The Essential Touring Cyclist: A Complete Guide for the Bicycle Traveler (Essential Series) / Edition 2

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Overview

The classic guide for beginning and intermediate cyclists is back—and it’s 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 you’re 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071360197
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/18/2000
  • Series: Essential Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 483,623
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents

IntroductionCycle Touring 101. Getting Started1 Choosing and Equipping a BicycleTypes of Bicyles; Gearing; Wheels, Tires, and Tubes; Saddles; Toe Clips; Other Components; Accessories; Useful Additions; How Much Must I Spend? 2 Equipping YourselfHelmets; Gloves; Eye Shields; Shoes; Cycling Shorts; Shirts and Jerseys; Jackets and Wind Shells; Rain Gear; Cold-Weather Clothing3 Making Friends with Your Bike and Staying FriendlyBefore You Buy; Stems and Cranks; Adjustments4 Basic Riding SkillsPedaling Cadence; Riding in Traffic; Traffic Laws; Wind; Dogs; Railroad Tracks, Cattle Guards, and Rumble Strips5 Day Tours and Training RidesTraining Basics; Spring Training; Base Training; Training for a Tour; Training through Winter; Stretching and Weight Lifting; Doing Your First CenturyCycle touring 102. Beyond Day Riding6 Organized ToursSummer Camp on Wheels7 Vans and Credit Cards: You Don't Have to Camp or Carry a Lot of WeightTypes of Tours8 Loaded Touring: You Can Take It All With YouBasic Camp Equipment; Bags; Loading Up; Getting Rid of the Shimmies; Other Packing Tips; Light-Touring Rig; What to Carry9 Life on the RoadChoosing 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 Size10 Challenges and Adversities: With Proper Preparation, Both Can Be Fun (Almost)Hills and Mountains; Poor Visibility: 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 Riding11 Getting There: Planes, Trains, Automobiles, Buses, and FerriesMaking a ChoiceAppendix: 65 Great Tours—and MoreIndexAcknowledgments

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