PREORDER your signed copy of Ride Inside, Co-Authored by Joey Stabile and Joe Friel, published by VeloPress. We expect shipment of the book in the last week of November 2019. There is a limited number of signed copies that will be available, order yours today.
Are you ready to take your cycling and fitness to the next level? Have you been working hard with your coach or religiously following a training plan, but have just not been able to reach your pinnacle of cycling fitness and performance? Have you had to cancel workouts due to weather or time constraints? Are you not yet using the latest technology in cycling to increase your efficiency and power?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may not be using an extremely effective and accessible training tool: indoor cycling. It is our intent to change that. We will spend the next few hundred pages introducing you to the many wonders of the indoor cycling universe. We’ll cover the topic from fork to rear dropout and teach you how to use indoor cycling to enhance your outdoor power and performance. We’ll also dig into topics such as how to survive an indoor cycling group exercise class with your athletic identity intact. Our goal is to pre- pare you for your most productive off-season—and therefore the entire year—ever.
Indoor cycling has gone through several transitions over the past three decades. Many have thought of it as a noncyclist activity for fitness enthusiasts or as a solitary trainer in the back corner of a basement meant for hours of bor- ing churning to accumulate time in the saddle. But oh, how the world of indoor cycling has changed! With the evolution of e-racing, big board systems, and vir- tual rides, this once solitary activity has become social, competitive, and fun. In conjunction with these technological and social advances, the indoor cycling industry has developed smart trainers—stands that convert bicycles for station- ary use—indoor bikes with power meters, and stand-alone home systems that allow you to train, race, and participate in instructor-led rides with people from all over the world—without ever leaving your home. We will look at the major systems and related equipment, from the most basic to the most advanced, and give you the knowledge of how to maximize your experience with each.