Selecting cycling equipment; bicycle suspension systems and mountain bike technology; body positioning for cycling; optimizing the crank cycle and pedalling cadence; cycling biomechanics - road and mountain; power requirements - road and mountain; the cycling world hour record; attitude training in preparation for competition at sea level; nutrition for competitive cycling; physiology of professional road cycling; physiology of mountain biking.
Edmund R. Burke, PhD, was the pre-eminent author of cyling books and articles since 1986. He wrote or edited more than 16 books on health, fitness, and cycling, including Serious Cycling and Fitness Cycling. And he completed this second edition of High-Tech Cycling just prior to his death in late Fall 2002. Renowned for translating the latest scientific research into practical application, Burke served as a columnist for Adventure Cycling, Cycle Sport Magazine, and Performance Conditioning for Cycling. He has also wrote extensively on cycling physiology, training, nutrition, health, and fitness for VeloNews, Bicycling, and Inside Triathlon. He served as executive editor of Cycling Science and managing editor of Performance Conditioning for Cycling. Dr. Burke was the physiologist for USA Cycling for seven years. During that time he worked with the 1980, 1984, and 1996 Olympic cycling teams, which won nine medals, as well as many world championship teams. He consulted with several companies in the areas of cycling, fitness equipment design, nutritional products, and fitness programs. His professional memberships included a role as fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and also as vice president of research for the National Strength and Conditioning Association from 1993 to 1995.Dr. Burke earned a doctorate in exercise physiology from The Ohio State University. He was a professor and director of the exercise science program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where he lived with his wife, Kathleen.
""This is a tremendous compendium. Ed Burke has assembled some of
the greatest cycling minds of our time and put them to good
Technical editor, VeloNews and Inside Triathlon
,","."with discussions ranging from basic equipment selection to the nuances of optimal cycling biomechanics, High-Tech Cycling contains a wealth of information on a variety of topics that will be of immediate interest to cyclists of all levels and abilities."""
Steve Johnson, PhD
Chief Operating Officer and Director of Athletics for USA Cycling
"""This book provides valuable insights into the dynamics that exist between the cyclist and the machine, and serves as a noteworthy final tribute to Ed Burke and his commitment to cycling science.""