Cycling Science

Author: Max Glaskin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226921875
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Every July hundreds of thousands flock to the Champs-Élysées in Paris—and millions more to their televisions and computers—to witness the dramatic conclusion of the grueling three weeks of the Tour de France. There is no better measure of the worldwide love of the bicycle. But of the 1.2 billion cyclists traversing the world’s roadways and trails, few of us take the time to consider the science behind the sport. The simple process of getting about on two wheels brings us in touch with a wealth of fascinating science, and here journalist Max Glaskin investigates the scientific wonders that keep cyclists in their saddles. Cycling Science tours readers through a wide variety of topics, from tire rolling resistance and the difference between yield strength and ultimate strength, to the importance of aerodynamics and the impact that shaved legs have on speed. Each chapter explores a different subject—fundamentals, strength and stability, materials, power, aerodynamics, and the human factor—and is organized around a series of questions: What is the ideal frame shape? What is the biggest source of drag? What keeps a bicycle from falling over? How much power can a cyclist produce? Which muscles does cycling use? Each question is examined with the aid of explanatory diagrams and illustrations, and the book can be used to search for particular topics, or read through for a comprehensive overview of how machine and rider work together. Athletes have much to gain from understanding the science of their sports, and Cycling Science will be a must-read for cyclists of all stripes—professionals, recreational riders, and anyone seeking to enhance their enjoyment of cycling.

Cycling Science

Author: Cheung, Stephen S.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492551309
Size: 74.24 MB
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Performance Cycling

Author: James Hopker
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408196476
Size: 44.66 MB
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A user's guide to the most cutting edge knowledge in cycling science. If you're a keen cyclist but want to know more about the science behind the bike, this is the book for you. Get the practical application of this knowledge to give you the performance edge and put you ahead of the peleton. Performance Cycling: The Science of Cycling is written by world renowned cycling authors alongside scientists working at the cutting edge of cycling research. Learn about: the latest training methodologies; how to implement pacing strategies; optimising nutrition; how to effectively set up your bike; and how to mentally prepare for optimal performance. Whether you are a novice or pro cyclist, Performance Cycling is the essential user's guide to guarantee you reach your full potential.

Science Of Cycling

Author: Ed Burke
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Sportphysiologie, Krafttraining, Radrennsport, Training, Radfahren, Biomechanik, Mechanik, Sportmedizin, Unfallverhütung, Sportpsychologie.

Handbook Of Sports Medicine And Science Road Cycling

Author: Robert J. Gregor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470694904
Size: 13.64 MB
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The fourth volume in this acclaimed series, Road Cycling concentrates on the techniques of conditioning, road cycling biomechanics, nutrition and hydration, trauma, and the various medical problems encountered by the competitive road cyclist. Edited by two of the world's leading authorities, this new book draws together expertise from contributors from The Netherlands, Italy, and the United States to present an authoritative reference for all those actively involved in the sport.

Cycling Science

Author: James Bow
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442071605
Size: 74.71 MB
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Examines the role of science and technology in cycling, covering the importance of nutrition, aerobic training, bicycle design, aerodynamic gear, and the forces behind various cycling skills.

Cycling Science

Author: Cycling Research Association
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Faster

Author: Michael Hutchinson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408843749
Size: 54.99 MB
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For professional cyclists, going faster and winning are, of course, closely related. Yet surprisingly, for many, a desire to go faster is much more important than a desire to win. Someone who wants to go faster will work at the details and take small steps rather than focusing on winning. Winning just happens when you do everything right – it's the doing everything right that's hard. And that's what fascinates and obsesses Michael Hutchinson. With his usual deadpan delivery and an awareness that it's all mildly preposterous, Hutchinson looks at the things that make you faster – training, nutrition, the right psychology – and explains how they work, and how what we know about them changes all the time. He looks at the things that make you slower, and why, and how attempts to avoid them can result in serious athletes gradually painting themselves into the most peculiar life-style corners. Faster is a book about why cyclists do what they do, about what the riders, their coaches and the boffins get up to behind the scenes, and about why the whole idea of going faster is such an appealing, universal instinct for all of us.

Bicycling Science

Author: David Gordon Wilson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262731546
Size: 46.76 MB
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A new, updated edition of a popular book on the history, science, and engineering of bicycles, by MIT mechanical engineering professor emeritus David Gordon Wilson.