Riding your best time in an endurance event requires you make efficient use of your power output to maximize the power you can put into riding. Becoming practiced and confident in these conservation techniques will put a Sub-5 Century well within your reach. In any group, the front pair of riders ‘break the wind’ or [...]
From Kara Hughes and Jim Durán Kara and Jim were two of our top fundraisers last year. We asked them to share some of their fundraising tips for all of those who are working on raising funds for this year’s ride (qualifying them for the official Sub-5 Ride jersey!). So, without further ado, we present [...]
LinkedIn Social Media tools can be an effective way to ask for donations, assuming that you know the people in your network and they know you. If you have completed a LinkedIN profile, follow these 9 steps: Go to Linked In and View Your Profile Click on “Share” (1st option below your public profile) Click on [...]
Pace-lining 101 – View Video! If you’re a bit flummoxed by the double paceline this short video may help you demystify the experience. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=S129pCsN-YU The double paceline is a very efficient way for a group of cyclists to ride into a headwind (yes, we’ll probably have a westerly wind on 9/9). It also requires disciplined [...]
3 Steps to Successful Fundraising Step #1: Set Your Goal Just as you have set a goal to cycle 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles set a goal that matches your commitment to funding vital research for Parkinson’s disease. Step #2: Determine Your Solicitation Strategy Online Solicitations - Use the events.org tool and template to send [...]
Mudder 62 – The rest of the story by Mark Ackerman Well, here’s how my ‘race’ went. I stuck with the lead group for about 6.5 miles. Can’t say I’ve ever ridden a cross bike on sketchy gravel roads in a group @ 20 mph. With a tailwind, in places we were going about 24-25 [...]
Winter – Time to Save Up, by Chris Leyba Let’s take a quick look at cycling through a banker’s eyes. When you go out on a ride, you are spending energy. There are two accounts from which you can spend: your checking account (cardiovascular energy) and your savings account (neuromuscular energy). The advantage to the checking [...]
The Sub-5 Ride is NOT a race. It is a team/group challenge to complete a distance within pre-determined time goal. Safety should be everyone’s top priority. The following points should serve as a guide to ensure everyone has a safe and successful ride. The Sub-5 course comprises three laps of the same course while the [...]
Distractions. Our lives are full of them from the moment we wake until we retire at night. Most of the time they go unnoticed. That is, until their consequences become obvious. It is the distraction that comes at exactly the wrong moment that often results in an undesirable event. Being aware of those moments, understanding [...]
Cycling, a key cardiovascular and strengthening exercise, combined with chiropractic care can play an important role in the management of lower back pain. When combined with chiropractic care, cycling exercise helps promote proper digestion, keeps the muscles in proper tone and promotes better circulation. The value of such an exercise prescription cannot be ignored; in [...]
A group of riders is much like a flock of geese; they rely on visual cues and body language to communicate with each other and work efficiently as a group. In order to maintain proper communication with your riding group, think of the acronym S.P.A.R.: Smooth: When riding smoothly, you build trust with other riders [...]
Everyone knows you are what you eat, but do you also perform based on what and when you consume? Sports Nutritionist Nancy Clark offers tips on using proper nutrition to enhance your performance.
In cycling, as in life, there are certain steadfast rules that never seem to change. Ignore these timeless words at your own peril.