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Cycling Past 50

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Conventional wisdom says that middle-aged cyclists should slow down and expect to achieve less as they grow older. But in Cycling Past 50, author Joe Friel shows cyclists that with proper training and the right attitude, the years after 50 can be their best ever.

Written for cyclists of all types-road riders, mountain bikers, track racers-this book provides an in-depth look
Paperback, 264 pages
Published April 21st 1998 by Human Kinetics Publishers
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Richard Hunt
Apr 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Perhaps the real reason I didn't want to pick up this book was because if I did, I was outed as the target demographic. Truth hurts, as they say...but it doesn't hurt as bad as over-training injuries, and that might be one of the most important reasons to pick up this book.

The other truth is that 80% of this book applies to readers and riders of every age. Essentially, by making the first two chapters uber-focused on cyclists pedaling through their/our fifth decade, the author sets the stage t
Jose Mari
Oct 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
The book was written in 1998. A lot has changed since then in the world of cycling. But even though decades have gone by, the contents of the book stays relevant in the era of facebook. This book is almost timeless.

Mundane things make us old. Since most people have access to a bike, they may not value the machine. But the book provides comprehensive insights on how you can use a bicycle to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can sense the excitement of the author at just the thought of riding.

Jul 18, 2015 rated it liked it
This book offers a wide variety on cycling topics as stated in the title for the mature rider. It is geared more to the serious rider that offers quite detailed information for planning and training to ride events and competitions. Every aspect from nutrition, equipment, conditioning, and psychology is covered and is a valuable sources of information from an accomplished author.
Jul 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Interesting, but probably above my head right now: I'm still trying to build a base, and avoid over-training. I think it might be more useful to me in a year or two, when I'm actually trying to get my legs to the point where I can do one of our Colorado passes without completely blowing up.
Feb 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Excellent training manual for the older cyclist.
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