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Essential Touring Cyclist A Complete Guide for the Bicycle Traveler

ISBN-10: 0071360190
ISBN-13: 9780071360197
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
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Description: This guide for novice and intermediate cyclists covers bikes, gear and training techniques. This updated edition also has sections on short tours and touring abroad.

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 1/8/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

This guide for novice and intermediate cyclists covers bikes, gear and training techniques. This updated edition also has sections on short tours and touring abroad.

Introduction
Getting Started
Choosing and Equipping a Bicycle
Types of Bicycles
Gearing
Wheels, Tires, and Tubes
Saddles Toe Clips
Other Components
Accessories
Useful Additions How Much Must I Spend?
Equipping Yourself
Helmets
Gloves
Eye Shields
Shoes
Cycling Shorts
Shirts and Jerseys Jackets and Wind Shells
Rain Gear
Cold-Weather Clothing
Making Friends With Your Bike and Staying Friendly
Before You Buy
Stems and Cranks
Adjustments
Basic Riding Skills
Pedaling Cadence
Riding in Traffic
Traffic Laws
Wind Dogs
Railroad Tracks, Cattle Guards, and Rumble Strips
Day Tours and Training Rides
Training Basics
Spring Training
Base Training
Training for a Tour Training through the Winter
Stretching and Weight Lifting Doing Your First Century
Beyond Day Riding
Organized Tours
Summer Camp on Wheels
Vans and Credit Cards: You Don't Have to Camp or Carry a Lot of Weight Types of Tours
Loaded Touring: You Can Take It All with You
Basic Camp Equipment
Bags
Loading Up
Getting Rid of the Shimmies Other Packing Tips
Light-Touring Rig
What to Carry
Life on the Road
Choosing a Destination
Where to Spend the Night Route Planning: You Say There's a Big Hill Ahead? Finding Your Way through Cities and Towns Showers, Sanitation, and Locks
Food
Water
Group Size
Challenges and Adversities: With Proper Preparation, Both Can Be Fun (Almost)
Hills and Mountains
Poor Visiility: Forest and Fog
Deserts Living--Or at Least Drinking--Off the Land
Bridges, Tunnels, and Freeways Gravel
Construction Zones
Hitching a Ride
Avoiding Confrontations Rain
Night Riding
Getting There: Planes, Trains, Automobiles, Buses, and Ferries Making a Choice
65 Great Tours--and More
Index
Acknowledgments

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