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Bicycling Web Sites:

The WWW Bicycle Lane: www.bikelane.com

The Global Cycling Network:

The WWW Bike Repair Shop:



Cyber Cyclery:

Saratoga Area Bicycling: http://members.aol.com/golance/index.html

Cycling Related Pages on WWW:

NewHoo's Bicycling Index:

Links to Bike Pages:

The Yahoo Cycling Page:

The Adventurous Traveler Bookstore:
Browse by activity, biking

Amazon Internet Bookstore:
Browse books by subject: sports and outdoors, individual sports, cycling

Pete & Ed Books:
The Bike Store (Troy):

Gear to Go Tandems (Elmira, NY):

Coach Carl Online:

Velosophy Bike Shop (Cooperstown) 607 547-BIKE
or Toll Free: 866 218-BIKE

Local Bicycling Clubs:

Mohawk Hudson Cycling Club (Albany): www.albany.net/~kormisto/index.htm

RPI Cycling Club (Rennsaeleer):

Mohawk Valley Bicycling Club (Utica):
315 733-0580

Onondaga Cycling Club (Syracuse)

Southern Tier Bicycling Club (Binghamton):

Mid-Hudson Bicycling Club (Poughkeepsie):

Saratoga Freewheelers (Saratoga):

Adirondack Region Bike Club (Lake Placid):

Finger Lakes Bicycling Club (Ithaca): www.flcycling.org

Upper Susquhanna Pedalers and Paddlers (Oneonta):
Box 167, Laurens, NY 13796, 607-432-2947

Local Bicycle Shops:

Velosophy Bike Shop (Cooperstown) 607 547-BIKE or Toll Free: 866 218-BIKE

Sport Tech (Oneonta) 607 432-1731

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Bicycling Books:

Effective Cycling, 6th edition.
John Forester. MIT Press. 1993.

Richard's Cycling for Fitness.
John Schubert. Ballantine Books. 1988

The Bicycle Fitness Book.
Rob Van der Plas. Bicycle Books, Inc. 1990. 800-468-8233, 715-294-3345.

Fitness Cycling.
E. Burke & C. Carmichael. Human Kinetics Publishers. 1994.
www.humankinetics.com 800-747-4457

BICYCLING magazine's Training for Fitness and Endurance.
By the editors of BICYCLING magazine. Rodale Press. 1990. 800-848-4735.

BICYCLING magazine's 600 Tips for Better Bicycling.
By the editors of BICYCLING magazine. Rodale Press. 1991. 800-848-4735.

BICYCLING magazine's Complete Guide to Bicycle Maintenance and Repairs.
By the editors of BICYCLING magazine. Rodale Press. 1994. 800-848-4735.

Cuthbertson's All-In-One Bike Repair Manual.
Tom Cuthbertson. Ten Speed Press. 1996

Bicycle Repair Step-by Step.
Rob Van der Pas. Bicycle Books, Inc. 1994. 800-468-8233, 715-294-3345.

Greg LeMond's Complete Book of Bicycling.
LeMond and Cordis. Paperback. 1990.

Sloane's Complete Book of Bicycling, 25th Anniversary.
Eugene Sloan. Simon & Schuster. 1995.

Adventurous Traveler Bookstore (catalog).
This is a mail-order and on-line catalog of outdoor travel books, including bicycling, with state-by state, national, and international listings. PO Box 64769, Burlington, VT 05406-4769.
www.adventuroustraveler.com. 800-282-3963. 802-860-6776.

Cycling in Cyberspace.
Michelle Kienholz, Robert Pawlak. Bicycle Books. 1996

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33 E. Minor St., Emmaus, PA 18098. 610-967-5171.
www.bicyclingmagazine.com also, keyword BICYCLING on AOL.
BICYCLING is the most widely read general-bicycling magazine in the United States.

PO Box 52712, Boulder, CO 80328-2712. 800-825-0484.
www.bicyclist.com. Bicyclist (previously called Bicycle Guide) is a magazine devoted to on-road bicycling topics.

Mountain Bike.
Box 7347, Red Oak, IA 51591-0347. 800-666-1817.
Mountain Bike is a magazine devoted to off-road bicycling topics.

Bicycle USA.
Bicycle USA is the magazine received by members of the League of American Bicyclists (See Bicycle Organizations).

Adventure Cyclist.
Adventure Cyclist is the magazine received by members of the Adventure Cycling Association (See Bicycle Organizations).

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Bicycling Mail-Order Catalogs:

Performance Bicycle: Box 2471, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
www.performancebike.com. 800-727-2453

Bike Nashbar: 4111 Simon Rd., Youngstown, OH 44512-1343.
www.nashbar.com. 800-NASHBAR.

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League of American Bicyclists (LAB):
The League of American Bicyclists (LAB), formerly called the League of American Wheelmen, was established in 1880. It is a non-profit organization devoted to protecting bicyclists' rights and promoting bicyclists' interests through national advocacy, grassroots organizing, and educational programs. Its presence in Washington, DC keeps you and your bike on the road. Its Effective Cycling program teaches safe cycling to children and to adults nationwide. Members receive the organization's
Bicycle USA magazine and its annual Almanac which lists state-by-state bicycle-related information. Members can attend the National and the Great Eastern Rallies (GEAR) where a thousand vacationing cyclists convene at a college campus for daily bicycle tours, seminars on bicycle-related topics, and evening entertainment. If you own a bicycle, you should belong to this organization. 1612 K Street NW, Suite 401, Washington, DC 20006.
www.bikeleague.org. Email: BikeLeague@aol.com. 202-822-1333.

Adventure Cycling Association:
The Adventure Cycling Association, formerly called Bikecentennial, is the largest bicycle touring organization in the country. It is a non-profit, membership-supported organization devoted to bicycle travel. The Adventure Cycling Association develops scenic, low-traffic, transcontinental on-road and off-road bicycling routes. It sells maps for those routes and leads rids over those routes. Members receive the Association's Adventure Cyclist magazine. Members also receive The Cyclists' Yellow Pages, a resource for state, national, and international bicycle-related information. Anyone interested in bicycle touring should belong to this organization. Box 8308, Missoula, MT 59807.
www.adv-cycling.org/. Email: acabike@aol.com. 406-721-1776

New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC):
The New York Bicycling Coation is the local bicycle advocacy organization. c/o Ann Sullivan, 646 9th Avenue, Apt 3RS, New York, NY 10036.
www.serotta.com/nybc 212-757- 9418

United States Cycling Federation (USCF):
The USCF is the governing body of competitive cycling in the United States. It is the parent company of the National Off-Road Bicycling Association (NORBA). One Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909.
www.usacycling.org. Email: uscf@usacycling.org. 719-578-4596

National Off-Road Bicycling Association (NORBA):
Norba is the national association and governing body for mountain bike racing in the United States. It is a member of the USCF. One Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909.
www.adventuresports.com/asap/norba/norba.htm. Email: norba@aol.com. 719-578-4717.

International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA):
IMBA promotes environmentally sound and socially responsible trail cycling. It works to keep public lands open to cyclists. PO Box 7578, Boulder, CO 80306- 7578.
www.outdoorlink.com/imba. Email: IMBA@aol.com. 303-545-9011.

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Bicycling Tip of the Month:

While you bike, you lose water and electrolytes (such as sodium and potassium) in your sweat. You also use sugar (glucose and chains of stored glucose called glycogen) for energy. If you fail to adequately replace fluids, you will become dehydrated and you may experience heat exhaustion. If you fail to replace glucose calories, you will experience "the bonk", a low blood sugar state in which you feel weak, tired, dizzy, irritable, disoriented and rubberlegged. Dehydration and the bonk can be avoided by drinking before you're thirsty and eating before you're hungry.

Expect to lose one or two quarts of sweat every hour while you bike! To replace this fluid loss, bring 2, full, water bottles with you on every ride. Start sipping 15 minutes after you start and continue to sip every 15 minutes thereafter. Consume at least 1 water bottle per hour; more if it's hot and humid. Drink enough to pass at least a few ounces of light-yellow colored urine every 2 to 4 hours; no urine, or a few drops of dark-orange urine, indicates inadequate hydration. Refill your water bottles as often as necessary to maintain proper hydration. If you bike for 90 minutes or less, water replacement is all that is necessary. If you bike for longer than 90 minutes, glucose and electrolyte replacement are also necessary. For these longer rides, fill your water bottles with any commercial sports drink. Since your exercising stomach can better absorb a weak glucose solution, consider adding water to dilute the sports drink (or orange juice) by 50%. Some sports drinks can be purchased as a powder, which can be carried in a Ziploc bag to mix with water en route.

Expect to burn approximately 500 calories per hour while you bike! You should replace at least half of these calories to continue cycling efficiently. Consider adding solid food calories on rides lasting more than three hours.
Traditional, solid, high carbohydrate, cycling foods include bananas, fig bars, dates, bagels, and commercial high energy bars (or gels). These foods are usually carried in the back pockets of cycling shirts, where they are conveniently accessible. Hint: Smaller food items, such as fig bars and dates can be carried in Ziploc bags. Hint: To peel a banana with one hand, hold it by the stem, bite off the opposite end, and peel it with your teeth.

During a ride, avoid overeating at rest stops and avoid foods high in fat.

Within 1 or 2 hours after a ride, drink water until you pass urine. Eat a meal high in carbohydrates, such as pasta or potatoes. This post-ride "carbo-loading" replaces used glycogen stores, so you can ride far again tomorrow!

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