Watch Your Line (Second Edition)

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About the author:
Alan Canfield is an engineer residing in Panama City, Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.

Canfield has been a road and cross-county recreational cyclist and amateur racer for twenty years. He provides coaching, bike fit, and dynamic motion analysis services to friends and clients. His client base includes road riders, mountain bikers, and triathletes. Canfield is active in local road and mountain bike clubs and attends rides, tours, and races across the southeastern United States. He can be reached through email at

Watch Your Line (Second Edition)

Techniques to Improve Road Cycling Skills

Authored by Alan Canfield

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, skill drills, and additional references.

Publication Date:
1463517629 / 9781463517625
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Sports & Recreation / Cycling / General

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