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Watch Your Line

Techniques to Improve Road Cycling Skills (Second Edition)

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


This book presents a systematic approach to improving road cycling skills and efficiency.

The author presents the "Four-P's" to orient, organize, reinforce, and remind the rider of the principles presented:

- Position

- Pedal

- Precision

- Practice

An overview of proper positioning and bike fit is presented in the Position chapter, followed by recommendations and drills for developing and maintaining a smooth pedal stroke in the Pedal chapter. Discussion and techniques to reduce rider negative inputs to the bicycle are discussed in the Precision chapter. Finally, the author presents numerous drills in the Practice chapter to develop and refine the road bike handling skills discussed.

The book is targeted at the intermediate cyclist interested in developing and improving road bike handling skills. The material will also be beneficial to the beginner cyclist, and includes advanced techniques and tips for the fast recreational rider or racer.

The updated second edition has been expanded with over 40 figures, 7 tables, drills, and additional references.

Customer Reviews

Well written, very technical

Clearly written technical reference. Plenty of detailed information for the full spectrum of riders. Anyone know if this guy has written any other books?

From the Author

Thank you for the kind words on the previous review. "Watch Your Line" is indeed my first cycling book, but please look for additional texts in the next six months. If you have any questions, comments, or issues, please feel free to contact me through the email address listed in the book.

Good information, extremely poor formatting

Good info, but frustrating to read on an iOS device -- the ePub isn't properly formatted, so fonts change throughout the book, graphics aren't formatted properly for a dark background and the table of context isn't hyperlinked properly, making it nearly impossible to quickly go to a section (unless previously bookmarked).

Hopefully this file gets reformatted so I can read the book without annoyance and frustration.

Watch Your Line
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sports & Outdoors
  • Published: May 21, 2011
  • Publisher: Alan Canfield
  • Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
  • Print Length: 57 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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