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Hello,
I'm a rider who wants toget serious about my riding. I've been ridding HArdcore XC for about 3 years now and finally have the guts to try to enter a competition. It's nothing big it's just an MWR Competition in Germany. I'd like to start training this year though because I'd like to ride next year the competition next year. I think they do 3 4.6km laps. I was wondering though if anyone could give titles of books that would help as atraining guide? Or maybe some books that shows good skill tips to try? ANy help will be appreciated. Please e-mail at radleyramirez(XatX)yahoo.com. Thanks in advance.
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The Mountain Biker's Training Bible by Joe Friel


This book is really good I found it to be a good help, and I think this sort of training, more traditional periodisation works really well and is effective.

I hear the Morris book is good too.
 

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Cyclists training bible by joe friel is excellent. I think the morris book is great but might be overwhelming for a noobee. Chris Carmichael's Ultimate Ride is great. Ned Overend's mountain bike like a champion is a decent read. If these books are a little over your head I think the best book for pure newbies is the lance armstrong performance program.
 

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One you don't see mentioned too much is
Single Track Mind by Paul Skilbeck.

It's out of print, but you can find it someplaces cheap. I have always really liked this book. Just good straightforward info on training and technical skills.

Morris is my fave for training though.
 
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