Bicycling: Touring and Mountain Bike Basics

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1995 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
Norton proudly reissues these best-selling guides with fully revised "Sources & Resources" sections (including where to find the Web sites, gear, services, books, clubs, and organizations that make for foolproof outings); updates to reflect the latest in gear technology, wilderness medicine, and first aid; and advances in techniques.You can take it with you: Trailside Guides are designed to be used on the trail. Their handy size makes them easy to take along on outdoor adventures.Picture this: Trailside Guides show you how it's done. Each book has more than 100 color photographs and dozens of informative, full-color technical illustrations you'll refer to again and again.Buying Guide: Each Guide has all the information readers need to make informed decisions about what gear is available, and what they should buy.Step-by-step: Tutorials take readers through every aspect of a given outdoor activity. Each Guide covers planning and preparing for a trip, getting in shape, technique, safety, and first-aid tips, and how to have more fun along the way!Easy to use: Trailside Guides provide information quickly. Every book contains detailed illustrations, information-packed sidebars, and a complete index and bibliography.Technique tips: Any physical activity is more fun when it's done right. Trailside Guides are written by experts and contain lucid explanations that help the reader quickly achieve proficiency.It's a big world out there. Get into it with the Trailside Guides.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER ONE THE WHEEL THING
CHAPTER FIVE SMART CYCLING 81
CHAPTER SEVEN HITTING THE ROAD OR TRAIL 117
CHAPTER EIGHT THE FITNESS FACTOR 135
CHAPTER NINE THE CLEAN MEAN RIDING AAACHINE 151
CHAPTER TEN THE TAO OF TWO WHEELS 169
SOURCES RESOURCES 181
CHAPTER THREE CLOTHING
PHOTO CREDITS 188
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Peter Oliver has skied just about everywhere and written about it for Skiing magazine and other publications.

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