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The USADA report provides the gruesome bottom line. "Armstrong and his co-conspirators sought to achieve their ambitions through a massive fraud now more fully exposed. So ends one of the most sordid chapters in sports history."

Bike Snob: Systematically and Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling
Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling

Hardcover from Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811869989

Cycling is explodingin a good way. Urbanites everywhere, from ironic hipsters to earth-conscious commuters, are taking to the bike like aquatic mammals to water. BikeSnobNYCcycling's most prolific, well-known, hilarious, and anonymous bloggerbrings a fresh and humorous perspective to the most important vehicle to hit personal transportation since the horse. Bike Snob treats readers to a laugh-out-loud rant and rave about the world of bikes and their riders, and offers a unique look at the ins and outs of cycling, from its history and hallmarks to its wide range of bizarre practitioners. Throughout, the author lampoons the missteps, pretensions, and absurdities of bike culture while maintaining a contagious enthusiasm for cycling itself. Bike Snob is an essential volume for anyone who knows, is, or wants to become a cyclist.

 
The Complete Book of Road Cycling and Racing
The Complete Book of Road Cycling & Racing
by Willard Peveler
Paperback from International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 0071489371

Ride faster, fitter, smarter, & farther

Every road rider has goals. Yours may be to begin racing, to become more competitive, or to win a specific tour. Not interested in racing? Perhaps you want to complete your first century ride, improve your overall fitness, or ride father and faster just for the sheer joy of flying on two wheels.

No matter what your goals, The Complete Book of Road Cycling and Racing gives you all the information you need to become a better, more performance-focused cyclist. Written by an accomplished racing coach, cyclist, and exercise physiologist, this book shows you how to: 

  • Fit the bike to your body for maximum efficiency and comfort
  • Ride safely in a group
  • Cope with any weather or altitude
  • Maintain your bike
  • Prepare for races of all types
  • Master racing strategies and tactics
  • Train efficiently and stay in peak condition year-round
  • And much more
 
Cycling Fast
Cycling Fast
by Robert Panzera
Paperback from Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736081143

Cycling Fast is the best resource for any rider with a firm grasp on biking basics and a desire for the thrill of competition. Armed with advice, insights, and instruction from renowned coach and cyclist Robert Panzera, you'll be ready for every race and every challenge.

From bike preparation to competitive tactics, Cycling Fast provides the essential information you'll need in order to master each event:

· Choosing the right race for your skills, talent, and experience

· Preparing your body and preparing your mind

· Nutrition for training, racing, and recovery

· Bike-handling skills for various conditions, environments, and terrains

· Race-day strategies

Cycling Fast also includes the latest information on new high-tech racing frames, training with a power meter and heart rate monitor, and coordinating your tactics as part of a team.

Whether you're in a criterium, a time trial, or a stage race or simply looking to ride faster, Cycling Fast is packed with training plans, tips, charts, and checklists that will translate to success at the finish line.

 
Every Woman s Guide to Cycling: Everything You Need to Know, From Buying Your First Bike to Winning Your First Race
Every Woman's Guide to Cycling: Everything You Need to Know, From Buying Your First Bike to Winning Your First Race
by Selene Yeager
Paperback from NAL Trade
ISBN: 0451223047

More women than ever before are jumping on their saddles to enjoy one of the fastest growing sports in the country-and to improve cardiovascular fitness, control their weight, and liven up their social lives. At the same time, cycling remains very much a "man's sport," an intimidating world that can be difficult for women to navigate. 

Now celebrity spokeswoman Selene Yeager covers all the basics-for all ages and fitness levels. Women will learn... 

- How to find the perfect bike and other essential equipment
- How to shift, spin, climb mountains, and get back down
- Training techniques that take it up a notch
- What to eat off-and on-a bike
- Competition craziness-race information and strategies
- Why guys who work in bike shops act the way they do
- And more!
 
Cycling s 50 Craziest Stories
Cycling's 50 Craziest Stories
by Les Woodland
Paperback from McGann Publishing LLC
ISBN: 0984311718
Delivery sometimes delayed
Professional cycling has been around for more than 100 years, more than enough time for nearly anything imaginable to have happened. Whether it's the Tour de France racer who thought the worst thing that could happen to him was being forced to wear the Yellow Jersey, or the communist team director who insisted, on a whim, that a rider have a toe amputated or the fit of jealousy that started the Giro d'Italia, the sport has an endless supply of examples of human folly. Les Woodland has the perfect knack for telling these improbable, silly, crazy and absurd stories.
 
The Cyclist s Training Bible
The Cyclist's Training Bible
by Joe Friel
Paperback from Velo Press
ISBN: 1934030201
Coach Joe Friel is the most trusted name in endurance sports coaching, and his Cyclist's Training Bible is the most comprehensive and reliable training resource ever written for cyclists. This new edition of the bestselling book includes all of the latest advances in training and technology. Using this book, cyclists can create a comprehensive, self-coached training plan that is both scientifically proven and shaped around their personal goals.

Friel empowers athletes with every detail they need to consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing to race. This fourth edition includes extensive revisions on the specifics of how to train and what to eat. Friel explains how cyclists can:

  • use power meters to balance fatigue and recovery and maximize fitness and form;
  • more knowledgeably and accurately make changes to their annual training plan over the course of a season;
  • dramatically build muscular endurance with strength training;
  • improve body composition and recovery with smarter nutrition.

With more case studies to draw from and multiple contingency plans for those times when training doesn't progress as planned, The Cyclist's Training Bible continues to be the definitive guide to optimal cycling performance."Periodization," nutrition, stretching, peaking--who knew that so much went into riding a bike? Joe Friel's The Cyclist's Training Bible is jam-packed with information, easily the most authoritative book on cycling to date. Friel, a lauded coach and masters athlete from Colorado, adopts the principles of Dr. Tudor Bompa, whose periodization training methods were used first by the dominant Eastern European athletes of the 1960s before becoming popular in the United States.

 
Cycling Anatomy (Sports Anatomy)
Cycling Anatomy (Sports Anatomy)
by Shannon Sovndal
Paperback from Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736075879

See what it takes to maximize cycling power, speed, and endurance! Cycling Anatomy will show you how to improve your performance by increasing muscular strength and optimizing the efficiency of every movement.

Cycling Anatomy features 74 of the most effective cycling exercises, each with clear, step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting the primary muscles in action.

Cycling Anatomy goes beyond exercises by placing you on the bike and into the throes of competition. Illustrations of the active muscles involved in cornering, climbing, descending, and sprinting show you how the exercises are fundamentally linked to cycling performance. From steep inclines to slick terrains, Cycling Anatomy will ensure you're prepared for any challenge that comes your way.

You'll also learn how to modify exercises to target specific areas, reduce muscle tension, and minimize common cycling injuries. You'll also learn ways to pull it all together to develop a training based on your individual needs and goals.

Whether you're training for an upcoming century ride or just want to top that killer hill with strength to spare, Cycling Anatomy will make sure you get the most out of every ride. 

 
The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling: Build the Strength, Skills, and Confidence to Ride as Far as You Want
The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling: Build the Strength, Skills, and Confidence to Ride as Far as You Want
by Edmund R. Burke, Ed Pavelka
Paperback from Rodale Books
ISBN: 1579541992
Ride Strong, Ride Long ... Whether Your Goal Is 30 Miles or 3,000
From two of the country's top cycling experts the most comprehensive guide ever to achieving the strength, skills, and strategies you need for long-distance riding. Whether you're training for day rides, centuries, or cross-country trips, The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling helps you choose the right equipment, train step-by-step, and map out your riding strategy so that you can go the distance.
Discover how to:
* Make the most of every hour on your bike
* Build your mileage base efficiently
* Customize your training to suit your personality and physical capabilities
* Build extra training time into your hectic schedule
* Avoid injuries and the dangers of overtraining
* Achieve the mental edge you need to ride farther and faster
* Train for both road and off-road touring
* Choose cycling gear that goes and goes
* Eat for the long haul-- nutrtion before, during, and after your rides
To help you achieve your riding goals, The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling gives you complete, step-by-step training programs for riding a half-century, century, double century, and beyond. You'll also find strategies and techniques for special situations, such as riding in bed weather and riding at night. Published by the world's leading authority on bicycling, this informative guide is a must-have for all cycling enthusiasts.
 
Fitness Cycling (Fitness Spectrum Series)
Fitness Cycling (Fitness Spectrum Series)
by Dede Demet Barry, Michael Barry, Shannon Sovndal
Paperback from Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736063641

Tired of the same ride at the same pace yielding the same results day after day? With Fitness Cycling, you will achieve maximum results from every cycling workout, whether you're trying to improve your times, bike longer distances, or simply increase your fitness level. With 60 workouts and 13 proven training programs at your fingertips, you will improve your physical conditioning and your performance.

World-class cyclists Michael and Dede Demet Barry, with noted exercise physiologist Dr. Shannon Sovndal, guide you through assessing your cycling fitness level and selecting a training program based on your individual goals.

The dozens of workouts include endurance rides, hill and speed training, time trials, and strength and lactate threshold sessions. Workouts are then arranged into four training zones to lead you from building a base to maintaining peak condition based on your fitness level and cycling ambition. Warm-up and cool-down methods, as well as expert conditioning guidelines, provide the information you need for more informed training, faster times, and improved fitness.

Put an end to the monotonous rides and begin cranking out meaningful miles. Whether you're looking to jump-start your training or to peak for a race, Fitness Cycling ensures that every workout keeps you on pace to meet your goals.

 
Bad Blood
Bad Blood
by Jeremy Whittle
Kindle Edition from Vintage Digital
Media Published: 2009-
 

For Jeremy Whittle, there isn't much in life as spectacular as the Tour de France: sweat-streaked, taut and burnished athletes toiling across vast and ancient European landscapes, hundreds of thousands of fans lining the route. The twisting Mediterranean roads, the jerseys, the peloton in full flight - these have become as familiar to him as the lines around his eyes. And then there are the riders: men of almost superhuman capabilities, men who have become his friends, men whose stories he has written day in day out for the past decade. But even the biggest fan can one day wake up to find that he has lost his faith.We all want to believe in our heroes. That's why Jeremy got into cycling. But what happens when you can't? When you've seen too many positive dope tests, when you've been lied to too many times, when your sport is destroying itself from within? Bad Blood is the story of Jeremy Whittle's journey from unquestioning fan to Tour de France insider and confirmed sceptic. It's about broken friendships and a sport divided; about having to choose sides in the war against doping; about how galloping greed and corporate opportunism have led the Tour de France to the brink of destruction. Part personal memoir, part devastating exposé of a sport torn apart by drugs and scandal, Bad Blood is a love letter to one man's past, and a warning to cycling's future.

 
Armstrong Encore : The 2000 Tour De France
by John Wilcockson, et al
(Paperback)

Bicycle Repair Manual
by Richard Ballantine, Richard Grant (Contributor)
(Paperback)

Cycling Past 50 (Ageless Athlete Series)
by Joe Friel
(Paperback)

A Basic Guide to Cycling (Official U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Series)
U.S. Olympic Committee, Richard D. Burns (Editor)
Paperback
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It's Not About the Bike : My Journey Back to Life
by Lance Armstrong, Sally Jenkins (Contributor)
Hardcover - 275 pages (May 18, )
Putnam Pub Group; ISBN: 0399146113

Bicycling Magazine's Complete Book of Road Cycling Skills : Your Guide to Riding Faster, Stronger, Longer, and Safer
by Ed Pavelka (Editor), the Editors of Bicycling Magazine (Editor)
(Paperback)

Bicycling Magazine's Complete Guide to Bicycle Maintenance and Repair for Road and Mountain Bikes
by Jim Langley
Your local bike mechanic might have you thinking that "wrenching" is right up there with rocket science. But the truth is, anyone can master the ins and outs of bicycle maintenance under the guidance of a good teacher. In lieu of a professor, the editors of Bicycling and Mountain Bike magazines have created a shop companion, which they refer to as "another tool for working on your bike." They guide you from the basics of your pre-ride checklist to tuning your derailleurs and overhauling your hubs. And they offer updated information on maintaining front shocks and even a handful of rear suspensions. What's more, they can walk you through the arduous task of rebuilding ancient parts that some shop mechanics haven't even heard of. If you've ever tried to work on your own car, you've undoubtedly developed a healthy fear of automobile shop manuals. But unlike the cryptic list of part numbers and equations you'll find at Pep Boys, this guide is written by people who want you to see just how rewarding bike maintenance can be. --Ben Tiffany 
Paperback: 351 pages
Rodale Press; ISBN: 1579540090

Bicycling Medicine : Cycling Nutrition, Physiology, and Injury Prevention and Treatment for Riders of All Levels
by Arnie Baker
(Paperback)

The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling : Build the Strength, Skills, and Confidence to Ride As Far As You Want
by Ed Burke, et al
(Paperback)

The Cyclist's Training Bible : A Complete Training Guide for the Competitive Road Cyclist
by Joe Friel
(Paperback)

Cycling Australia : Bicycle Touring Throughout the Sunny Continent
Ian Duckworth
Listed under Australian Travel Books

Cycling the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg
by Katherine Widing
Listed under Travel: Netherlands
 

Every Second Counts
Every Second Counts
by Lance Armstrong
In the opening of Lance Armstrong's memoir, Every Second Counts (co-authored by Sally Jenkins), he reflects: "Generally, one of the hardest things in the world to do is something twice." While he is talking here about his preparation for what would prove to be his second consecutive Tour de France victory in 2000, the sentiment could equally be applied to the book itself. And just as Armstrong managed to repeat his incredible 1999 tour victory, Every Second Counts repeats--and, in some ways exceeds—the success of his bestselling first memoir, It's Not About the Bike.
Every Second Counts confronts the challenge of moving beyond his cancer experience, his first Tour victory, and his celebrity status. Few of Armstrong's readers will ever compete in the Tour de France (though cyclists will relish Armstrong's detailed recounting of his 2000-2003 tour victories), but all will relate to his discussions of loss and disappointment in his personal and professional life since 1999. They will relate to his battles with petty bureaucracies, like the French court system during the doping scandal that almost halted his career. And they will especially relate to constant struggles with work/life balance.

In the face of September 11--which arrives halfway through the narrative (just before the fifth anniversary of his diagnosis)--Armstrong draws from his experiences to show that suffering, fear, and death are the essential human condition. In so openly using his own life to illustrate how to face this reality, he proves that he truly is a hero--and not just because of the bike. In Every Second Counts he is to be admired as a human being, a man who sees every day as a challenge to live richly and well, no matter what hardships may come. --Patrick O'Kelley - Amazon.com
Hardcover from Broadway

 
Graham Watson: 20 Years of Cycling Photographs
by Graham Watson
(Hardcover -- December 30, )

A Gear Higher : The Bicycle Racer's Handbook of Techniques
by Keith Code, David Gordon, Su Falcon (Editor)
Paperback - 130 pages 1 Ed edition
Code Break Books; ISBN: 0965045005

Intimate Portrait of the Tour De France: Masters and Slaves of the Road
by Philippe Brunel
(Hardcover)

The Lance Armstrong Performance Program: Seven Weeks to the Perfect Ride
by Lance Armstrong, et al
(Paperback -- September )

On the Trail of Marco Polo: Along the Silk Road by Bicycle
by Brady Fotheringham
Listed under Travel China

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

Tour De France/Tour De Force : A Visual History of the World's Greatest Bicycle Race
by James Startt, et al
When the Tour de France was first held, it was only six stages long. Each of those stages, however, was a grueling ultramarathon averaging 400 kilometers for a total Tour length of 2,400 kilometers. The largest margin of victory in the history of the Tour--2 hours, 48 minutes--comes from this race. From 1903 to 1999, Tour de France/Tour de Force covers the history of the world's greatest cycling race in words and pictures. All the great riders are profiled: Lucien Petit-Breton, "King" Rene Vietto (who never won), Eddy "the Cannibal" Merckx, Bernard "the Badger" Hinault, Greg LeMond, Miguel Indurain, and of course, Lance Armstrong. Tour de Force also traces the event's evolution; for example, Pyrenees climbs were added in 1910, ensuring that versatile riders would come to dominate. Author James Startt shares stories of ingenuity (when Francois Faber's chain broke in the last kilometer of the 1909 Tour, he simply ran his bike across the finish line), tragedy (Tom Simpson collapsing and dying on the climb up Mont Ventoux in 1967), and triumph (Lance Armstrong's 1999 Tour victory). Lavishly illustrated, Tour de France/Tour de Force is essential reading for cyclists and cycling fans alike. --M. Stein - Amazon.com
Hardcover: 160 pages
Chronicle Books; ISBN: 0811824926;

Mountain Bike Extreme2012Calendar
by John Gibson
Listed under Sports Calendars

Where the Pavement Ends : One Woman's Bicycle Trip Through Mongolia, China & Vietnam
by Erika Warmbrunn
(Hardcover)

Bicycling Magazine's Mountain Biking Skills : Tactics, Tip, and Techniques to Master Any Terrain
by Ed Pavelka (Editor)
(Paperback)

Biking Ohio's Rail-Trails : Where to Go, What to Expect, How to Get There
by Shawn Richardson
(Paperback)

The Heart Rate Monitor Book for Outdoor and Indoor Cyclists : A Heart Zone Training Program (Heart Zone Training Program Series)
by Sally Edwards, Sally Reed
(Paperback)

Mountain Bike : A Manual of Beginning to Advanced Technique
by William Nealy
Listed under Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking in Boise
by Stephen Stuebner
Listed under Idaho

The Yellow Jersey
by Ralph Hurne
(Paperback)

Sport Psychology for Cyclists
by Saul Miller, et al
(Paperback)

Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance
by Lennard Zinn, et al
(Paperback)
 
 

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