By Gaimon Phil
Phil Gaimon’s Ask a Pro solutions each query you’ve consistently desired to ask approximately professional cycling…sort of. Gaimon gathers the simplest of his well known Q&A column—and pokes enjoyable at his more youthful self.
Despite the howling protests from his friends, no one’s ever been extra keen to spill the beans on what it’s rather like contained in the seasoned biking peloton than the sarcastic scribe Phil Gaimon. development at the outrageous luck of his hilarious 2014 debut, Pro biking on $10 an afternoon: From fats child to Euro Pro, Gaimon gathers absolutely the gemstones from his per 30 days Q&A characteristic column in VeloNews journal into his new publication, Ask a professional: Deep strategies and Unreliable recommendation from America’s most desirable biking Sage, including a dose of clean statement or even extra acerbic and sharp-eyed insights.
With six years of fabric to paintings with—including his fantastic upward push into the professional ranks, the devastating lack of his agreement for 2015, and his daring go back to the massive League—Gaimon covers each attainable subject from the group dinner desk to the bathroom with lots of stops alongside the best way. Gaimon deals wise-ass (and occasionally earnest) solutions to fan questions like:
· How a lot chamois cream should still I use?
· I’ve began shaving my legs. How am i able to be permitted via my friends?
· What do you do to guard your self for those who recognize you’re approximately to crash?
· what number motorcycles does my husband relatively need?
· What’s the simplest victory party? Do you perform yours?
· In women’s biking, what's the right definition of a pro?
· What do you are saying to a person in the event that they honk or virtually hit you?
· Do you identify your bikes?
· What do professionals imagine once they see a leisure bike owner in an entire professional package or driving a pro-level bike?
· are you able to take your motorcycle aside and placed it again together?
· How undesirable does the elements must be to name off a coaching ride?
· How are you aware while it’s time to alter a tire?
· while you’re in a breakaway all day, do riders shape a destiny friendship?
· Riders preserve complaining approximately "unsafe" climate at races. while did seasoned cyclists become such wussies?
· How do the professionals outline a "crash"?
Gaimon wields his outsider’s wit to solid a cock-eyed stare upon the bizarre manners, mores, and traditions that make the medieval recreation of biking so impossible to resist to observe. Ask a Pro comprises new assets from Gaimon, too, together with his Cookie Map of the US, doubtful suggestion on profitable the race buffet, a cautionary advisor for host housing, Phil’s pre-race warm-up regimen, and a star baker’s recipe for The Phil Cookie.
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Ask a Pro: Deep Thoughts and Unreliable Advice from America's Foremost Cycling Sage by Gaimon Phil