Bicycling Magazine's Complete Book of Road Cycling Skills: Your Guide to Riding Faster, Stronger, Longer, and Safer

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Ed Pavelka
Rodale, 15 jan. 1998 - 240 pagina's
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Bicycling Magazine's
Complete Book of Road Cycling Skills

Take your road cycling to the next level with the newest techniques, equipment, and skills from the leading magazine in the sport. Check out how to:

* Ensure your bike is in tip-top shape in 8 easy steps
* Boost your efficiency with smooth pedaling and proper form
* Brake without wasting speed or wiping out
* Ride safely in wet, cold, and hot weather
* Convert your mountain bike for the road
* Master the skills of riding in traffic
* Get long-distance secrets from the Race Across America record-holder
* Train indoors with these 5 workouts
* Prevent saddle sores, numbness, and knee pain
* Motivate yourself to train harder
* Discover the world of recumbents and tandems
* Sprint like a champion
* Attack hills for maximum fitness

"In this book are all the basic techniques and skills we use in pro road racing, translated for fast recreational riders."--Ron Kiefel, former pro cyclist

"Bicycling magazine has assembled the most comprehensive book about road cycling in recent years. Everything you need to know about this wonderful sport is clearly presented and easy to put to use."--Alex Stieda, first North American to lead the Tour de France

"Cycling is a sport to be enjoyed for a lifetime. Learn from the experts, test your limits, then go explore the world."--Karen Kurreck, former world time trial champion
 

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Inhoudsopgave

I fit
2
Eight Steps to a WellTuned Bike
14
Techniques to Boost Skill and Confidence
28
Group Riding
42
Stay Upright in Wet Conditions
57
Survival Skills for City Cycling
64
Rules to Ride By
70
Evasive Maneuvers
79
The Mental Edge
117
Simplified Weight Training
127
Sharpen Your Road Skills with OffRoad Riding
134
Converting a Mountain Bike for the Road
138
Shed Fat and Improve Your Performance
155
Get Feeling Back Where It Belongs
168
Solutions to Frequent Problems
186
All You Need to Know about Tandems
204

Your Bodys Basic Energy Sources
88
IntervalTraining for Endurance and Speed
97
The Upside of Hills
111

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Pagina 212 - Without it, the tube will push through and blow out. Bottom bracket: The part of the frame where the crankset is installed. Also the axle, cups, and bearings of the crankset. BPM: Abbreviation for beats per minute, in reference to heart rate. Break, breakaway: A rider or group of riders that has escaped the pack. Bridge, bridge a gap: To catch a rider or group that has opened a lead. Bunch: The main cluster of riders in a race. Also called the group, pack, field, or peloton. Bunnyhop: A way to ride...
Pagina 215 - Saddle sores: Skin problems in the crotch that develop from chafing caused by pedaling action. Sores can range from tender raw spots to boil-like lesions if infection occurs. Saddle time: Time spent cycling. Sag wagon: A motor vehicle that follows a group of riders, carrying equipment and lending assistance in the event of difficulty. Also called the broom wagon. Schrader: An inner tube valve identical to those found on car tires. A tiny plunger in the center of its opening must be depressed for...
Pagina 215 - A general term for intervals and other high-velocity training, such as sprints, time trials, and motorpacing. Spin: To pedal at high cadence. Spinner: A rider who pedals in a moderate gear at a relatively fast cadence, relying on pedal rpm for speed. Squirrel: A nervous or unstable rider who can't be trusted to maintain a steady line. Stage race: A multi-day event consisting of various types of races. The winner is the rider with the lowest elapsed time for all races (stages). Straight block: A cassette...
Pagina 214 - The maximum amount of oxygen that can be consumed during all-out exertion. This is a key indicator of a person's potential in cycling and other aerobic sports. It's largely genetically determined but can be improved somewhat by training. Metric century: A 100-kilometer ride (62 miles). Minuteman: In a time trial, the rider who is one place in front of you in the starting order. So called because in most TTs, riders start on 1 -minute intervals. Motorpace: To ride behind a motorcycle or other vehicle...
Pagina 214 - ... energy source unless not enough calories and carbohydrate are consumed. One gram of protein equals 4 calories. PSI: Abbreviation for pounds per square inch. The unit of measure for tire inflation and air pressure in some suspensions. Pull, pull through: Take a turn at the front. Pull off: To move to the side after riding in the lead so that another rider can come to the front. Pusher: A rider who pedals in a large gear at a relatively slow cadence, relying on the gear size for speed.
Pagina 214 - Prime: A special award given to the leader on selected laps during a criterium or the first rider to reach a certain landmark in a road or cross-country race. It's used to heighten the action. Pronounced "preem.
Pagina 213 - ... buildup of lactic acid. This is marked by muscle fatigue, pain, and shallow, rapid breathing. Also called anaerobic threshold (AT). Lactic acid: A substance formed during anaerobic metabolism when there is incomplete breakdown of glucose. It rapidly produces muscle fatigue and pain. Also called lactate. Leadout: A race tactic in which a rider accelerates to his maximum speed for the benefit of a teammate in tow. The second rider then leaves the draft and sprints past at even greater speed near...
Pagina 213 - ... skiing, riders race downhill between gates on parallel courses. Unlike in a downhill race, in which the clock determines the winner, dual slalom is head-to-head elimination. Riders continue advancing until they lose.

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