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Serious Cycling

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  58 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Ride faster and more efficiently with "Serious Cycling." Exercise scientists have unearthed a wealth of information that cyclists can use to improve their performance. However, most cyclists have never had access to this great body of knowledge.

Now you do. "Serious Cycling" bridges the gap between scientific observation and cycling performance. It takes the latest scientif
Paperback, Second Edition, 304 pages
Published February 12th 2002 by Human Kinetics Publishers (first published December 12th 1986)
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Folkert Wierda
This was a re-read. This is a book mostly intended for road and track racers. Mountain bikers and e.g triathletes will find some mention, but not extensive discussion of their specific interests. The book's organization is a little chaotic, but the depth of several of the chapters is pretty good. Especially on food and on performance enhancing supplements. Training structure and planning are discussed, but a much better book for that topic is Joe Friel's "The Cyclist's Training Bible". A good re ...more
Although this book is clearly intended for the serious amateur or pro cyclist, I have found it helpful for myself, a recreational cyclist. I used the stretching and strength training exercises, as well as the nutritional section, more than any other part of the book. I do not race and I train primarily for endurance rides in the summertime, so the information was helpful and answered many of the questions I had about various kinds of training regimens.
Aug 08, 2007 Erik rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Cyclists, Triathletes
An excellent book for avid cyclists who like to go fast and go hard. This is not your average cycling book for touring cyclists, it is unique in that this book was designed specifically for competitive cyclists. A great read for those who have read all the "other" cycling books and are looking for something more in line with their goals. Get it!
Virgilio Pigliucci
Quite outdated. Not really worth your time… if you are serious about cycling, spend more time on your bike and try to live an healthy and balanced life…. results will come! (Without cheating!)
Cycling is not so complicated so it is hard to write one more book on it. In Serious Cycling's 280 pages the author gets around to the subject of pedaling on page 270.
An excellent book that covers all aspects of bicycle race training. My only reservation is the chapter where he discusses the many ways of doping.
Ben Hughes
A must reference for any serious racer.
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