A book like no other, Paul Fournel's Need for the Bike conducts readers into a very personal world of communication and connection whose center is the bicycle, and where all people and things pass by way of the bike. In compact and suggestive prose, Fournel conveys the experience of cycling--from the initial charm of early outings to the dramas of the devoted cyclist. An extended meditation on cycling as a practice of life, the book recalls a country doctor who will not anesthetize the young Fournel after he impales himself on a downtube shifter, speculates about the difference between animals that would like to ride bikes (dogs, for instance) and those that would prefer to watch (cows, marmots), and reflects on the fundamental absurdity of turning over the pedals mile after excruciating mile. At the same time, Fournel captures the sound, smell, feel, and language of the reality and history of cycling, in the mountains, in the city, escaping the city, in groups, alone, suffering, exhausted, exhilarated. In his attention to the pleasures of cycling, to the specific "grain" of different cycling experiences, and to the inscription of these experiences in the body's cycling memory, Fournel portrays cycling as a descriptive universe, colorful, lyrical, inclusive, exclusive, complete.
More women than ever before are jumping on their saddles to enjoy one of the fastest growing sports in the country-and to improve cardiovascular fitness, control their weight, and liven up their social lives. At the same time, cycling remains very much a "man's sport," an intimidating world that can be difficult for women to navigate. Now celebrity spokeswoman Selene Yeager covers all the basics-for all ages and fitness levels. Women will learn... - How to find the perfect bike and other essential equipment - How to shift, spin, climb mountains, and get back down - Training techniques that take it up a notch - What to eat off-and on-a bike - Competition craziness-race information and strategies - Why guys who work in bike shops act the way they do - And more!
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.
A guide to getting the most out of one's bike covers such topics as choosing the correct bike, bike wear and accessories, fixing flats, repair instructions for mechanical areas of a bike, and riding tips.
Aimed at experienced cyclists who take their riding seriously, The Road Cycling Performance Manual disseminates the most up-to-date training approaches – based on the latest sports-science thinking and the work of the elite cycling teams – to help riders reach their peak level and improve their overall performance. Written by leading cyclist journalist and former Masters Team Pursuit World Champion Nikalas Cook, this authoritative and insightful illustrated book provides cyclists with everything they need to know to train and perform at their highest level. Featuring the latest research and practical advice, The Road Cycling Performance Manual emphasizes the importance of getting the fundamentals of bike set-up, kit selection, technique, pacing, recovery and nutrition correct as this will lead to the most dramatic improvements to training times and ride performance. Complete with exclusive contributions from leading cyclists and team coaches from the world of cycling, The Road Cycling Performance Manual will provide riders with the competitive advantage to ensure they move up the race field.
Every motorcyclist, from the weekend joyrider to the everyday commuter to the aspiring racetrack pro needs this book. In 291 insider hits, experts from Cycle World magazine cover: Gear: Including how to buy the best bike possible, evaluate a used ride, suit up for style and safety, and adapt your gear to a wide range of riding conditions. Riding: Make the most of any situation, from navigating dangerous city streets and enjoying desert off-roading to holding your own on competitive tracks around the world (amps and pro-racer tips included!). Have fun, ride like a pro, and keep the rubber side down. Repair & Maintenance : Tips for how to become your own repair shop—and how to avoid getting ripped off when you do need a mechanic. Also includes on-the-fly repairs, emergency fixes, and pro tips for maintenance routines to keep your bike running for years to come.
Mountain Bike Book For Beginners Kids, All You Need About Mountain Bike Guide, Specific Method To Be Professionals Biking.Some hesitate to try to learn how to learn to ride a bicycle to feel embarrassed about failure or fear of harm, but it just requires preparation, technology and sometimes falling, and anyone can learn how to learn to ride a bike if the following steps are applied with continuous exercise:
A complete reference guide for cyclists planning extended trips includes everything a responsible biker needs to know, including the ultimate packing checklist, tips on selecting a bike and what clothing to wear, and much more. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Gives information on the modern fat-tire bike, includes choosing the right equipment, getting the most out of the mountain bike, provides technical aspects of the bike, and details maintenance.
Globe Pequot's Short Bike Rides "TM" series offers delightful short and moderate tours for all levels of cyclists. Each ride profile includes precise directions, excellent road maps, and vivid descriptions of the points of interest along the way. Also featured is "comfort" information -- the location of restaurants, bathroom facilities, and attractions located along the route. "Day-trippers should check this series -- some revised -- some new editions -- of Short Bike Rides..". -- Self
Covers the basics of mountain biking, including selecting the right bike and accessories, handling the gears, off-road riding techniques, and care and maintenance of a mountain bike
From shifters to derailleurs, pedals to handlebars, this book covers every component of a road bike, lists the tools bike owners need to tackle simple and advanced projects, and demonstrates with 295 detailed illustrations how to work on each part.
With a few simple tools and a bit of inspiration, anyone can build a bicycle that will bring many years of happy riding. This book will teach you the right skills, how to choose the right components, use tools confidently and ace the technical bits to end up with a unique and totally bespoke single-speed bike. Learn how to dismantle a vintage bike for its frame and parts, measure it all for a perfect fit, assemble it with new parts into a safe and stylish new bike, and finally pop on a bell or basket. This is your complete guide to building your own ride.