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Smart Cycling takes fitness riders and beginning racers forward: to learn more about training and racing, strategy and tactics, motivation. More than 40 pages are devoted to my favorite “secret weapon”-- indoor training -- including minute-by-minute instructions for 21 different stationary trainer workouts. 

This book was also published in a condensed version by the United States Cycling Federation as Essentials of Bicycle Training and Racing: Training & Competition for Road Racing.

If you started out as I did -- a recreational rider with no athletic background -- you'll be amazed how specific workouts can make you a fitter cyclist. And if you already have a background in sport, you'll see how these specific cycling workouts are help make you a fitter cyclist and a better racer.


Smart Cycling : Successful Training and Racing for Riders of All Levels

by Arnie Baker, MD

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Paperback - 288 pages 1 fireside edition (March 1997)

Simon & Schuster Fireside; ISBN: 0684822431 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 9.22 x 6.11

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Why Smart Cycling?

Part One Getting Started

Chapter 1: Bicycle Frame Fit

Chapter 2: Position on the Bicycle

Chapter 3: Equipment Safety Checklist

Chapter 4: Cleaning Your Bike

Chapter 5: Gluing on a Sew-up Tire

Chapter 6: Lighten Your Bicycle

Chapter 7: Adjusting Your Rear Derailleur

Part Two Training

Chapter 8: Designing Your Training Schedule

Chapter 9: The Importance of Heart-Rate Monitoring

Chapter 10: Specific Types of Training

Part Three Stationary Training

Chapter 11: Trainer Basics and Sample Workouts

Chapter 12: The 12-Week Progressive Series

Chapter 13: Theme Workouts

Part Four Racing

Chapter 14: Racing Basics

Chapter 15: Your First Race: Stuff to Know!

Chapter 16: Technique

Chapter 17: Style

Chapter 18: Tactics

Chapter 19: Time Trialing

Part Five Cycling in Your Head

Chapter 20: Motivation

Chapter 21: Avoiding Burnout

Chapter 22: How Much Is Enough?

Chapter 23: Confidence

Chapter 24: Visualization

Chapter 25: The Optimist’s Creed

Appendix A: Training Logs

Appendix B: Health & Medical


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