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by Dawn Dais


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Get off your butt, get into some spandex.

Get off your butt, get into some spandex. and get back on your butt again! Dawn Dais, author of The Nonrunner’s Marathon Guide for Women. Not wanting to give away the unusual approach to the big ride, I can only say, it was a hilarious finish.

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Get off your butt, get into some spandex. and get back on your butt again! Dawn Dais, author of The Nonrunner’s Marathon Guide for Women, is back and ready to take new cyclists from the bike store floor to the finish line. Dawn covers everything that newbie racers need to know: selecting the race that’s best for you, choosing a bike that offers both performance and comfort, creating a training schedule (and sticking to it), getting to know the cycling community and actually participating in the big event, plus information on planning cycling vacations and more. and get back on your butt again! Dawn Dais, author of "The NonrunnerOCOs Marathon Guide for Women, " is back and ready to take new cyclists from the bike store floor to the finish line

Get off your butt, get into some spandex. and get back on your butt again! Dawn Dais, author of "The NonrunnerOCOs Marathon Guide for Women, " is back and ready to take new cyclists from the bike store floor to the finish line. Dawn covers everything that newbie racers need to know: selecting the race thatOCOs best for you, choosing a bike that offers both performance Get off your butt, get into some spandex. and get back on your butt again! Dawn Dais, author of "The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women, " is back and ready to take new cyclists from the bike store floor to the finish line. Dawn covers everything that newbie racers need to know: selecting the race that's best for you, choosing a bike that offers both performance and comfort, creating a training schedule (and sticking to it), getting to know the cycling community and actually participating in the big event, plus information on planning cycling vacations and more. and get back on your butt again Dawn Dais, author of The Nonrunner s Marathon Guide for Women, is back and ready to take new cyclists from the bike store floor to the finish line.

Get off your butt, into some spandex. and then back on your butt again! Dawn Dais, author of The Non runner's Marathon Guide for Women, is back and ready to take new cyclists from the bike store floor to the finish line

Get off your butt, into some spandex. and then back on your butt again! Dawn Dais, author of The Non runner's Marathon Guide for Women, is back and ready to take new cyclists from the bike store floor to the finish line. Dawn covers everything newbie racers need to know: selecting the race that's best for you, choosing a bike that offers both performance and comfort, creating a training schedule (and sticking to it), getting to know the cycling community and actually participating in a century - plus information on cycling vacations, commuting to work, and more.

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Get off your butt, get into some spandex . . . and get back on your butt again! Dawn Dais, author of The Nonrunner’s Marathon Guide for Women, is back and ready to take new cyclists from the bike store floor to the finish line. Dawn covers everything that newbie racers need to know: selecting the race that’s best for you, choosing a bike that offers both performance and comfort, creating a training schedule (and sticking to it), getting to know the cycling community and actually participating in the big event, plus information on planning cycling vacations and more. With hilarious, true-life accounts of cross-training and crotch rashes, The Noncyclist's Guide to the Century and Other Road Races is a fun and informative guide that’s perfect for both athletes and non-athletes interested in getting their butts into gear.

Comments: (7)

Jothris
The author has an entertaining style of writing. For that reason, it is a funny read.

If you are looking to actually ride a century and you are new to cycling. This is a bad book.
There are about... 5 pages of useful information in this book. Most of the info... is just an inch deep.

The author points out some keys (like nutrition), but does not provide enough depth to be useful.
I doubt the author actually followed the training plan or nutrition plan provided before attempting a century.

If you want to ride a century.. try... The complete book of long distance cycling by Edmund R. Burke... covers nutrition / hydration / and training to a level that will make you successful.
Naktilar
Made me laugh out loud! This is a book that you can read for the dry wit that Dawn dishes out in abundance, or, you can actually read it as a beginners guide to cycling. The title is a bit misleading as I believe any beginner interested in bicycling would pick up a bunch of useful information, like butt butter, who'd a thought? From how to choose the right bike to how to fix a flat, it's all there, and more. Admittedly, Lance Armstrong may know a tiny bit more about bicycling than Dawn, but he just lacks that sense of humor that is oh so important when you find yourself wearing spandex and approaching the hill from hell.

My favorite parts of the book were Dawn's personal journal as she prepared and actually did ride a Century. Not wanting to give away the unusual approach to the big ride, I can only say, it was a hilarious finish.
Anayajurus
I loved Dawn's marathon book, so was disappointed here. Her witty commentary was there, but there was fewer helpful tips and less substance than I wanted (as a new cyclist). If you're reading it because you love a good, quick read, then buy it. If you want an intro to cycling book, I'd go with something else.
Cenneel
This book is definitely written for the new or novice bicyclist. Still an interesting read for everyone else. There are some funny stories about the authors century rides at the back.
I'd buy it again.
Ranterl
Step by step training/gear advice with a witty sense of humor. Easy read with all of the essential information you will need to train for a centurty ride.
Fordrekelv
I am a HUGE fan of Dias' book about marathoning, so when I decided to get into cycling, this was the first book I picked up. It's funny and informative, but is much more focused on the beginner cyclist than it is on riding an actual century. It was a great info to the basics of cycling, and was presented in a very amusing format that I appreciated (because let's just admit it - most books about cycling are BORING).

However, my favorite part about this book is the chapter on traveling on bike. I'd never though about it - but this book totally inspired me to try it out. I've traveled to some cool places in the US already and found some places I would otherwise never have seen (think Napa, in the fresh open air, with the wind blowing on your face and a bottle of wine and picnic in your pannier - so amazing!). I also went on a short trip in France in the spring, and am now totally hooked - I'm going back next month for another rouund. It is absolutely the best way to see Europe. After reading this book I made arrangements with the same tour company as Dias - Blue Marble. It's much less pretentious than the other companies, half the price, but with all the fun and amazingness (plus, you'll meet a lot more locals than you will with one of the hand-holding tour companies). If you read this book for nothing else - read it for the chapter on traveling with your bike!
Capella
This book is for anyone that is intimidated by bicycle riding. Yes, you rode it as a kid, but there are all those serious bicyclists who are dressed in spandex and zoom down the bicycle path. The author makes you believe that if she can do a century, then so can you.

This book tells you all you need to know to get on that bike and start riding. It may be a sport, but it is also some real cheap transportation and you get to see tons more stuff on a bike than you will ever see in a car.

The book is not just about training for a century, although you could use all the advice in the book to do one. You learn how to choose a bike, the various ways to train (outdoor and indoor), and then how to get through the actual event. You could train for a century (100 miles) or you can just train for a ride to work.

The descriptions of Dawn's rides are very entertaining. She makes you believe that riding in a century is not only rewarding and good exercise - its fun!
I love this book! I received it as a gift when I mentioned to a family member about needing to get more active - I think they were hoping it would motivate me, which it did, but not in the way they intended (I haven't yet even thought or attempted to think about a Century).
There was a lot of basic information in there which has helped me to hang up my car keys and pick up my helmet. Even though the title says this is a book about training for a Century ride, it also has a ton of information about any other kind of cycling you could want, whether it be riding around Europe, commuting to work, or a local pub crawl (my favorite). You should check out the book even if you aren't up for a 100-mile ride.

It was also so comforting to read about the authors struggles, which made me feel better about my own - misery loves company :)
The Noncyclist's Guide to the Century and Other Road Races: Get on Your Butt and into Gear download epub
Individual Sports
Author: Dawn Dais
ISBN: 1580052681
Category: Sports & Outdoors
Subcategory: Individual Sports
Language: English
Publisher: Seal Press; 1 edition (April 28, 2009)
Pages: 272 pages