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1 Getting Started 2 Race Prep: Your first event, getting organized, pre-race bike tune-up, bikewashing 101, navigation 3 One-Day Domestic Events 4 One-Day International Events 5 Multiday Adventures 6 Outfitting Your Bike: Bike fit, wheel and tire size, rim and tire width compatibility, mountain bikes, road bikes, cyclocross bikes, gravel bikes, fueling, hydration, punctures, going tubeless, gearing, brakes, maintenance, and pre-ride checklist, 7 Bikepacking Gear for Multiday Adventures: Bikes; route-specific recommendations; how to carry the load; powering electronics; GPS trackers; tents, bivvy sacks, pyramid tents, tarps, and hammocks; sleeping bags, quilts, and pads; cooking and water filters; hygiene; multiday checklist and gear. 8 Building Your Gravel Dream Machine: Bespoke, compatible component upgrades, gearing, drop bars, brakes, and dream bikes. Epilogue Resources Index Acknowledgments About the Author Credits

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Gravel Cycling is Nick Legan's comprehensive guide that is packed with breathtaking "want to be there" photos, intel on iconic events, and practical step-by-step direction for newcomers and hardcore off-road adventurers.

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Nick Legan is the gear editor and road test editor for Adventure Cyclist, the official publication of the 43-year-old Adventure Cycling Association. He was formerly Technical Editor for VeloNews. He served a seven-year stint in the professional cycling mechanic ranks, working for the RadioShack ProTour team at the Tour de France and the Amgen Tour of California, and for the Garmin-Slipstream, CSC, Toyota-United, Health Net and Ofoto professional cycling teams. He is a graduate of Indiana University with honors and degrees in French and journalism.

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