The Essential Touring Cyclist
The Complete Guide for the Bicycle Traveler
Paperback ISBN: 0071360190
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.
The Cyclist's Training Bible
Paperback ISBN: 1931382212
The Cyclist’s Training Bible is designed to help amateurs create a training plan and refine the skills needed to succeed in the sport. Divided into five parts, the book covers commitment and common sense, general concepts, training with a purpose, designing a yearlong plan, and practical strategies for reinforcing training. Dozens of photos, charts, tables and worksheets are featured in this edition that includes 25 percent new and updated material.
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0670021148
A musician and visual artist describes his preference for traveling by folding bicycle throughout New York City, a choice that has enabled his discovery of the mode's ensuing sense of freedom as well as his observations on the city's inner workings and rhythms.
Knack Cycling for Everyone
A Guide to Road, Mountain, and Commuter Biking
Paperback ISBN: 1599218712
Knack Cycling for Everyone is the book for those looking to get introduced, or reintroduced, to today’s world of cycling. It is a step-by-step, comprehensive guide that evaluates all bicycles available today, helps you determine the kind of bike that’s right for you, and shows you the accessories you do and don’t need to ride comfortably. For beginners to intermediates, it includes numerous how-to descriptions, replete with informative photos and tips, on all styles of riding—road biking, mountain biking, commuter cycling, and touring. There are chapters on training, long-distance riding, riding with children, riding with groups, and rules of the road.
Andy Pruitt's Complete Medical Guide for Cyclists
Paperback ISBN: 1931382808
Even the best cyclists and coaches can miss small details that can lead to serious injuries over the course of many miles on the bike. Andy Pruitt, renowned for his expertise in preventing and treating cycling injuries, has consulted with professional athletes throughout his career, including Lance Armstrong and Axel Merckx. Using computerized pedaling analysis, he has made it possible for countless athletes to achieve the elusive perfect bike fit, thereby dramatically improving their performance. This medical guide draws on his years of experience in this area. He describes the sport’s most common ailments, identifying the symptoms and causes as well as treatments that keep athletes on the road. Written in an accessible, straightforward manner, the book tackles everything from personal training programs to biomechanics, from aging to riding through illness. Perhaps most importantly, riders learn how to make critical adjustments to bike fit, leading to increased comfort, power, and efficiency — and fewer problems.
The Enlightened Cyclist
Commuter Angst, Dangerous Drivers, and Other Obstacles on the Path to Two-Wheeled Trancendence
Hardcover ISBN: 1452105006
The joys of commuting by bike attract scores of new converts every year. But as fresh-faced cyclists fill the roads, they also encounter their share of frustrations careless drivers, wide-flung car doors, zoned-out pedestrians, and aggressive fellow cyclists, to name a few. In this follow-up to the best-selling Bike Snob, BikeSnobNYC takes on the trials and triumphs of bike commuting with snark, humor, and enthusiasm, asking the question: If we become better commuters, will that make us better people? From the deadly sins of biking to tactics for dealing with cars, pedestrians, and other cyclists, this primer on bike travel is a must-read for cyclists new and seasoned alike.
Anatomy of Cycling
A Trainer's Guide to Cycling
Paperback ISBN: 1770851712
Avid cyclists ride on average 150-200 days per year for up to 3-4 hours a day. With its low impact on the joints and high caloric burn rate, cycling is a great choice for anyone wanting to get (and stay) in shape. It is accessible to all fitness levels and allows for easy progression. At all levels, cycling demands extreme physical effort and stamina to power the bicycle and to maintain correct form and speed, especially if for an extended time. Most of the work is in pushing down on the pedal, which uses all of the muscles in the leg. Equally important are the supporting muscles, which support the upper body, provide balance, reduce fatigue and increase endurance. Anatomy of Cycling addresses all of these needs. The exercises are designed to work the wide range of muscles that come into play when cycling. All of them can be done at home using just seven items: a mat, a chair, a "Bosu ball," a small medicine ball, a large Swiss Ball, a small roller and a large roller. The exercises are organized into four units: - Flexibility Exercises: Mostly stretches, these help to counteract stiffness and increase blood flow. - Leg-Strengthening Exercises: Legs power the bicycle and by pedaling faster, gain speed. Strength is essential to sprinting and hill-climbing skills. These weight-bearing exercises are also beneficial to bones, a benefit that a cycling-only regimen lacks. - Core-Strengthening Exercises: A strong core contributes to a fluid pedal stroke, energy efficiency and overall stability. - Balance and Posture Exercises: These exercises, including swimming, help to build back strength and improve stability, both helpful in counteracting the shoulder and lower back problems that trouble cyclists. Anatomy of Cycling also includes three pre-designed workouts -- Beginner's, Intermediate and Advanced -- as well as seven specific workouts: Quadriceps-Strengthening, Healthy Back, Core-Stabilizing, Low-Impact, Stamina, Balancing and Postural. This is an essential reference for road cyclists and triathletes.
Paperback ISBN: 0262517817
Bicycling in cities is booming, for many reasons: health and environmental benefits,time and cost savings, more and better bike lanes and paths, innovative bike sharing programs, andthe sheer fun of riding. City Cycling offers a guide to this urban cyclingrenaissance, with the goal of promoting cycling as sustainable urban transportation available toeveryone. It reports on cycling trends and policies in cities in North America, Europe, andAustralia, and offers information on such topics as cycling safety, cycling infrastructureprovisions including bikeways and bike parking, the wide range of bike designs and bike equipment,integration of cycling with public transportation, and promoting cycling for women and children.City Cycling emphasizes that bicycling should not be limited to those who arehighly trained, extremely fit, and daring enough to battle traffic on busy roads. The chaptersdescribe ways to make city cycling feasible, convenient, and safe for commutes to work and school,shopping trips, visits, and other daily transportation needs. The book also offers detailedexaminations and illustrations of cycling conditions in different urban environments: small cities(including Davis, California, and Delft, the Netherlands), large cities (including Sydney, Chicago,Toronto and Berlin), and "megacities" (London, New York, Paris, and Tokyo). These chaptersoffer a closer look at how cities both with and without historical cycling cultures have developedcycling programs over time. The book makes clear that successful promotion of city cycling dependson coordinating infrastructure, programs, and government policies.