Book Review / “Cycling for Everyone” Contest
CYCLING FOR EVERYONE
A Guide to Road, Mountain and Commuter Biking
- Do you dabble in cycling?
- Are you the expert when it comes to bikes & cycling?
- Are just beginning your commuting, road or mountain adventures?
- Do you just love bikes?
- Do you just love books?
We see a lot of cycling books and a few stand out from the rest: Knack Cycling For Everyoneis one of those.
From the beginning, it caught my eye: great pictures on the front, the perfect size and its colorfulness, I picked it up once I couldn’t put it down! Thumbing through it, I could see that it was a great resource full of pictures, facts, tips, suggestions, ideas and dos & do nots and I knew I had to have it. The book just happened to be written by two women, and I found it speaks to me in straight forward, simple fashion, giving you “just enough information to make you dangerous.”
What a fabulous table book! What a great book for the beginning cyclist! Forget the beginning cyclist, maybe you’re switching from road cycling to mountain biking. Or maybe you just want to know a little bit more about everything. Then this is the book for you!!
Here is my review on Knack Cycling for Everyone:
Right inside the front cover, you’ll get the whole format with the “Make It Easy and get information fast! page” It explains KNACK, the innovative series of do-it-yourself guides. If, like me, you are a visual learner, you’ll fall in love with this book because of all the color photographs throughout the book. The book’s format makes it quick and easy to get information. The authors (Leah Garcia and Jilayne Lovejoy), have made the book to be quick-reading and filled it with photos (taken by Mark Doolittle). The photos are especially wonderful because they make even the most technical information easy to understand. The authors just seem to know: your plate is full and your time is valuable so you need this information quick and right at your finger tips. As it is a quick & easy reference, you’ll have more time for riding!! The detailed photography is used to show you step by step directions, how to make a perfect decision or just gain new skills and knowledge.
Each chapter has a brief description of the topic within that chapter topic with pictures. Bullet point explanation go with each picture to further explain. The chapter and/or topic might also include a section entitled:
- Green Light – “A Thoughtful Thought”
- Yellow Light – “Proceed with Caution”
- Red Light – “Stop & Think”
- Make It Easy – “Expert Shortcuts”
- Zoom – “An Interesting Facts”
The book includes information with nineteen different main topics covering all types of riding, maintenance, skills, training, bicycling history and advocacy, and also, nutrition and hydration. It starts with a chapter on types of bikes and helps the reader to get to know their bike better. It delves into information on riding with kids, traveling with a bike and cycling vacations. In other words, it’s a reference book, you’ll find yourself referring to frequently, so keep it handy on your coffee table, and your friends may pick it up and get hooked too!!
What a great book to have on your coffee table!! GPP (Globe Pequot Press), publisher of FalconGuides has given C&S a copy of this book to give to one of our readers. Is that reader you!! Tell us how this book could help you? Or maybe you are going to give this book to a friend. Tell us how this book is going to help your friend? The “Cycling For Everyone” Contest will run through July 8th). Remember, please use a real name and email address when you enter. GOOD LUCK!!
Congratulations to Sara B. of Brevard, NC – Sara is the winner of the Cycling For Everyone Book!! ENJOY!!
Book Review by Beth Runkle