The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Beginners

Author: Tori Bortman

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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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 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: 928

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 Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Women

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

Author: Selene Yeager

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 561

It's a fact: Women are built differently than men. That means that women's bodies react differently to training, nutrition, and sometimes even riding itself. Yet most bicycling books are written without addressing any of these differences. This comprehensive cycling book addresses how to gear up and prepare for any goal--whether you want to ride for pleasure, complete your first 100 miles, or line up at a race. Top professional cyclist Selene Yeager has teamed up with the editors of Bicycling magazine to create The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Women, an easy-to-follow instructional manual geared specifically toward women and their unique needs. 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, fitness goals, nutrition, maintenance, and more. The book also includes a women-specific section regarding hormones and exercise performance, cycling while menstruating, cycling while pregnant, how menopause affects your training, and how specific parts of the female body are uniquely affected by cycling. The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Women is an indispensible, lifelong guide for every female cyclist.

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: 293

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.

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: 391

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: 319

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.

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: 282

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.

Re:Cyclists

200 Years on Two Wheels

Author: Michael Hutchinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 506

Somewhere in a German forest 200 years ago, during the darkest, wettest summer for centuries, the story of cycling began. The calls to ban it were more or less immediate. Re:Cyclists is the tale of the following two centuries. It tells how cycling became a kinky vaudeville act for Parisians, how it was the basis of an American business empire to rival Henry Ford's, and how it found a unique home in the British Isles. The Victorian love of cycling started with penny-farthing riders, who explored lonely roads that had been left abandoned by the coming of the railways. Then high-society took to it - in the 1980s the glittering parties of the London Season featured bicycles dancing in the ballroom, and every member of the House of Lords rode a bike. Twentieth-century cycling was very different, and even more popular. It became the sport and the pastime of millions of ordinary people who wanted to escape the city smog, or to experience the excitement of a weekend's racing. Cycling offered adventure and independence in the good times, and consolation during the war years and the Great Depression. Re:Cyclists tells the story of cycling's glories and also of its despairs, of how it only just avoided extinction in the motoring boom of the 1960s. And finally, at the dawn of the 21st century, it celebrates how cycling rose again - a little different, a lot more fashionable, but still about the same simple pleasures that it always has been: the wind in your face and the thrill of two-wheeled freedom.

Bike Tribes

A Field Guide to North American Cyclists

Author: Mike Magnuson

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 826

A hilarious and essential illustrated field guide that breaks down the tribes of the bicycling community: from the spandex-clad weekend warriors to the hipsters on street bikes who love to laugh at each other (and themselves) Anyone who rides a bike knows the bicycling world is made up of tribes. From tattooed messengers to pretty urban hipsters to grouchy shop owners, they may look like they live on different planets, but they are united by their abiding love of bikes—and often their total disdain of other members of this insular world. Bike Tribes is the Preppy Handbook of bicycling, replete with one-of-a-kind illustrations that taxonomize the special habits, clothing, preferences, and predilections of cyclists. Mike Magnuson, an avid rider, bicycling expert, and longtime contributor to Bicycling magazine, covers the basics of racing, etiquette, and apparel and gear, including running commentary on cycling culture, poking holes in practically every pretension in the cycling world. Bike Tribes is a fun romp through the various subcultures in the bike community—bound to appeal to newcomers and grizzled cyclists alike.