Month: March 2011

Dressing for Cold Weather

By Associate Coach Ron Castia Dressing for cold weather racing is a balance between wearing enough clothing so that your energy is used for performance rather than warmth without overdressing and overheating. This requires some planning before race day. Here

Posted in Equipment, Performance Tips

Stretch for Success: Hamstring and Quadraceps Flexibility

Muscle groups behave reciprocally – that is, hamstrings (large muscles at the back of the thigh) and quadriceps (large muscles at the front of the thigh) exchange information about their activity. For example, when hams flex, a signal is sent

Posted in Health, Injury, Performance Tips

Cornering & Descending Without Anxiety – Slowing It Down to Speed It Up

Fear as it relates to cycling can be categorized into three main types: 1. Fear that one experiences when danger is present 2. Fear of the unknown or loss of control 3. Phobia – an extreme or irrational fear When

Posted in Mental Skills, Skills