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Cycling For Dummies, Australian and New Zealand Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7303-7666-8
288 pages
July 2011
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Foreword xvii

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Ready to Swing Your Leg Over the Saddle 7

Chapter 1: Getting Into Cycling 9

Chapter 2: Picking the Right Bike 25

Chapter 3: Choosing the Right Gear 59

Chapter 4: Making Sure Your Bike Feels Good 83

Chapter 5: Finding the Time to Ride 95

Part II: Freewheeling Fundamentals 107

Chapter 6: Ticket to Ride: Your First Lesson 109

Chapter 7: Knowing the Rules 121

Chapter 8: Thinking Ahead for Safety 131

Chapter 9: Planning Your Trip and Tips for Safe Riding 143

Chapter 10: Toughening Up for Off-Road Riding 169

Part III: Rolling Beyond the Basics 177

Chapter 11: Training and Improving 179

Chapter 12: Touring and Exploring 197

Chapter 13: Cycling With Other People 221

Chapter 14: Riding with Babies, Toddlers and Children 239

Part IV: Maintaining Your Bike and Yourself 257

Chapter 15: Easing Ailments 259

Chapter 16: Fuelling Your Cycling 275

Chapter 17: Can You Fix It? Yes, You Can! 285

Chapter 18: Checks and Adjustments: The Next Step 303

Part V: The Part of Tens 315

Chapter 19: Ten Good Reasons to Ride a Bicycle 317

Chapter 20: Ten Bicycling Do's and Don'ts 327

Chapter 21: Ten Great Rides in Australia and New Zealand 333

Chapter 22: Ten Great Tours and Races around the World 345

Index 357

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