Month: June 2010

Spoke Trivia: Ironman Origins

 “Ironman” Triahlon: The first Ironman triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run) was held on Oahu, Hawaii in 1978 to settle an argument between the Mid-Pacific Road Runners and the members of the Waikiki Swim Club about

Posted in History, Triathlon

The Benefit of Yoga for Cyclists

by John O’Brien Years of yoga have convinced me of benefits of this 5000 year old practice.  The word yoga derives from the Sanskrit root “yuj” meaning “‘to yoke,” referencing the body-mind union.  The exercise associated with Hatha branch of

Posted in Health, Injury, Recovery, Training

The Good Teammate – How to Be Positive Part of a Team in Cycling

Cyclists mostly know at some level that bike racing is a team sport and that we need good teammates to help us win. Sometimes listening to the stories and complaints of club racers, though, I wonder if most riders know

Posted in Philosophical Musings, Race Strategy
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