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The Hardest Ride

Author : Gordon L. Rottman
ISBN : 1502720558
Genre : Fiction
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Out of work cowpoke Bud Eugen comes across Marta, a mute sixteen-year-old Mexican girl whose family has been killed by Indians. Bud reluctantly takes her along, even though he's never had to accommodate another person in his simple life. He's unable to find anyone willing to take her. In spite of his prejudices, Bud grows to like the spunky girl (and her excellent cooking).Eventually, they both find work on a border ranch. Here, the relationship between the girl and the young cowboy hesitantly grows. But banditos raid the ranch, kidnapping the rancher's daughters and Marta. Bud, with twelve other men, pursue the banditos into the most desolate reaches of Mexico. Ambushes and battles with banditos, Rurales, and traitors are constant, and the brutal weather is as much a threat as the man-made perils. Life and death choices are made at every turn as one side gains the advantage, then the other.The rancher's daughters are rescued, and the exhausted party turns back. But Bud presses on alone, against insurmountable odds, determined to fulfill an unspoken promise to Marta.

Take A Quality Ride

Author : Susan Hinkle
ISBN : 9780595401949
Genre : Business & Economics
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"The perfect addition to your reference library, this book offers solid, how-to advice on how to overcome numerous obstacles while successfully implementing your quality management system." Richard Bechtold, PhD, President, Abridge Technology. "Getting started is the hardest thing. In my professional experience with CMMI, Susan Hinkle has been the only person I've ever seen to successfully take companies from 0 to maturity level 2 and capability level 3 in a year." Joanne O'Leary, Lead Appraiser. For many organizations, the time, effort, cost, and culture shock associated with implementing a Quality Management System can be overwhelming. With that in mind, I am hoping to share some of my successes so you can borrow ideas, and avoid some of the pitfalls I stumbled upon. This book includes several informative sections such as: the 'make or buy' decision, cultural change, deciding what system to implement and when, and return on investment which you may find exceedingly useful in your decision making and planning. The intent of this book is to explain the realities of what you could encounter when implementing a Quality Management System, and to discuss the things other books and consultants might not necessarily tell you. This book is intended for use by small commercial and government organizations outside the realms of IT, software development and systems engineering.

How To Ride A Motorcycle A Rider S Guide To Strategy Safety And Skill Development

Author : Pat Hahn
ISBN : 1610590333
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The Cordillera Volume 6

Author : Christopher Bennett
ISBN : 9781312314351
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Honey Do You Need A Ride

Author : Jennifer Graham
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The hardest thing about running isn't the running. It's getting yourself out the front door. This is particularly true for anyone who is overweight, who doesn't "look" like a runner, but more like someone who ran out of gas on the way to pick up a pizza. Someone who looks like she needs a ride home. Jennifer Graham's been there. She's still there, actually. She started running to lose weight, and she did lose a little, but not enough to ever fit in the size 12 silk dress that still hangs in her closet, apparently doomed to be forever unworn. But no matter. Along the way, Graham learned that running -- not weight loss -- is the fast track to joy. It's also the best way to motor over the speed bumps of life, whether they be excessive procreation, a difficult divorce, or runaway donkeys headed for the school bus. Graham, a columnist for The Boston Globe, writes candidly about the indignities of being a plus-sized runner in a sport dominated by long, lean "shirtless wonders." But she believes that everyone who can run should run (and if they can't, they should walk as long and as fast as they can.) How? It's this simple: Put on your most comfortable clothes, and your most comfortable shoes, and walk somewhere, even if it's just to the mailbox. Then run back to where you started, slowly. The next day, do it again, only go a little bit farther. And farther yet, the next day. Keep it up, listening carefully to your body about when it needs to work and when it should rest. One day, you'll run a 5K, or a marathon, or at least will be able to retrieve your mail with lightning speed. But first, buy a copy of this book, and let Jennifer Graham entertain you every step of the way. ------- Praise for Honey, Do You Need a Ride?" "Jennifer writes like an old friend speaks, in a voice you know and love. Her descriptions of running heavy, whether with added weight or added burdens, make her experience universal to runners and non-runners alike. Her overcoming spirit makes you want to cheer for her, run with her, or eat a pint of ice cream with her! Ultimately, it's not the size of the body but the size of the heart that counts. And this runner's heart is huge." --Kristin Armstrong, mother of three, Contributing Editor for Runner's World,Mile Markers: The 26.2 Most Important Reasons Why Women Run "Here's to the mid-pack runners, the back-of-the-pack shufflers, the start-slowly-and-taper-off champions. Just remember: there's a lot more of us than there are of them (those tall skinny Shirtless Wonders). And Jennifer Graham tells our story beautifully, with unflinching honesty and laugh-out-loud humor." --John "the Penguin" Bingham, author of The Courage to Start, No Need for Speed, and An Accidental Athlete "Jennifer Graham might be surprised when the sinewy running tribe she longs to conform to becomes readers of her book, because you don't have to be a 'fat runner' to enjoy this moving memoir. If you've ever fallen in love with running; if running is a constant companion; if running has been a lifeline through bad times, then you'll identify with Graham's story. Okay, maybe not the donkeys or the paranormal coaching, but when you're done reading you'll wish you could join Graham on a run, just so you can hear more." --Kara Douglass Thom, author of Becoming an Ironman and Hot (Sweaty) Mamas: Five Secrets to Life as a Fit Mom "Jennifer Graham is the hilarious, pee-your-pants running partner you wish you had. She'll make you want to move to Boston just to pound out a few miles alongside her and slam down a ginormous hot-fudge sundae with her post-run. If you love running, laughing, eating, and reading in equal measure, you'll love this book." --Eileen Button, author of The Waiting Place: Learning to Appreciate Life's Little Delays

Gironimo Riding The Very Terrible 1914 Tour Of Italy

Author : Tim Moore
ISBN : 9781605987798
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The 1914 Giro d’Italia: The hardest bike race in history. Eighty-one riders started and only eight finished after enduring cataclysmic storms, roads strewn with nails, and even the loss of an eye by one competitor. And now Tim Moore is going to ride it. And he’s committed to total authenticity. . . Twelve years after Tim Moore toiled around the route of the Tour de France, he senses his achievement being undermined by the truth about 'Horrid Lance'. His rash response is to take on a fearsome challenge from an age of untarnished heroes: the notorious 1914 Giro d'Italia. History's most appalling bike race was an ordeal of 400-kilometer stages, filled with cataclysmic storms, roads strewn with nails, and even the loss of an eye by one competitor—and it was all on a diet of raw eggs and red wine. Of the eighty-one riders who rolled out of Milan, only eight made it back. To truly capture the essence of what these riders endured a century ago, Tim acquires the ruined husk of a gear-less, wooden-wheeled 1914 road bike, some maps, and an alarming period outfit topped off with a pair of blue-lensed welding goggles. As Moore rides up and over the Alps and then down to the Adriatic (with only wine corks for brakes) Gironimo! is an adventure that is by turns recklessly incompetent, bold, beautiful and madly inspiring.


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