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Tracing the History of the Bicycle and Its Impact on Society (November 2016): Instruction Manuals

By Duncan R. Jamieson

Instruction Manuals

Henry Clyde wrote an early manual for beginning cyclists, Pleasure Cycling. More recently, Kameel Nasr’s Bicycle Touring International gives all levels of riders instruction on what to take and how to prepare for traveling off the map. David Brunn Perry’s Bike Cult covers every aspect of cycling and cycles. Rob Van der Plas’s Bicycle Touring Manual offers advice on what type of bicycle one should use and what one should take. Paul Fournel, in Need for the Bike, writes of the experience of cycling for novices and committed riders, while Grant Peterson’s Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike is everyone’s guide on how to enjoy and maintain a bicycle.