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The Cycling Bible

The Complete Guide for All Cyclists From Novice to Expert
Barton, Robin (Paperback - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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"Whether you are new to cycling, riding for fitness, interested in road racing or mountain biking, "The Cycling Bible" is an essential companion. Illustrated in color throughout, it covers everything from buying the right bike to exploring the top riding spots. Comprehensive step-by-step tutorials explain indispensible skills and techniques with expert guidance on staying safe and maintaining fitness levels. A how-to section expains basic bicycle maintenance and demonstrates quick-fix repairs. The touring section recommends some of the most enjoyable rides all over the world, including family-friendly routes, tracking the great road races, and exploring the breathtaking scenery of the top mountain bike meccas."--publisher marketing.
Authors: Barton, Robin
Statement of Responsibility: Robin Barton
Title: The cycling bible
the complete guide for all cyclists from novice to expert
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Falcon, c2011
Characteristics: 352 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: THE BICYCLE. History; the frame; contact points; racing bike; touring bike; mountain bikes; town bikes (folding bikes & hybrids); children's bikes; cargo bikes & tandems; specialty bikes; sizing & fit; buying a bike; security, locks, tags, tracking
THE GEAR: Clothing; shoes; helmets; children's; mountain biking accessories; lights; gadgets
TECHNIQUES & SAFETY. Learning to ride; Learning to ride as an adult; cycling with children; riding as a family; pre-ride checks; what to carry; roadcraft: safe cycling; city cycling; bike handling skills; road riding; how to pedal, climb, descend, corner; off-road riding; jumping & obstacles
FITNESS & NUTRITION. The cycling body; setting goals; training on and off the bike; riding with a disorder (asthma, diabetes); warming up; avoiding injuries; aches & pains; what to eat, not to eat; hydration
RACING. The tour; grand tours; the classics; racing calendar, road & off-road; off-beat events; the racer; the team; the race; "sportives"; BMX; mountain bike racing; cyclo-cross; track cycling
CYCLING DESTINATIONS. The Alps; The Pyrenees; Mont Ventoux; Allorca; Copenhagen; Paris; London; Portland; New York; Melbourne; Mountain bike meccas: California; Colorado; British Columbia; New Zealand; Scotland; Wales; The Alps; Easy rides: Europe; New Zealand & Australia; USA; Epic rides: Asia; Europe; USA & Canada; Around-the-world; Planning a cycling touring trip; transporting your bike
MAINTENANCE. Tools; cleaning & lubing; wear & tear; repairs; cockpit, stems, handlebars, grips & saddles; brakes; pedals, cranks, brackets, drivetrain, wheels, suspension
Summary: "Whether you are new to cycling, riding for fitness, interested in road racing or mountain biking, "The Cycling Bible" is an essential companion. Illustrated in color throughout, it covers everything from buying the right bike to exploring the top riding spots. Comprehensive step-by-step tutorials explain indispensible skills and techniques with expert guidance on staying safe and maintaining fitness levels. A how-to section expains basic bicycle maintenance and demonstrates quick-fix repairs. The touring section recommends some of the most enjoyable rides all over the world, including family-friendly routes, tracking the great road races, and exploring the breathtaking scenery of the top mountain bike meccas."--publisher marketing.
Subject Headings: Cycling Training Handbooks, manuals, etc
Topical Term: Cycling
LCCN: 2011000850
ISBN: 9780762769995
0762769998
Branch Call Number: 796.6 B
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