Cyclist BikeList: The Book for Every Rider

Long that my Life Membership card says League f American Wheelmen not League Pantyhose Professionals (Pantyhose Diaries Book 2) of American Bicyclists If you follow the sport you will know how long that isCyclist BikeList The Book for Every Rider is perhaps the best introductory bicycling book I have ever readWith the increasing emphasisn going green and reports saying today s kids need to be physical bicycling is about to undergo another renaissance and the timing for this book could not be better Laura Robinson supplies the words and Ramon Perez gives us great illustration to show that bicycling is nce again coolRobinson s language is clear and covers than just simple introductory material While brief there is a short history f the development Masterchef Junior Cookbook: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks of the bicycle A very nice illustrated guide to the partsf a bike and how it all works together will help any novice understand bicycling terminology The guide to different types Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman of bikes and selecting what typef bike is best suited to your riding style is very well done Her pointers Study of Organ Inferiority and Its Psychical Compensation; A Contribution to Clinical Medicine - Scholar's Choice Edition on making sure the bike fits properly after you make your selection an area all tooften neglected is easily understood I am also pleased to see that she is an advocate Heaven Next Stop of buying from your local bike shop not you local mega box mass retailer to ensure your needs are understood and met reinforces that without a proper fitf bike to rider and style you will not enjoy the experience as muchRobinson also gets into basic bicycle maintenance She does not cover how to change a flat tire but rather she presents the rider with the idea that if you get a good bike you should have some idea f how to maintain it and what euipment you will need to get you through a road emergency The need for proper nutrition is also introduced While not a comprehensive nutritional guide to an active lifestyle she clearly differentiates between complex carbohydrates good carbs and simple carbohydrates sugar bad carbs that are needed to mak. Dress for safe and efficient biking; what to eat for maximum body efficiency; and how to select and maintain a bikeThe book features riding superstars like Lance Armstrong as well as the kids from Chippewas f Nawash First Nations whose mountain bike team.

I got this book through Librarything s Early Reviewer program I really wanted to read it because I have been cycling a lot in the last few years and thought this book might be helpful Overall it is a good book with lots f good information It is really targeting kids though so adults might find the detail lacking someThere is a lot f really good general information in this book The beginning Bases Loaded of the book focusesn the history Have A Good Night, Volume 1 of the bicycles then it goes into different typesf bikes how to choose a bike bike safety bike gear bike maintenance and some info n professional bikingAs a freuent but not avid biker someone who does maybe 30 40 miles a week n my bike I found that I knew most f this information already In fact if you go to your local bike shop they should tell you about the different types f bikes how to choose a bike and how to maintenance your bike There were a couple good things in here that I didn t know about for instance information When You Lose Your Job on taking day trips and racingThis book is definitely aimed at kids specifically somewhatlder kids So if you have a 6 r lder kid they might be interested in this book If your kid really wants to learn about biking this would be a wonderful book for them There are some neat fun facts in here and the pictures are well done kind Isabel the Queen: Life and Times of cartoonish and brightI wouldn t recommend this book to someone already familiar with cycling I was hoping it would go into detailn maintenance and technical details Fantastic Post Office 03 on the bikes Basically this is just anverview Tim Crouch of allf those things As I said an excellent resource for kids The nly adults who would benefit from this book are those who know absolutely nothing about cycling Also a lot f this information can be Drawing the Human Head obtained at your local mom and pop bike shop as long as you havene Twin Block Functional Therapy: Applications in Dentofacial Orthopedics of those near you to go toOverall a greatverview for kids I have been bicycling a long time I have been an advocate for bicycling so. Bikes are becoming an ever vital part DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle of daily life for peoplef all ages Laura Robinson combines fascinating history the first bike was propelled by the riders feet pushing against the ground with useful and fun information including tips for the way to.

E up a complete dietI have just a couple f nit picks with the book none f which was severe enough to influence my rating Some terminology has changed since I first started riding and maybe I m just an ld retro grouch I still have friction shifters n my road bike for example I remember calling the gears Dead Man Riding (Nell Bray, on the rearf the bike a freewheel not sprockets This term is explained later in the book but is not featured in the illustrated bike diagram In the closing chapter about cycling legends it is difficult to choose who should be in the list f role models Robinson presents a very adeuate list f all time cycling greats both male and female and f various ethnic backgrounds Bicycling does indeed cross all lines I was just disappointed not to see some f my personal all time favorites Lon Haldeman Susan Notorangelo Jeannie Longo for example Then again maybe that could become another book cycling greatsAimed at teen readers as evidenced by the illustrations adults thinking getting into bicycling will benefit from this book as well the book lives up to the subtitle The Book I brought this book home for my 9 year Pontius Pilate old son who is really getting into city riding He seemed to enjoy it but when I picked it up after he was done I was a little miffed The book has very little real information and is fullf weird Livin de Life opinions and untruths I really can t imagine the motivef the author The basic Aeralis opinion presented in the book is something like1 Road bikes cost a fortunenly have cleat pedals and are a bad choice for city riders Has she ever even lived in a city Or seen than Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half one road bike2 You shouldn t take left turns like a car Instead you should walk your bike at every light What use is The Book for Every Rider if it doesn t teach real lawful ridingUnless you aren a street without traffic don t even try a left turn from a vehicle lane p 33I wish this had been the good informative book I was looking for. Is coached by RobinsonDetailed diagrams and charts Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education: Global Perspectives of different typesf bikes tire treads and even road signs along with bios f famous cyclists throughout history make this lively book the perfect resource for both dedicated riders and first time cyclist.

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