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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mit Pr
Publication date April 20, 2012
Pages 802
Binding Paperback
Edition 7
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780262516945
ISBN-10 0262516942
Dimensions 1.25 by 7 by 9 in.
Weight 2.60 lbs.
Original list price $39.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

An updated edition of a classic handbook for cyclists from beginner to expert.

Effective Cycling is an essential handbook for cyclists from beginner to expert, whether daily commuters or weekend pleasure trippers. This thoroughly updated seventh edition offers cyclists the information they need for riding a bicycle under all conditions: on congested city streets or winding mountain roads, day or night, rain or shine. It describes the sheer physical joy of cycling and provides the nuts-and-bolts details of how to choose a bicycle, maintain it, and use it in the most efficient manner.

Effective Cycling covers the bicycle itself, repairs and maintenance, basic and advanced cycling skills, and how traffic is organized. It describes cycling with friends, bicycle tours, increasing physical endurance, racing, and even finding a cyclist as marriage partner. Throughout, author John Forester emphasizes that cyclists should consider themselves drivers of vehicles in traffic. That means obeying the rules of the road, because when all drivers obey the same rules, they don't have collisions. Forester explains why cyclists should not be afraid to cycle in traffic, and he urges them to resist being shunted off into government-sponsored bike paths as if they were incompetent children. Cyclists fare best, he says, when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles.

Effective Cycling will help owners of bicycles dusty from disuse become active cyclists and veteran cyclists improve their techniques and achieve their cycling goals. Each section moves from basic to advanced topics; readers are encouraged get on a bicycle and practice each activity after reading about it.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780262060882 Book cover for 9780262061599
 
6 sub edition from Mit Pr (February 1, 1993)
9780262061599 | details & prices | 8.00 × 10.00 × 1.25 in. | 3.45 lbs | List price $44.00
About: The core of John Forester's concept of effective cycling is that bicyclists fare best when they act, and are treated in return, as drivers of vehicles, with the same rights and responsibilities that other drivers have.
With John Forester | 5th edition from Mit Pr (December 31, 1983)
9780262060882 | details & prices | 424 pages | List price $37.50
About: Effective Cycling is a guide to the proper techniques of riding, whether for commuting, recreation, or sport, and a manual for bicycling assertiveness on the roads.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780262516945 Book cover for 9780262560269 Book cover for 9780262560702
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With John Forester | 7 edition from Mit Pr (April 20, 2012)
9780262516945 | details & prices | 802 pages | 7.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 2.60 lbs | List price $39.95
About: An updated edition of a classic handbook for cyclists from beginner to expert.
6 sub edition from Mit Pr (December 29, 1992)
9780262560702 | details & prices | 7.50 × 10.00 × 1.50 in. | 2.95 lbs | List price $9.75
About: The core of John Forester's concept of Effective Cycling is that bicyclists fare best when they act, and are treated in return, as drivers of vehicles, with the same rights and responsibilities that motorists have.
With John Forester | 5th edition from Mit Pr (December 31, 1983)
9780262560269 | details & prices | 424 pages | List price $19.95
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