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The Essential Touring Cyclist: A Complete Guide for the Bicycle Traveler, Second Edition (Essential (McGraw-Hill)) [Kindle Edition]

Richard Lovett
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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The classic guide for beginning and intermediate cyclists is back—and it’s better than ever. With the latest on bikes, gear, and training techniques and new sections on short tours, and touring abroad, this new edition of The Essential Touring Cyclist promises to appeal to a whole new population of aspiring cyclists. Whether you’re heading out for five hours or five months, this vividly designed, heavily illustrated, and resource-rich guide delivers everything you need.

From the Back Cover

The Essential Series--Your Trusted Guides "One of the best pieces of equipment you can get to prepare for a tour."--Odyssey

"If you like to bicycle and you're prone to wanderlust, proceed with caution before reading The Essential Touring Cyclist . . . you may find yourself suddenly giving two weeks' notice and hitting the road."--Outdoor Traveler

"Just about everything a person needs to know to travel by bike."--Denver Post

Each year thousands of people pedal across the country, and even more choose weekend or weeklong tours near home or abroad. Bike touring is a way to really see and experience the countryside and come home healthier than when you left. The Essential Touring Cyclist, the only fully illustrated manual for bicycle touring, guides you through choosing a bike, equipping and customizing it for touring, and preparing yourself for life on the road. Other features include

  • Getting into shape and dealing with aches and pains
  • Touring solo or with groups
  • Riding skills and endurance techniques
  • Tips on clothing, camping, food, and safety

Whether you're heading out for a few hours or a few months, this new edition of The Essential Touring Cyclist gives you everything you need to know about traveling on two wheels.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4501 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 2 edition (18 Dec. 2000)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006O9PA3I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #646,496 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Friendly and informative. 1 Jun. 2009
Format:Paperback
This book, although written by and clearly aimed at Americans, is still an enjoyable introduction to the basics of cycle touring that can be useful to those of us from Europe. It is written with enthusiasm and obvious experience, a great book for the absolute beginner to the joys of cycling and camping. Although some of its more technical aspects cannot really be applicable to Europe, the basic practicalities of cycle touring are well covered.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dated 3 Mar. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
All the information in this book can be found for free on the internet. It still does it's job well, and has collected useful info in one place, but time has moved on.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars 8 Aug. 2014
By T L
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Too basic for the level I am at with cycle touring
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 14 July 2014
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Excellent book!
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4.0 out of 5 stars bike traveller 20 Jan. 2011
By fish
Format:Paperback
AN EXCELLENT GUIDE FOR THE NOVICE AND ALSO CYCLIST WITH SOME TOURING EXPERIENCE. IT IS BOTH A WELL PUT TOGETHER GUIDE AND ALSO AN INTERESTING READ. THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED
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