Bike for Life: How to Ride to 100

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Hachette Books, May 9, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 368 pages
Cycling is one of the most popular and fastest growing activities in the nation—today more than 56 million recreational cyclists bike regularly in the United States. Now leading cycling journalists Roy M. Wallack and Bill Katovsky have assembled into one essential resource everything cyclists needs to know to bike for a lifetime. These experts present groundbreaking information on medical research, training techniques, nutrition, and technology and equipment trends that impact the sport at every level. They also assess the risks and provide informative solutions to many bike-related conditions that have been overlooked, sensationalized, or are just emerging, including impotence, osteoporosis, weakened immune systems, sore backs, depression, and even fractured relationships. Also featured are a dozen in-depth interviews with cycling legends, such as Gary Fisher, Ned Overend, John Howard, Missy Giove, Eddie B, and Marla Steb. This authoritative guide to getting the most out of your bike riding will appeal to cycling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, and is a must-read for everyone who loves to get on a bike to compete, to keep fit and promote longevity, for fun, or simply to get from point A to point B.
 

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Contents

Training Building a bigger engine with goalsetting Periodization weight lifting and cyclingspecific yoga
1
Rich McInnes and the Carmichael Plan
3
Dan Crain goes from 0 to 3100 miles a month
24
Wendy Skean and the 50year dream
25
Technique Skills to get you there faster safer and in style
35
12 easy ways to lose weightand fly up the hills
40
The Great Indoors How to use indoor spin classes to be a better outdoor rider
51
Its ladiesonly at Audreys orthodox spin sessions
55
How to deslump your posture with the Symmetry plan
193
13 steps to a bulletproof back
196
Phil Curry goes straight at 63
203
Cycling and Osteoporosis How to fight the scaryand untilnow unknownlink between biking and bone thinning
211
Tammy Jacques is boning up
215
16 steps to building better bones
220
Motivation and Mental Training Success through positive thinking visualization breath control training journals creative riding and time management
231
Cycling Psychosis Cycling can help stave off depressionor cause it Heres how to balance the sports psychological highs and lows
245

Indoor spinbike alternatives
59
Meals on Wheels The strategy and science of highoctane food and drink
71
Hyponatremia and the risk of going light on electrolytes
76
The Ten Commandments of Cooking
79
How to Avoid That Deficit
83
The AntiAging Game Plan Want to stay young and injuryfree at 40 60 or 80? Hint Do more than ride
103
How to strengthtrain to raise human growth hormone production
105
Bob Andersons top ten stretches for longevity
119
Vic Copeland the worlds greatest over35 racer
122
Bicycle Sex Cycling and impotence easy solutions to an unhard problem
133
12 Antinumbness tips for men and women
142
Women cyclists studied for risk of sexual dysfunction
147
Bike Fit The Foundation Proper setup for comfort power and injury prevention
159
A new fit and new bike supercharged Long Islands Javier Saralegui
163
Prehab Prevention and rehabilitation of cyclings two biggest injuries cyclists knee and bikers back
177
Good fit strengthenstretch butt power and G C
179
Marco Pantanis emotional meltdown
246
Ironman not Prozac for Sandy Gresko
253
Hypnosis and other alternative antidepression therapies
256
Rolling Relationships Rules for reconciling significant cycling and significant others
263
The foolproof 5 to 1 ratio
266
A cyclists 17 relationship responsibilities
271
Bribery Le Tour and Killer Sex in San Diego
276
Tandem Family Affair in Irvine
277
Twentyfour hours of love in Phoenix
281
Lessons from the tough love of triathlon relationships
283
How to Survive Staying safe amid mountain lions bikejackers lightning storms careless drivers poison oak rabid dogs and other unexpected dangers
293
The Journey Centuries Touring Hillclimb challenges 24hour relays Crossstate rides With its immense variety cycling offers motivation for everyone
311
How to get the most out of your coasttocoast
313
The primal need of being on a cycling team
318
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Roy M. Wallack has survived the Eco-Challenge, the Soviet Union by bike, and some of the world's toughest two-wheel events. He is the author of The Traveling Cyclist and several running and fitness books, a former editor at Bicycle Guide, California Bicyclist, and Triathlete magazines, a longtime sports-gear columnist and health-features writer for the Los Angeles Times. He also covers cycling, fitness, longevity, triathlon, running, MMA, and sports trends for many national magazines. Calling himself "a religious man who believes in the Holy Trinity of road, mountain, and tandem," Roy has traveled the world by bike and spent much of his career writing about them. He lives with his family next to the bike path in Irvine, California.

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