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How to Pedal better.

Here is some good information on the art of pedaling. Advertisements

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Trailing Riding

When riding on a trail turn off your rear light to avoid distracting the riders behind you. Some lighting systems come with an extrernal battery that you can carry in your water bottle cage or jersey pocket. Secure the battery … Continue reading

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To boost your skills

Temporarily switch to flat pedals on your mountain bike. They will help you use your whole body for balance, speed, strength, and handling, instead of depending mainly on your legs to manipulate the bike. The swap will also force you … Continue reading

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Self-test

See how you stack up to a database of riders of all levels on Strava.com, where you will find premapped climbs in your area and times of others who’ve ridden them. Log your rides and use the site to track … Continue reading

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Go to bed hungry

Stop eating at least 2-hours before going to bed. This allows your body to digest and normalize blood-sugar levels, which among other things will aid in muscle recovery and add help you sleep better. Remember: Sleep is a performance enhancer.

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Riding fast

It’s fun to ride fast, but it’s not fun to run out of gas in the middle of nowhere. Use the first third of a ride to warm up, the next third to settle into a rhythm and the final … Continue reading

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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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