The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Beginners

Author: Tori Bortman

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 196

The indispensable, must-have guide for anyone looking to gear up and start pedaling Bicycling is undergoing a renaissance in this country as millions of people are taking to the streets in this nostalgic, beloved pastime. From purchasing one's first bike to learning all of its different components, The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Beginners is the go-to guide for any beginning cyclist's collection. The vast territory of cycling and its facets will become a welcome terrain for any rider who wants to ride smarter, faster, and safer with this incredible wealth of knowledge. As the sales of new bicycles increase every year, these helpful tips and know-hows will educate and inform beginning cyclists to perform to one's maximum potential, all while having fun on the bicycle. Trusted bicycle consultant Tori Bortman distills the essentials every beginner cyclist needs to know. She covers different types of rides, the components of bicycles, proper cycling clothing and equipment, basic road skills, nutrition, training, maintenance, and how to ride with a cause. She also explores how to approach cycling from the conceptual beginnings into tangible, real-time facts about riding as a new cyclist, as well as elaborating on the bountiful health benefits of cycling from weight-loss, cardio, stress-reducing, and immunity-boosting perspectives. This is the ultimate guide to bicycling knowledge for beginning cyclists.

The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Women

Everything You Need to Know for Whatever, Whenever, and Wherever You Ride

Author: Selene Yeager

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 495

Women are built differently, ride differently, train differently, burn different macronutrients as fuel, and have a different relationship with their bikes than men do. It's only natural they should need their own comprehensive cycling book. The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Women is an instructional manual geared specifically toward women. It breaks down the sport of cycling into easily digestible sections, beginning with the history of women's cycling and progressing into equipment, lifestyle, technique, training, and fitness goals. The book also includes a women-specific section that covers cycling while menstruating, cycling while pregnant, how menopause affects training, and how specific parts of the female body are uniquely affected by cycling. The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Women will serve as an indispensible, lifelong guide for every female cyclist.

The Bicycling Big Book of Training

Everything you need to know to take your riding to the next level

Author: Danielle Kosecki

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 268

The Bicycling Big Book of Training is an encouraging, focused training book that will speak to beginner and intermediate cyclists without making them feel like novices. It covers all the information the reader needs to begin an effective training regimen. The book is divided into five sections that are then broken into miniguides for various cycling training disciplines. Cyclists will learn about how the body becomes fit and how that fitness translates to on-the-bike performance, while discovering the components of a successful training plan, including nutrition. Furthermore, riding disciplines such as road racing, endurance events, cyclocross, mountain biking, and track are discussed at length so readers can figure out which activities are right for them. The Bicycling Big Book of Training is an excellent guide for anyone who wants to learn more about cycling and take their performance to the next level.

The Big Book of Bicycling

Everything You Need to Know, From Buying Your First Bike to Riding Your Best

Author: Emily Furia

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 191

The world's authority on cycling provides a comprehensive guide to the sport for cyclists of all levels The sport of cycling has experienced an exciting boom in popularity fueled by Lance Armstrong's success and recent comeback, the popularity of triathlons, rising gas prices, and the need to find a sport that lets people have some fun while they get fit. No one knows more about this boom than the pros at Bicycling magazine. For nearly 50 years, Bicycling has brought its readers the most up-to-date advice on everything from training and gear to nutrition and stories of cycling's greatest stars. Now, for the first time, Bicycling gathers its best advice in The Big Book of Bicycling, a must-have book that cyclists of all levels can refer to again and again for answers to all of their cycling questions. Senior editor Emily Furia and her colleagues have gathered the latest, most useful information on getting started, buying gear, maintaining both road and mountain bikes, training for speed, racing techniques, understanding the rules of the road, and much more. This evergreen book is an invaluable resource for any cyclist who wants to ride their best.

The Quotable Cyclist

Great Moments of Bicycling Wisdom, Inspiration and Humor

Author: Bill Strickland

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 359

View: 909

All the best things ever said about bicycling. First time in paper. Over 50 new quotes.

Bicycling Magazine's Complete Book of Road Cycling Skills

Your Guide to Riding Faster, Stronger, Longer, and Safer

Author: Ed Pavelka

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 213

Provides advice on equipment and skills, including tips on how to prevent injury and convert a mountain bike into a road bike

Bicycling The Pacific Coast

A Complete Route Guide, Canada to Mexico, 4th Edition

Author: Vicky Spring

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 178

CLICK HERE to download the 42 mile ride near Anacortes and the 48 mile ride along the Oregon Coast from Bicycling the Pacific Coast * Bicycle touring the Pacific Coast is outlined in one trip or four separate adventures * Road directions, points of interest, and available restrooms and provisions all built into daily mileage logs * Elevation profiles and Table of Essentials overview for each day's ride From Canada to the Mexican border, Bicycling the Pacific Coast is the most popular guidebook to bicycle touring this gorgeous edge of the U.S. Tom Kirkendall and Vicky Spring guide you turn by turn along the length of Pacific Coast Bicycle Route -- all 1816.5 miles. These forty-two suggested daily itineraries (averaging 53 miles each) begin and end at campsites. Everything you need to know about each day's ride is included: from tunnel-riding strategies to where to buy a new derailer, from one-of-a-kind museums along the way to side trips to lonely lighthouses and towering sand dunes. Cyclists will find a quick-glance Table of Essentials for each daily itinerary, listing availability of bike shops, beach access, hiking trails, youth hostels, and activities while touring through California, Washington, and Oregon.

Effective Cycling

Author: John Forester

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 599

View: 845

The core of John Forester's concept of Effective Cycling is that bicyclists fare best when they act, and are treated in return, as drivers of vehicles, with the same rights and responsibilities that motorists have. In this new edition of his classic introductory work, Forester reasserts this idea in terms of practice and education as well as theory while also addressing--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 will be useful both to occasional cyclists and to those who enjoy cycling as a way of life--all drawn from the author's many years of experience as a cyclist, a Cycling Transportation Engineer, and the founder of the Effective Cycling Program.

The Bicycling Training Journal

A Daily Dose of Motivation, Training Tips, and Wisdom for Every Kind of Cyclist-From Fitness Riders to Competitive Racers

Author: Editors of Bicycling Magazine

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 385

A week-by-week training journal provides tips on how to train effectively, achieve and maintain fitness, race strategically, select the best gear, and observe optimal nutrition, in an illustrated guide that provides additional space for tracking one's personal progress. Original. 30,000 first printing.