After five years of blue-collar cycling in Belgium (A Dog in a Hat), Joe Parkin returns to the United States looking for a ride. He joins the elite Coors Lite road team as a key member, but the adjustment to domestic racing, with small crowds, inexperienced teammates, and poorly promoted events, proves difficult. Disillusioned, Joe is ready to hang up his cleats when he is offered a contract with a pro mountain bike team. The freshness of mountain biking proves to be an elixir: Joe's career blossoms and he rediscovers his love of the sport. Come and Gone is a rare, frank, and intimate sports memoir.
Science shows it's not just what we eat that matters; eating together matters, too. Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim have returned to the kitchen to champion dinner, the most social meal of the day. In their third cookbook, Feed Zone Table, Biju and Allen offer 100 all-new recipes to bring friends and family to the table in a way that nourishes life and sport. Feed Zone Table will inspire your family-style dinners with a delicious line up of drinks, starters, main courses, side dishes, fresh sauces, and desserts. Biju rolls out easy techniques for making flavorful food that's fun to prepare and share. Enjoying dinnertime and eating well will nourish you, your family and friends--and your sports performance. Dr. Lim saw these benefits first-hand while working with professional athletes and shares new research on how social meals benefit everyone. Lim reveals why it matters--what science has to say about food, camaraderie, performance, and the pivotal role that the dinner table can play in an athlete's preparation. Sports are often an escape from life, but Feed Zone Table is a warm invitation back to the table. We perform best when we nourish our bodies and feed our souls. Bring great food and people together with Feed Zone Table and you'll feel the difference.
In ROCKET FUEL, James Beard Award-winner Matt Kadey, RD, offers up innovative, delicious, and convenient real-food recipes to power everyday exercise and weekend adventures. Kadey's ingenious recipes include whole food snacks like pudding, muffins, bars, slushies, pancakes, bites, wraps, cakes, cups, and more. Whole foods are a healthier, tastier performance fuel than highly processed sports food products. With over 100 recipes in ROCKET FUEL, it's easier than ever to power up for workouts, recharge during halftime, or stay energized on the trail.
Endurance athletes of all ages and ability levels invest countless hours in tough rides and workouts so they can race farther and faster from year to year. Whether they work with a coach or train independently, cyclists rely on their training log to tell them when to push harder and when to back off. With all of the recent technological advancements in training, it is more important than ever to have a place to consolidate training data, track progress, reshape goals throughout the season, and, perhaps most importantly, listen to the way the body responds from day to day. Designed with collaboration from cyclists and coaches, this next generation of training diary will make it easier than ever to record and interpret every component of cycling training and is a companion to Joe Friel's bestselling book The Cyclist's Training Bible. Coach Joe Friel gives athletes a thorough introduction to the essential details of training and keeping a log. For athletes who are designing their own annual training schedule he provides a guide to planning the entire season.
Every year thousands of people decide to train for their first triathlon. From the author of the best-selling book The Triathlete’s Training Bible comes the essential guidebook to finishing your first sprint-distance triathlon. Joe Friel maps out a 12-week plan, requiring just 5 hours of training each week. It’s the start of a lifestyle focused on health, fitness, and personal growth. Your First Triathlon provides the training plans, workouts, checklists, instruction, and illustrations that first-timers are clamoring to know. With 25 years of experience, Joe Friel knows triathlon and everything a beginner needs to succeed.
You only need one look inside to see why Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance has become one of the world’s best-selling books on bike repair. This smartly organized and clearly illustrated guide to road bike repair and maintenance—now in 2 colors for easier reference—can make a mechanic out of anyone. Lennard Zinn’s expert advice makes quick work of taking care of every part of a road bike. Zinn can teach anyone how to completely and properly maintain all aspects of a bicycle to ensure years of trouble-free riding. Newcomers and experienced mechanics alike will benefit from the hundreds of illustrations, the exploded views of how components go together, and Zinn’s practical, time-saving tips. The level of detail is astonishing, but Zinn’s friendly advice is confidence-inspiring, and his years of experience make tackling even the most daunting task fun and easy.
Zinn’s Cycling Primer increases a cyclist’s knowledge of bike and body for faster and stronger riding. Road cyclists, mountain bikers, and triathletes will find 50 different topics to enhance their riding experience. Lennard’s wealth of experience in the cycling industry and his myriad years spent riding make for a book that is chock full of the details no one bothered to mention. Zinn’s Cycling Primer has everything you need to know to enjoy riding your bike. Topics and skills are clearly described and illustrated with photographs throughout.
Skratch Labs’ Feed Zone Portables Cookbook gives you real, delicious, and easy-to-make fuel for your next ride. Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim—a physiologist who has done extensive work with Pro Tour teams—teamed up to give you 75 simple recipes for food that travels well, tastes amazing, and gives you the energy you need to keep riding. The book focuses on delivering the right blend of macro and micro nutrients for training athletes in simple, flavorful recipes.
Fueling yourself correctly at home is one of the most crucial aspects of athletic performance and all-around health. Skratch Labs’ Feed Zone Cookbook has 150 easy-to-follow recipes that are designed to give endurance athletes like you just what you need. Chef Biju Thomas teamed up with physiologist Dr. Allen Lim, whose time spent working with Pro Tour teams led to many of these delicious, healthful recipes. The Feed Zone focuses on delivering the right blend of macro and micro nutrients when you need them in simple, flavorful recipes.
This waterproof map pocket was designed to fit any handle bar. It has a zip lock closure that makes the bag waterproof. A third fastener under the bag keeps it from flopping about, but can be unsnapped for a quick view of the map. The unique hook-and-loop fasteners that are attached to brass snaps are the key to this unique bag. The snaps allow the hook-and-loop to swivel, thus fitting any geometry of handlebars. The vinyl has a UV inhibitor that will last for years. This bag can be used in many other applications were waterproofing is necessary. Dimensions: 5 x 10 inches
The 4th edition of the Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair is updated with the latest information, procedures and techniques and covers everything from minor adjustments to complete overhauls. The BBB-4 features clear, step-by-step instructions, high quality color photos and useful charts and graphs to thoroughly explain and demonstrate hundreds of repairs. Written by one of the world’s leading authorities on bicycle repair and maintenance, Park Tool Director of Education, Calvin Jones, the Big Blue Book is the perfect reference guide for nearly any level mechanic and every bike. New information and topics included in the BBB 4th edition: - 12-speed and 1x drivetrains - Tubeless tires - Disc brakes - Electronic shifting - New wheel building content - Updated headset and bottom bracket standards - Updated torque specifications - Updated troubleshooting tables
With a wildcard entry, ambitious goals, and a lot of prayers, team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung embarked on a journey to be the first African team to race in the Tour de France. This book documents their trials, successes, a victory, and ultimately their quest to make the world a better place by raising awareness and funds to mobilize 5,000 Africans through the Qhubeka Foundation. This is perfect for fans of ENVE, MTN-Qhubeka, African Cycling and the Tour de France.
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