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Base Building for Cyclists: A New Foundation for Endurance and Performance

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Cyclists of any age, experience, skill, and talent level can reach their full potential as both athlete and individual by training their bodies and minds for athletic competition. Ultrafit coach Thomas Chapple shows how with this practical guide. Based on the idea that success depends on the extent to which cyclists build their foundation of aerobic fitness, or their "base ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Velo Press (first published November 28th 2006)
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Andrei Maxim
I've been riding a bike for 4-5 years now, usually around 1000 km per year. I haven't been involved in many races, but I guess I'd be a Cat 4 rider by US cycling standards.

When I picked up this book, I wanted to learn how to lose weight, improve my performance and endurance. While Thomas Chapple's book doesn't really cover the first part, it does explain how your body works and what should you do in order to be able to ride faster and farther.

The book is nicely laid out and easy to read and it r
Way more information in this book than I can use now. This is one of those books that I will grow into as the year (years) and my training progresses. I am excited to be back into cycling and want to make sure I stick with it even having to do training indoors. I am a cold wimp, so indoors here I come to be a better cyclist in the spring when I am out again.
This is a good book if you're wondering how to train in the off season. It explains the whys and hows of building endurance in order to reach your performance goals later in the year. It's a little dry, but there is lots of good information there and I'm glad I read it.
Skip this book and go straight to "Cyclist's Training Bible" by Friel and if you are training witha power meter supplement your reading with "Training and Racing with a Power Meter" by Allen and Coggan
Michael Powell
Another book with detailed charts showing an intricate training plan that is way too complicated for me. Some nice tips about riding within large groups and some nice stretches for cyclists
Good book for cyclists interested in more complex training. Not for the beginner or those only casually interested in "riding faster"
Matthew Kutilek
So much good information for cycling enthusiast of all ability and experience levels. Will reference it often in the future.
Great showed me how I was doing everything wrong..
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