Originally Posted by craigery
I did read that book. I had a hard time adopting the ideas to what I want. I will try the excersises in the book. It seemed like the book was geared toward someone who has one event that they have to do really good at rather than the non-pro racer who has a season that lasts all summer long.
then maybe read another book
maybe read as many books (both old and new - check used book stores...libraries, they often have really old ****) as you can get your hands on, with a discerning eye.
maybe read thru BF archives, again with a discerning eye.
ride as often as you can with more experienced cyclists, especially on days when they're not being competitive.
occassionally pick a 'future' ride or event where you wish to do well (your benchmarks...) and 'prepare' for it.
If you did well, think back and analysis what you did to get there. If you did poorly, analysis also.
In other words, analysis whenever yo can for both 'good' and 'bad' things you did in prep or execution.
ride the bike
This will prolly take the better part of a year+ or 2.
You'll be surprised how much your legs will have learned in that period...