Reflectors and Helmets: Use Your Head!

July 2nd, 2013 admin

The summer is heating up and many people are beginning to prepare for upcoming cycling events. There are thousands of events scattered across the country, and so many people love riding for exercise and enjoyment. Before you are heading out to the big race or training session, you really need to make sure that all of your reflectors are working properly. You also need to be certain that your helmet fits you properly.

When you are preparing for a cycling event there Read the rest of this entry »

Secrets to Becoming a Cycling Pro

May 18th, 2013 admin

Cycling is an excellent way to stay in shape, socialize with friends, and enjoy the outdoors. Readers who want to take their cycling regimen to the next level should check out the hints below.

Lose Weight: Because it is harder to move heavy things, a lighter body weight can improve cycling times immensely. To cycle like a professional, give up junk food and hit the treadmill.

Learn Limits: Smart bicyclers know that they cannot go from couch potato to cycling superstar overnight. Train with cyclists who are slightly better to improve Read the rest of this entry »

Road-Rat Gym Regime: Recommendations and Secrets

April 3rd, 2013 admin

If you are a road cyclist, off season training can be a daunting prospect. You like biking, you like to be outside, and chances are, you hate the gym. But off season training is important if you want to start in the spring in decent condition and ready to start serious race training. Here are a few tips.

Body weight exercises are excellent for keeping your muscles in shape during the off season. Squats, lunges, push-ups, and hanging rows are all great for keeping your whole body, from your legs to your core Read the rest of this entry »

Ultimate Feed Zone Foods and Facts

September 29th, 2012 admin

Cycling is a great sport for many reasons. Many people enjoy this activity in their spare time. There are also several people who do this for charity functions. Overall, this activity is great for anybody to try out.

Cycling for charity is very rewarding. There are several people who like to sponsor cyclists and pay money to the charity hosting the event. Cycling for charity is usually an all-day event, if not all weekend. You first show up and get Read the rest of this entry »

Pre-Race: What the Pros Will Eat

September 28th, 2012 admin

Pro or amateur, everyone is a little nervous before a race. Still, energy is needed to fuel the muscles for the event, so eating is not optional. What do the professional racers eat pre-race? It depends on several factors, mostly personal. Bulk foods, those which don’t digest easily are usually off the list. That heavy meal, no matter how good it tasted last night, will sit like a bag of rocks and call you bad names all the distance to the finish line. Eating something that tastes good, goes Read the rest of this entry »

Crazy Cyclist Collisions with the Unexpected

September 24th, 2012 admin

When people think of cycling, they think of simple bike trails on city streets or mountain trails offering scenic views. In most cases, these picturesque settings can be the perfect ending to a long day. However, sometimes these scenarios can create unexpected crashes with a number of different environmental hazards.

It is strange to think that an experienced cyclist would ever happen to crash in unexpected ways. On the other hand, a simple search on the internet will bring a viewer numerous videos of unfortunate cyclists experiencing a rough ending to their ride. In one such Read the rest of this entry »

Formula for a Perfect Field Sprint

September 20th, 2012 admin

When someone is getting ready for a field sprint they have to get some type of discipline for themselves. They cannot just lounge around with a reckless attitude that comes with everyday life. To the contrary, a cyclist or field sprinter must break away from their regular routine and become a champion in their own mind first.

This takes time. This is why people have to practice and practice well. They must put their mind on what they are destined to do and starting exercising first. There is no point in practicing if you don’t even have Read the rest of this entry »

Tragic Mass Start Mishaps and Mayhems

September 16th, 2012 admin

It is a well-known fact sports competitions can be dangerous. Whether it is basketball, cycling, football, track, or any other sport that puts members in close contact; the opportunity for a life-threatening collision is inevitable. In some cases, the simple collisions end with no harm. In other cases, it can be fatal; especially when it comes to mass starts for cycling events.

The past three decades have shown time and time again the dangers of mass starts in cycling. Just a few Read the rest of this entry »