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

The Complete Book of Road Cycling & Racing: A Manual for the Dedicated Rider [Kindle Edition]

Willard Peveler
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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

About the Author

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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 13060 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0071489371
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1 edition (8 Aug 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001H01MMW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #143,407 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a real "complete" book for cycling 2 Aug 2010
That was my first book for cycling, so I decieded yo buy a compact referance. Now I think I choose the right one. This book is a good reference to start getting info about the tools, the bike it self, training, overall rules on the road etc. Maybe not a specific book for further details but a good point to start. Everybody's familiar with bikes and riding, but if you are interested in details and looking for technical info about cycling, this book is the right tool.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 8 Dec 2012
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A very informative book, well worth the purchase. This book is very detailed and give all riders from amateur to professional the advice needed to be the best you can.
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4.0 out of 5 stars helpful info 24 July 2013
By Mark
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A great cross section of cycling, but not to in depth for a beginner, it contains knowledge on all forms of cycling
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Informative 7 April 2013
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Without insulting the readers he covers everything and more...... exactly what it says on the tin. Educational, enlightening and enjoyable!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for new cyclists 29 Sep 2008
By A. Takeda - Published on
This is a great book for those just starting to cycle or for those who wish they had a little more knowledge about the basics. Dr. Peveler begins with the bike its components and fitting. Next he illustrates the various types and designs and what it means for the rider. I have never seen a cycling book help the rider with this very important aspect of cycling. More over, there is helpful information on the body and different kinds of trainings - leg speed, strength/hills, endurance. Very readable with sound advice. A large part of the book is devoted to riding skills and communication. So for those who have ever wondered what they should be doing in a group ride look no further, this book will help answer those questions. And what is more Dr. Peveler demonstrates various exercises that will strengthen the rider and increase endurance. I've been telling my training partners about this book, maybe I shouldn't, so I can surprise them with my new skills!
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 3 Oct 2008
By K5SPB - Published on
This book is a fantastic read for those just getting their feet wet into the world of cycling. This book covers equipment, maintenance, bike fitting, nutrition, and much more - including group riding etiquette. If you put the skills explained in this book to good use, you will become a better rider. The author uses a very conversational writing style and doesn't put you to sleep with incessant jargon. If you're new to the sport or just need a refresher on a few things, buy this book - you won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An All-In-One Guide To Cycling 23 Nov 2008
By Sean P. Weide - Published on
Whether you are just getting started in the sport, or you've been riding and racing for 20+ years (like me), this is a tremendous handbook and reference guide to all things cycling.

I found the off-season training and nutrition chapters to be particularly helpful. If you are interested in racing, the racing skills and tactics chapter will quickly bring you up to speed.

Perhaps the best aspect of this book are the photos, which tell the story in many cases themselves. The author has gone to great lengths to find pictures that supplement the text and further explain many of the technical aspects, particularly in the bike maintenance chapter.

If there's a cyclist on your Christmas list this year, I recommend this as a "must purchase."
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 18 Dec 2011
By Flanek - Published on
Very useful book for beginners. Touches all foundations of cycling in a very wide and understandable manner. Doesn't run into specific details regarding trainning but gives a good idea on how to start. Excellent for people under 7 months into the sport. If you have more than this then you may want to pick a book with a little higher level.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Complete it is 17 Jan 2011
By Peter A. Wimberg - Published on
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This book does a fine job of covering pretty much everything you ould need to know to get involved in racing. While you can find entire books that would cover topics devoted to one chapter in this book you will find that Will Peveler gets to the point and doesn't miss the important ideas.
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