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    single best bike fitness book?

    what's the single best bike fitness book
    for a 50 yr. old guy who's been biking
    to/from work for 3 months and wants
    to take it to the next level? I don't
    care right now about speed or distance
    - just fitness.

    many thanks,

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    I like 'Cycling past 50' by Joe Friel. ISBN 0880117370

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    Quote Originally Posted by yakes_md
    I like 'Cycling past 50' by Joe Friel. ISBN 0880117370
    Sounds like a book about how to do more than a half century! Actually, sounds like a good book and I'm going to look it up as well.
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    any opinions about "Bike for Life" ISBN: 1569244510 ??

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    I haven't read many bike fitness books, but I was impressed by Joe Friel's "Cycling Past 50".

    http://print.google.com/print?id=fq3...UglJjG0xVw7Orw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclic
    which bike fitness books would you recommend
    for someone in their 50's who's biked to/from
    work for 3 months and wants to take it to the
    next level?

    I don't care about going fast or far, I'm just
    interested in getting fit and feeling good.

    many thanks,
    If you care about getting fit and feeling good, try "The Maffetone Method" by Dr. Phil Maffetone. His focus is on total body health, which is different than just being fit.
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    I just got a copy of Bike for Life a week ago, and have only skimmed through it. I'm really looking forward to spending some quality time reading it. One chapter that really looks good is on keeping healthy knees, including a lot of in-depth advice on therapy and exercises to treat or prevent chondromalacia pataella.

    Riding Past Fifty is a great book, but seems more oriented towards maintaining serious levels of fitness and performance. Bike for Life seems to address more subjects overall, and take a more moderate approach.
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    Oops, make that "Cycling Past Fifty"

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    Quote Originally Posted by yakes_md
    I like 'Cycling past 50' by Joe Friel. ISBN 0880117370
    I second this choice. Great book.

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