Content Completely Updated August 11, 2015
Road cycling is an easy path to health and fitness for many around the world.
This book will introduce you to the growing sport of road cycling, including the types of bicycles, what to bring along on a ride and the road cycling culture and traditions. This book will open up the world of cycling to you and you will find that the information and insight in this book will be of great value. Plus, you will get more of a feel of your neighboorhood, town or city by cycling around your area at 10 to 20 miles per hour than driving through at 30 to 40 miles per hour.
The Fitness Benefits to You
You have heard the questions about your health and fitness. Your doctor, or significant other, want you to get into better shape. Road cycling is an avenue for you to get into better shape. Cyclists can enhance their cardiovascular condition, maintain, or reduce their weight and increase their endurance.
Over the past twenty years, road cycling has grown more popular. Broadcasts of the Tour de France and other Grand Tours have introduced road cycling to more and more people around the world. While there are professional cycling teams racing around the globe, the health and fitness benefits are for everyone who wants to ride.
Your Cycling Questions are Answered
The author has compiled the answers to many questions put to him by family, friends, and coworkers over the years. Included in the book are:
•How to select a bike – Descriptions of the current road bike models and components
•Where to buy a bike - How buying a bike at a local bike shop instead of a big discount store makes more sense
•What clothes and gear you will need – An explanation of the cycling clothes and road gear
•How to prepare for trouble on the road – How to fix a flat tire and other problems encountered on the road
•How to ride in a century ride –How to complete the cyclist’s big goal, the cyclists' "marathon"
About the Author
Charles Lindsey is an IT Project Manager, Engineer and an avid cyclist for over twenty years. He lives in Ventura County, Southern California, just south of Santa Barbara, where professional cycling teams train in the winter, and local cyclists ride year round.