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Century, brevet, cross-state, ultradistance--there is only one book that covers them all. Distance Cycling is a comprehensive guide for planning, training, and competing in long-distance events.

Long-time distance cycling great John Hughes, an endurance coach and sport science expert, and coach Dan Kehlenbach team up to cover the sport from every angle. Combining sport scie
Paperback, 259 pages
Published June 27th 2011 by Human Kinetics Publishers (first published November 1st 2010)
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Oct 29, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a thoughtful book with a lot of good information for anyone considering riding more than a few miles.
Mauro Botelho
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book about endurance cycling

The author goes beyond just providing training programs and expand on concepts that one can use to come up with training plans.
Steve Smits
Jul 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
As a long-time cyclist more interested in distance riding than competitive events, I found this book very suitable to my cycling preferences and practices. The book is really comprehensive with detailed advice on conditioning, equipment, nutrition and training schedules. Rather than just riding and assuming you are getting optimum conditioning, the book guides you through thoughtful and efficient practice routines to prepare yourself for the really long rides. Riders interested in a "century" or ...more
Serge Pierro
Aug 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
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The beginning of this compendium started off a bit slowly, highlighting basic information and exercises, but then quickly shifts gears, and presents excellent information on the subject matter. It covers all aspects of Distance Cycling - from nutrition, gear, training methods, and more! If you are interested in riding a century, or even across the country, this book will help you to achieve your goals. Recommended.
Daniel Seifert
Dec 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cycling, fitness
Distance cycling provides some good skill building strategies and templates for training (planning, training, mental skills, nutrition, equipment, and technique). I recommend this text for both all road cyclists at various levels.
Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This is a great book and was exactly what I was looking for.
Jul 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Comprehensive guide to the physical and psychological preparation for the sport of long-distance bicycling. This new book will be my reading companion as I follow this year's Tour.
Oct 30, 2016 rated it did not like it
One of those books where the authors try to cover EVERYTHING, but briefly, and in the process tell you very little. (book by committee?)
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John Hughes has been an endurance cyclist since 1975, spending 15 of those years as a coach and trainer. For 12 years he served as the managing director of the UltraMarathon Cycling Association (UMCA), the founding organization of the transcontinental Race Across America (RAAM). As UMCA director, Hughes developed the popular century challenge, encouraging cyclists to ride 100 miles every month.


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