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The Ultimate Ride: Get Fit, Get Fast, and Start Winning with the World's Top Cycling Coach

3.39 of 5 stars 3.39  ·  rating details  ·  76 ratings  ·  6 reviews
All the cycling world would love to know Lance Armstrong's training techniques and share in his incredible drive and personal will to win. Now, they-and any fan, reader, casual or dedicated cyclist-can learn all the invaluable training tips, state-of-the-art techniques, indispensable nutritional advice, and revelatory goal-setting and mental exercises that Lance and his pe ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published June 23rd 2003 by Putnam Adult
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The first time I read this book, I found it incredibly distracting that every single workout had a [TM] after it. Over and over again, [TM]'d seemingly silly things. It made me skim through the book and not really read it.

I recently re-read it and found it last distracting as I was prepared for the onslaught of [TM]s and could ignore them. The workouts are incredibly similar to the ones suggested in the Friel book. I think the nice points are detailed information about bike fitting and potential
Jul 17, 2007 Jason rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Mildly informative, but it's more or less just a marketing engine for CTS and another means for which Chris Charmichael can remind us that, yes, he does indeed know Lance Armstrong. ...big fucking deal.
If you are looking to do some serious road biking, this is your book - Both for motivation and actual training techniques.
Learned a few things, but it wasn't s engaging as I hoped it would be.
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May 30, 2008 Mike rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Only professional riders
I enjoyed the first half of this book. But as you moved through the book, the techniques become overly complicated and less interesting. The only people that I could see benefiting are professional riders riding 20 or more hours a week.
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Chris Carmichael was an Olympian and a professional cyclist before beginning his career as a coach, best-selling author, and entrepreneur. He has coached seven-time Tour de France Champion Lance Armstrong since 1990, was recognized as the U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, and was inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in 2003. For more information, please visit "
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