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on 15 November 1998
While this book contains virtually the same information that is in Friel's The Cyclist's Training Bible, the focus on the older athelete makes the information more accessable and practical. Good reviews of current knowledge of cycling physiology, nutrition, and various training strategies for different types of cycling goals. Very good discussion of self evaluation of personal cycling strengths and weaknesses, along with guidance on how to set cycling goals, and develop abilties. Neither book is aimed at the casual cyclist, but rather those who want to develop and improve their skills. Where the Training Bible seems aimed at the elite athelete, Cycling Past Fifty provides reduced intensity trainig suggestions, and has more discusion on potential limitations, nad training problems. I highly recommend both books. Only four stars because of the poor title, and the level of repetition from The Cyclist's Training Bible.
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on 25 September 2012
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.
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on 25 June 2010
This is a superb book for cyclists over 50 and want to enjoy cycling with out doing something that could injure. I found the chapters well laid out and easy to read and assimilate, I am, over 50 lol, I have read it through several times and then can go back easily and refer if I am concerned about something. I recommend it to all over 50 cyclists whether you are a lifelong cyclist or just want to take it up for exercise.
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on 19 December 2011
I bought this book as a joke birthday gift for my husband!! He has actually read it cover to cover several times and has thoroughly enjoyed it. He says it has encouraged him to do more on his bike and has given him some really good training tips!
So.......for a joke gift .....I am delighted he loved it!!
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on 29 December 2013
I knew this was one of his earlier books, and it's definitely not just aimed at past-50 cyclists (I'm 40).
Some great technical stuff and good advice but seems a bit dated. I didn't want a focus on power as I don't have a power meter, but it seemed to jump from information into a big section on training plans at which point it became a bit boring
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on 20 August 2010
I bought this book for a good friend who really appreciates it for the logical, common sense values expressed in the specialised arena of cycling when older in age than an enthusiastic youngster. We both subscribe to the health benefits of cycling when built-in to a normal lifestyle.
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on 1 February 2009
An enjoyable & very informative read, if a little technical in parts. Gives you a sense of confidence that cycling is for all, whatever your age.
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on 27 March 2015
I'm not jet 50, but the book covers all the basic training principals + special view for 50 (or near).
It is very helpful and logical in my preparations for week long touring.
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on 18 March 2013
Really good book written by a recognised expert, well written and easy to read and absorb, with the intricacies of the training programmes clearly explained.
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on 13 May 2015
very pleased with this purchase
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