"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 … More »
"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.
Guilford, Conn. - Falcon
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
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352 p. :,col. ill. ;,25 cm.