Triathlon Tip of the Month RACE DAY PREP! You've done the training, you've got the gear, you're race entry is paid for (and usually non-refundable!) - there is no backing out now. Race day is coming -- what now?? THE WEEK PRIOR: -Packet pick-up: If packet pick-up is offered locally in the days before the race, … Continue reading August Training Tip [Triathlon]: Race Day Prep!
Tech Talk: Wheel Size The options: 26, 27.5, 27.5+, 29, 29+ and Fat Tires (26 or 27+) It used to be the industry standard was the 26 inch wheel and if you're on an older model mountain bike, chances are good you're riding a 26 inch wheel. Although some die hard riders still swear … Continue reading June Training Tip [MTB]: Tech Talk – Wheel Size
Triathlon Tip of the Month Fueling for Racing & Training Let's preface the nutrition talk here: everyone has different/unique nutritional requirements. Products/foods that work for one person will not for another. So while these are some basic guidelines they will not replace experimentation with various types of fuel to find what works best for you. For more complex nutritional … Continue reading May Training Tip [Triathlon]: Fueling for Racing
The Style Issue Baggies vs. Kit Flat Pedals vs. Clipless The great thing about mountain biking is you'll see a variety of different bikes and styles out on the trails -- this extends into the gear. There is nothing like showing up fully kitted out when everyone else is in baggies and flannel or vice … Continue reading May Training Tip [MTB]: The ‘Style’ Issue
Metric Century Training: Importance of Bike Fit, Saddles & Chamois Bike Fitting: The longer you ride the more important your relationship with your bike is - and the more important bike fit becomes! With training, you should be able to maintain your position with minimal discomfort. This does not mean you might not feel tired, … Continue reading May Training Tip [Road]: Saddle & Chamois Talk
Triathlon Tip of the Month So, first things first. WHAT DO YOU WEAR? Remember a few things COMFORT IS KING! Find what works for you and go with it. That might mean a one piece tri suit, a two piece tri suit, a swimsuit, a swimsuit and tee shirt/running shorts. Triathlon shorts or a triathlon … Continue reading April Training Tip [Triathlon]: What to Wear!?!
MTB Trail Etiquette: The International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) has developed the following 'Rules of the Trail' to promote responsible conduct on shared-use trails. Learn them: Ride Open Trails: Respect trail and road closures. Ask the appropriate land manager for clarification if you are uncertain about the status of a trail. Do not trespass on private … Continue reading April Training Tip [MTB]: Trail Etiquette
APRIL ROAD RIDE EVENTS: April 14th - Metric Ride #1 (20-25 Miles) 8:30 am @ 350 Collinsville Rd, Unionville, (Collinsville Trail Parking Area) REGISTER | ROUTE April 21st - Metric Ride #2 (20-25 Miles) 7:30 am @ Newington Bicycle REGISTER Road Riding: Shifting & Cadence 101 SHIFTING 101 Learning how to shift may seem basic, … Continue reading April Training Tip [Road]: Shifting + Cadence Demystified
International Women's Day is (today!) March 8th and a chance for all of us to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. It is also a chance for us to celebrate the achievement and progress of women in sport. It was not so long ago that women weren't considered athletes, their athletic … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day!
Happy (almost) February! We're now one month into 2018 and I hope after my last blog you took some time to think about your goals for the season - because, man time flies! February already?! That first start line will be here before we know it. Sometimes setting the goal is the easy part - … Continue reading 2018 Goals, Cont.