Park's Big Blue Book Of Bicycle Repair provides invaluable maintenance advice and instruction perfect for everyone from the novice do-it-yourselfer to the veteran mechanic. Packed with hundreds of helpful photos and procedures, this handy manual provides the information needed to perform nearly any repair from trailside fixes to complete overhauls. Written by master mechanic Calvin Jones, it's the perfect reference for any bike, including road, mountain, BMX, singlespeeds and fixies.
Clattering through agrarian hamlets on roughly paved routes carved from the hills more than a century ago, the spring classics test cycling’s toughest riders with the worst conditions imaginable—sucking mud, choking dust, leg-numbing sleet, and Europe’s narrowest, most bone-grinding roads. These one-day races evoke spectacular superhuman efforts as riders devote body and soul to earn a place in cycling’s most glorious and meaningful history. The Spring Classics delves deeply into the rich stories of these great events with insightful text from L’Équipe’s top writers and hundreds of rare and newly restored photographs. With an encyclopedic embrace, The Spring Classics also celebrates the essential one-day races that round out the cycling year.
As Leica is to cameras and Ferrari to racing automobiles, Campagnolo is to cycling: the designer, developer, manufacturer and supplier of the finest parts for bicycles ever made. Campagnolo's jewel-like brakes, pedals, derailleurs, cranksets, and wheels are acknowledged throughout the world as the most desirable, reliable, and race-worthy of all. Campagnolo: 75 Years of Cycling Passion is a celebration of this legacy that will be cherished by every cycling fan. Campagnolo's rich history in racing began with the founder, Tullio Campagnolo, a racer himself who turned to creating better bicycle parts when he found the equipment of the day not up to the rigors of professional competition. Campagnolo steadily created a series of patented designs that are still in use today as the fundamental standards upon which modern parts are based.
The Time-Crunched Triathlete presents a fast-paced triathlon training program that delivers competitive speed without the time demands of conventional approaches. In as few as 8 hours per week, triathletes can develop the speed and endurance they need to be competitive in triathlon, from sprint- to half-iron distance races. Drawing upon principles refined while coaching busy endurance athletes, Chris Carmichael shows triathletes how to build fitness in three sports on a realistic schedule that fits into their busy professional and personal lives. Complete with training plans, case studies, nutritional guidelines, and success stories, The Time-Crunched Triathlete is the book active working professionals and parents have been waiting for.
From cyclocross racing and training expert Simon Burney, comes a fully updated and expanded edition, exploring every aspect of this increasingly popular sport. Beginners and veterans will benefit from comprehensive explanations of cyclocross racing techniques and tactics. Burney covers how and when to dismount and remount a bike, as well as how to tackle tough course conditions from snow to sand to mud. With the latest on equipment and bike fit, newcomers will be off to a good start with the proper gear. A newly expanded training section describes how to train on a monthly, weekly, and daily basis, with hints for on- and off-road training as well as run training and training indoors. Burney’s expertise is complemented with tips from some of the best riders in contemporary cyclocross.
Lance Armstrong’s coach offers education, tips, perspective, and motivation about improving performance for both cyclists and triathletes. The 1999 U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, Chris Carmichael, and his elite-level coaching staff at Carmichael Training Systems share coaching and training methods based on the core concepts of CTS. During his career as a coach of elite-level cyclists, and most recently as the man who personally coached Lance Armstrong to his three consecutive Tour de France victories, Carmichael has developed many training methods and insights that will inspire anyone desiring to improve their athletic performance.
Endurance athletes of all ages and ability levels invest countless hours in tough rides and workouts so they can race farther and faster from year to year. Whether they work with a coach or train independently, cyclists rely on their training log to tell them when to push harder and when to back off. With all of the recent technological advancements in training, it is more important than ever to have a place to consolidate training data, track progress, reshape goals throughout the season, and, perhaps most importantly, listen to the way the body responds from day to day. Designed with collaboration from cyclists and coaches, this next generation of training diary will make it easier than ever to record and interpret every component of cycling training and is a companion to Joe Friel's bestselling book The Cyclist's Training Bible. Coach Joe Friel gives athletes a thorough introduction to the essential details of training and keeping a log. For athletes who are designing their own annual training schedule he provides a guide to planning the entire season.
After five years of blue-collar cycling in Belgium (A Dog in a Hat), Joe Parkin returns to the United States looking for a ride. He joins the elite Coors Lite road team as a key member, but the adjustment to domestic racing, with small crowds, inexperienced teammates, and poorly promoted events, proves difficult. Disillusioned, Joe is ready to hang up his cleats when he is offered a contract with a pro mountain bike team. The freshness of mountain biking proves to be an elixir: Joe's career blossoms and he rediscovers his love of the sport. Come and Gone is a rare, frank, and intimate sports memoir.
If you’re like most endurance athletes, you’re concerned about your weight. You know that every extra pound slows you down. Matt Fitzgerald’s Racing Weight Quick Start Guide applies all the principles of his best-selling book Racing Weight in a detailed set of weight-loss training plans. You will devote 4 to 8 weeks to starting a weight loss of 5, 10, or 20+ pounds. Lose weight quickly by following a schedule of high-intensity workouts and strength training as well as a menu of calorie-restricted, high-protein meals and snacks. Low-volume and high-volume plans make it possible for cyclists, runners, and triathletes with a wide range of experience to maintain their training levels. Replace fat with muscle while keeping your appetite in check.
The Problem Solvers Sketchbook and Bench Reference Guide exists because writing things down is important. Sketch out new ideas, record findings, workarounds, geometries, spoke lengths, never-try-it-agains, or just to doodle during that boring meeting at work. - DIY Reference and/or User Manual - Engineer-ruled for oddball geometric sketching - Includes semi-useful tables and tools
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