The Ultimate Guide to Lightweight Cycling Adventures
Author: Justin Lichter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Sports & Recreation
Written by experts Justin Lichter and Justin Kline, Ultralight Bike Touring and Bikepacking is a detailed guide to ultralight, self-contained cycling trips for pleasure and adventure. Bike tours can last a single day or take weeks, months, and years - this guide will explain the basics and intricacies no matter how far you go. Whether you are a beginner or a veteran, this is the most comprehensive book yet on traveling further and lighter.
Richly illustrated and information-packed tools for the novice or handy reference for the veteran, BASIC ILLUSTRATED books distill years of knowledge into affordable and visual guides. Whether you’re planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, the BASIC ILLUSTRATED series shows you what you need to know. Discover how to: Choose the proper bike Select appropriate gear Properly pack your equipment Identify the best routes
Lightweight and small enough to fit in your pocket or tucked into your backpack, Survive Mountains is the must-have item to keep with you in case you find yourself in a mountainous survival situation. Including topics on administering basic first-aid, finding food and water, building shelter, and mental preparation, Survive Mountains also has full-color images and illustrations throughout. Expert hiker, and first-ever winter thru-hiker of the entire Pacific Crest Trail, Justin Lichter gives you the absolute essential information needed to get you home safely. Inside you’ll find: How to build fire, construct shelter, find water, and get food Navigation, orienteering, and signaling Worst-case-scenario advice for precarious situations Tips for common trail concerns, from lightning to blisters
The Complete Guide to Gravel Racing and Adventure Bikepacking
Author: Nick Legan
Category: Sports & Recreation
Head out for adventure on the unpaved back roads of America with Nick Legan’s complete guide to gravel grinders and bikepacking! Gravel cycling is a glorious return to the purest roots of two-wheeled adventure. From farm roads and miners’ paths to the high passes of the Rockies and the Alps, gravel cycling and bikepacking will set you free to explore, enjoy, persevere, and discover. Escape the traffic and ride unpaved with Nick Legan’s GRAVEL CYCLING: The Complete Guide to Gravel Racing and Adventure Bikepacking. In this ground-breaking guide, accomplished gravel cyclist Nick Legan shares everything you need to know to enjoy gravel cycling and bikepacking. Drawing on interviews with top gravel junkies and his own hard-won knowledge from countless backcountry miles, Legan covers all the gear, bike setup, riding tips, course previews, and outfitting strategies you need to enjoy gravel cycling with confidence. He profiles 18 favorite one-day gravel races and 8 epic multi-day bikepacking adventure routes. Legan shares colorful stories of the origins of gravel cycling in North America and its rapid spread to Europe, Asia, and South America. Best of all, this full-color guide is packed with more than 350 gorgeous photographs from beautiful rides that will inspire you to seek out dirt and gravel roads near you. Legan brings his experience as a ProTour bike mechanic to this guide, offering detailed data on bike setup, gear selection, and how to build your own dream gravel bike. He shares crucial ride-saving tips and smart ways to make sure you’ll enjoy every moment. Over one-third of the roads in the U.S. are unpaved, which means you can enjoy the roads less travelled at the perfect pace to soak up new vistas and valleys, canyons and creeks—or push the pace over an epic day with fast friends. From gear to racing, route planning to camping—the wild ride of a lifetime awaits you in GRAVEL CYCLING. Gravel grinders Includes complete profiles, tips, and gear set-up for favorite gravel races and events: Almanzo, Barry-Roubaix, Crusher in the Tushar, Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnée, Dirty Kanza, Dirty Reiver, Grasshopper, Gravel Fondo, Gravel Roc, Gravel Worlds, Great Otway, Grinduro, La Gravel66, La Résistance, Land Run, Pirinexus 360, Rebecca’s Private Idaho, Trans Iowa. Bikepacking Offers route guides to favorite multi-day bikepacking routes: The Arizona Trail, The Colorado Trail, Denali Highway, Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Towpath, Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, Katy Trail, Oregon Outback, and Trans North California.
This is not a travel guide. In these pages, you won't hear about the best hotels, get any Top Ten lists, read gear reviews, or have to troll through any unrealistic itineraries. This book is meant to be a guide in some ways, but it must be stressed that life is a choose-your-own-adventure game. Not everything in these pages will be relevant. Not everything will be captivating for you. Camping might not be your thing. Same for taking a bike tour or wandering around free museums or eating a lot of Ramen or Couchsurfing. No matter. Take what you need and leave the rest. Choose your own adventure and get out there and have fun!