Archive for December, 2009

The Legend of Ricky von Ricky, American Cycling Superstar

The roots of American cycling legend Ricky von Ricky are explored.

Give. ‘Til it Hurts.

I’ve been doodling around this holiday season in pretty much the same way that I approach the rest of the year (since I became an adult). I generally try to be nice to other people, try to show respect, attempt to empathize and understand that not every else is on the same page in terms [...]

Cycling Tips, The Importance of Strength Training (Besides boosting your sex-appeal)

Strength Training for the Serious Cyclist (or, “How to Rip Your Buddy’s Legs Off…in the nicest way possible.”) So you’ve gotten your base miles in. You’ve balanced the delicate harmonic between max heart rate, lactate threshhold and VO max. You’ve pinned your wattage, worshipped at the altar of Thomas Prehn and subjugated your rational mind, [...]

Cycling Tips: The Importance of Strength Training (besides boosting your sex-appeal)

Strength Training for the Serious Cyclist (or, “How to Rip Your Buddy’s Legs Off…in the nicest way possible.”) So you’ve gotten your base miles in. You’ve balanced the delicate harmonic between max heart rate, lactate threshhold and VO max. You’ve pinned your wattage, worshipped at the altar of Thomas Prehn and subjugated your rational mind, [...]

Finding the Right Jersey Style for Cycling. Or, “How to Keep Your Friends From Laughing at You”

The Right Cycling Jersey Style for You or, “How to Keep Your Friends from Laughing at You” (about your jersey at least). Picking out a cycling jersey can be a fun way to express your style. It can also go horribly, horribly, retina-searingly wrong. Stand on the side of the road during any organized group ride [...]

Meditation as Mental Training

Guest Post by: Sage Rountree Meditation teaches patience, acceptance, and equanimity, all important mental skills for athletes. Sitting quietly for long periods cultivates endurance, as you learn to receive feedback from your body and mind while you patiently remain still. As you meditate, you’ll constantly shepherd your thoughts back to the present moment, which helps [...]