Bicycling: A Reintroduction

Bicycling: A Reintroduction

by Karen Ruth

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This book is designed as an introduction to bicycling, and features current information along with professional quality step-by-step and identification photos.See more details below


This book is designed as an introduction to bicycling, and features current information along with professional quality step-by-step and identification photos.

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"There’s a new book I want you to know about: Bicycling: A Reintroduction (Quayside) by Karen Ruth. I just saw a copy of this beautifully designed and easy-to-use book. It’s made for people like us: baby boomers who want to rediscover the joys of biking. According to the author, about 60 million adults ride bikes, and interest in biking is growing rapidly worldwide, with sales up 10 percent to 25 percent over the past 10 years. The book covers everything from why you should ride, to selecting a bike, to repairing it. I highly recommend it."

"You haven’t ridden a bike since you were twelve. Now you want to rediscover the freedom of that two-wheeler. This book is an introduction for you–for adults who haven’t ridden in years or aren’t riding as much as they want to. Sure, you never forget how to ride a bike, but if you haven’t been in a bike shop in years, you will be overwhelmed by all the choices and all the sparkly new machines. How do all the brake designs compare? What sort of frame style is best for your intended riding? This book answers those questions. Also covered are some very basic bike repairs that every rider should master, along with numerous riding tips."

"Riding a bike may be, well, like riding a bike, but the materials and skills associated with biking (bicycle styles, safety gear, security, road rules, tools, supplies, etc.) can still pass you by. If this reintroduction to the phenomenon of bicycling reminds you of a keenly presented primer for children it's because this is an earnest sport. Certain aspects of biking can slip an amateur biker's mind. Yes, there's a nostalgic ring to the idea that there's no such thing as an obvious breakdown, but because certain aspects of cycling don't involve muscle memory we can forget which hand signals mean what, how to patch a tire, or even what to look for when buying a bike. This is an excellent overview, clearly presented with exceptional visual detail—a one-stop primer worth 100 Wikipedia searches—best for hobby cyclists and beginners, or, ahem, re-cyclists."

"The thrill of riding your first bike is not easily forgotten, and the new book "Bicycling: A Reintroduction" aims to recapture that excitement. Whether you are interested in a leisurely bike ride through Piedmont Park or want to get into mountain biking, this book also gives you all the information you need on the right bike for you, appropriate clothing, helmets, maintenance and repair and more."

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Creative Publishing International, Incorporated
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8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Karen Ruth is a massage therapist, writer, and cyclist in Minneapolis. She has cycle toured (self-supported) across the US, in Canada, France, and Ireland. She rides a Terry Symmetry for fun and a Motobecane mixte (free from the trash) for commuting and errand running.

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