Bicycling Magazine's New Cyclist Handbook

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Ben Hewitt
Rodale, Nov 29, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 154 pages
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Proven wisdom and techniques to help new cyclists get on the road to better fitness and safe, skilled riding.

Now completely revised and updated with the latest advances in the sport, this comprehensive handbook will help any new cyclist ride with confidence and avoid common pitfalls. Learn how to choose the right bike, ride safely in traffic, treat and prevent injuries, train for a century, and perform basic maintenance. Packed with quick tips from the pros at Bicycling magazine, this volume provides everything the new cyclist needs to achieve optimum cycling performance.

 

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Contents

THE BIKE AND A FEW OTHER ESSENTIALS
3
THE BODY
31
Nine Common Mistakes to Avoid
57
Find Time to Ride
63
GETTING GOOD 13 Principles of Training
71
Instant Improvement
81
Train for a Century
87
Winter Workouts
94
Solve Common Ailments
108
Ask the Fitness Experts
115
BICYCLE CARE 20 Fix Flats Fast
124
Quick Mountain Bike TuneUp
128
Rapid Road Bike TuneUp
132
Anatomy of a Bike
138
Glossary
140
Index
148

BODY CARE 17 What to Do about Saddle Sores
103

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BEN HEWITT writes about sports and the outdoors for a wide variety of publications, including Bicycling, Men’s Journal, Mountain Bike, Outside, and Skiing. He currently resides in Vermont.

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