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It should be "The Cyclist's Training Bible: A Complete Training Guide for the Competitive Road Cyclist" by Joe Friel. It is considered one of the best books about cycling training, even if you are a mountain biker - endurance training needs to happen on road as you need to maintain reasonable heart rate for lots of training types. The book has been ...


I am an avid reader, and while I agree that the best way to learn is get on your bike and ride, I like to have a book to refer to and enjoy when riding isn't an option. I have three recommendations: Riding Skills: Mastering Mountain Bike Skills by Lopes and McCormack - great descriptions, photos and diagrams. Can really help you become familiar with terms ...


I found William Nealy's books to be quite good when I was learning how to mountain bike. They are a bit old now, but many of the fundamental techniques are the same, and the graphic presentation really helps to get the "image" of the skill into your head. Mountain bike!: a manual of beginning to advanced technique


I've just read Mountain Biking The Manual which was a good read. There's a lot of information inside covering a wide variety of topics. I've also read Riding Skills mentioned in another post which is also very good. I know everyone learns differently but for me I find that reading books is a very good way to learn about techniques you will use when out on ...


I'd recommend Park Tool's Big Blue Book of Bike Repair. Plenty of pictures and good explanations. This book has made a number of things seem a lot less intimidating.


Over the Hills, by David Lamb Not related to Canada, but this book a great first-tourer story; it also encouraged my own interest in touring -- along with John Doesey's wonderful tour journal, the first one I ever read. Over the Hills is a memoir of a middle-aged journalist’s 3000-mile "afternoon ride". The book is well-written, fun to read, and strikes ...

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