Fellow older cyclists. This Cycle Safety Australia reviewer believes that 50 is the new 30 for cycling. More and more elder riders are entering the sport of cycling, or remaining as strong in the sport as they have for years. However, as detailed in this book, you can’t take your eye off the basics. 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.
As a result, I have provided this book review for you guys and gals.
Make your biking years after 50 your best ever with Cycling Past 50. Featuring key training principles, advanced workouts, and tips and strategies for training, fueling, and preventing injuries, this book provides an in-depth look at the full range of considerations for cycling successfully for years to come.
Written for cyclists of all types-road riders, mountain bikers, track racers-this book provides an in-depth look at the full range of considerations for cycling successfully into and through middle age.
Joe Friel, a writer and contributing editor to several top cycling publications and a dedicated rider himself, will inspire cyclists toward better performance and more biking enjoyment as he presents:
– basic principles of training;
– advanced workouts to improve endurance, climbing ability, and sprinting;
– training advice for 100-mile events and multi-day tours;
– planning tips and a workout program for getting into racing form;
– injury prevention tips and exercises; and
– body fueling advice.
In addition to explaining the physical adjustments seasoned cyclists can make to keep their biking effective and satisfying, Friel discusses the mental aspects of cycling successfully into middle age.
He explains the importance of developing a positive attitude, maintaining a high level of motivation, and taking pride in their accomplishments. He also reminds cyclists that, above all, biking should be a fun activity that should be shared with fellow riders, family, and friends.
Chapter 1. Riding Over the Hill
Chapter 2. Born to Ride
Chapter 3. Basic Training
Chapter 4. Advanced Training
Chapter 5. Testing Your Limits
Chapter 6. Racing
Chapter 7. Rest and Recovery
Chapter 8. Avoiding Injury
Chapter 9. Fueling
Chapter 10. Psyching
Chapter 11. The Cycling Community
Chapter 12. Fit Forever