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Mountain Biker's Training Bible by Joe Friel. That's all you need.
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I did just get the e-book from called Cadel Evans: Close to Flying.


"Mountain Biker's Training Bible by Joe Friel. That's all you need." will it help road cycling too?

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I did just get the e-book from called Cadel Evans: Close to Flying.


"Mountain Biker's Training Bible by Joe Friel. That's all you need." will it help road cycling too?
Yep. He might make one geared for road too, but the same principles apply. It's based on the periodization concept, and tells you roughly when to train, how to train, when to ride hard, when to ride easy, and when not to ride. It's pretty exhaustive and a long read, but it's everything you would need to know on how to get fast.
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Yep. He might make one geared for road too, but the same principles apply. It's based on the periodization concept, and tells you roughly when to train, how to train, when to ride hard, when to ride easy, and when not to ride. It's pretty exhaustive and a long read, but it's everything you would need to know on how to get fast.
Sweet, I'll look your recommendation up too.

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First, buy a Quarq from CP, then buy this book: http://www.amazon.com/Training-Racin.../dp/1934030554

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I have the cyclists training bible by Friel. dry read but is information overload, if you apply 10% of what he says you will improve. This was a recommendation by ken a couple of years ago.
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Yep, Truckstop brought up a great suggestion too. Hunter and Coggan are referenced in almost every power based article/book I've ever seen. And yeah, the MBTB is super boring and almost too informative. I wish they made cliff notes.
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I can say the Cadel Evans: Close to Flying, book is interesting so far about the man. It's not a training book for say, but more about his journey

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