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.