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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
INTRODUCTION PART I: THE BIKE 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 PART III: TRAINING 9. Training Programs 10. Cycling Physiology 11. Basic Training 12. Off-Season Training 13. Nutrition 14. Your Unique Physique
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.