The Complete Idiot's Guide to CyclingBook - 1999
You're no idiot, of course. You learned how to ride a bike when you were a kid, have watched the Tour de France, and even know to shift in to a lower gear when the terrain gets steep. But when it comes to enjoying all the advantages of real, grown-up cycling, you feel about as behind-the-times as your old Schwinn with the banana seat. Don't let the air out of your tires just yet! The complete Idiot's Guide to Cycling is the perfect companion to get you back in ths saddle again whether you want pointers on getting the most aerobic benefit from a spin around the neighborhood or are training for something more ambitious, like a fund-raising bike-a-thon or all-out race. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you'll get:
Baker & Taylor
Explores the history of cycling, discusses bike safety and maintenance, and explains how to maintain and repair a bicycle
Presents an informative and useful guide to deciding what kind of bicycle is right for you; the differences between road, touring, racing, and cross bikes; bicycle safety; exercise tips and calorie-burning workouts; training for trips; and much more. Original.