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Good book for beginners?

Old 08-14-04, 08:56 PM
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Good book for beginners?

I just bought a Specialized Expedition Sport and am a beginning rider. I would like to evolve to a road bike once my aerobelly disappears. Is there a good cycling book for beginners that covers topics like technique, equipment, components, training, etiquette, etc.? I did a search on this forum and didn't see this topic so if this has been asked before, my apologies.


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Old 08-15-04, 07:19 AM
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I don't know of any books that cover pack etiquette or the like. A very good book for the training, nutrition and comfort side is "The Long Distance Cyclists' Handbook" by Simon Doughty.
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Hi,
a good place to start is Effective Cycling by Forrester. Try a interlibrary loan.
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If you're 50 or older (like me) an excellent book to pick up is Cycling Past 50.

Excellent information for "older" cyclists!
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Originally Posted by RonH
If you're 50 or older (like me) an excellent book to pick up is Cycling Past 50.

Excellent information for "older" cyclists!
Well, I'm 46 so I can't read that book for four more years.
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