Bicycling For Dummies

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Wiley, Apr 28, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 350 pages
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An essential resource encompasses every aspect of bicycling, from purchasing the right bike to maintaining it, and includes information on accessories, riding tips and techniques, easy-to-follow instructions for optimal performance, and much more. Original.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Just My Type
17
Having a Fit
39
Shop Smart Buying the Right Bike for You
49
Gearing Up The Right Accessories for Your Bike
57
Techniques and Safety
69
Getting Ready to Ride
71
Riding Right The Fine Art of Turning the Pedals
81
Having Fun with lour Bike
187
Joining In The Joys of Social Cycling
203
Happy Trails The Many Faces of Mountain Biking
213
Riding OffRoad A Mountain Biking Primer
223
Hitting the Road The Wonderful World
235
To There and Back Making Your Bike a Second Car
245
Life in the Fast Lane Bicycle Racing
255
The Ten Best Bike Web Sites
267

Youre Saaaafe Dealing with Road Hazards
95
Fitness The Final Frontier
111
Getting Serious The Easy Way to Train
125
The Fix Is In
139
Gearing Up Demystifying the Drivetrain
153
These Are the Brakes How to Stop Right
163
Your Tires
169
Roadside Repair Guide
173
Ten Places You Ought to Ride at Least Once
271
The Ten Most Extreme Things to Do on a Bike
275
The Ten Best Mountain Bike Slang Terms
279
Top Ten Bike Movies
281
Glossary
285
Bicycling Clubs and Resources
293
Index
317
Copyright

About the author (1999)

About the Author Allen St. John is the author of Bicycling For Dummies and Skiing For Dummies and is a former senior editor at Conde Nast Women's Sports and Fitness magazine. An avid recreational athlete, he has written about sports and fitness for a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines including Men's Journal, MH-18, U.S. News & World Report, Maxim, and the New York Times. He's a columnist for Skiing magazine, a regular contributor to Tennis, and a founding contributing editor for Bike, and he has covered the New York Yankees for the Village Voice for the past eight seasons as well as contributed to the hardcover book and CD-ROM, The Way Baseball Works. He lives in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife, Sally, and two children, Ethan and Emma.

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