So Many Books So Little Time… Colorado Bike Expo Features Famous Authors

By Deirdre Moynihan

It should be no surprise that Colorado, a state that is internationally recognized as a cycling mecca, is also home to many authors who focus on cycling and outdoor recreation. The Primal Colorado Bike Expo will be highlighting some of these authors on Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th, in the Community Tent. Each author will hold a brief talk and Q&A, followed by a chance to meet the authors, and book signings. Lennard Zinn and Thomas Prehn are two of the local authors that will be onsite.

LennardZinn_shop_2015_96dpi_400x600_bwLong-time Velo News contributor Lennard Zinn will be onsite to talk about his book “Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, 5th Ed.” This book is world’s best-selling guide to bicycle repair and maintenance because of Zinn’s expertise and his ability to explain the most difficult repair in an easy step by step illustrative manner. The book covers the basic to the most difficult repairs and is made to be used in the garage while doing the repair. Boulder based, Zinn comes to the information first hand, as he has been racing and fixing bikes for over 50 years. In addition to being a world-renowned technical cycling guru, Zinn is the founder of Zinn Cycles one of the few custom frame builders that accommodates very tall folks, longtime member of the VeloNews staff, lover of long rides, and a former member of the U.S. national cycling team.

tom-prehn-shimano-win-adThe next author is to bike racing as Zinn is to bike repair. Thomas Prehn’s book “Racing Tactics for Cyclists” is a bible to many competitive cyclists helping them develop a strong tactical sense, or “race smarts.” He adds personal anecdotes throughout the book to help explain the tactics. Prehn, also a Boulder resident, has been racing since the 1970’s including being one of the few cyclists that raced in all 13 editions of the Coors Classic. Although, the majority of his time is dedicated to his work at the Cateye Service & Research Center and runs of his own consumer research and consulting firm, Boulder Sports Research, Prehn still finds time to join the local races showing off his skills.

And these two are just the beginning. Additional confirmed authors who will provide talks, Q&A, and book signings in our Community Tent are:

Jason Sumner, “75 Classic Rides Colorado: The Best Road Biking Routes”

Colorado native and avid cyclist Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events.

Allen Lim & Biju Thomas – “The Feed Zone Cookbooks”

Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim have returned to the kitchen to champion dinner, the most social meal of the day. In their third cookbook, Feed Zone Table, Biju and Allen offer over 100 all-new recipes to bring friends and family to the table in a way that nourishes life and sport.

Michael Seeberg, “Road Biking Colorado”

Road Biking Colorado, The Statewide Guide, continues to be a valuable resource, the only guide covering nearly all paved roads within Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

Will Murray, “The Four Pillars of Triathlon:Vital Mental Conditioning for Endurance Athletes”

The Four Pillars of Triathlon; Vital Mental Conditioning for Endurance Athletes is a new book that features 26 specific, step-by-step techniques for mental conditioning to enhance your triathlon performance and enjoyment. It takes you through fast, easy and durable techniques to enhance your Imagination, Motivation, Discipline, and Recovery, the Four Pillars.

This list of athletic writers who will be joining the Colorado Bike Expo will continue to grow and will be listed on the website. In the meantime, you might want to start building your library by checking out the above authors and some of these other Colorado writers:

• Rob Coppollilo, “Holy Spokes! A Biking Bible For Everyone”
• Andy Pruitt, “Andy Pruitt’s Complete Medical Guide for Cyclists”
• Tom Danielson, “The Core Advantage”
• Joe Friel, “ Fast After 50”, “The Power Meter Handbook”, “The Cyclists Training Bible”, “The Companion to the Cyclist’s Training Bible”’
• Dirk Friel and Wes Hobson, “Workouts in a Binder for Indoor Cycling”’
• John Wilcockson, “World of Cycling” and 24 other books on cycling

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