Monthly Archives: March 2014

Descend with confidence

Stay loose when plunging down a hill, says coach Carmichael. “If you’re stiff you’ll be rigid and skittish. Get your hands into the drops to lower your center of gravity and put weight on the front wheel. On downhill turns, … Continue reading

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How to make a ride seem easier and more fun

When planning you route choose one with a lot of turns. The big advantage here is that you never have to stare at long straightaways that seem to go on forever.

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Sprint training

Research shows that high-intensity sprint training doubles the time to exhaustion. Do eight to ten 20-second, high cadence sprints with five minutes of recovery between each about twice a week.

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Injuries

For injuries, the quicker you ice, the faster you slow down inflammation, the faster you begin to heal.

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Group riding

To ride comfortably in a group position yourself one-and-a-half to two feet behind the rider in front of you and focus your eyes just below the riders hips, not on his back wheel, so you can judge your following distance … Continue reading

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Ride for fun!

Sometimes, ride without your cycle computer or GPS unit. Such devices can create pressure to perform on every ride. In other words, ride for the fun of it.

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Salmon belongs on every cyclist’s plate

Its omega-3 fatty acids combat inflammation, and its vitamin D content is said to boost performance.

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