2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 073604129x
This updated edition has been expanded to reflect the latest developments in training science and technology. It gives competitive cyclists and coaches the know-how and the means to develop their programmes so that they can reach their full potential.
Andy Pruitt's Complete Medical Guide for Cyclists
Paperback ISBN: 1931382808
Even the best cyclists and coaches can miss small details that can lead to serious injuries over the course of many miles on the bike. Andy Pruitt, renowned for his expertise in preventing and treating cycling injuries, has consulted with professional athletes throughout his career, including Lance Armstrong and Axel Merckx. Using computerized pedaling analysis, he has made it possible for countless athletes to achieve the elusive perfect bike fit, thereby dramatically improving their performance. This medical guide draws on his years of experience in this area. He describes the sport’s most common ailments, identifying the symptoms and causes as well as treatments that keep athletes on the road. Written in an accessible, straightforward manner, the book tackles everything from personal training programs to biomechanics, from aging to riding through illness. Perhaps most importantly, riders learn how to make critical adjustments to bike fit, leading to increased comfort, power, and efficiency — and fewer problems.
The Secret Race
Inside the Hidden World of the Tour De France
Paperback ISBN: 034553042x
A once top-ranked cyclist chronicles his downfall after testing positive for doping after winning gold at the 2004 Olympics while also addressing the practice's pervasiveness in the sport and his relationship with Lance Armstrong.
Knack Cycling for Everyone
A Guide to Road, Mountain, and Commuter Biking
Paperback ISBN: 1599218712
Knack Cycling for Everyone is the book for those looking to get introduced, or reintroduced, to today’s world of cycling. It is a step-by-step, comprehensive guide that evaluates all bicycles available today, helps you determine the kind of bike that’s right for you, and shows you the accessories you do and don’t need to ride comfortably. For beginners to intermediates, it includes numerous how-to descriptions, replete with informative photos and tips, on all styles of riding—road biking, mountain biking, commuter cycling, and touring. There are chapters on training, long-distance riding, riding with children, riding with groups, and rules of the road.
50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life
Paperback ISBN: 1608680223
Bike culture is exploding in cities like Portland, OR, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Montreal, and Vancouver, BC. Whether people are riding folding bikes to the commuter train, slipping through traffic on streamlined single speeds, or carrying children and groceries on their cargo bikes, bicycles are making urban life more dynamic and enjoyable simply better. Amy Walker has been at the forefront of this trend as cofounder of Momentum magazine, which chronicles and inspires urban bike culture and transportation cycling. In On Bicycles, she gathers a wide-ranging group of cycling writers to explore the ways that biking can change, and is changing, people’s lives. From utility bikes that are becoming the primary mode of transportation for entire families to the artistic creations of freakbike riders, On Bicycles has something for everyone who has ever ridden a bike. Topics include: * cargo bikes * bike parties * a history of bike advocacy * the bike-craft boom * folding bikes * recumbents * biking with kids * handmade bikes * car-free streets * relocalizing * bike style * collective bike shops * women and bikes * and many more
The Urban Cyclist's Survival Guide
Paperback ISBN: 1600785662
The Urban Cyclist's Survival Guide is written for cycling enthusiasts who expect to run into vehicular traffic or urban traffic patterns anywhere in the world. This book is not limited to only cyclists in the major cities. Every tip, hint, trick, and tactic can be applied to cycling anywhere?rural or urban. It took years of cycling the city streets of Chicago and Los Angeles for these authors to discover their observations and solutions.
Bicycling Magazine's Complete Guide to Bicycle Maintenance and Repairfor R Oad and Mountain Bikes
Over 1,000 Tips, Tricks, and Techniques to Maximize Performance, Minimize Repairs and Save Money
Paperback ISBN: 1579540090
New and improved for 1999, this updated fourth edition includes information on new road and mountain bike models, specialized seats, V-brakes, and more, as well as many new photographs and a detailed troubleshooting section. Original.
Bike Your Butt Off!
A Breakthrough Plan to Lose Weight and Start Cycling (No Experience Necessary!)
Paperback ISBN: 1609615921
Given our struggling economy as well as the national struggle to maintain our waistlines, cycling is enjoying a renaissance as more than 57 million people in the United States use bicycles regularly. Now Bicycling’s Fit Chick presents a brand-new, 12-week weight-loss and exercise plan for beginner and experienced cyclists alike.Whether readers have just a little bit of weight to lose or a lot, Bike Your Butt Off! will help them meet their weight-loss goals in no time, thanks to its expert-tested food and exercise plans from authors Selene Yeager and Leslie Bonci. By outlining basic rules of the road, social elements of cycling, and the sustaining weight-loss benefits of cycling, Bike Your Butt Off! distills the core fundamentals of cycling so that any beginner can adopt it as a lifelong endeavor.With delicious nutritional information, tips, training plans, and fat-burning and heart-pumping exercises to help maximize workouts, readers will see the pounds melt off while having the time of their lives.
The Cyclist's Training Bible
Paperback ISBN: 1931382212
The Cyclist’s Training Bible is designed to help amateurs create a training plan and refine the skills needed to succeed in the sport. Divided into five parts, the book covers commitment and common sense, general concepts, training with a purpose, designing a yearlong plan, and practical strategies for reinforcing training. Dozens of photos, charts, tables and worksheets are featured in this edition that includes 25 percent new and updated material.
A Year in the Saddle
365 Stories from the World of Cycle Sport
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1781314438
A Year in the Saddle takes every day of the year and tells a single cycling story from it. Entries recount historic wins and infamous incidents, report groundbreaking inventions and changing rules and routes, and account the births and deaths of some of the greatest cyclists to grace the sport. Day-by-day through the calendar year the history of cycle sport, from road racing to track, is told. From the death of Fausto Coppi, through the dominance of Chris Hoy on the velodrome track, across the highest peaks of the Tour de France and the flats of Flanders, to celebrating the history of the bike itself, such as, the first patent for the folding bike or the back pedal break. The most important, memorable and intriguing moments of cycling are relived. With striking and beautiful illustrations, inspired by the stories told, the 365-day format brings cycling history to life in a new, interesting and stylish way. A Year in the Saddle captures the wide and varied history of this great sport and presents it in a way that is easy to digest yet contemporary, stylish and, most of all, unique.