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Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling: Build the Strength, Skills, and Confidence to Ride as Far as You Want Paperback – 28 Mar 2001

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  • Paperback: 303 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Press (28 Mar. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579541992
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579541996
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 2.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,348 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling


Ride Strong, Ride Long ... Whether Your Goal Is 30 Miles or 3,000


From two of the country's top cycling experts the most comprehensive guide ever to achieving the strength, skills, and strategies you need for long-distance riding. Whether you're training for day rides, centuries, or cross-country trips,The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling helps you choose the right equipment, train step-by-step, and map out your riding strategy so that you can go the distance.


Discover how to:

* Make the most of every hour on your bike

* Build your mileage base efficiently

* Customize your training to suit your personality and physical capabilities

* Build extra training time into your hectic schedule

* Avoid injuries and the dangers of overtraining

* Achieve the mental edge you need to ride farther and faster

* Train for both road and off-road touring

* Choose cycling gear that goes and goes

* Eat for the long haul-- nutrtion before, during, and after your rides


To help you achieve your riding goals, The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling gives you complete, step-by-step training programs for riding a half-century, century, double century, and beyond. You'll also find strategies and techniques for special situations, such as riding in bed weather and riding at night. Published by the world's leading authority on bicycling, this informative guide is a must-have for all cycling enthusiasts.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Edmund R. Burke, Ph.D., a leading expert on training and nutrition for bicyclists, worked with the U.S. national cycling team at the Olympic Training Center for more than 20 years. An endurance rider, he is currently professor and director of the exercise science program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.


Ed Pavelka was executive editor of Bicycling magazine for 10 years and ofVelo News for 8 years. He has written 20 bicycling books and holds two world records in ultra-marathon cycling. He is director of Internet content for Performance Bicycle in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

About the Author

Edmund R. Burke, Ph.D., a leading expert on training and nutrition for bicyclists, worked with the U.S. national cycling team at the Olympic Training Center for more than 20 years. An endurance rider, he is currently professor and director of the exercise science program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.


Ed Pavelka was executive editor of Bicycling magazine for 10 years and ofVelo News for 8 years. He has written 20 bicycling books and holds two world records in ultra-marathon cycling. He is director of Internet content for Performance Bicycle in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


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