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Maybe you're a novice who has yet to squeeze into that first pair of sexy Lycra shorts. Or perhaps you're a seasoned racer who is seeking ways to become stronger and faster. Whatever the case, you will be well served by Ed Pavelka's comprehensive guide, which takes the reader on a highly readable ride through road cycling--from the basics of handling and maintenance to the subtle intricacies of racing. Instead of asking the reader to take his word on every subject, Pavelka has gathered a cast of Olympians and renowned mechanics to tackle whichever topic reflects his or her strongest suit. Besides the basics, chapters also include in-depth advice on sprinting, hill climbing, using heart monitors effectively, training indoors during the wintry months, and even surviving your commute in the concrete jungle. If that's not enough, Pavelka has devoted an entire section to medical concerns, including overtraining, sore knees, and saddle sores. --Ben Tiffany
“In this book are all the basic techniques and skills we use in pro road racing, translated for fast recreational riders.” ―Ron Kiefel, former pro cyclist
“Bicycling magazine has assembled the most comprehensive book about road cycling in recent years. Everything you need to know about this wonderful sport is clearly presented and easy to put to use.” ―Alex Stieda, first North American to lead the Tour de France
“Cycling is a sport to be enjoyed for a lifetime. Learn from the experts, test your limits, then go explore the world.” ―Karen Kurreck, former world time trial championSee all Product Description
I am new to road biking, but no stranger to biking. I have biked for most of my life. At 50 I have purchased my first road bike. Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2013 by gilikeu
I am a fairly serious cyclist and I ride a Hybrid bike. Althought this book is aimed more at road cyclists and racers, I found it very usefull . Read morePublished on July 6 2009 by Norm U
I have been cycling recreationally for a number of years, and want to learn more and improve.
I have looked at a couple of books, but this one is excellent:
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I really enjoyed reading this book. As somone who is just getting into cycling I found it to be a good sampling of information wtth the right amount of technical depth for the... Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2001 by R. Kosman
Good overview of basic cycling skills which anyone - from novice to experienced rider - will find helpful. Well organized and well writtenPublished on March 21 2001