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e-Book Bike Touring: The Sierra Club Guide to Travel on Two Wheels (Sierra Club Outdoor Adventure Guide) epub download

Author: Raymond Bridge
ISBN: 1578051428
Pages: 448 pages
Publisher: Counterpoint; Revised, Updated edition (May 12, 2009)
Language: English
Category: Individual Sports
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e-Book Bike Touring: The Sierra Club Guide to Travel on Two Wheels (Sierra Club Outdoor Adventure Guide) epub download

by Raymond Bridge



The Sierra clubs guide to bicycle touring is the most comprehensive . Author Raymond Bridge has provided an excellent resource manual that will.

The Sierra clubs guide to bicycle touring is the most comprehensive current guide out there that I've found on the subject. Lovett's "The Essential Touring Cyclist" was the best guide out there until Mr. Bridge wrote this volume. Author Raymond Bridge has provided an excellent resource manual that will provide many pleasant hours of bedside reading and sweet dreams for the novice as well as those who have many kilometres of pedalling, and maybe countries, stored in their legs.

Sierra Club Outdoor Adventure Guide.

Bike Touring: The Sierra Club Guide to Travel on Two Wheels (Sierra Club Outdoor Adventure Guide).

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First published in 1979,Bike Touring introduced tens of thousands of riders to the joys of bicycle travel, and quickly became the go-to reference for an entire generation of bike-touring enthusiasts. Readers learn how to train, equip, plan, and pack for tours of any length and difficulty, from overnight trips near home to multiweek journeys abroad.

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Sierra Club trips are led by volunteers (whose expenses are paid but no profit) so they are generally very cost-effective. But I see that REI's prices are even lower. Personallly, I go with them--they are well-established and trusted. com/pages/forums posting guidelines. We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. Removed on: 2:30 am, November 11, 2009.

Vernon Felton: So, where does the Sierra Club stand on the issue of mountain biking in. .

Vernon Felton: So, where does the Sierra Club stand on the issue of mountain biking in wilderness areas? The Wilderness Act actually states no mechanized means of transport can be used within wilderness boundaries, which is why mountain biking is not allowed in official wilderness. However, I can say that the Sierra Club has been involved with the mountain bike community to try and find some consensus whenever that’s possible. In my opinion its the experience of traveling through primitive places, step-by-step, in the same manner of all other creatures, and in the same manner our species has for thousands of years.

Touring bike wheels If you plan to use the bike for other purposes, such as faster club runs, then you may want to look for a bike that comes with eyelets for guards and racks, so that you ca.

Elsewhere in the cycling world, we talk about low weight and aerodynamics when it comes to bicycle wheels. And sure, if you’re aiming to break a world record on your cycle tour then those are probably still very important areas to consider. If you plan to use the bike for other purposes, such as faster club runs, then you may want to look for a bike that comes with eyelets for guards and racks, so that you can remove and fit them as and when. The best bike saddlebags.

Two Legs Good, Two Wheels Bad? Let me be 100 percent clear: Bikes .

Two Legs Good, Two Wheels Bad? Let me be 100 percent clear: Bikes should not be allowed in federal wilderness areas. Stop trying to tame wilderness into an outdoor church of bowed heads where we engage in the fantasy that we are the first white people explore the land, he wrote. Mark Bettinger, a staff organizer with the Sierra Club who helped craft the organization’s policy on mountain bikes and has worked in partnership with IMBA, agrees. In some ways it’s a distraction, he says.

First published in 1979, Bike Touring introduced tens of thousands of riders to the joys of bicycle travel, and quickly became the go-to reference for an entire generation of bike-touring enthusiasts. But much has changed in the last three decades—and this fully revamped edition provides authoritative information on both the latest equipment and the ever-expanding universe of touring options for a whole new generation of riders.Readers learn how to train, equip, plan, and pack for tours of any length and difficulty, from overnight trips near home to multiweek journeys abroad. Author Raymond Bridge surveys the wide range of touring options, which now include extensive commercial offerings and roof-to-roof (or “credit card”) tours, as well as independent, self-contained travel. Chapters covering bike styles—road, mountain, and world-touring models—along with bike frames and fit, drive trains, wheels, brakes, saddles and handlebars, and accessories, offer up-to-date guidance on the myriad equipment choices from the booming bike industry. And chapters on camping, transporting bikes, and roadside repairs are full of expert advice to help both novice and experienced bike travelers get maximum pleasure from any journey while saving money and staying safe.
Gaiauaco
Back into bicycling after a 20+ years hiatus. The book provides a very good refresher. Useful because much of what I could find on the web seemed to be of the "sponsored" variety. This book provides sensible advice and identifies leading brands that one may want to consider, without hype nor one-sided assessment (see the section on bike locks for instance).

Read "from cover to cover".
Velan
When backpacking through Israel I ended up in an area frequented by very outdoorsy people, and although I hadn't so much as touched a bike saddle for probably 15 years I couldn't help but rent a mountain bike with the intention of taking it down some of the local trails to see some waterfalls. The old adage that one can't forget how to ride a bike is clearly a very over-simplified declaration, because while I think there's probably some truth to it, one DOES tend to forget things like saddle height and the looseness of the over-the-shoulder bag slung from one's back after fifteen years, and I was very soon inspecting a lovely shrubbery a few yards from my place of rental.

The bizarre feeling of having something moving beneath me brought me far back into my childhood, and despite being much more hesitant about taking that mountain bike down cliff-side trails to a waterfall that day, my fall had been like an apple to Newton, and I had made a discovery--I wanted to ride a bike more!

I say all of this to insist that there are not very many people less prepared to travel long distances on bicycles than me. In fact, I am also scared of driving cars because I don't like traffic. But I knew from that day of riding my bike around town (and giving up on anything more) that I wanted to stop the kind of travel that I've been doing for so long, with one public train or bus after another from major city to major city to something freer.

This book DOES assume some cycling knowledge that I was unfamiliar with (like switching gears, mounting and dismounting a bike, cadences, and pretty much any assumption at all, really), but it was relatively easy to Google my way to familiarity. Also, this book progresses in ways that I do not always understand until I am closer to the end of a particular chapter because of that (or even more, sometimes) and I would REALLY enjoy some more visual depictions that give me a heads-up as to what the book is going to be talking about. This books layout is probably just mediocre, and could be improved.

This book practically teaches the entire construction of a modern bicycle as it goes through the requirements for performance on each part of a touring bike. Some of this may be tiring for more knowledgeable people. It is thorough on what to look for in a touring bike, however, and I understood much more what parts on the bicycle I had been looking at may be shortcomings or strengths, and I was able to prioritize my list of upgrades (lack of funds for everything).

I noticed that the camping section of this book is much vaguer than the rest of the book, and while it provides an idea of the realm of possibilities, I would recommend a good book on camping/walking to supplement this travel guide (especially "The Backpacker's Handbook" and "The Complete Walker IV"). With supplemental reading, I've finally come to a balance between outright hiking gear and bike touring gear.

The final portion of this book is dedicated to touring itself, everything from route planning to staying safe. It is only fifty pages and after reading such a thorough description of bike touring beforehand I was kind of disappointed with the brevity of this section as well, but maybe that is because by the time I had gotten to this part of the book I had already begun researching the kinds of questions that are addressed here. I think that it is natural that anyone trying to bike tour would try to check the realistically of their goal early on in their planning process, leading many to discover the information presented here on their own, and I imagine that many people will find this part underwhelming.

I would recommend this book mostly for people who want to make a very informed purchasing decision on a touring bicycle and of parts and accessories for it. This book really can save someone either a whole lot of money or just as much of hassle and aggravations, and despite that I do not view it as a "all-in-one" source of knowledge, it is a fantastic place to start and likely all one needs to read about that central part of touring--the bike itself.
FailCrew
The connection between self supported backpacking trips and bicycle touring is evident in this how to book from The Sierra Club.
doesnt Do You
It's a good book to have as reference. Yes you can probably google for all of this information and post on forums for help, but it's all in one place and saves a lot of wasted searching effort.
Danskyleyn
In the 70's and 80's I did a lot of bicycle touring including a trip halfway around the world. I'm now wanting to get back into touring and wanted a book that would bring me up to date on the current state of equipment and touring styles. This definitely filled the bill.
Dranar
To someone on the far side of the Pacific Sierra Club rates with another great name - National Geographic.
Bicycle travel is somnething many people dream about. It's the freedom along with the discovery of fantastic places and cultures through one's own efforts. It can be a solo juorney or with agreable company.

This convient book is an all-you-need-to know bicycle-travelling guide. It has been updated after three decades to include new innovations including mountain bikes (which with minor modifications can also be ideal for touring). I was interested to see smaller wheel folders included.

Author Raymond Bridge has provided an excellent resource manual that will provide many pleasant hours of bedside reading and sweet dreams for the novice as well as those who have many kilometres of pedalling, and maybe countries, stored in their legs.
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TheJonnyTest
The Sierra clubs guide to bicycle touring is the most comprehensive current guide out there that I've found on the subject. Lovett's "The Essential Touring Cyclist" was the best guide out there until Mr. Bridge wrote this volume. Lovett's guide(2nd edition) is still a good book but it doesn't come close to the detail of the Sierra Clubs guide. If your going to read only one book on bicycle touring this is a good one in my opinion.
I'm preparing for a bicycle journey around Asia and needed an up to date book on touring. This book is completely recommended and has excellent references. I'm still building my bike up and the knowledge I obtained from this book is priceless. Not only on preparing your ride for the long road ahead, but also additional camping gear.