Until my early 80s my goal was to bike my age in miles on my birthday. “Bike for Life” helped me keep on target. Arthritis now is making it harder to put in the miles, but fortunately this book offers wise counsel for senior cyclists whatever their current capabilities may be. I am reposting this review in the hope that you’ll look it up and read it. And then roll out your bike and take to the road.
“Wouldn’t you like to ride a century when you turn a century?” Bike for Lifeoffers a “blueprint for longevity, fitness, health, and well-being” so that people can plan to bicycle one hundred statute miles on the day they turn 100.
Genetics, the authors tell us, account for only 20 to 30% of a person’s life span. The other factors that determine how long we will live are related to life style, over which we have a lot of control. These are the factors that Bike for Life discusses. The book gives a comprehensive review of the expected topics like training, nutrition, and equipment. To this the authors add topics that are not often treated in cycling literature: osteoporosis, depression, impotence, and what to do when attached by cougars and grizzlies.
The writers are experienced journalists who have done their research in technical books, medical reports, travel literature, and cycling…
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