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This book recognizes that few cyclists are “born to climb” in terms of genetic endowment, but every cyclist can reach his or her potential. What’s required is understanding the principles, skills and tactics for strong and efficient climbing and then putting them into action, which means doing the work that’s necessary. There are no shortcuts, but Coach Fred Matheny explains what to do (and what to avoid doing) for maximum progress. Climbing for Roadies also contains a chapter on fast-but-safe descending and interviews with 4 talented climbers for inside advice in their own words.