Bike Touring Survival Guide

Bike Touring Survival Guide

Bike Touring Survival Guide
@ Dreaming of a big bike tour? You can do it, and the Bike Touring Survival Guide will help. It includes information on:

* Getting Ready (packing, planning, finding a route)
* Daily Logistics (navigating, sleeping, eating)
* The People You Meet (weird questions people ask, accepting hospitality)
* Staying Connected (staying in touch, gadgets, electricity, internet)
* Challenges (dogs, traffic, bad weather, staying healthy)
* Far Away Places (visas, vaccinations, safety, bribes and bargaining)
* Coming Home (readjustment, getting a job again)
* Bike & Gear Tips (caring for your bike, tent, stove, sleeping mat, etc)
* Resources (packing list, recommended equipment)

The book is written by Andrew & Friedel Grant, who have 60,000km of bike touring experience, including a round-the-world bicycle tour. The book also includes the tips, stories and photos of 50 other bike tourists.

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Bike Touring Survival Guide

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  1. 12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A very useful reference, October 27, 2011
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    Max L

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    This review is from: Bike Touring Survival Guide (Kindle Edition)
    I really enjoyed reading this book. It contains a heap of real-world advice on bicycle touring, such as what sort of bike to ride, basic on-the-road repairs, dealing with different cultures, what sort of stuff to pack, finding water, planning routes etc. I particularly liked the fact that the Kindle version contained links to relevant web pages. I could just click those links and view the web content, then go back to reading the book. The Kindle version also contained links to other parts of the book, so if some other chapter contained relevant material, it was just a click away.

    This book is a good starting point for people looking into bicycle touring and who are (like me) overwhelmed by the volume of information out there. It contains answers to all the common questions without overloading the reader with information. I’m sure I’ll refer to it over the coming months as I plan my first bicycle tour.

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  2. 10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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    Practical Advice from the Road, May 25, 2011
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    This review is from: Bike Touring Survival Guide (Kindle Edition)
    Bike Touring Survival Guide is a great book in the fact that it seems to answer most of the questions people have before they try a bike tour. Where will I sleep? What will I eat? Where will I get food? What do I need to take with me? What if something breaks? Won’t I get hit by a car? Will I be killed by dogs? Will I be kidnapped? All these questions and more are answered in the Bike Touring Survival Guide. The book takes away a lot of the fear while at the same time inspiring the reader to simply get out and do it. The book is simply not an academic attempted either. The Grants have years of personal experience bike touring the global, so the information is first hand as well as information provided by some of the global cyclists they have met over the years. To a novice, such as myself, I found nearly all the information to be applicable to my weekend tours close to home, so the book is not just for those planning trips abroad. I was very impressed with the layout of the book and how well it flowed. Many times books on this type of subject tend to be very scattered in their presentation but the Bike Touring Survival Guide is very neat and tight. I highly recommend this book.

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  3. Good advice. Breaking hard in a bend will pull the cycle upright and force the cycle to hold a forward line.
    On a motorcycle you can carry a bit of front break through a bend but steer against the natural direction to force the bike to lean into the corner.
    I cycle and road race motorcycles and i learn't to corner on a motorcycle first which i just carried over to my cycling.

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  4. note, never touch the breaks while IN the turn. If you do, you will start going only forward and not turning. If you see veachle infront, just try to bend even more. Breaks might kill you.

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