The Complete Book of Road Cycling & Racing

The Complete Book of Road Cycling & Racing : A Manual for the Dedicated Rider

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Ride faster, fitter, smarter, & farther
Every road rider has goals. Yours may be to begin racing, to become more competitive, or to win a specific tour. Not interested in racing? Perhaps you want to complete your first century ride, improve your overall fitness, or ride father and faster just for the sheer joy of flying on two wheels.
No matter what your goals, The Complete Book of Road Cycling and Racing gives you all the information you need to become a better, more performance-focused cyclist. Written by an accomplished racing coach, cyclist, and exercise physiologist, this book shows you how to:
Fit the bike to your body for maximum efficiency and comfort
Ride safely in a group
Cope with any weather or altitude
Maintain your bike
Prepare for races of all types
Master racing strategies and tactics
Train efficiently and stay in peak condition year-round
And much more
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 180.34 x 223.52 x 10.16mm | 385.55g
  • Ragged Mountain Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • ill
  • 0071489371
  • 9780071489379
  • 150,495

Table of contents

1. Finding Your Bike
2. Fitting You to the Bike
3. Bike Maintenance
PART II: Riding and Racing
4. Riding Skills
5. Weather
6. Riding Safely
7. Races and Events
8. Racing Skills, Strategy, and Tactics
9. Training Programs
10. Cycling Physiology
11. Basic Training
12. Off-Season Training
13. Nutrition
14. Your Unique Physique
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About Willard Peveler

Will Peveler, Ph.D., is a noted exercise physiologist who has coached at the university level and ridden competitively since 1994. In addition to his work as a bicycle-fitting specialist, Will also writes on performance cycling and biomechanics. Will is Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Northern Kentucky University.
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