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Old 06-05-11, 05:48 AM   #1
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Cycling Books for Senior Riders

Anyone know of other books that cover cycling as we go past 50 or so.
I have Friel's book "Cycling Past 50" and it is a good one. I am looking for
one that may deal more with recovery. I will be 67 this year and am planning
to not only do my 67 mile birthday ride but training for and doing a century.
I usually overdo it on rides and then it takes longer than I would like to get
ready for another increase in distance. Now that I think about it, I had this same
issue when I was younger also. :-)

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Old 06-05-11, 08:10 AM   #2
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I like Friel's book and although not age specific "Richard's Cycling for Fitness" by John Schubert. Lots of good stuff in Bicycling magazines "Road Cycling Skills" by Ed Pavelka and the editors of Bicycling.
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I thought Friel's book was great. I particularly like the part about "use it or lose it" being 50% of the aging equation; lack of "intensity" contributing another 25%; and the inevitability of aging the last 25%. Frogman sounds like you've mastered the "use it or lose it" and "intensity" phases. One other thought don't know if you use Glutamine for repair and recovery but it works wonders.
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I've been doing too much of this.

When I first read the topic I thought it was going to be a thread about bike saddles.
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Bike for Life: How to ride to 100. The authors mix science and folklore, so some caution is prudent. The many first person articles by old and famous cyclist is priceless.

http://www.amazon.com/Bike-Life-How-...7320000&sr=1-1


Need for the Bike. A translation from the French. Both the author and the translator are gifted writers. A true story about growing with the bike and the misadventures and pain it can cause. Kept me laughing and I've read it twice over the years.

It was reviewed in of all places, U.S. News and World Report in their good days

http://www.amazon.com/Need-Bike-Paul...7320304&sr=1-1

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thanks for the recommendations bruce19, I'll check them out.
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you are encouraging TJMAX, thanks for the info !

the Glutamine sounds like a good supplement, I need to learn more about it.
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thanks alcanoe,

two good ones to check out,
much appreciated !
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frogman, glutamine is the most abudant free amino in the body. It is very important for repair and recovery and is used by physician's post op for recovery as well as on burn and cancer patients. You can find it at any supplement store, inexpensive, basically an odorless and tasteless white powder you add to any other drink (protein, recovery drink, etc.). About 15 grams per day will work wonders, be sure to use it after your rides (5 10 grams) and perhaps one or two other times during the day (5 grams), preferably early a.m. or before bed. I use it religiously and it keeps the soreness to a minimum. TJMAX
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Need for the Bike. A translation from the French. Both the author and the translator are gifted writers. A true story about growing with the bike and the misadventures and pain it can cause. Kept me laughing and I've read it twice over the years.

It was reviewed in of all places, U.S. News and World Report in their good days

http://www.amazon.com/Need-Bike-Paul...7320304&sr=1-1

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Loved "Need for the Bike." I've read it several times.
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