Author: Ace McCloud
Are you tired of being out of shape and stuck inside all the time? Whether you want to (1) race as a professional, (2) get fit, or (3) just get away and enjoy the outdoors more, then this book will teach you everything you need to know. Are you ready to get more energy and start enjoying your exercise again? Cycling is an exciting competitive sport, a great form of transportation and an enjoyable form of exercise for people of all ages. Bicycling is easy to learn, a lot of fun, and if you really love it, you can even try to go professional! However, there is much more to cycling than just learning to balance yourself on two wheels. There is both an art and a science to cycling that can put you at a massive advantage if you have the right knowledge, whether you view cycling as a sport, a hobby, or as a form of transportation! If you love cycling and want to take your skills to the next level, then this is the book for you! Experience all the health benefits of cycling in the fresh air. Cycling provides one of the best cardiovascular workouts you'll find anywhere. It can strengthen every part of your body, improve your muscle tone, increase your core body strength, boost your circulation and enhance your respiration. In addition, the sun exposure and ionized air you inhale can increase your sense of well-being and boost your mood, leaving your mind as exhilarated as your body! Enjoy being outdoors while cycling with friends and family. Have fun as you ride along with friends and family members. Because all ages can ride together, this is one of the best activities you can share with your family and friends. You can bond together as you ride. Cycling can create some great memories! Take your cycling to the next level. If your friends are highly competitive, what better way to compete than on two wheels? One of the best ways to get and stay fit is to train with others. Use your competitive nature to spur each other on to ride faster and farther. At the same time, bicycling together gives the stronger rider an opportunity to help out those who are less experienced. Cycling is a true community sport that has the power to develop unity, teamwork, and massive health benefits in its participants. What Will You Learn About Cycling? How to choose the right cycling equipment. How to safely cycle on bike paths and roadways. How to perform at peak efficiency. How to use time trials to increase your skills. Specific strategies and workouts to help you get better. You Will Also Discover: How to make minor adjustments to maximize your comfort and cycling efficiency. The inspiring story of cyclist Marshall Taylor. How to stretch and warm up properly before riding. The best nutrition for fueling your ride. Get fit while enjoying one of the most pleasurable activities on the planet! Buy It Now!
Author: Shannon Sovndal
Publisher: Human Kinetics
From customized workouts to authoritative advice, this title provides effective workouts for achieving peak physical conditioning. It features 56 workouts based on specific aspects of riding, such as base building, interval training, sprint and hill climbing and time trialling. Each workout is colour coded for intensity level.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
It's All About the Bike
Author: Robert Penn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Robert Penn has saddled up nearly every day of his adult life. In his late twenties, he pedaled 25,000 miles around the world. Today he rides to get to work, sometimes for work, to bathe in air and sunshine, to travel, to go shopping, to stay sane, and to skip bath time with his kids. He's no Sunday pedal pusher. So when the time came for a new bike, he decided to pull out all the stops. He would build his dream bike, the bike he would ride for the rest of his life; a customized machine that reflects the joy of cycling. It's All About the Bike follows Penn's journey, but this book is more than the story of his hunt for two-wheel perfection. En route, Penn brilliantly explores the culture, science, and history of the bicycle. From artisanal frame shops in the United Kingdom to California, where he finds the perfect wheels, via Portland, Milan, and points in between, his trek follows the serpentine path of our love affair with cycling. It explains why we ride. It's All About the Bike is, like Penn's dream bike, a tale greater than the sum of its parts. An enthusiastic and charming tour guide, Penn uses each component of the bike as a starting point for illuminating excursions into the rich history of cycling. Just like a long ride on a lovely day, It's All About the Bike is pure joy- enriching, exhilarating, and unforgettable.
Coach Joe Friel is the most trusted name in endurance sports coaching, and his Cyclist's Training Bible is the most comprehensive and reliable training resource ever written for cyclists. This new edition of the bestselling book includes all of the latest advances in training and technology. Using this book, cyclists can create a comprehensive, self-coached training plan that is both scientifically proven and shaped around their personal goals. Friel empowers athletes with every detail they need to consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing to race. This fourth edition includes extensive revisions on the specifics of how to train and what to eat. Friel explains how cyclists can: best gauge intensity with power meters and other new training technology to maximize form and fitness and reduce fatigue; more knowledgeably and accurately make changes to their annual training plan over the course of a season; dramatically build muscular endurance with strength training; improve body composition and recovery with smarter nutrition. With more case studies to draw from and multiple contingency plans for those times when training doesn't progress as planned, The Cyclist's Training Bible continues to be the definitive guide to optimal cycling performance.
Author: Pat Hahn
Publisher: Motorbooks International
This is the first how-to guide for riding a big bike, with clear information on differences in equipment and handling, steering, positioning, powering up, braking and carrying a passenger.
Author: Robert Panzera
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Cycling Fast provides clear, comprehensive guidance for any novice bike racer or performance cyclist striving to move to the next stage in cycling. The book covers all the basics a racer needs to know including coverage on heart rate training, power meter training, mental training, nutrition and hydration strategies and bike handling. With expert racing skills, strategies and tips for selecting equipment, Cycling Fast makes the perfect guide for any cyclist preparing to race. Original.
A week-by-week training journal provides tips on how to train effectively, achieve and maintain fitness, race strategically, select the best gear, and observe optimal nutrition, in an illustrated guide that provides additional space for tracking one's personal progress. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Author: Cheung, Stephen S., Zabala, Mikel
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Authoritative, yet accessible, this guide provides the latest on science and technology from the world’s top cycling coaches and researchers. Comprehensive and cutting edge, coverage includes the rider–machine interface, environmental stressors, health issues, the planning of training programs, racing techniques, and more.
"More than 40 million Americans will ride a bike for fitness this year and the most devoted are busy working professionals. In this new edition of The Time-Crunched Cyclist, Lance Armstrong's personal cycling coach Chris Carmichael brings busy cyclists up to speed with the fastest way to get fit. Carmichael's revolutionary Time-Crunched program shows busy cyclists how to build competitive cycling fitness on a realistic schedule. Complete with training plans, case studies, nutritional guidelines, and success stories, this updated edition includes new training plans for commuters, mountain bikers, and cyclocross racers. Carmichael's proven methods and training programs enable cyclists to push the pace in the local group ride, have fun and perform well in local races, or tackle a challenging 100-mile fundraiser without committing to a high-volume training program"--
American Motorcyclist magazine, the official journal of the American Motorcyclist Associaton, tells the stories of the people who make motorcycling the sport that it is. It's available monthly to AMA members. Become a part of the largest, most diverse and most enthusiastic group of riders in the country by visiting our website or calling 800-AMA-JOIN.
Author: Madi Carlson
• Fresh approach that every beginning bicycle commuter needs to get started with confidence • Illustrations throughout help explain cycle safety, route planning, etiquette, maintenance, and more • Author is a family cycling advocate Bicycle commuting is growing by leaps and bounds, especially among women. For many prospective bike commuters, simply seeing a bicyclist cruise past their car or bus while stuck in heavy traffic is enough to inspire a change. But many novice bike commuters crave a manual. The largest percentage of would-be bicycle commuters falls in the “Interested But Concerned” category—they have questions about rules of the road, fears about traffic, or uncertainty about how to get started. Urban Cycling is the easy-to-navigate resource that answers it all! Author, advocate, and urban-cycler extraordinaire Madi Carlson provides accessible and appealing guidance, giving even the most hesitant bicyclist all the tools she needs to join the cycling community. Carlson details everything from choosing a bike and gear accessories to safe riding techniques, city cycling infrastructure to route planning, and multi-modal commuting to basic maintenance. She also discusses legal issues around urban biking and commuting with children. Illustrations and diagrams of various bicycle facilities and traffic situations help show readers what is expected in each, while photographs demonstrate gear essentials and riding techniques. Tips, personal anecdotes, and profiles of bike commuters and cycling organizations from around the country provide additional advice and inspiration.
Ask a Pro
Author: Phil Gaimon
Phil Gaimon’s Ask a Pro answers every question you’ve always wanted to ask about pro cycling...sort of. Gaimon gathers the best of his popular Q&A column—and pokes fun at his younger self. Despite the howling protests from his peers, no one’s ever been more willing to spill the beans on what it’s really like inside the pro cycling peloton than the sarcastic scribe Phil Gaimon. Building on the outrageous success of his hilarious 2014 debut, Pro Cycling on $10 a Day: From Fat Kid to Euro Pro, Gaimon gathers the absolute gems from his monthly Q&A feature column in VeloNews magazine into his new book, Ask a Pro: Deep Thoughts and Unreliable Advice from America’s Foremost Cycling Sage, adding a dose of fresh commentary and even more acerbic and sharp-eyed insights. With six years of material to work with—including his incredible rise into the pro ranks, the devastating loss of his contract for 2015, and his bold return to the Big League—Gaimon covers every possible topic from the team dinner table to the toilet with plenty of stops along the way. Gaimon offers wise-ass (and sometimes earnest) answers to fan questions like: · How much chamois cream should I use? · I’ve started shaving my legs. How can I be accepted by my friends? · What do you do to protect yourself when you know you’re about to crash? · How many bikes does my husband really need? · What’s the best victory celebration? Do you practice yours? · In women’s cycling, what is the proper definition of a pro? · What do you say to someone if they honk or almost hit you? · Do you name your bikes? · What do pros think when they see a recreational cyclist in a full pro kit or riding a pro-level bike? · Can you take your bike apart and put it back together? · How bad does the weather have to be to call off a training ride? · How do you know when it’s time to change a tire? · When you’re in a breakaway all day, do riders form a future friendship? · Riders keep complaining about "unsafe" weather at races. When did pro cyclists turn into such wussies? · How do the pros define a "crash"? Gaimon wields his outsider’s wit to cast a cock-eyed gaze at the peculiar manners, mores, and traditions that make the medieval sport of cycling so irresistible to watch. Ask a Pro includes new resources from Gaimon, too, including his Cookie Map of America, dubious advice on winning the race buffet, a cautionary guide for host housing, Phil’s pre-race warm-up routine, and a celebrity baker’s recipe for The Phil Cookie.
How to Ride a Bike
Author: Sir Chris Hoy
'Chris is someone I've always looked up to. Not just because of his many successes but the way he is as a guy. He hasn't changed since I first met him, and he always has time for anyone. A true role model.' - Geraint Thomas, 2018 Tour de France winner An invaluable manual for cyclists of all ages, experience and ability, which will help them achieve peak performance. Full of practical advice, this book includes information on: Strength conditioning to improve your performance Targeted training plans to focus on strengthening weaker areas Bike care and maintenance Riding different terrains and environments Road cycling skills and safety The book will also help you explore your five key abilities of cycling fitness, defined as the maximum effort you can maintain for the following periods of time: 6 seconds (max sprinting) 30-60 seconds (sub-max sprinting) 3-5 minutes (VO2 max) 1 hour (zone of transition) Several hours (long steady distance riding) This book acts as a training toolbox with which you can structure bespoke sessions to improve these five facets of performance. There's also advice on diet, weight loss and the psychology of cycling, and plenty of stories and anecdotes from Sir Chris Hoy's Olympic track career. Full of helpful and inspiring advice for those getting on a bike for the first time in a while, along with plenty of tips and tricks for seasoned cyclists looking to take it up a notch, this is a book for beginners and pros alike.
Joe Friel is the top coach in triathlon and his book Your First Triathlon is the best-selling book for beginner triathletes. This clear and comprehensive book makes preparing for sprint and Olympic triathlons simple and stress-free. Joe Friel's practical training plan takes fewer than 5 hours a week, giving aspiring triathletes the confidence and fitness to enjoy their first race. Your First Triathlon offers a 12-week training plan for total beginners as well as custom plans for athletes experienced in running, cycling, or swimming. Four easy-to-use plans include achievable swim, bike, run, and optional strength workouts that will gradually but surely build anyone into a triathlete. Joe offers helpful advice to simplify the complexities of the swim-bike-run sport. Even a total novice will learn commonsense tips and tricks to navigate packet pickup, set up a transition area, fuel for race day, finish a stress-free swim, and ensure that race day goes as smoothly as planned. Joe Friel is the coach experienced triathletes trust most. His book The Triathlete's Training Bible is the best-selling triathlon training resource and now his trusted advice is available to help beginners enjoy their first triathlon experience.