Mastering Cycling


Author: Howard, John

Date of Publication: 06/30/2010

Pages: 200

ISBN-13: 9780736086776

SKU: 9780736086776 Categories: , Tag:


Learn from a legend! Trim seconds off your time, train more efficiently, or simply maximize your fitness workouts with Mastering Cycling.

John Howard, three-time Olympian and 18-time national masters cycling champion, has created the ultimate cycling guide for serious riders, triathletes, and masters athletes. Cyclists from 18 to 88 will benefit from the targeted approach that covers these essentials:

  • Technique instruction and refinement for cornering, climbing, and descending
  • Workout plans for fitness and competition
  • Training for road races, time trials, and triathlons
  • Strategies that will shave seconds from your times

In addition, Mastering Cycling guides you in equipment selection, event-specific training, motivational strategies, nutrition, hydration, and selecting cycling clubs, coaches, and competitive events. With such comprehensive coverage, it is the one resource you’ll turn to time and time again for a lifetime of serious cycling.


Chapter 1. The Masters Cyclist
Chapter 2. Same Sport, New Challenges
Chapter 3. Essential Bike Setup
Chapter 4. Training Off the Bike
Chapter 5. Training Indoors On the Bike
Chapter 6. Perfecting Bike-Handling Skills
Chapter 7. Planning a Performance Diet
Chapter 8. Preparing to Race
Chapter 9. Strategies for Every Event
Chapter 10. Dealing With Injuries and Setbacks
Chapter 11. Cycling for Life

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