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Table of Contents below


The Essential Cyclist is directed toward the beginner rider. It's about getting on the road safely. Topics include types of bicycles, riding technique, equipment, safety on the road, basic repair, training, and commonly asked questions about cycling. 

The book incorporated many of the articles I've used as National Coach for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program -- an endurance program that takes beginners to a century in about 4 months, and helps raise funds to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, and related cancers.


The Essential Cyclist

by Arnie Baker, MD

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List Price: $14.95

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Paperback - 224 pages (April 1998)

The Lyons Press; ISBN: 1558215220 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.43 x 8.92 x 5.97

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Table of Contents


Dedication, Cycling Inspiration—The Leukemia Society of America

1: Why Ride a Bike?

2: Equipment

Types of Bicycles


Riding Accessories

How Bicycles Work

Bicycle Fit

3: Safety

Making Your Bicycle Equipment Safe

Riding Skills

How Bicycle-Car Accidents Occur

A Safe and Defensive Riding Style

Safety Equipment

4: Riding

First Rides

Group Riding


Mountain Biking


Riding a Century


Stationary Training

5: Travel with Your Bicycle

By Car

By Airplane

6: Training


Training Principles


Keeping a Training Diary

Training with Others


Heart-Rate Monitoring

7: Diet and Nutrition

8: How to Fix a Flat Tire

9: Common Questions

Appendix A: For More Information

Appendix B: Training Log

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