The Misunderstood World of a Bike Racer
Paperback ISBN: 1934030171
In the world of cycling, there are enthusiasts and then there are "roadies" -- the cyclist whose passion for bike racing cannot be tamed. A confirmed roadie will go to any length to better his record -- from shaving his legs to dropping a fortune on a bike -- and the reactions to a roadie's determination can vary from disbelief to outright scorn. Jamie Smith is a confirmed roadie, and in this unique book, he sets out to explain the often-misunderstood world of roadies, delving into the groups many neuroses and lightheartedly illuminating just what it is that keeps these extreme cyclists coming back for more. Accompanied by amusing illustrations from a nationally syndicated cartoonist, this look into a bike racing subculture is sure to convert even the most hardened skeptics.
Le Tour De France 2015
The Official Review
Hardcover ISBN: 190953451x
For the first time in its 102 year history, the official review of the Tour de France is finally to be published in English. Relive the 2015 Tour de France day by day, stage by stage, from the Grand Depart in Utrecht right through to the grand climax on the Champs Elysee. The Official Review takes you to the heart of one of the greatest sporting events in the world and follow stars such as Mark Cavendish, Chris Froome, Alberto Contador and Peter Sagan as they chase glory at the biggest race of them all. Compiled by the journalists and photographers of legendary French sports newspaper L'Equipe and fully endorsed by Le Tour, the bestselling review will be available just a few weeks after the conclusion of the world's greatest cycling event.
The Feed Zone Cookbook
Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes
Hardcover ISBN: 1934030767
Dr. Allen Lim is the hottest sports physiologist in cycling because his unconventional methods of training and nutrition are reinventing the sport. In The Feed Zone Cookbook, Lim reveals his better way to eat and the chef who makes it all taste great, Biju Thomas. Biju brings a fresh, no-fuss approach to 100 recipes designed to boost athletic performance and taste great at the same time. With just a handful of ingredients and requiring no more than 5 or 6 steps, Biju and Lim make real food accessible to athletes. Equipped with a rice cooker, hot plate, and a pot or two, Biju and Lim show how easy it is for athletes to prepare their own food, whether at home or on the go. With thorough nutritional breakdowns for each recipe and fun tips explaining the how and why, this book is the perfect blend of science and practice. The Feed Zone Cookbook will change the way athletes think about fueling for performance, replacing the highly-processed, prepackaged bars, gels, and meals with the real, nourishing foods that everyone craves.
The Bicycle Coloring Book
Journey to the Edge of the World
Paperback ISBN: 1780677499
The Bicycle Coloring Book follows the fantastic journey of a bicycle exploring without its rider. Bursting with intricate illustrations that evoke both Japanese anime and Western street art, the beautiful scenes cry out to be colored in amazing detail. As you color don't forget to look out for the bicycle's cute companion (who appears in every scene) and the illustration details that form a cleverly designed flip book. A stunning gift book that will appeal to lovers of cycling and urban art, as well as to committed colouring in fans.
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.
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.
Paperback ISBN: 193138228x
This new collection from cyclist Bob Roll reflects his unique perspective on the professional racing circuit and his own brand of dry humor. Straightforward yet sly, funny but perhaps a little crazy, Roll calls it like he sees it. Here are anecdotes about the Tour de France, international mountain-bike tournaments, training struggles, heart-stopping crashes, and personal vendettas, all of which provide a fascinating inside look at the world of championship cycling.
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.
Cycle for Life
Bike & Body Health & Maintenance
Paperback ISBN: 0789210436
A comprehensive guide to cycling, Cycle for Life includes bike and gear basics, body fitness, nutrition and health, and training programs for many levels and styles of cycling. More than just a sport, cycling is also a green mode of transport and a social recreational activity that is converting hundreds of new devotees every year. As cities and cycling clubs work together to build new bike lanes, paths, and routes, cycling is becoming safer and more fun. Author and professional cyclist Nicole Cooke is a cycling star whose recent gold-winning triumph in the Beijing Olympics earned her an even greater fan base. She is passionate about her sport, and that love of cycling is evident in Cycle for Life. The book is divided into four main sections: Bike Basics, which includes bike, gear, maintenance, and riding skills; Body Basics, which includes stretching, fitness, cross-training, and nutrition and health; Challenge Yourself, which includes commuting, touring, events, and racing; and Bike Knowledge, which includes information and resources for cyclists who want to take their commitment to the next level. Cycle for Life is written to supply even the novice cyclist with information to bike with greater confidence. The book also has plenty of information for intermediate cyclists, whom Nicole calls GÇ£improvers.GÇ¥ With GÇ£52 Reasons to RideGÇ¥ and its readable text, Cycle for Life is sure to inspire new fans and remind current cycling enthusiasts of the many reasons why they love their sport.