There was a recent article in CyclingWeekly (UK) that outline a few essential points on aging and exercise Essential points You may require fewer calories as you get older You’ll need more protein to offset age-related muscle loss and ‘anabolic resistance’ Consuming omega-3 fats and vitamin D becomes more important Thirst becomes a less reliable…… Continue reading How to Eat Optimally For Cycling as You Grow Older
"In cycling, practical experience still outruns science." Bradley Wiggins’ amazing Tour de France and Olympic gold medal wins has inspired us to take a break from swimming posts to dive back into John Forester’s Effective Cycling. Here’s an excerpt from Forester’s “The Physiology and Technique of Hard Riding” chapter: Abilities of Cyclists Cycling is by…… Continue reading Effective Cycling
Injured my calf in January and now find myself with the injury coming and going having to sit for an extended period of time. Off the bike as it seems to tighten the calf and then it injures itself running. After all these years of doing both, it seems odd that I finally am bitten…… Continue reading Injury Report: What Am I Supposed To Do?
Is COMING on June 1-6th. Mo and I usually volunteer and have a great time, come out and support the riders, either volunteer or cheer them on! The Indie Hops Mt Hood Cycling Classic 2010….6 stages, 2 in Portland, 4 in and around the Columbia River Gorge! Again, will prove to be some of the…… Continue reading 2010 Indie Hops Mt Hood Cycling Classic
From a Facebook post by Darren Alff (see notes at the end). For those not on Facebook. Packing for a bicycle tour is one thing. Preparing your body and mind for life on the road is another. In this article I address how you can 1) get in shape and 2) mentally prepare for a…… Continue reading Preparing For Your Long-Distance Bike Tour
For a preview of the summer trip, albeit the wrong direction, view Bret Taylor’s video of the Adventure Cycling TransAmerical Trail or the TransAm.
Image via Wikipedia I wanted an inspirational piece of advice to begin the new year with and this article Back in Racing Form After Dropping the Fork published in the NYTimes. They have a clever picture on the front page, and a great article about a racer getting back in the game at the old…… Continue reading Time to Drop the Fork and the Competition