Long Distance Bike Riding and Tourism – A Book Review

“Get on your bike and ride,” he said, and he meant it. He was going to go on a bike tour around the country, but he didn’t know where to start. He didn’t know what bike to buy, what kind of training to do, what kind of course to plot out, or what he needed to take with him to survive. However, he was about to find out. If you’d like to know what he’s about to discover, then I have a very good book to recommend to you, one, that has all the answers. The name of the book is;

“Bicycle Tourism Made Easy” by Lise Krieger What to do at sentosa singapore 

You see things on a bicycle that you never see in a car, if you are a tourist at a car you’d miss it. When you are riding a bicycle you are a participant rather than a tourist, as the author explains. The author explains that in Asian nations every traveler is searching for truth about themselves; it is the joy of simplicity that she loves.

The author states if you’re going to become a bicycle tourist you need to do some training, and she says you should never avoid the hills. Recommends doing 5 to 10 miles of hills every day. And on the weekends you should ride 35, 45, 55, 60 miles. The author recommends CO2 cartridges to inflate the tires, and the need for mirrors on the bicycle.

Another good book by John and Barbara Savage is called “Miles from Nowhere” and it is also recommended reading.

Krieger warns about the potential of hypothermia even below 65-degrees; she recommends wearing long tights, gloves, and long sleeves. You can’t get hypothermia and 50-degree weather because you are creating your own windchill factor. When you are riding long distances you need 60% carbohydrates, 20% protein and 20% fat.

Even though water weighs a lot, you need at least a gallon of water on your longer rides she recommends things like bananas, raisins, peanuts, and granola bars on the trip. You need at least one model of water for every 1.5 hours. There is so much great advice in this book, I’m sure he’ll have a great ride on his cross-country tour, please consider all this.

 

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