Now lets face it, its not that common that you take up a sport in your later years, in which you were never previously involved, but even if you did participate before - things do change over the years, and dare I suggest that our memories are not always entirely reliable, and lets face it, we may be a decade or two older than when we last did some serious cycling. If you have come back to cycling in later years, or indeed are just taking it up, then this is a great little book for you. Joe Friel is a well know guru concerning cycling training. He's been at it for very many years - and being an older guy himself, now, he understands that while your enthusiasm may not wain with age, you do need to respect your body a little better. Reading this book will help you to schedule your training and riding in a way that it will continue to thrill you until you finally drop off your bicycle and float to the great bike yard in the sky. Joe really understands that because you are an older rider, you don't want to settle for slowly bimbling around everywhere (although if that is what you want to do, that's OK too). He understands that older you may be, but you still want to improve and most of all enjoy your cycling, and get the most from it.
I thoroughly recommend this book to all more mature girls and boys out there, who want to get on their bicycles, enjoy the freedom of the road or the countryside, and build their fitness. Its a good read and a book you will come back to time & time again.