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The Essential Touring Cyclist: The Complete Guide for the Bicycle Traveler (Essential)

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Publisher Comments:

The Essential Series--Your Trusted Guides "One of the best pieces of equipment you can get to prepare for a tour."--Odyssey

"If you like to bicycle and you're prone to wanderlust, proceed with caution before reading The Essential Touring Cyclist . . . you may find yourself suddenly giving two weeks' notice and hitting the road."--Outdoor Traveler

"Just about everything a person needs to know to travel by bike."--Denver Post

Each year thousands of people pedal across the country, and even more choose weekend or weeklong tours near home or abroad. Bike touring is a way to really see and experience the countryside and come home healthier than when you left. The Essential Touring Cyclist, the only fully illustrated manual for bicycle touring, guides you through choosing a bike, equipping and customizing it for touring, and preparing yourself for life on the road. Other features include

  • Getting into shape and dealing with aches and pains
  • Touring solo or with groups
  • Riding skills and endurance techniques
  • Tips on clothing, camping, food, and safety

Whether you're heading out for a few hours or a few months, this new edition of The Essential Touring Cyclist gives you everything you need to know about traveling on two wheels.

Synopsis:

The classic guide for beginning and intermediate cyclists is backand its better than ever. With the latest on bikes, gear, and training techniques and new sections on short tours, and touring abroad, this new edition of The Essential Touring Cyclist promises to appeal to a whole new population of aspiring cyclists. Whether youre heading out for five hours or five months, this vividly designed, heavily illustrated, and resource-rich guide delivers everything you need.

About the Author

Richard A. Lovett has published more than 2,000 articles on travel, science, and cycling for such publications as the Economist, Backpacker, and Travel & Leisure. The coauthor of Freewheelin': A Solo Journey Across America, he has bicycled more than 50,000 miles, including a 5,400-mile trek from California to Maine. He is also coauthor of The Essential Cross-Country Skier: A Step-by-Step Guide and Alberto Salazar's Guide to Running.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Cycle Touring 101. Getting Started

1 Choosing and Equipping a Bicycle

Types of Bicyles; Gearing; Wheels, Tires, and Tubes; Saddles; Toe Clips; Other Components; Accessories; Useful Additions; How Much Must I Spend?

2 Equipping Yourself

Helmets; Gloves; Eye Shields; Shoes; Cycling Shorts; Shirts and Jerseys; Jackets and Wind Shells; Rain Gear; Cold-Weather Clothing

3 Making Friends with Your Bike and Staying Friendly

Before You Buy; Stems and Cranks; Adjustments

4 Basic Riding Skills

Pedaling Cadence; Riding in Traffic; Traffic Laws; Wind; Dogs; Railroad Tracks, Cattle Guards, and Rumble Strips

5 Day Tours and Training Rides

Training Basics; Spring Training; Base Training; Training for a Tour; Training through Winter; Stretching and Weight Lifting; Doing Your First Century

Cycle touring 102. Beyond Day Riding

6 Organized Tours

Summer Camp on Wheels

7 Vans and Credit Cards: You Don't Have to Camp or Carry a Lot of Weight

Types of Tours

(and more...)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071360197
Author:
Jagendorf, Vera
Photographer:
Jagendorf, Vera
Photographer:
Jagendorf, Vera
Author:
Lovett, Richard A.
Publisher:
International Marine Publishing
Location:
Camden, Me.
Subject:
Physical Education
Subject:
Cycling
Subject:
Bicycle touring
Subject:
Camping
Subject:
Cycling - General
Subject:
touring,tour,bicycle,Traveler,bike,Guide,equipping,Basic Riding Skills,Cycle Touring,life,preparing,wanderlust
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Bicycling General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
McGraw-Hill
Series:
Essential (McGraw-Hill)
Series Volume:
IMS-5
Publication Date:
December 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.36x7.38x.30 in. .73 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The classic guide for beginning and intermediate cyclists is backand its better than ever. With the latest on bikes, gear, and training techniques and new sections on short tours, and touring abroad, this new edition of The Essential Touring Cyclist promises to appeal to a whole new population of aspiring cyclists. Whether youre heading out for five hours or five months, this vividly designed, heavily illustrated, and resource-rich guide delivers everything you need.
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