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The Cyclist's Training Bible: A Complete Training Guide for the Competitive Road Cyclist (Cycling)
The Cyclist's Training Bible: A Complete Training Guide for the Competitive Road Cyclist (Cycling)
by Joe Friel
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and Methodical, 6 Nov 2003
I had been training and racing for several years, picking up information from here and there. The one thing I was missing was a method for working out a detailed structure and a framework for making decisions as to on what areas to concentrate.
Then, a few years ago, I bought this book. Most books on training are aimed at people with all the time they need to train. This book takes a real work perspective and allows you to make the right decisions bearing in mind all the limiting factors, from the physical to the simple fact that most ordinary people have a limited time in which to train.
So, with the focus this book gave me, even though my time was more limited than ever, I trained to the best of my ability and resources and then a raced a handful of races in my category. Needless to say, I was placed in most races and got enough points to go up a category straight away. For this simple fact, I highly recommend this book to everyone!
Next year, I am going to try Triathlon.. needless to say, I am buying Joel's triathlon training bible too!


Grotesque
Grotesque
Offered by dischiniccoli
Price: £13.51

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Original Genius-ah, 5 Sep 2003
This review is from: Grotesque (Audio CD)
This was the best time for the Fall! And that's not just nostalgia. As a youg Mancunian, I saw the Fall innumerable times and have heard just about everything from them. IMHO this and Slates are the best work they have done. It was in these recordings that they developed and honed the style that all future incarnations of the band have since tried to emulate.
This is the Fall must have. Buy it now!


A Practical Guide to Extreme Programming (Coad)
A Practical Guide to Extreme Programming (Coad)
by David Astels
Edition: Paperback
Price: £34.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Does as it says on the tin!, 1 Sep 2003
An extremely practical and pragmatic guide to deciding about and implementing XP.


Mountain Bike Like a Champion: Master the Techniques to Tackle the Toughest Terrain
Mountain Bike Like a Champion: Master the Techniques to Tackle the Toughest Terrain
by Ed Pavelka
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.64

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for every XC technique, 1 Sep 2003
Absolutely brilliant book, stuffed to the gills with tips and tricks to make you ride better and faster!


MCSD Self Paced Training Kit: Analyzing Requirements and Defining .NET Solution Architectures
MCSD Self Paced Training Kit: Analyzing Requirements and Defining .NET Solution Architectures
by Microsoft Corporation
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good starting point, 1 Sep 2003
This is quite a good book, but the subject matter is, in reality so vast that you really need to do a lot of extra reading, reading up all the resources mentioned throughout the book. The reality, however, is that the exam really is designed for experienced developers/architects and you will need a lot of extra information and this cannot be provided in one book.
I would say it is a good starting point, with a good grounding in the Microsoft Solutions Framework and for the Analysing and defining side, but it does not really cover the actual architecture/development side. This is, however, covered in all the other books for the development side of the certification and it seems to be assumed that this will be the last exam you will have done in your MCSD set, which is probably a fair assumption.


We Are All Prostitutes
We Are All Prostitutes

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seminal music for a screaming generation, 19 Aug 2002
This review is from: We Are All Prostitutes (Audio CD)
Screaming funk! This was a turning point for music.... Post-Punk, bands like A Certain Ratio and the Pop Group where at the bleeding edge... bringing funk to the indie/punk generation.
A long way down the line and we have the experimental dance music of today. The difference with the Pop Group is their undeniable political chanting... a bit over the top but this was at the height of the Thatcher era.
Scream if you're happy!


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