Monthly Archives: September 2014

Threat your bar to new tape

For a better grip and a showroom look apply new tape to your handlebars. If your hands roll to the outside in the drops, wrap in that direction (that’s clockwise on the right and counterclockwise on the left). Always wrap … Continue reading

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Maintain your foundation

To maintain the foundation that you have crafted to support your riding–your base, your pace work, your group rides–you need to recover properly. A cracked foundation, worn down by too much riding and inadequate rest, can halt your progression as … Continue reading

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When riding there is safety in numbers

Whether you are going on a 500-mile charity ride or racing Paris-Nice, there’s safety in numbers. Teammates and friends can pull if you’re feeling tired, share their food, or help fix a mechanical problem. It is also a lot more … Continue reading

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Charity Miles App

This is a free app for iOS and Android devices. “We like maps of where we ran. But we’re inspired by a vision for where we’re going Which is why we made Charity Miles: To help you change the world … Continue reading

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High-quality proteins

Proteins, such as eggs and dairy products, offer more muscle-building amino acids than others, and thus are more valuable to cyclists. These proteins are considered “complete” because they contain enough of all the essential amino acids needed to rebuild cells.

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Look and Listen when riding

First of all pay 100% attention, just as you would while driving. (Same rules of the road.) Use all your senses–often you can hear an engine in advance of the car, and see or hear a dog before it chases. … Continue reading

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A two- to three- hour hammerfest…

This will burn more carbs than a long recreational or even a one-hour race. You should consume about one gram of carbohydrate per pound of body weight.

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