In The Athlete's Plate, professional chef and endurance athlete Adam Kelinson makes preparing great meals a pleasure. Kelinson guides readers through the grocery store and farmer's market, teaching how to shop locally and in season. In the kitchen, he supplies 85 delicious recipes designed for quick and easy preparation. The Athlete's Plate offers a no-nonsense approach to food, making it easy to eat well. Kelinson explains the principles of sports nutrition and how a seasonal, whole-foods shopping strategy meshes with the endurance sports lifestyle. The Athlete's Plate offers a worry-free way to balanced nutrition, incorporating all the nutrients athletes need to fuel and recover for training and racing.
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.
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Boy Racer unmasks the manic, brutal world of professional cycling from the candid viewpoint of the sport's brash young superstar, Mark Cavendish. Written off as fat and useless in his youth, Cavendish's hunger for success and his sheer natural ability has forged him into one of cycling's youngest phenoms - and one of its most accomplished sprinters. Some have called him cocky, but to those who dislike his style, Cav will shrug his shoulders and reply, "I know I'm good. There's no point lying about it." Cav's fearlessness in the saddle and on the record has earned him controversy and the respect of his competitors and fans.
The first ever comprehensive guidebook for bikepacking and backcountry bike camping, Salsa's The Bikepacking Guide is full of the info you need to brave the wild on two wheels. Written by Salsa-sponsored athletes, Kaitlyn Boyle and Kurt Refsnider, it's a critical resource for anyone interested in exploring off the beaten path, whether you're a first-time camper or a seasoned pro. This 88-page book encompasses gear, tips and tricks, route planning, food and hydration, bike setup, and more. The authors also address goal setting, backcountry safety, and the importance of Leave No Trace ethics. Salsa knows that knowledge is just as important as inspiration when you're planning your next adventure and The Bikepacking Guide provides the advice cyclists need for a safe and ethical backcountry experience.
Blasting through California's spectacular wine country to the City by the Bay and then down Highway 1 past its idyllic coastal scenery, The Tour of California is America's premier pro cycling race. Watch as new American hero Levi Leipheimer and the Discovery Team defend the jersey from start to finish during a race that's anything but decided. With commentary by Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen, you'll enjoy all the action right up to the finish right next to the Pacific in Long Beach.
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