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About Alan Canfield
Alan Canfield is a licensed professional engineer residing in Panama City, Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri, and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida. He is also a certified USA Cycling coach.
Canfield has been a recreational cyclist and amateur racer for twenty years. He provides coaching, bike fit, and dynamic video analysis services to friends and clients. His client base includes road riders, mountain bikers, and triathletes. Canfield uses the Kinovea software suite for dynamic bike fit and spin analysis, both on stationary trainers and open road riding. He is active in local road and mountain bike clubs and attends rides, tours, and races across the southeastern United States.
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Riding drills discussed include Ride the White Line, One-Leg, and other drills to reinforce smooth pedaling and steady bicycle control. Focused practice drills described include the Water Bottle Pickup, Bumping, and Hopping, and other drills designed to improve bike handling. Included are twelve figures demonstrating many of the drills and techniques, and two summary tables for quick reference of all the drills and techniques.
The author presents the "Four-P's" to orient, organize, reinforce, and remind the rider of the principles presented:
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 forty figures, and additional tables, drills, and references.