heroes af Wilson McOrist

    The Unbelievable Story of Six Men Who Trekked Across the Great Ice Barrier in Support of Ernest Shackletons Antarctic ExpeditionOne hundred years ago, Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked on the legendary 19141917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, defying the odds and accomplishing one of historys most remarkable feats of endurance while narrowly escaping death, even though his crew failed in their mission to cross Antarctica. His story, inflated by time and celebrity, has come to personify the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.Less well known, however, is the incredible but often forgotten tale of the Mount Hope Party (also known as the Ross Sea party)six men who worked in the shadow of Shackletons greater cause. Sent to the opposite side of the Polar continent, these men dropped life-saving food and fuel depots across the Great Ice Barrier, ensuring that Shackleton had the supplies necessary to complete his mission. Unaware of Shackletons own failed task, the party persevered in their mission, facing insurmountable obstacles of life on the iceexhaustion, starvation, and crippling frostbiterisking their lives for the safety of his.Stitching together the previously unpublished diaries of these unsung heroes, McOrist documents their pain and suffering, as well as the humor and camaraderie necessary for their survival. An incomparable record of sheer heroism and tragedy, Shackletons Heroes tells a story that history ought to rememberone of the indomitable human spirit in the most extreme conditions.

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  • Ultra-Distance Cycling af Simon Jobson E-bog Ultra-Distance Cycling af Simon Jobson & Dominic Irvine

    This expert guide to competitive ultra-distance cycling is all riders need to cycle a very long way, fast. Ultra-distance events are among some of the greatest challenges a cyclist can face, with riders spending hundreds of miles in the saddle over a 24-hour period, battling the elements and overcoming both physical and mental hardships. What was once elite is now commonplace, and today thousands of dedicated riders cycle up to and over 100 miles on ultra-distance rides every week. To add to this, the increasing profile of major events such as Race Across of America (RAAM), Race Across the Alps (RATA) and Ultracycling Dolomitica means that many more riders are being drawn to the challenge of 'non-stop' endurance cycling. Ultra-Distance Cycling is the first mainstream book to offer practical, authoritative guidance to cyclists looking to step-up to long-distance endurance events, as well as expert advice to established competitors seeking a competitive advantage.Written by a leading sports scientist and a record-breaking ultra-distance cyclist, this unique book is both science and experience based, offering practical and performance-enhancing insights on a wide range of areas. These include physical training and mental preparation, guidance on your support network, advice on PR and sponsorship, as well as all-important sections on equipment, nutrition and the major ultra-distance cycling events. This definitive manual provides riders with everything they need to ride longer and faster, and to excel at ultra-distance cycling events.

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  • Ultra-Distance Cycling af Simon Jobson E-bog Ultra-Distance Cycling af Simon Jobson & Dominic Irvine

    This expert guide to competitive ultra-distance cycling is all riders need to cycle a very long way, fast. Ultra-distance events are among some of the greatest challenges a cyclist can face, with riders spending hundreds of miles in the saddle over a 24-hour period, battling the elements and overcoming both physical and mental hardships. What was once elite is now commonplace, and today thousands of dedicated riders cycle up to and over 100 miles on ultra-distance rides every week. To add to this, the increasing profile of major events such as Race Across of America (RAAM), Race Across the Alps (RATA) and Ultracycling Dolomitica means that many more riders are being drawn to the challenge of 'non-stop' endurance cycling. Ultra-Distance Cycling is the first mainstream book to offer practical, authoritative guidance to cyclists looking to step-up to long-distance endurance events, as well as expert advice to established competitors seeking a competitive advantage.Written by a leading sports scientist and a record-breaking ultra-distance cyclist, this unique book is both science and experience based, offering practical and performance-enhancing insights on a wide range of areas. These include physical training and mental preparation, guidance on your support network, advice on PR and sponsorship, as well as all-important sections on equipment, nutrition and the major ultra-distance cycling events. This definitive manual provides riders with everything they need to ride longer and faster, and to excel at ultra-distance cycling events.

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  • 1001 Climbing Tips af Andy Kirkpatrick Spar 12% E-bog 1001 Climbing Tips af Andy Kirkpatrick

    Shortlisted: 2016 Banff Mountain Book Competition'1001 Climbing Tips had me laughing out loud in places, which I never thought possible for this genre of book. A tremendous resource that should be an essential addition to every climber's loo-library' - Ian Parnell, Climb magazineImagine an alien came down to Earth, stuck a probe into a climber's brain - one who'd been climbing for over thirty years - and then transmogrified the contents into a big book of climbing tips. Well, 1001 Climbing Tips by Andy Kirkpatrick is just such a book. This is no regular instruction manual - it's much more useful than that. This is a massive collection of all those little tips that make a real difference when at the crag, in the mountains, or when you're planning your next big trip. It's for anyone who hangs off stuff, or just hangs around in the mountains. These tips are based on three decades of climbing obsession, as well as nineteen ascents of El Cap, numerous Alpine north faces, trips to the polar ice caps, and many other scary climbs and expeditions. 1001 Climbing Tips covers the following areas: BASI [1-240]: From how best to rope up and the importance of climbing partnerships, to racking your gear correctly and how to sleep in a harness. This section is designed for both novice and experienced climbers. SAFETY [241-327]: The name of the game in climbing is staying alive and coming home in one piece. This section covers loose rock, rescue, dealing with heat and what to do if you get caught out. BIG WALL [328-434]: Knowledge on tackling large multi-pitch climbs, with advanced topics such as pegging, jumaring, hauling and speed climbing. These tips will be an aid both to those new to multi-pitch climbing, as well as more experienced climbers. ICE [435-481]: Tips on all aspects of ice climbing, including movement, protection, looking after your gear, mental strength and - of course - not falling off. MIXED [482-503]: With a focus on Scottish and Alpine winter skills, these essential tips focus on how to use your tools on snowed-up rock, leading, gear and footwork on mixed ground. MOUNTAIN [504-802]: Essential reading for mountaineers, hill walkers and rock climbers, this section has almost 300 tips on living and staying alive in the mountains, be that in the UK, Alps or Greater Ranges. TRAINING [803-876]: A range of tips on how to overcome fear, improve strength and endurance, as well as diet and nutrition advice for climbers. STUFF [877-1001]: A mix of esoterica, such as how to rap off a fifi hook, what books to read, how to make your own kit, how to get sponsored, photo and video advice, and how to go to the toilet in tricky spots.

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  • At the Edge af Danny MacAskill E-bog At the Edge af Danny MacAskill

    'I've already had my nine lives on the bike...'Danny MacAskill lives on the edge. The cyclist is legendary for his YouTube viral videos like 'The Ridge': nerve-jangling blurs of stunts and speed over towering buildings and mountain peaks. His life is one of thrills, bloody spills and millions of online hits.It hasn't been an easy ride. Fear, stress and the 'what if?' factor circle every trailblazing trick, which require imagination, daredevil techniques and movie-making smarts. He has spent his life pushing the extremes; somehow, he's still around to tell the tale.In this unflinching memoir of mayhem, Danny shares his anarchic childhood on the Isle of Skye and early days as a street trials rider, takes us behind the scenes of his training and videos, and reveals what it takes to go beyond the next level - both mentally and physically.Join Danny for a nerve-shredding ride. Just be sure to bring a crash helmet.

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  • Impossible af Cole Louison Spar 12% E-bog Impossible af Cole Louison

    Skateboarding: the background, technicality, culture, rebellion,marketing, conflict, and future of the global sport as seen through two of its most influential geniusesSince it all began half a century ago, skateboarding has come to mystify some and to mesmerize many, including its tens of millions of adherents throughout America and the world. And yet, as ubiquitous as it is today, its origins, manners, and methods are little understood.The Impossible aims to get skateboarding right. Journalist Cole Louison gets insidethe history, culture, and major personalitiesof skating. He does solargely by recounting the careers of the sport's YodaRodney Mullen,who, in his mid-forties, remains the greatest skateboarder in the world, the godfather of all modern skateboarding tricksand its Luke SkywalkerRyan Sheckler, who became its youngest pro athlete and a celebrity at thirteen. The story begins in the 1960s, when the first boards made their way to land in the form of off-season surfing in southern California. It then follows thesport's spikes, plateaus, and dropsincluding its billion-dollar apparel industry and its connection with art, fashion, and music.In The Impossible, we come to know intimately not only skateboarding, but also two very different, equally fascinating geniuses who haveshaped the sport more than anyone else.

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  • Surfing: The Ultimate Guide af Douglas G. Booth E-bog Surfing: The Ultimate Guide af Douglas G. Booth

    "e;The Pipeline"e; in O'ahu, Hawaii. "e;Maverick's Point"e; in northern California. "e;Ours"e; near Sydney, Australia. All over the world, extreme surfers risk severe injury or even death from riptides, shark attacks, and collisions with the seabed itself, just to experience the ultimate high from tackling-and triumphing over-one of the most powerful forces on earth.Surfing: The Ultimate Guide explains the culture of extreme surfing-including the often violent "e;locals only"e; mentality-and analyzes the dangers involved in riding the world's biggest and most ferocious waves. The author examines the history of extreme surfing, including past and contemporary heroes; the science of giant waves; the technical criteria for riding them; and the future of big-wave riding.

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  • Skateboarding: The Ultimate Guide af Becky Beal E-bog Skateboarding: The Ultimate Guide af Becky Beal

    In the last half century, skateboarding has evolved from a simple, idyllic child's pastime that originated in southern California to becoming a worldwide youth culture phenomenon. This now-mainstream action sport has spawned a multi-billion-dollar commercial market for skateboarding equipment, skateboard-related media and entertainment, as well as skate-inspired softgoods like clothing, shoes, and accessories; and it is likely to soon become an Olympic sport.Skateboarding: The Ultimate Guide is brimming with fascinating history and engaging stories from skateboarding's 60-odd year existence and evolution. Covering the action sport's origins, myriad breakthrough developments, pioneering heroes, both "e;street style"e; and "e;vert"e; or ramp skating, unique popular culture, and likely future, this book will delight anyone with an interest in this individualistic and compelling athletic pursuit.

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  • Frontiera invizibila af Jornet Kilian E-bog Frontiera invizibila af Jornet Kilian

    Dupa succesul international al volumului sau Sa alergi sau sa mori, Kilian Jornet revine cu o noua carte, profunda, sincera, in care isi impartaseste atractia pentru cele mai spectaculoase culmi si cele mai nebunesti provocari. Dincolo de povestirile palpitante din expeditiile intreprinse pe cei mai inalti masivi din lume, sportivul iberic realizeaza si o adevarata introspectie asupra propriilor trairi, scotand in evidenta nevoia de singuratate, predilectia pentru risc si situatii periculoase ori pasiunea sa pentru munte. Cu un stil surprinzator si vorbindu-ne despre realitatea uneori extrem de dura a performantelor sale, Jornet exprima si mai bine complexitatea propriei personalitati. O carte intensa si plina de emotie, asteptata de un public numeros.

    ePub Rumænsk 9789734649808
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  • Sa alergi sau sa mori: jurnalul unui campion af Jornet Kilian E-bog Sa alergi sau sa mori: jurnalul unui campion af Jornet Kilian

    A urcat pe munte de mic. La zece ani strabatuse Pirineii de la un capat la altul. In prezent, Kilian Jornet este campion mondial la skyrunning, una dintre cele mai dure probe fizice din lume. A urcat si a coborit muntele Kilimanjaro mai repede decit oricine altcineva. A doborit recordul mondial in competitii ca Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, Transpirenaica, Tahoe Rim Trail. Redefinind posibilul, Kilian Jornet forteaza in permanenta limitele, uimindu-si concurentii cu conditia fizica si abilitatile sale. Jurnalul sau, in care ne vorbeste despre pasiunea pentru sport, despre frumusetea peisajelor montane si despre cursele dramatice fortate pina la epuizare, este un adevarat manifest al spiritului liber.

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  • Explore Everything af Bradley Garrett Spar 24% E-bog Explore Everything af Bradley Garrett

    Breathtaking and brilliantly illustrated-reclaiming the city with extreme urban explorationsIt is assumed that every inch of the world has been explored and charted; that there is nowhere new to go. But perhaps it is the everyday places around us-the cities we live in-that need to be rediscovered. What does it feel like to find the city's edge, to explore its forgotten tunnels and scale unfinished skyscrapers high above the metropolis? Explore Everything reclaims the city, recasting it as a place for endless adventure.Plotting expeditions from London, Paris, Berlin, Detroit, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, Bradley L. Garrett has evaded urban security in order to experience the city in ways beyond the boundaries of conventional life. He calls it 'place hacking': the recoding of closed, secret, hidden and forgotten urban space to make them realms of opportunity. Explore Everything is an account of the author's escapades with the London Consolidation Crew, an urban exploration collective. The book is also a manifesto, combining philosophy, politics and adventure, on our rights to the city and how to understand the twenty-first century metropolis.

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