9781594863004

Bicycling Magazine's New Cyclist Handbook Ride with Confidence and Avoid Common Pitfalls

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    9781594863004

  • ISBN10:

    1594863008

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-11-29
  • Publisher: Rodale Books
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Summary

Proven wisdom and techniques to help new cyclists get on the road to better fitness and safe, skilled riding.Now completely revised and updated with the latest advances in the sport, this comprehensive handbook will help any new cyclist ride with confidence and avoid common pitfalls. Learn how to choose the right bike, ride safely in traffic, treat and prevent injuries, train for a century, and perform basic maintenance. Packed with quick tips from the pros at Bicycling magazine, this volume provides everything the new cyclist needs to achieve optimum cycling performance.

Author Biography

BEN HEWITT writes about sports and the outdoors for a wide variety of publications, including Bicycling, Men’s Journal, Mountain Bike, Outside, and Skiing. He currently resides in Vermont.

Table of Contents

Introduction x
PART ONE: THE BIKE (AND A FEW OTHER ESSENTIALS)
1. Choose the Right Bike
3(13)
2. Clothing and Accessories
16(5)
3. For Women Only
21(10)
PART TWO: THE BODY
4. Road Position Tips
31(2)
5. Mountain Biking Position
33(2)
6. Safety First on the Road
35(6)
PART THREE: SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES
7. Your First Riding Lesson
41(6)
8. Road Skills
47(5)
9. Off-Road Skills
52(5)
10. Nine Common Mistakes to Avoid
57(3)
11. Fuel Your Cycling
60(3)
12. Find Time to Ride
63(8)
RT FOUR: GETTING GOOD
13. Principles of Training
71(10)
14. Instant Improvement
81(6)
15. Train for a Century
87(7)
16. Winter Workouts
94(9)
PART FIVE: BODY CARE
17. What to Do about Saddle Sores
103(5)
18. Solve Common Ailments
108(7)
19. Ask the Fitness Experts
115(8)
PART SIX: BICYCLE CARE
20. Fix Flats Fast
123(5)
21. Quick Mountain Bike Tune-Up
128(4)
22. Rapid Road Bike Tune-Up
132(6)
Anatomy of a Bike 138(2)
Glossary 140(8)
Index 148

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