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1.0 out of 5 stars If you have never seen a bicycle before, then this book is for you., 21 Dec 2011
This review is from: The Cycling Bible: The Complete Guide for All Cyclists from Novice to Expert (Hardcover)
If you have been raised by wolves your entire life and you have never seen or ridden a bicycle before, then this book is for you. However, if you understand that a bicycle has 2 wheels, a seat, pedals and a chain, then you can skip to something more advanced. I have been mountain biking for about 15 years, but I am completely new to road biking, so I was looking for tips on technique, how to dress for long rides and what to bring. This book was a huge disappointment. I say this because the coverage of topics is extremely thin (covered on 1 page, 1/2 of which is dedicated to photographs that I recognize from catalogues and manufacturer's websites) and for more information you are offered a handful of website addresses. Here is another example of the level of detail covered in this book: on one page there is a diagram explaining that food and oxygen are combined in the human body to produce energy; which is used to pedal the bike. Really? For racing it is recommended to have a lightweight saddle and wheels. Really? Hopefully Amazon lets me return this book.
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