Effective Cycling

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MIT Press, 1993 - Sports & Recreation - 599 pages
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The core of John Forester's concept of Effective Cycling is thatbicyclists fare best when they act, and are treated in return, as drivers of vehicles, with the samerights and responsibilities that motorists have.In this new edition of his classic introductorywork, Forester reasserts this idea in terms of practice and education as well as theory while alsoaddressing--among much else--the two major forces that have shaped bicycling since the early 1980s:the proliferation of high-quality equipment and the seriously insufficient progress on the social,political, and psychological fronts.The book is filled with details, strategies, and tips that willbe useful both to occasional cyclists and to those who enjoy cycling as a way of life--all drawnfrom the author's many years of experience as a cyclist, a Cycling Transportation Engineer, and thefounder of the Effective Cycling Program.

  

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User Review  - Olivia Hinthong Arends - Goodreads

This book gave me the confidence to ride on the road with cars. This is a great reference for those wanting to realize their full biking potential. Read full review

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User Review  - Alec Binyon - Goodreads

This is a reference manual / deep study of the sport of cycling. If you are serious about your bicycle and want to ride a lot, and ride well, this book is a must. It's going to sit on the reference shelf until my legs are too old or broken to pedal. Awesome book. Read full review

Contents

Mechanical Safety and Operational Inspection
4
Bicycles Tools Equipment and Clothing
6
Steering and Handling
30
Brakes
35
Gears
50
The Shapes of Bicycles
71
Dimensional Standards
76
WiredOn Tires and Pumps
82
Where to Ride on the Roadway
279
Avoiding StraightRoad Hazards
303
Changing Lanes in Traffic
307
Riding the Intersections
313
Riding at Night
331
Riding in the Rain
362
Riding in Cold Weather
367
Commuting and Utility Cycling
378

Tubular Tires
98
Cleaning and Lubrication
108
Bearings
114
Installing Wheels in a Frame
130
Matching Hubs to Fork Ends
132
Adjusting Derailleurs
137
FiveSpeed Hub Gears
149
Cranks and Chainwheels
157
Chains
161
Freewheels and Clusters
165
Rims and Spokes
170
Building Wheels
175
Leather
183
Posture Pedaling and Maneuvering
186
Emergency Maneuvers
201
Keeping Your Body Going
208
The Physiology and Technique of Hard Riding
219
The Cycling Environment
244
Basic Principles of Traffic Cycling
246
The Why and Wherefore of Traffic Law
247
Accidents
257
Mountain Riding
396
Club Riding
409
Touring
424
Racing
452
Cycling with Love
467
Cycling in Society
488
How Society Pictures Cycling
490
BikeSafety Programs and the CyclistInferiority Phobia
505
The Federal Safety Standard for Bicycles
515
Revising the Laws to Control Cyclists
525
The Bikeway Controversy
534
The Minute Penalties for Killing Cyclists
551
Policies of Cycling Organizations and Bicycle Advocacy Organizations
556
Political Strategy for Cyclists
566
Appendixes
579
A Description of Effective Cycling Course
580
B Outline of Effective Cycling Course
581
Final Exam for Effective Cycling Course
586
Index
589
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About the author (1993)

John Forester is a bicycle transportation engineer and the author of BicycleTransportation: A Handbook for Cycling Transportation Engineers (MIT Press). Anexperienced cyclist, cycling advocate, and onetime racer, he lives in Lemon Grove, California

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