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any good race training/tactics books?(6 posts)

any good race training/tactics books?sievers11
Mar 12, 2003 9:19 AM
Are there any good race training/tactics books that I should own? I have the chris carmicheal and lance book, seems pretty general to me, more of an intro to training than I was hoping for.
Arnie Bakerfracisco
Mar 12, 2003 10:30 AM
Check out this book:

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

The book addresses not only training, but some tactics, too. A good read.
Coach Carl...biknben
Mar 12, 2003 10:34 AM
Carl CAntrell offers a lot of info including tactics for different race types and situations.
Just do it !!MR_GRUMPY
Mar 12, 2003 12:35 PM
The best training and tactics lesson that you can get, is to go out and get your ass kicked a few times. You will find out if you really want to put out the effort that it takes. The best motavator is when the official points, and blows you off the course.
Eddy B!russw19
Mar 12, 2003 1:22 PM
It's old and may be hard to find, and I don't know the exact title anymore because I donated my copy to my cycling club like 10 years ago, and some of the info is out of date, like the bikes and maintainence sections, but the tactics are great...

The book is "Bicycle Road Racing" by Eddy Borysewicz. It may be hard to find as I think it is out of print, but it was the racing bible for anyone who started racing in the 80's. And it is thru Eddy B's tactics that Greg LeMond developed into the rider he was.

Another really good one is "The Cyclist's Training Bible" by Joe Friel. Both these books will give you some insite as to what to expect in your first few races, but racing is the only thing that can prepare you for more racing.

Just make sure you are always paying attention, and have fun.

cyclist training bible!nmthe bull
Mar 12, 2003 4:30 PM