The Cycling Trivia Book: 1001 Questions from the Velocipede to Lance
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|Bicyclists are a passionate lot-passionate about life and about their sport. They want to know everything bicycle. "The Cycling Trivia Book" gathers every little tidbit of cycling lore, from the history of this elegant machine to the glory of Lance Armstrong and everything in between-arranged as a parlor game, in the form of 1001 questions. "The Cycling Trivia Book "has sections on every aspect of cycling: history, road racing, mountain biking, BMX, cyclocross, mechanical details, the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong, and bicycle culture. It will entertain and edify all cyclists, from the casual recreational rider to the hardcore racer. A few samples:
Q: Before 1869, bicycle "tires" were largely made of what material?
Q: How long is the track at the average velodrome?
A: 333.33 meters.
Q: What's the name of the food-and-drink-filled cloth bag that riders grab during a race?
A: A musette.
Q: What is the color of the overall leader's jersey in the Giro d'Italia?
Q: What is the highest speed ever achieved on a bicycle?
A: 167.043 mph.